We had a stormy night last night here in Minnesota. High winds and, I swear, constant flashes of lightning. Had me up watching the weather well into the night. Once it was over and everyone was tucked into their own beds, I found water in the basement. The rain fell so much and so quickly the poor sump pump couldn’t keep up. I had to do some rearranging. It wasn’t much but just enough to be a nuisance.Â
Enough about thatâ€¦
So, Bonnie, you had some great questions. I’ll tackle the first and come back later for the rest.Â
First, itâ€™s not hard for me to write my books about ghosts. When I write my stories, itâ€™s purely from my imagination. I like to think of it as that piece of childhood that I still hold onto. And in actuality, I have a hard time keeping ghosts out of my story.Â
That isnâ€™t to say that my stories arenâ€™t based in a belief in them. One of things Iâ€™ve found when I tell people about my stories is how many people have had an experience or know someone who has.Â
More close to home, however, is my mother. For years, she’s had experiences sensing or feeling things but never developed the ability. However, it’s something she’s working to learn more about.Â
One of the things about my mother is that a caul (or face veil) was removed from her at birth. And true to the folklore about it, she often knows things about a person before they announce it -Â such as which coupleÂ is about to marry or just pregnant with a child. I grew up experiencing this with her and just accepted such things as a fact of life.
IÂ just believeÂ there’s a whole world of possibilities out there. You just never know what you might learn or see.
Time to run for a bit, but Iâ€™ll be back later to talk about the romance in my stories.Â
- About the Author
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Thanks to a family with an overabundance of imagination and a love for books of all kinds, Joie grew up learning the value of a good story. Early on, she realized writing was as essential to her as oxygen and recorded her first story at six and finished her first novel at twelve. Along with giving into her lifelong passion for storytelling, Joie works full-time and treasures motherhood while bringing up her son, daughter, and Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
To learn more about Joie and her work, visit her blog “Spirited Chatter,” which she co-hosts with fellow multi-published author, Ann Marie Bradley.