Constance Messmer is a professional psychic, medium, and channel who has had mystical experiences her entire life. When she was young, she just didn’t have the exact words for what was happening. She was inspired to write c.a.m.p. shorts, her collection of books for young readers, by her personal desire to help others discover and hone their own psychic skills. She believes that we are all capable of mystical and metaphysical experiences if we would only pay attention to the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, occurrences in our lives. If we all did, she thinks, the world would be a much better place. She has taught psychic and spiritual development to kids and adults alike.
Some Dogs Talk is a Modern Dog Magazine Book Club pick!
Constance has a web site for grownups at constancemessmer.com and one for kids at campshorts.com.
Describe your desk
My writing desk is actually a wooden picnic table that never made it outside.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Midwest neighborhood, second house from a wooded ravine. Plus, my family spent summer vacations on a lakeside campground in Wisconsin. Outdoors or indoors, I was often daydreaming, making up games with friends, and talking with ghosts or the family dog. These times and my continued love and kindred spirit connection to nature are at the core of my writing c.a.m.p. shorts.
A Modern Dog Magazine Book Club pick! Some Dogs Talk aims to accurately teach animal communication within realistic fiction. Due to its content and delivery, this story is equally appealing to a wide age group. -While he suffers the challenges to prove animal communication is a skill that he is capable of, Tony tries to teach and convince disbelievers along the way, himself included.
Although she had been told that everyone can talk with the dead, Trina has tried, but it never works for her. Not really. She's ready to find out if it's true that Macy can.
In this very short story from c.a.m.p. shorts readers get a glimpse into life at c.a.m.p.