A former onion field weeder, linen sales clerk, Department of Revenue filing robot, apartment cleaner, tobacco display artist, candy rack stacker, Department of Motor Vehicles filing robot, medical records insurance abstract typist, friendly but resentful medical clinic receptionist, library cataloging technician and pharmacy clerk turned writer.
But enough about me.
The Metatronic Chronicles is about a family of angels trying to live normal lives in semi-rural Wisconsin. I originally started writing these stories back when I was sixteen years old and if you look at my photo, you can tell this was quite a while ago. The initial idea came to me when I was growing up on a produce farm and not enjoying the experience. I always wanted an angel to come scoop me up and take me where people enjoyed life, love, music and art as opposed to onions, black dirt and fertilizer. In a way, my angel did come and help me as I began writing and became lost in this world of fantasy mixed with what was my reality at the time.
I wrote for many years, starting out in longhand after I was supposed to be in bed asleep. My parents must have wondered why it was so hard to get me out of bed in the morning. I couldn't tell them it was because I had sat up writing until 2AM! Over time, I switched to a typewriter which on the surface seemed a good thing. However it was a thermal paper typewriter and do you know what happens to thermal paper that is exposed to sunlight? Don't ask.
I finally put down my pen when I got married and never wrote another word for about seven years. However one day I just got tired of life for awhile and began to retreat back into my world of angels. By this time, most of my old manuscripts had faded into blank sheets so I decided to start again. This gave me an opportunity to rethink and redesign everything I had developed up until the loss of my earlier work.
In the Metatronic Chronicles, James and Mary Wilder are raising their two teenagers Michael and Daniel as most parents do, with discipline, love and more patience than most of us can muster. Michael and Daniel are good kids but they are growing boys with raging hormones that overcome them more often than should be allowed. When Michael begins seeing young Alice Fitch, it's mostly because she is very well endowed and very willing to let Michael do as he will with her.
In the meantime, Daniel has found an outlet for his pent-up sexual energy with the housewives of their small town and has raised the ire of a jealous and murderous husband. During a tryst in the school parking lot in her vehicle, her husband shows up and threatens Daniel's life. Using an ability they have had since they were kids, Daniel calls his brother telepathically for help and Michael comes running, but arrives just in time to see his brother shot and then the shotgun is aimed and fired at him.
The next time we see the boys, we realize that something amazing has happened. A new life begins for Michael and Daniel and from them grows the latest chapter in the Wilder family chronicle.
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As an author, I find it is sometimes easier to write for characters if I can visualize them. I created these images simply as character studies--you are seeing them as I see them in my mind's eye (more or less).
The Metatronic Chronicles: a minor inconvenience
by Kathleen Esther
Published: December 23, 2012
When an unexpected tragedy whisks two teenagers off into the lives they are destined for before they are ready, they find themselves in a fantastic world of angels, swordplay and adventure. However, with school still needin
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