Welcome from Vancouver, British Columbia, award-winning paranormal novelist Karen Magill!
What does paranormal mean to you?
Paranormal, to me, just means things that people don’t always accept as normal. I write on things like out of body experiences, (see The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story), ESP and visions, events that are just a little beyond what most of society accepts as normal. I don’t write on vampires or werewolves or such. At least not yet.
What paranormal activities have you witnessed?
I can’t say I have witnessed paranormal activities. I have heard of them and believe in them.
Of all the genres, why write paranormal?
I like to say that I am on a mission to make the paranormal, normal. I believe that psychic visions and ESP are possible for everyone if we could just open our minds.
Have you encountered or written any paranormal activity that includes/involves horses?
I don’t think I have had a paranormal experience with horses. In August of 1984, I was horseback riding and the horse had a heart attack and fell on me, cracking my skull in the process. If I had any psychic events or out of body experiences at that time, I don’t remember.
Where do you like to write?
I have a desktop computer and I like to put in a CD, put on the headphones then sit here, in my living room, and just write. Once that music is on, I can get more accomplished and the time just flies by.
Do you write as you are investigating?
I don’t investigate paranormal activity. I read about it and the rest is from my imagination.
When combining historical facts with fiction, do you have to have permissions from the historical person/families?
Usually I don’t use the names of the families involved in history though in Missing Flowers, I did use the name of a madam here in Vancouver in the late 1800s because she had the same name as my great-grandmother.
In my upcoming paranormal mystery, A Little Poison, I do mention a woman who was murdered in Stanley Park in the seventies. I didn’t get permission but I did quote where I got the information on her murder from.
What books have you written?
The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story
Let Us Play, A Rock ‘n Roll Love Story, known as Mystique Rising in Kindle
A Little Poison, to be released soon I hope.
What are you currently writing?
I am working on something different. I am writing a non fiction, motivational book about my journey with MS. I hope to self publish it next spring and its title is On The Right Side; My Story of Survival and Success.
List 10 things that people may not know about you....
This is difficult. Give me a moment to think.
I like classical music. Everyone knows me as a rocker chic but sometimes I just like to mellow out to some Bach.
I can get quite obsessive, especially with things I like. I have been told that I have stalker like tendencies though my psychiatrist told me that I am just eccentric.
I prefer to be alone then with other people. I joke that I don’t play well with others.
I have a short attention span.
I am not patient. Actually, that one will be no surprise to anyone who knows me!
I can be self-centered.
I can be too focused, to the exclusion of everything else around me.
I like to live in a dream world of my own making. Reality is highly overrated.
I like to make people laugh.
I get discouraged and down sometimes. But most people don’t know that because it doesn’t last long.
Connect with Karen…
Read MasterKoda's Best Book 2012 Indie Published - The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story in eBook http://goo.gl/EtzSs or paperbackhttp://goo.gl/6lDxf
Over 10,000 copies of Missing Flowers, was downloaded in 4 days! Get your copy now. http://goo.gl/pSx1p. Now available in print.http://goo.gl/OwBwt
Have you got your copy of the Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Mystique Rising (formerly Let Us Play, A Rock 'n Roll Love Story) http://amzn.to/Jr4GoZ?
In paperback it is known as Let Us Play, A Rock 'n Roll Love Story http://goo.gl/mqHSq