No Stranger To The Weird

I’m a journalist and writer, and no stranger to the weird and unexplained. I’ve seen enough to know life itself is a magical story. Where one person sees a yucky bug, another sees an alien living among us, a friendly monster with amazing strength.

As a firefly takes off from your hand, feel it push against you and appreciate the connection you’ve created with another being. Turn over a rotting log and see what lives in the cool, wet world that is hidden and so different from our own.

What other things are hidden among us? Perhaps ghosts, aliens, and undiscovered forms of communication.

In addition to things imagined or unproven, I love reconnecting with my journalistic roots as a TV news reporter. I research issues and events that are very real, but often intentionally hidden. Many times the “truth of the matter” is available, but not easily accessed. I like to find obscure sources and look critically at the information available. Sometimes, pointing out inconsistencies in the “official narrative” is all it takes to reveal a deception. And there are many.

Just because we can’t explain something doesn’t mean we can’t research and ponder what is happening, and in my case, write about it.

Back to fiction: I am about to publish a series of novels that imagine aliens are manipulating our lives. Fantasy is fun, and so is creating out-of-this-world characters. Some you will love, others you will love to hate.

Here’s a hint: Miranda is a free-spirited freshman at the University of Chicago. She’s crazy about her new boyfriend, Leo, until she finds a black and white photograph of him with Adolf Hitler at a rocket laboratory. The image is a clue to the great secret of the earth, a planet that is not what it seems. Only Miranda can get close to the masked enemies who have enslaved humanity, and only she can destroy them.

Please be watching for the release of the second and third books of the Smiling Ghosts series in the coming months.

In the meantime, have fun wondering about the unexplained. Enjoy our world; from bugs on leaves to weird things you see floating through the air.

I love exploring nature with my husband, our teenaged kids, dogs Ace and Pip and cat, Orbit. There is always something new to discover in our forest home outside Louisville, Kentucky.