Q: What other lessons do your characters learn in the course of their stories?

In the Operation Delphi paranormal suspense series I’m currently writing, the hero must learn that he is a man who makes his own decisions and is not an extension of his father. My heroine must learn that being a clairvoyant is a precious gift that can be used to help others and is not a reason for shame.

Q: Give us an interesting fun fact about your book or series.

I decided to use Pennsylvania hex signs painted on Pennsylvania Dutch barns in the 1800’s and early 1900s in my Work in Progress (WIP) paranormal suspense manuscript. I grew up in Pennsylvania knowing that these colorful hex symbols were painted so witches would think they were windows, hit their heads against the barn wall, knock themselves out, and thus save the animals and stored crops in the barn from witchcraft.

In the 21 st century, the research books I studied went to great length to deny witchcraft and to assure us researchers that hex signs were only colorful, artistic symbols, now considered tourist attractions.

I know better.