Monday, October 25, 2010

Crossroads Tour: Linda Joy Singleton

What first pulled you into wanting to write paranormal/supernatural books?
I have always found psychics interesting, and reading about them led me to other supernatural topics like ghosts. I’m not a fan of monster-lit (although I did enjoy Twilight) but I do love mysteries, and the mysteries about what is on the “Otherside” fascinate me. After reading psychic biographies and meeting with psychics, I based Sabine on real psychics, so that the abilities she has are more spiritual than supernatural. Of course, in my DEAD GIRL series, it’s all creative fun with Dark-Lifers stealing bodies and my heroine Amber accidentally jumping into other bodies. There’s romance, too, which adds to the fun.

Have you ever had a supernatural encounter?
I wish I could tell you I’d seen a ghost or something spooky. But the most I can say is that I get really strong feelings sometimes, warning me not to go somewhere or to avoid people, and I’ve learned to listen, believing there’s a good chance it’s a spirit guide trying to protect me. I have had some dreams which felt real and where I’d see my grandmother (who died 30 years ago) and when I hugged her in the dream it felt real, so I’d wake up and wonder if it was.

Thanks for stopping by, Linda! Don't forget to swing by the Crossroads to see the question for the day. You need all 16 answers to enter for the grand prize!




It's fun to learn what influences writers. I would never have thought of psychics. I would have thought ghosts.


Linda Joy Singleton said...

While I don't remember when I was first intrigued by psychics, I do know that whenever mysteries I read like Trixie Beldon, Nancy Drew or Judy Bolton mentioned psychics I was really intrigued.

Good luck to everyone who gets the clues for the Crossroads Tour!

ferretvamp14 said...

I like hearing about supernatural encounters other people have had. It makes me feel like I'm not losing my mind all the time. Loved your two questions!

(Helen) Kiaya said...

Oh, yay! I love Linda Joy! :D
I have her latest book waiting to get to me from the library and I'm waiting anxiously.