Monday, March 28, 2011

The Great Unknown

I've always felt that much is hidden from the human eye and ear, so we only perceive part of the world aeund us. I know our cat, Kinko, sees hears, and smells, for that matter, sights and sounds and odors I will never know. We gave up a lot to get our big brain that mkes us able to think of so many things a cat can't even imagine knowing. But in doing so we lost acuteness in other areas.

Yet we're able to write about things we can only imagine. Vampires, wereanimals, ghouls, demons, zombies, djinns and early gods that never existed. The list is longer than the few I've mentioned. Though djinns are mentioned in the Koran, did they actually ever exist? Demons are mentionwed in many Christian religions and also Jewish. Real? We didn't live in our remote ancestor's days, but most of us do not believe they ever existed. Actually, though, can we ever be sure?

Some of us have seen ghosts. Most of us have not. Do we accept they exist? Some do, some don't. Humans must be the most contrary beings that have ever existed.

A surprising number of us have a faacination for what we refer to as the supernatural. And those of us who become authors write stories about it.

We write them whether or not we have any belief at all in the weird creatures we write about.

Somehow, though, I find the scariest stories those where no supernatural beings are shown, but terrifing events occur all the same. In my gothic suspense romance, Hallow House, are such events due to the curse of an Indian shaman?

Blurb: A house built for love and cursed with death. Two children, one will live, one die. Magic potions and secret rooms. Is there a curse or does evil reside with innocence. What is the real secret of Hallow House?

Or, as one reviewer said: "... Victoria Holt meets Stephen King..."

Part One of the book is out now from Books We love Publishing Partners, and Part Two will follow shortly.

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