I think like most writers, it was from a very young age. At school I would just launch into a book, no pre planning, just a starting point... and write without structure or worry, the imagination at full flow.
Then over the years life took over and I was too busy to write. Of course, during that period I was observing, learning, evolving, storing all the bits of information I would need to write "Awakening" once it had matured in my mind. Having that first book printed and holding it in my hands was a wonderful feeling. Now is the new adventure of learning about the publishing world. A lot of work, but somehow I feel I owe it to my story.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I started writing it in retaliation to my father's Scientology ideals. To show how the world would be if we really could remember past lives. Then the book became much bigger than that, it started exploring the subject of nature vs nurture, our souls, the universe and the possibility of interdimensional space. All these paths opened up from the simple premise of what could be achieved through the luxury of experience gained through multiple lives and no time limit other than that of regeneration.
This is my first book, and as such, Adam Capello is essentially me, as I see the universe, but enhanced. His eyes are younger, wider and more full of curiosity, as we all are at 13. The story is told through lots of short stories, all bound together by Adam's observations and his visions of skulls that haunt his past life regressions.
His first regression covers the life of a Victorian royal photographer, William Umpleby Kirk, who was actually my great great grandfather, and I am a photographer now. Many other of his regressions deal with real people or real events.
In the near future, a process called Awakening enables anyone to regain lost knowledge and experiences through past life regression, but at what price? What happens when you open up the Pandora's box of your past? Memories of loves lost, murders committed and madness endured to name but a few. Adam's journey covers thousands of years but ultimately affects our future and the world around us.
What a great idea, a brief, intense espresso of a story that leaves a taste on your tongue. I wish I’d thought of it. The fears experienced in our heads (or maybe just mine) of commitment to just one person… for life… in the form of marriage! So what would you do if on your wedding day the devil took away all your loved ones and then paraded naked in front of you and your bride to be, but in the form of someone you have always lusted after? As tempting as Eve’s apple.