Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Who am I and why the hells do I write Paranormal?

My name is Heather Tomasello. I write paranormal because of the old adage "write what you know." And I have either a very vivid imagination, or I am quite in tune to the world around me. I hear the things that go bump in the night, and they are just as real to me as the couch I'm currently sitting on.

It started when I was a small child. I knew so very clearly exactly what other people were feeling. If someone was sad, I cried. If they were angry, I punched a wall. I was a teenager before I heard the word empathic (and of all things, I heard it on Star Trek). It wasn't long into my adult life that I started to hear voices. My favorite is still the time I was working in an office on the phones and hearing "Well, hi there!" coming from behind me, and I was working in a corner. I'm starting to hear new voices as well. People I've known for a while, grandmothers, old friends, etc, that have passed. More on that later I suppose.

The first thing I ever wrote was a children's book about bugs going to bed. I still have it somewhere, not sure if I'll ever have it published. It was cute. The second thing I wrote was a screenplay about a woman who's living with the spirit of her dead husband, because neither of them were ready to let go. And it was a comedy. (Hey, anybody want to buy a screenplay?)

I'll probably always write paranormal.

Because that's what I know.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Nice post, Heather. I see I'm in good company.