Part Three of my interview with Marie Saint-Louis is below! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here for Part One. *wear headphones when listening to the audio*
Due to blog restrictions, I uploaded my 25 minute interview with Marie Saint-Louis in three different parts. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here to view Part One. Then come back and listen to Part Two. Part Three will be available tomorrow! *wear headphones when listening to the audio*
I had a chance to interview spiritual medium, Marie Saint-Louis! I'd been looking forward to this interview since the moment she emailed me back a reply with the word Yes. She suggested to do an audio interview, which is something new for me. But I jumped at the opportunity. So without further ado, click below and listen to the first 8 minutes (Part One)! Part Two will be posted tomorrow, and Part Three on Friday. *wear headphones*
The first five minutes are written below. My questions are in bold. And her book that she refers to is at the bottom of this post.
Before doing this interview, Marie was busy finishing a few radio interviews. 35 this year to be exact!
I had the book out last year, and then um, you know I needed to start doing radios so that’s what I started doing; and in January, started contacting people. But along with that people don’t … it’s a ton of rejection. And even though I contacted other psychic and clairvoyants etc and paranormal, you know, I’m the only person doing what I’m doing. I’m going to all these different parties and events—and some of them can be kind of controversial I guess.
Q. And that’s how some or part of your book is written, from the perspectives of some of these parties and events, correct?
A. Because I do so many, I didn’t want the book to be like a 400 page book. I wanted it to be a series, but I wanted it to be something where people could uh … like a quick read for people.
Q. And it was. I remember when I started [reading] it—I’ve always been interested in this kind of thing, so—it explains real well in the beginning what you did, and you lead into things [such as] these different events. I don’t know if you call it gigs or, um?
A. Ya. I started doing events probably close to ten years ago. I started because out of fear to tell you the truth. I was doing readings from my kitchen table and then on the telephone, but I had this fear of going out in public and doing face-to-face readings. And I always tell people to listen to your own gut feeling and intuitiveness—you know, you’ll be guided. And that’s what I did.
My first official event was the swap meet at the casino parking lot, and I didn’t have the warm welcome that I expected. When I showed up, um, they sent me to the furthest corner away. I knew I wasn’t welcome. And then the woman--in the beginning of the book--she comes up and says, You’re going to hell. And I’m like, Wow. That happens usually, not at every event, but it’s happened. You know people—now I know how to handle it.
Q. What do you do? (referring to skeptics like the aforementioned)
A. It depends on the person with how I react.
Q. When did you discover your gift?
A. At 5 years old. That was my first experience; I started seeing spirits at that time and communicating with them. At the age of 5. That’s when I saw … shadowy figures in the home… There's more to her answer in the audio!
Never underestimate the power of cuteness! There're three pets in my family, and they’d like to meet you. Below are four marvelous facts about each, and one secret.
There you have it. Our pets!
Next week's blog post: an audio interview with spiritual medium, Marie Saint-Louis. Don't miss out!
In an effort to add to your Bucket List, this is a fun post about 6 destinations to visit if you find yourself in my state of Texas.
1. Lost Maples
I just got back from camping here, and it’s thirty minutes from the amazing Frio River. If you’ve never floated the Frio, using an inner tube, then you haven’t experienced the exciting hill-country the way you should. I camped in Lost Maples State Park, where it’s quiet, serene, and has plenty of hikes and nice streams of spring-fed water/Sabinal River. The shuttle service that we used to drop-off and pick-up for tubing was: Happy Hollow.
2. The Marfa Lights
This is Roswellisk in comparison. But apparently, the The Marfa Lights--in Marfa TX--are these unexplained lights that move and disappear upon approach. I’ve never been there, but I will! Considering I was hooked on the old show, Roswell, this intrigues me beyond reason!
3. Hamilton Pool
This swimming hole in Austin is a place that I have yet to visit, but it’s a sight to see. There’s a maximum number of people allowed to swim. Recently they started taking reservations, which is great for those of us who live hours away and don’t want to drive there only to be told to turn back upon reaching said watery destination. It’s hot in Texas, you must have a place to visit with water if you’re spending numerous hours outside.
4. Gorman Falls
The first time I visited, I kayaked to the falls, which involved a long grueling row, hours away from where I put-in. The second time, hubby and I brought our kids along, and we hiked. This hike was the moment my daughter decided that she hated hiking forever. And for a moment, I did too (It was hot and humid, we ran out of water, and the river was going too fast to jump into. Which means we were hot and tired and without a water-refill.) But I’m going back in October! The falls are located in Colorado Bend State Park. They're roped off, so you can't climb into the falling water. But if you camp when the river is at pristine level, then you're able to jump in the river at the bottom prior to hiking back to cool off.
5. Cadillac Ranch
Location is in Amarillo. I must go. The picture on the site reminds me of a movie I once watched, but I can’t remember the movie. So if you’re reading this and know what I’m talking about, please tell me what movie it is!
6. Cliff Jumping Devil's Waterhole
This place was AMAZING. Ducks float by the campsites and come ashore; squirrels are no friendlier than if they were straight out of a Snow White fairy tale, and the waterhole is a short hike away. Said waterhole contains a large boulder, where if you jump “just right” you can shout, “I did it!” So yes, it’s a must to visit if you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply a person that’s looking for a little fun. The spot is located in Inks Lake State Park and the water is cold. That's me, soaring to the water in a weird batman position.
So that's it! Six destinations. In two weeks, come back to listen to an interview with the spiritual medium, Marie Saint-Louis! I'm super excited to share it with you!
I love quotes. Quotes inspire me - the right kind of quote that is. I was surprised to find that even some seem to be made-up [Albert Einstein] or taken-out-of-context. Always a bummer to find out, but who cares. I’m inspired anyway. So here’s 10 quotes to help you conquer your fear, step outside, enter that socially awkward situation where you feel less-than, for moments when you wave at someone who only stares back at you (which makes me wave harder), when you wonder what the heck you’re on this planet for, or simply admire quotes like I do. Don’t let fear stop you!
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho
This post was inspired by Big Magic written by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Next week's post: Destination Texas
When I began toying with the idea of writing a book, the end result was vastly different from what I began with. However, a train does play a large role in massive amounts of kidnappings that seemingly go unnoticed due to overpopulation. This premise originated from an actually country where kidnappings had been occurring regularly—India. I’m not sure if there were multiple stations where hundreds of children vanished (due to exploitation, child labor, and other). Though, in the small city where I live, murders and kidnappings never happen—or when they do, they’re on a much smaller scale—so this horrendous situation was unheard of to me. I literally thought How in the world can this happen in today’s time? Where is the global news coverage? Upon which, I felt this need to write a book, but instead of a non-fiction one that takes place in India, this story revolves around a small Texas town. And it’s a work of paranormal fiction. A town that I created where homeless adults and children vanish—just for different reasons.
The book (The Art of Kissing Death) isn’t out yet, and it won’t be for quite some time, because I’m in the “querying agents” stage.
An article with a glimpse into the devastating circumstances, regarding India’s Railway Children, can be found here. I wasn't able to locate the original articles that I first stumbled upon.
Next week's blog post: 10 Inspirational Quotes (and the quotes that were never actually said)