The true-ish story of a psychic ‘girl’
The Psychic Megan Series was started in 2013. It was based on a story that my mother told me about her early life as a teenager. Apparently, as puberty was arriving, she went deaf, but she also began seeing ‘lights’ around people. To hide her deafness, which she found embarrassing at the time, she learned how to lip-read. That meant that she watched people’s mouths instead of looking them in the eyes when she was talking to them. She also began to rely ever more on her ability to see auras. I learned to watch mouths, but cannot see auras, sadly.
At first, she didn’t understand what the swirling ‘lights’ of the aura meant, but she gradually learned how to tell if someone was sick or lying. She told me that her parents, who were ‘mild’ Catholics were of no help with her quest to uncover the secrets of the Aura. Her mother was vociferously against the idea of psychic powers, whereas her father was nonchalant about it.
The incident of the door-to-door salesman is true. Not only that, but it was the first time that my mother, whose name was Marion (from the Robin Hood film), discovered that most people could not see auras.
She was not punished by being locked in a coal cellar. In fact, the house that she was brought up in, 33 Bell Street in Barry, does not have a basement. Nevertheless, she was made to feel that she was ‘doing something wrong’.
My mother worked as a legal secretary in Cardiff, 15 miles away, when I was born, and my parents were living with my maternal grandparents, so my grandmother took care of me during the day. I was told that I was naturally left-handed like my father, but that my grandmother ‘taught’ me to be right-handed, because left-handed was sinister. Quite literally!
My father was a good artist. He loved to paint, and draw. Especially horses. He, his mother, and his three sisters were all psychic. They could read auras and heal the sick. They even established a Spiritualist church on Butrill’s Road in Barry. I followed him being left-handed, but I cannot draw, paint or ‘see’. However, I have always liked words and languages. I liked to learn languages and write letters to friends and family, and I believe that everyone reads auras subconsciously. It is the reason why we instinctively like or dislike someone on first meeting them.
It never crossed my mind to write books. In my forties, my father’s eldest brother, Uncle Bob, asked me to proofread a novel he had written. It was a great surprise to me that someone in my family had written a book!
The Psychic Megan Series
In about 1998, my father gave me two plastic carrier bags of papers. ‘Do what you think is right about this lot’, he said, handing them over and left. I discovered that the bags contained hundreds of pages of ‘automatic writings’. Automatic writings, in my father’s case, were transcripts of talks with him by his Spirit Guides. They were not conversations, more like lectures or advice… signed by the Guide and dated. I put many of these in a book called The Eternal Plan – Revealed.
Formatting ‘Dad’s book’, and getting it published was a steep learning curve, but it got me writing my first novel Behind The Smile, when I moved to Thailand in 2004. I was fifty. In 2005, I wrote The Misconception, the first novelette in the Psychic Megan Series. It was based on my mother, but the baby in the story was me.
The original intention behind the Psychic Megan Series was that it would be issued monthly. So, people, it was aimed at children specifically, could subscribe to, or just buy, a new story every month. That proved to be a lot more difficult that it seems. I was writing the stories, but organising the monthly series was too difficult. Nevertheless, I soon had twenty-three volumes in the Megan Series. In 2022, I wrote the twenty-fourth edition and added the word ‘psychic’ to the title.
The Psychic Megan Series better describes to contents of the series. It is my intention to breathe new life into this series in 2023.
Oh, and by the way, I the tiger as my ‘imaginary friend’ until a few days after I started school at the age of six 🙂
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