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Fiction genre? Ex science fiction, short story, fantasy novella, romance, drama, crime, plays, flash fiction, historical, comedy, movie script, screenplay, etc. And how many pages long? The Whispering House is speculative fiction. It’s soft sci-fi/horror with a love story woven in. Oh, and a happy ending. All of my books have happy endings.
Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? On my laptop on the couch in my living room. That couch has changed, but the spot hasn’t.
What is the summary of this specific fiction work? After her mother’s death, Eleanor Radcliffe retires from her job in San Jose and escapes to a small place outside of Fresno to heal.
The whispering house.
Please include the excerpt and include page numbers as reference. The excerpt can be as short or as long as you prefer.
Why is this excerpt so emotional for you? And can you describe your own emotional experience of writing this specific excerpt? I’ve been in a similar situation before. As a child (Left), I grew up in the country in a house where a lot of unexplained things happened. One night, my parents were attending a party, and I was about 12 or so. My two oldest siblings had long since left the next, and my nearest-in-age sister must have been visiting a friend as it was a weekend. I was watching TV. It must’ve been around 11. Upstairs is a one-room with a large balcony overlooking the backyard. The sound of the door opening set me on edge. (It’s a sliding glass door.) Then, it sounded like someone was walking around.
Other works you have published? I have four other books: Mr. Hotness and Some Place to Belong. I also have two other books out under the pseudonym Kit Wylde titled: Hieroglyphs and Last Chance.
Anything you would like to add? I’m currently working on another book titled Snow Spirits. It’s another speculative fiction with a romance woven in, and, yes, it will have a happy ending. This one has shape shifters and is from the same series as Some Place to Belong. Set in the Far East in the early 1960s, it has been challenging and exciting to write.
Since closing the houses, I’ve focused on editing and formatting for others, my own writing, and homeschooling my fourteen-year-old daughter. In my “spare” time, I’m an avid swimmer and just started competing again. My other interests include singing, opera, history, art, space, reading, and . . . Finally, I’m owned by two cats and have been married for 18 years to the love of my life.