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A Spirit Guide, A Ghost Tiger, and One Scary Mother!
Have you ever heard of the Psychic Megan Series? Have you ever read any of the volumes (they’re actually called novelettes)?
I can tell you a bit about it, since I wrote it
The stories that my mother used to tell me when I was between the ages of about six and sixteen inspired The Psychic Megan Series. I say stories, but they were true, not made up.
I remember her telling me that a door-to-door brush salesman called one day when she was about sixteen. My mother had gone deaf when puberty started for her and she developed other skills to compensate. She learned to read lips and auras.
Anyway, she took one look at the brush salesman and advised her mother not to let him in, as he was requesting, because he was ‘a bad man’. She said that she probably spoke too loudly because of her deafness, and the man pretended to be offended.
My mother was punished for that.
In the first novelette, she is locked in the coal cellar for this ‘offence’
She also told me that I had a big tiger as a friend and guardian as a baby and toddler, and that it left when I began to attend school at six. I have named the big cat Grrr in the series.
Mum also told me that her mother looked after me for a few years, when I was between two and five years old. During that time, she trained me from being naturally left-handed, like my father, to using only my right hand. To this day, the only thing I can do with my left hand is ride a bicycle with one hand.
My father’s family were Spiritualists, my mother’s Catholic. Mum told me that her parents were frightened of Dad’s family because they might be in league with the Devil.
My father had no time for his in-laws, and called Nanna ‘an old witch’. I have long thought that he was being truthful. My mother claimed to be a White Witch, and my father backed her up with two dire private warnings to me.
“Never, ever tell your mother if someone has hurt you, or even been unkind to you. Promise me!” he had said one day. Apparently, over their years together, he had told her about his own trials and tribulations as a self-employed carpenter, until he noticed that all the people who hurt him suffered strange, freak accidents.
I forgot one time. A girlfriend’s parents told their daughter that they hoped that I had a crash as they passed me on a motorway. I told Mum – joking really, at how petty they were. However, not long afterwards, they crashed into a lamppost and went into a coma. Shortly after recovering, they were found to have serious, but previously undiagnosed cancers, and they both died within weeks of each other.
When my father heard the story, he took me aside. “I told you never to say anything…” he said sadly and walked off shaking his head.
The fact that the people had ‘died’ really upset him. He was a Spiritual Healer and a Medium. In fact, his nickname was The Happy Medium, and I have many thousands of words of the automatic writings he made. I have published some of them under the name of The Eternal Plan – Revealed and will post a link below.
Psychic Megan Series
So, getting back to The Psychic Megan Series. I chose the name Megan because it is an old Celtic, not only Welsh, name. There is no Megan in my family, and Megan is a amalgamation of several people in our family, although, mostly my mother and me. My maternal grandparents are reflected in Megan’s parents and her maternal grandparents, although in that case, they have not been amalgamated, but carefully teased apart to form four characters from two.
Everyone who has read The Psychic Megan Series has loved it. In ten years, it has never had a bad review. In fact, parts of the series have been translated into thirty-four languages, and I receive requests to translate more novelettes every month.
The Psychic Megan Series should be a runaway success, and the reason it isn’t is me. I don’t know how to market it. I am really bad at picking genres for my books. Many readers call it a children’s series, but I don’t agree. Well, not 100% anyway.
Many adults love the books too, and I would guess that more adults have read the stories than children have and the translators and narrators who like them so much are definitely not of school age.
So, how do you market a book to adults that people assume is for children?
I haven’t worked that one out yet. Perhaps with new covers… but I don’t know 🙁
Deep down, I think that the popularity of The Psychic Megan Series has to do with the level of Spiritual development of the reader, and that has nothing to do with how long his or her body has been alive on this planet.
***Stop Press*** You can now get free audiobook copies of volumes 6-16 for short reviews here… only temporarily:
Link to: The Psychic Megan Series in English on Megan Publishing Services
Link to: The Psychic Megan Series in other languages on Megan Publishing Services
Link to: The Eternal Plan – Revealed in English on Megan Publishing Services