Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My Novels



After a reading from Gary, a clairvoyant, Kate Somner’s life changes forever. 
Her husband Ben disappears in unusual circumstances.
She loses her job, her home, and her friends.
As if all the above isn’t bad enough, Kate begins experiencing time slips which take her back to the 1960s. Here, she “sees” Sheila, who is living in the same flat that Kate now lives in. Is there a connection between the two women?
Kate revisits Gary, hoping that he will be able to help her.
Will Gary help Kate find her missing husband?
Will she unravel the mystery of the time slips?
Same Time, Same Place is a supernatural mystery full of intrigue, secrets and deception.
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Chrissie James is a troubled soul: with family problems, unexplained phobias and a stalker to contend with she seeks help with a hypnotherapist. Whilst in therapy, Chrissie discovers she has led a past life.
Will living a previous life help Chrissie to discover the truth of what caused her fears and phobias, and will she find out who is stalking her?
The Other Place is a paranormal mystery. Its many twists and turns will keep you guessing to the very end.

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Jen’s unhappy life changes forever when she finds herself leading a past life in the 1960s.
She is astonished to discover she is happily married, with a husband and an eight year old daughter.
Jen is suddenly torn from her only daughter and taken back to 1965. Could this be a past life? Is she dreaming?
Trapped and confused, Jen tries to unravel her tormented emotions with newly discovered relationships, living and dead.
Jen is haunted by these two lives but has her spirit guides to reassure her. She needs to make an important decision - Should she stay or should Jen find her way back home again? But how can she possibly leave if she has fallen in love?
  




A novel of love and time travel which spans the centuries.














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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

A Haunted Past Life



Jen’s unhappy life changes forever when she finds herself leading a past life in the 1960s.

She is astonished to discover she is happily married, with a husband and an eight year old daughter.
Jen is suddenly torn from her only daughter and taken back to 1965. Could this be a past life? Is she dreaming?
Trapped and confused, Jen tries to unravel her tormented emotions with newly discovered relationships, living and dead.
Jen is haunted by these two lives but has her spirit guides to reassure her. She needs to make an important decision - Should she stay or should Jen find her way back home again? But how can she possibly leave if she has fallen in love?

Here is the Amazon link to purchase a copy of A Haunted Past Life (Jen's Story)

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Why I wrote Birmingham Girls



Birmingham Girls

When I first sat down to write Birmingham Girls in the 1990s, my mom, was alive as was my sister Pauline, also my best friend in the whole world, Hazel Robinson. My mother and father-in-law were also still alive. They've all gone now, and life is truly different and difficult at times without them.
I must admit I did not put my heart and soul in to the early manuscript of Birmingham Girls; when I first started writing it, I would occasionally jot a few memories down here and there, then leave it for a few months. My sister Pauline, promised repeatedly to write her memories down, so I waited and waited. Unfortunately, she never got round to it, due to health problems, and she died suddenly from kidney failure, 31st December 1996.
Pauline had health troubles for many years, but I didn’t realise she was so seriously ill. I was devastated by her death and have never quite come to terms with it.
At first, I found myself waiting for her daily telephone call, or going to pick the phone up to call her. God, I miss the sound of her voice to this day, and my moms. It’s so difficult knowing that we will never hear or speak to our loved ones again.
Pauline would have adored mobile phones, she spent hours every day telephoning people. To think she could carry a phone with her, and speak on the go would have pleased her no end.
Eventually, I did settle down to begin writing Birmingham Girls, after all, by this time my cousins had sent me their research about our ancestors, all I had to do was add to it.
In between whiles, I had written and published my first collection of ghost stories, Mystical Staffordshire; to my delight it was extremely popular and sold out. I had also had articles published in leading magazines, so really, I had no excuse not to write Birmingham Girls, which at that time I called, Brummagem Girls.
Writing the book still took me quite a few years, I found it difficult to sift through my memories; I also always seemed to be busy, doing other things, such as researching my ghost stories. The book, Brummagem Girls, first went out in A4 format via Lulu in 2008. At that time, I didn’t know there was another format to publish it in. I had it proof read, but quickly realised it wasn’t how I wanted the book to be, so I removed it from sale, and rewrote it as a tribute to my Pauline, eventually I republished it with a new cover as Birmingham Girls in 2010.
Since 2010, I have rewritten much of the book, and added photographs as I’ve gone along. Publishing to Kindle makes this easy. I will be adding more photographs in the coming months, and possibly more memories.
The book has sold far and wide, and I have received emails from long lost relatives, and people who I  worked with over the years, thanking me for reminding them of times past.
My Mom died 3 years ago, Hazel, my best friend died in January 2012.
My mother-in-law died in September 2012. I have written a short tribute to her, in a book called Memories. It includes photographs, and her letters, poems and articles. This came about as I happened to read an article she had written about her early life, I told her how interesting it was, and well worth publishing. She was so pleased when I said this that she gathered other work together and asked me to publish it. The book is mainly her work.
Since the deaths of my relatives, and best friend I have found it difficult, to say the least, to speak about them without feeling upset. It’s a normal reaction I know, and one everyone eventually has to learn to cope with. The passage of time does not make their loss any easier, I find writing about them does. I never want them to be forgotten, they were all special people who deserve their place in history.  I'm so pleased I eventually managed to write it all down.


My parents in law with my husband and late sister-in-law late 1940s

My late mother-in-law with her best friend


Birmingham Girls link


Memories Link







Friday, 1 March 2013

About Me



It was following a serious road accident in the late 1980s that I decided as I could not return to work, I would write a book. Having always had an interest in the Supernatural - I read the tarot cards for a while - the booklet was obviously always going to be about ghosts. When I was reading the cards many people told me ghost stories, so with their permission these were included. Local papers were always helpful in publishing my appeals for stories, and there was no shortage of people willing to share their ghostly tales.
My first ghost booklet Mystical Staffordshire appeared in the early 1990s. I only ever meant to write one booklet, but, as, it was so popular I wrote another, then another. Numerous ghostly booklets later I combined them together into Mystical Happenings. Since publishing this book, I have written numerous booklets and had many articles published in leading magazines.
My dream was always to write a novel; after many false starts I sat down one day and began to write, ‘Dancing With Spirits. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and immediately wrote the sequel Spirits of the Lights
Since then I have written,
The Other Place. A supernatural mystery.
The Other Place is set in Birmingham in the 1950s and follows the life of Chrissie James and her family. Chrissie, suffers from claustrophobia and various other phobias, a hypnotherapist helps her by regressing her to a past life, in the hope that  it will help her to find the cause of her illness and help her recovery. 
A Haunted Past Life A supernatural story.

Birmingham Girls, Memories, Mysterious Happenings, Choosing Your Psychic Pathway, Ghosts Angels &; Hauntings, and Memories. are my nonfiction books.

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A Haunted Past Life


 Jen’s unhappy life changes forever when she finds herself leading a past life in the 1960s.


She is astonished to discover she is happily married, with a husband and an eight year old daughter.

Jen is suddenly torn from her only daughter and taken back to 1965. Could this be a past life? Is she dreaming?

Trapped and confused, Jen tries to unravel her tormented emotions with newly discovered relationships, living and dead.

Jen is haunted by these two lives but has her spirit guides to reassure her. She needs to make an important decision - Should she stay or should Jen find her way back home again? But how can she possibly leave if she has fallen in love?


Here is the Amazon link to purchase a copy of A Haunted Past Life (Jen's Story)    http://tinyurl.com/clltjpu

Why I wrote my book - Mysterious Happenings

Why I wrote Mysterious Happenings



I was injured in a serious road traffic accident in, 1989; btw, I was not the driver of the vehicle. Due to my injuries I lost my business. Having extra time on my hands, I decided to write a book. One of my interests along with the supernatural has always been writing, so I looked on the accident as an opportunity to write it. So I did!


Having read the tarot cards and crystal ball for a few years I had been told ghost stories by a number of my clients. With their permission, I had written them down in case I ever wrote a book of ghost stories. I did not realise how soon it would happen.

I appealed through local papers for stories and was quite overwhelmed by the response. To my delight, the stories I received were many and varied. I decided to include the stories that had no logical explanation. I soon had enough stories to write the book.

After having my book proofread, I decided to publish it as a booklet. Mystical Happenings was a tremendous success. Other booklets quickly followed. In 2010, I compiled all the booklets into one book, Mysterious Happenings. This has been well received in paperback, on Amazon Kindle and on Smashwords.

One of the stories from Mysterious Happenings

THE GHOSTLY LADY OF RAVENHILL

Ravenhill House, Brereton, Staffs, at one time stood alongside the busy A51 between Rugeley and Brereton, and was reputed to be haunted by the spirit of an old grey-haired lady. The building was over 200 years old when it was demolished several years ago; it has a well-documented history. It was used as an old soldiers' convalescent home in the 1914-18 war and housed American Servicemen during the last war, but since 1948 it was part of premises of an electronics company owned by Thorn EMI Electronics Ltd.
An employee of the company claimed that one evening when working late in the House, he entered one of the rooms and found the figure of an old lady sitting by a sealed-up fireplace, but when he approached to speak to the unknown person, she just disappeared.
Further enquiries led to reports of other people having witnessed the ghostly lady on different occasions. An eminent witness was the wife of Colonel Guy German D.S.O. to whom the first major book written about the notorious wartime ‘Colditz’ German P.O.W. Camp was dedicated.
The parents of Major T. Gardener of Bishton near Wolesley Bridge owned Ravenhill House and over thirty acres of surrounding land, from 1920 until 1936 when the house, with its superbly kept gardens and two streams and ornamental pool was pleasantly set in open countryside. The Major recalls one evening during this time, when Mrs. Rosemary German, who was staying as a guest for a few nights at Ravenhill, surprised her hosts, Mr. And Mrs. Gardner. They were walking down the stairs to dinner when she rushed up to them saying that she had entered the dining room to unexpectedly find an elderly lady sitting by the fireside to whom she hadn't been introduced.
Knowing of no other guests, the hosts were naturally puzzled, but when the three entered the room, there was no longer any sign of the old lady. At this point, Mrs. Gardner related that she had previously already seen the apparition in the same room, as had the Governess, Miss Minnie Galivan. Miss D.F. Landor of Tithe Barn Road, Rugeley, who had earlier lived in the black and white cottage nearest to the pelican crossing in Rugeley Horse Fair when she was Miss Landor’s Governess, gave some more information. Miss Galivan was strongly of the Christian faith and had attempted to exorcise the ghost by praying over the spot where it was seen.
Other reports tell of a ghostly coach and pair being seen on the driveway to the house in earlier times.
Witnesses generally agree that the ghostly lady was old, small, and grey-haired, and one claimed that she wore blue. Unfortunately, details of the spectre’s attire are insufficient to give a clue to the date of her real life. She wasn’t a mischievous ghost.
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Watch the video here of Mysterious Happenings.
                                            


















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