Born psychic and raised in a religious family, Debra Robinson felt conflicted all her life about using her gifts. And when, at an early age, she attracts something evil with a Ouija board, she embarks on a lengthy battle with darkness. With her career as a professional musician taking her on the road, she experiences brushes with fame and heartbreak that serve to strengthen her resolve. Struggling to come to terms with her psychic gifts, the tragic deaths of her only child and her beloved father—and their visits from the other side—finally leave her with a sense of understanding and the strength to love herself.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Nonfiction, and particularly true hauntings are something many deal with and when they do, they usually look for others who’ve had similar experiences. Writing about the paranormal is a personal thing with me, and so is the motive of wanting to understand myself, as well as help others.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Get your story out there–finish it no matter what, hire an editor if need be, who can point out what needs removed and what needs added.if a publisher isn’t interested, simply self-publish. Just get it out there!
Debra Robinson is an author, a psychic and a professional musician. She was born into a religious, though psychic family through her maternal line. Her ancestress was Alice Nutter, of the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials of England, who was executed by King James in August 1612.
Three years in a haunted house at a young age started Debra on her quest to understand the paranormal, leading to extensive studies in palmistry, tarot and her own clairvoyance. She lends her abilities to paranormal investigations, and has a large clientele for private readings, speaks on palmistry and Psychic abilities, and holds haunted tea parties in her haunted house.
Debra has thriving careers in live performance and music publishing and has signed publishing contracts in Nashville and LA; and most recently had a song from her catalogue placed in the Matthew McConaughey film trailer (Killer Joe).
Debra’s first book A Haunted Life: The True Ghost Story of a Reluctant Psychic published by Llewellyn Worldwide and released July 2013, tells the story of Debra’s lifelong battle with evil after accidently inviting something in with an Ouija board. She lives in Ohio, performing music regionally and writing in the off-season. Sarah’s Shadows, is her second book, and her first fiction work, best described as a twisted Wizard of Oz meets a sinister afterlife.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Dealing with the deaths of my son and father and their returns from the other side. As a young girl, I also had a traumatic experience living in a haunted house and I wanted to help others in that same position who don’t know how to deal with it.