June Ahern

Biography

June Ahern has taught many people to manifest their visions into fulfillment through her professional practices as a psychic/medium, life coach and metaphysical teacher. Although, June retired in 2014 from private psychic sessions she continues to take part in ghost hunts with The Haunted Bay: Paranormal SF and Beyond as seen on Youtube. June has authored four books and written two screenplays. Her novels "The Skye in June" and "City of Redemption" are set in Scotland and San Francisco, California. Upon popular demand Ms. Ahern is writing the sequel to "The Skye in June." Her appearances on television and radio, teaching at the Learning Annex, and along with her consumer's guide, "The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading" has earned her national and international notice in her metaphysical and paranormal profession. The book was a number one seller by an unknown author at the New York 1991 Whole Life Expo where she was a featured speaker. Her book, "How to Talk with Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts", answers many questions posed her from the curious living about the dead as well as June's unique experiences with spirit communication. Her books receive overwhelmingly positive reviews. The first Tuesday of the month she co-hosts an radio show (Healing Arts) on kows107-3.org FM. As her novels' main characters, June was born in Glasgow, Scotland before emigrating to San Francisco. She grew up in a district that was to become world-known as the colorful "Castro." She now lives on the California coast with her husband, cat and horses. June happily says her life is full and blessed.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Yes, where I was born and where I grew up greatly influenced my writing as well as my life overall. I was born in Glasgow, Scotland and at the age of six emigrated to San Francisco, California. We were but the very few Scottish families in the district of San Francisco I grew up in, which was (is) called Eureka Valley. The residents at that time were working class Irish, Italians and Scandinavians. Location wise it sits approximately in the heart of of San Francisco. Most will know the area as well-known areas known to “The Castro.” Like many immigrants, we kept to our Scottish language and cultures. I grew up listening to stories of “back home” and “the war” (that being the World War II.) The stories were funny (as are the Scots) and also sad, as is life. When I came of age during the 1960's my neighborhood, like all of San Francisco, changed rapidly. It wasn't long before I was hanging out on Castro Street with the hippies and the gays, something that shocked the many older residents. Later, I frequented Harvey Milk's photo shop as I was very into taking photographs. The rapid social and political changes of the '60's and '70's had a huge impact upon my role as a woman and with my religious teachings. All of this is reflected in my writings in both my paranormal non-fictions and novels. The flavor, history and happenings of my great city San Francisco and the connection to Scotland carried my imagination to create lively stories about strong, rebellious women.
When did you first start writing?
Let me say first, I never thought of myself as a writer, let alone an author. My real artistic talent is drawing, which I still I love to do. My first recognized writing won me an award and $25! A big deal in 1963. It was an essay I wrote in eighth grade about what it meant to become a United States citizen. It wasn't until 1984 did I write a few unpublished short stories and a stage play for a college class. In the late '80's a friend encouraged me to write a book about psychic readings. She said it would validate me more so professionally. So I did and she published the small paperback. To this day (under a new title) it continues to sell. Also about that time, an article was published that I wrote for a psychic newsletter about psychic hotlines. Not until this book came under a new title and an ebook was it included. Writing became a pleasure to share what I had been studying and learning with the metaphysics and paranormal. As I learned to navigate around the Internet I wrote articles for on-line sites and created a blog, again from the advise of a computer smart friend. My writing heart is still in stage and screenplays thus my first novel was born. I wrote The Skye in June first as a screenplay; a tribute to my sisters. If not for an author friend recommending I write the novel to the screenplay to create more attention, I don't believe I would have embarked on that goal. It was published in 2008 and followed in 2012 by my second novel, also written first as a screenplay upon the request of a Scottish actress. Since then, my latest book is again a non-fiction paranormal.
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Books

How To Talk With Spirits: Séances • Mediums • Ghost Hunts
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 36,830. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
(5.00)
"How to Talk With Spirits: Séances•Mediums•Ghost Hunts" is an informative and practical guide to an unusual and often, unacceptable subject. In it, questions from the curious living about communicating with the dead are answered. Learn how to conduct a séance, take ghost hunts, and avoid vampire entities. Read about the author's most memorable ghost encounters and hauntings by murder victims.
City of Redemption
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 72,100. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00)
Flower Power explodes into fire power when a lonely young woman becomes embroiled in drugs, gunrunning and a plot to bring down the Black Panther during the Summer of Love. Liz MacKay grieving the loss of her murdered son and abandonment by her husband travels to San Francisco for a fresh start, joins a commune of oddly matched members and soon is entangled in the dark underbelly of the times.
The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 46,340. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling
(4.98)
The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading is a complete consumer's guide for receiving the greatest benefits from a psychic reading. You will learn how the way to ask questions for more detailed answers and how to use the information after; choose a reader best suited for you, how to avoid scams, and much more! Take the ESP Quiz to learn about your psychic abilities.

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Smashwords book reviews by June Ahern

  • March like an Egyptian on Feb. 02, 2011

    Timely for the present political and social upheaval. In very simple and short way, the story is told as a picture is painted.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on March 05, 2011

    Always looking for marketing tips and have learned some from this book; ones I'm ready to act on now! Simple, fast read. Thank you, MC, for what you are doing to support and encourage all authors, Indie's (like me) and traditional published ones too.
  • One To Die For (Les Petites Morts) on April 14, 2011

    I was very pleasantly surprised as I was gifted this short story and although I don't read vampire or romance stories thought I'd take the chance. Glad I did. The eroticism is so smoothly planted that it doesn't overwhelm the story itself. There are several surprising twists with the main characters' roles that they prompted me to read more. And, more I'd like from this author.
  • Vitriol (English Edition) on May 31, 2011

    V.I.T.R.I.O.L. by French author Anne de Gandt, is poetic story about a young woman struggling to have a full and meaningful life. Alas, she is held captive to her past, but cannot identify or articulate the demon holding her prisoner, keeping her from happiness and success. I had struggled with the French version with my limited French and was very happy to see an English translation. I reread within one day because I wanted to keep with the entire flow of this book, as flows so beautifully. One sentence opens to the next in such a way that it is difficult to put down. The story provoked a realization within me that perhaps it was time I too examined emotions that held me back -- ones that might keep me from living fully. The story is about a young woman who is stuck in her memories of childhood abuse. Her soul is empty, or so she feels, and her life is full of agony. She is lost in fearful images and, in the author's words, "in Hell". My heartstrings were tugged and pulled until I opened to look w within my own soul. The author stroked my soul with her vivid words. Beautiful well-written and poetic and at times, eerie. Ms. de Gandt is truly a fantastic writer who can creates a sense of romance, whilst also providing a story that is oddly frightening to one's senses. By the end I was feeling deeply fulfilled. ".. in the space of a promise finally kept." I look forward to more English translations of her writings.
  • Emma & Her Forever Person on June 08, 2011

    A cute very short children's story. I am a horse owner of a rescue horse that can't be ridden due to previous owner's negelect. I took her knowing that and yes, now that I'm forever person, she has transformed and is this is the message, I think, in this story. A message about, not only a horse wanting loving care (and they do) but a child. Good message. What I would have like more with this story was pictures. I think pictures, drawing or even photos would make a child much more interested in it. The subject matter could open up a dialogue to teach a child to be more aware of those needing compassion.
  • Rocky Road on March 06, 2012

    A delightful collection of short stories for author Louisa Dang. Each written so well I felt a connection to the characters in a short time with a few words. "Candles and enlightenment For Sale", a laugh at the psychic fairs I've been to. Then a sweetness with Darlene and Earl's experience. The stories are a bit quirky with colorful fun wording. I forgot how fun it was to read short stories. I look forward to more of Ms. Dang's short or longer stories.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on April 26, 2012

    I appreciate the book, Mark. It supported and encouraged the writer while giving valid points and suggestions about marketing. In the 22 years of self publishing (two and one to come) I thought I knew it all, but, no! learned a bit more from your book. I envisioned the other authors I know who reading and improving their writing and marking skills. Thank you for it.