What’s your writing background? When did you begin writing and what inspired you?
I come from a family of writers and creative people – my paternal grandmother not only wrote articles to help supplement the family income, she was also a published author.
I first started writing when I learned how to put words together. Writing has always been my escape from the negative aspects of reality.
Inspiration comes from so many places. Right now, I am inspired by the history of the city I live in which I intertwine with paranormal fiction.
How often do you write? And how do you manage to fit in writing among other commitments?
I write at least three days a week with my blog, the Vancouver Vagabond. I spend much of my time on promotion right now and as for finding the time, I try to make time. That is the only way I can get anything done is if I make it a priority.
In which genre do you most enjoy writing?
I really enjoy writing on the paranormal. By that I don’t mean stories of vampires but rather heightened awareness and abilities.
What draws you to write in that genre?
I truly believe that it is possible for anyone to experience ESP or out of body experiences just like I believe that strange, supernatural occurrences are happening all around us at all times. We just don’t see it.
Can you tell me about your current project(s)?
My latest project is a book entitled Missing Flowers that is set in Vancouver. It mixes historical fact with paranormal fiction.
When psychic Julie Seer moves to Vancouver, her dreams are filled with visions of women being murdered. She doesn’t know who is being killed or why until the day Julie goes to a press conference held by the Vancouver Police Station. A press conference to announce the formation of a special task force that will investigate the case of the prostitutes who have gone missing from Vancouver’s East Side.
Detective Constable Santoro Ricci is an officer with the Vancouver Police Department and he wants on the special task force. When he happens upon Julie at the press conference, Ricci finds himself unofficially investigating the case.
Julie also finds herself having visions where she is transported back in time into the body of a Chinese prostitute in the late 1800s. Through these visions, and stories told to her by long time residents of the city, Julie learns more of the history of Vancouver.
With the help of Francine, an east side prostitute, Julie and Santoro work together to solve the mystery of the missing women. When Francine and Julie are taken by the killer, Santoro must find the missing answers fast.
What are your writing plans for the future?
I intend on Missing Flowers to be the start of a series and I am working on the next book. I have a movie producer looking at one of my books – The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story -for adaption to screen.
My blog is also a passion of mine and I intend on keeping that up.
Where can people find out more about you?
The first place to check for information on me is my website – www.karenmagill.com.
After that, go to the Vancouver Vagabond at http://karen-magill.blogspot.com.
All my books are available on Amazon and my page is here.
If you like to tweet, my twitter account is @KarenMagill.