I’ve been writing poetry since my high school years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. Three wedding bands and one original project later, I returned to writing when a friend of mine asked me to work with him on one of his screenplays. It was during this time I realized I had a natural ability for telling stories; however, I didn’t enjoy writing. I used to call myself a reluctant writer as I did it simply because it made me feel less unhappy.
It wasn’t until I experienced a spontaneous kundalini awakening that I started to find more focus within myself. The years that followed were tough. I had some pretty intense visions and insights that led me to abandon religion, politics and all forms of ideology. You could say my world-view was challenged, defeated and destroyed. I’m now an empty canvas and prefer to remain in this state. For me, it’s the most creative…and interesting way to experience life.
I consider myself a spiritual objectivist, neither defining nor denying my experiences but rather enjoying them as they happen. One of the messages I received while meditating best sums up my attitude.
“It’s not about being right or wrong. It’s all about the experience.”
I’m no longer a reluctant writer and have become more compassionate as a result of what happened to me.
I never imagined I’d ever write a book, never mind a series. With my short attention span, getting through one screenplay was a challenge…and I managed to squeeze out ten! My debut, Unison, was my most recent screenplay, and it took place in one setting with few characters. When I wrote it as a novel, it expanded into an epic quest. Writing became like magic, and I fell in love with the craft.
I grew up loving Star Trek. The characters and themes captivated me and made me want to do something visionary in scope. But I didn’t know how or in what way. I eventually found my own visionary path when I wrote Unison, which is a classic hero’s journey story. I was able to combine the unique elements of science fiction with metaphysics and spirituality.
People have suggested I write a book about the lessons I learned. Maybe I will some day, but I prefer to express myself through stories with a spiritual theme but that also excite me to write.
During my free time, I love to spend time with my daughters talking, hiking or just acting silly. I also recently returned to my first passion: singing, which resulted from writing Jessie’s Song.