Annette Siketa

Biography

For those of you who have not yet made my acquaintance, my name is Annette Siketa, and I am totally blind. Were you aware that most blind and visually impaired people are extraordinarily perceptive? To sighted people, this ability must seem like ESP, and I suppose to a certain extent, it is. (I'm referring to the literal meaning of Extra Sensory Perception, not the spooky interpretation.) To compensate for the lack of vision, the brain and the other four senses become sharper, so that we can discern a smell or the identity of an object. I promise you there's no trickery involved. It's simply a matter of adapting the body to ‘think’ in another way.
Being blind is no barrier to creativity. Like most things in this world, life is what you make of it, and after losing my sight due to an eye operation that went terribly wrong, I became a writer, and have now produced a wide variety of books and short stories, primarily of the ghost/supernatural/things that go bump in the night genre.
So, how does a blind person write a book? On the practical side, I use a text-to-speech program called ‘Jaws’, which enables me to use and navigate around a computer, including the Internet, with considerable ease. Information on Jaws can be found at www.freedomscientific.com
On the creative side…well, that’s a little more difficult to explain. Try this experiment. Put on your favourite movie and watch it blindfolded. As you already ‘know’ the movie – who does what where & when etc, your mind compensates for the lack of visualisation by filling in the ‘blanks’. Now try it with something you’ve never seen before, even the six o'clock news. Not so easy to fill in the blanks now is it?
By this point you’re probably going bonkers with frustration – hee hee, welcome to my world! Do not remove the blindfold. Instead, allow your imagination to compensate for the lack of visualization, and this will give you an idea of how I create my stories. Oh, if only Steven Spielberg could read my mind.

Books

The Sisterhood - Cathy's Kin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,520. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Sequel to 'The Sisterhood – Curse of Abbot Hewitt', the evil feud started by the murdering, spiteful whore, Catherine Ashmore, continues through her descendents. *** Print version now available! ***
The Sisterhood - Curse of Abbot Hewitt
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,260. Language: Australian English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
With their compacts with 'the master' about to expire, three witches begin an evil campaign for survival, and they don't care who's murdered or maimed in the process. Revenge, spite, toadyism, greed, witchcraft, and romance…and that’s just the first chapter! *** New (and authorised) print version now available! ***
Chameleon - The Death of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: Australian English. Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Chameleon was reconstructed from over thirty original Sherlock Holmes stories, and has the master detective at his brilliant yet infuriatingly enigmatic best. *** Print version now available! ***
Which Was Which
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Australian English. Published: July 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
*@*@* New 2017 Version! *@*@* Two identical men are seen hundreds of miles apart. One is innocent if somewhat arrogant, whilst the other is a demonic killer, but which is which?
The Gift
Price: Free! Words: 9,310. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
*@*@* New 2017 Version! *@*@* If you love receiving presents at Christmas...then DO NOT read this story.
The Ghostly Victorians (Author Edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,410. Language: Australian English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
An enthralling new collection of short stories set in the Victorian era.
The Favour
Price: Free! Words: 8,440. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
*@*@* New Version! *@*@* In the footsteps of Poe and Montague James, this is an unusual and heart warming ghost story set in the late 1800's.
A Good Deed
Price: Free! Words: 8,830. Language: Australian English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
*@*@* New 2017 Version! *@*@* In the footsteps of Poe and Montague James, this is a somewhat humourous but chilling ghost story set in the 1880'
The Ghosts of Camals College (Second Edition)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,310. Language: Australian English. Published: October 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
“No!” Grace desperately dug at the cold damp earth, tears rolling down her grimy face. Beatrigone, with its strange inhabitants, its evil entities, and its unlikely and hideous creatures, had already claimed one life – no way would it take another!

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