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“Among the many prerequisites for furthering imagination, I would single out… that there be odd fellows and peculiar ladies within the child’s perimeter…”
The Soul’s Code: On Character and Calling
I kind of never stood a chance at being normal. Growing up, I was constantly exposed to creative ways of thinking and seeing things. My father is a computer engineer and was instrumental in solving several computer programming problems that major industries are still using today. My mother is a potter and comes from a long family history of artists and writers. Both are avid readers, very spiritual, and while insisting they are boring and mundane, they are both the best kind of weird. They encouraged me to explore everything, whether in science, music or art. As a result, here I am, obsessed with finding the truly unique, whether in writing, photography, painting, music, or invention.
Currently, I'm working on three books, one about synchronicity, symmetry and our outer awareness, the part of us not stuck in these corporeal prisons, one about an old schizophrenic who helps a rock star discover her place in the world (which turns out to be the ultimate mission), and a non-fiction work on the psychology of creativity. My hope is to interview as many creative souls in this world as possible, and put together a definitive work.
For now, I'm happy to introduce my first fiction novel, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, a suspense thriller about an experimental treatment for PTSD gone fatally wrong. Click here and we'll email you the first 200 pages.
UPDATE: Rather than edit the above, I find I should make proper use of it since many things have evolved over the last 3 years. While I'm happy with the success of Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, I have to say that's not the kind of stuff I usually write about. I was advised to make my debut with it because the story was "just too good." And since it was a psych thriller, it would appeal to a wider audience than my first book, which was far more esoteric and philosophical. Psych thrillers fare better in the marketplace than philosophy. The irony is I just don't write psych thrillers.
My first book, which hasn't been published yet, has nothing to do with murder or sex or solving mysteries. It's about seven unique individuals who discover the divine. Two others are about connection, real connection between ourselves, others, the world, and human evolution across time and space. That's the kind of stuff I write. Sleeping Dogs was just a good business decision. 'Show off your skills as a great storyteller, and then publish the deeper stuff'. So I don't regret starting my career as a writer with a psychological thriller, but I do want to make clear there's much more to my writing than plot twists and horny psychokillers.