Recently I was invited to participate as a guest blogger on the Explore Beyond the Usual™ blog which is dedicated to spiritual, metaphysical and astrological topics. Because many of my books and stories deal with spiritual and metaphysical topics, I was excited to be able to write about how a writer of fiction researches these subjects. This is my first post but there will be more in the future as I blog about spirituality and the paranormal in my work:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
A Novelist's Quest for Authenticity in Writing about the Paranormal
Posted by Kathleen Valentine
In 1987 I moved from Camden, Maine, to Salem, Massachusetts, and immediately I was mesmerized by the quantity and variety of businesses serving the paranormal community. Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I might have read my horoscope in the newspaper but, until I got to college in the late 1960s, I knew absolutely nothing about metaphysics. Moving to Salem was an eye-opener because there were psychic readers, Wicca shops, and other such things everywhere. I quickly discovered Pyramid Books and I spent a lot of time there both buying books and attending lectures and classes. I was fascinated.