This first post is a continuation of my bio on the Author page and will make more sense if you have read that first.
Funny how life takes us off in new directions, whether we are ready for them or not. Adventure entered my life in the form of location shoots all over the country. Traveling with film companies made me comfortable with moving into a city or state I didn’t know and discovering what it was all about. A few jobs took me out of the country. One show in Montreal in the Fall allowed me to explore this marvelous city, and one took me down to Australia. Having been on many features for several months over the years, my family became used to my gypsy ways. I missed birthdays and various holidays.
When Whidbey Island beckoned, I made the decision to give myself one year for an adventure. It felt right. Leaving family and friends behind wasn’t that big of a deal for me. Of course, I didn’t know then that I would be staying here. Probably just as well. It is best sometimes not to see the road too far ahead or we might not have the courage to take that quantum leap. I had learned to operate on my gut feelings and trust. The pull of Whidbey Island was very strong. I felt it, I listened, and I acted. As I have been told many times, Spirit has perfect timing. So I trusted the process, and followed my heart.
Just before I left Los Angeles, my friend Robyn and I decided to have some fun and visit a psychic in Los Angeles. This was a new experience for me. All she knew was my name, nothing more. When I met the psychic, she asked me to please not say anything for at least a half hour, and just listen to what she was sharing from her guides. She talked about the fact that there were two books around me. One was to be put aside for the good of the other. My skepticism grew as I was only writing one book. She said this new book had an “Alice in Wonderland” quality. It was about kids, or for kids, and she also saw other things about this story that I will keep to myself for now. At the time, I laughed inside, thinking she was wrong.
Six months later, on Whidbey Island, I found the book she was talking about. It was waiting for me here, in this lovely corner of the beautiful state of Washington. With a forest for a backyard, surrounded by woodland creatures, deer and eagles, this story was waiting for me to come and claim it. The kids in my story go into another realm and have the adventure of a lifetime. As I recall, Alice had that other adventure in another realm as well.
Precognitive dreams still come to me at times. I simply smile and occasionally write them down for remembering later. I’m too busy following my path with this story to worry about much any more. I live in joy every day with characters I love, on an adventure that surprises me daily.
I hope that you will come and play with me and let me share with you this story that I have been given.
As for my question at the beginning, ~ yes, I do believe in magic. It surrounds me every day.