Spirited Away – Guest Post – JJ Hughes

Awakening Alchemy is the over-arching theme of my blog series, which is one of the visionary concepts I’ll talk about a little later. As for Spirit of Prophecy, it’s a metaphysical and visionary crime mystery featuring Rosetta Barrett from the Psychic CID, who works undercover for the Elite Paranormal Intelligence Services [EPIS], but perhaps the real star is Espiritus the reincarnating, painted, Apache pony. By way of background suffice it to say I’m passionate about horses. I used to compete in affiliated show-jumping and along the way I have encountered a number of reincarnated ponies, and other awesome pets.

As an author I’m so delighted to have connected with the Visionary Fiction Alliance – how awesome after travelling for so long and so far, to have finally found a home of like-minded souls! Not to mention a Cinderella-slipper-fit category for my novel Spirit of Prophecy, which for a while there pretty much defied description, let alone genre. Some of you may still feel it defies description, beggar’s belief, or whatever else. But the good news guys, since you’re reading this, is that you’re probably firmly in the happening zone and you’re not alone, as this is a growing tribe of those Awakening.

Spirit was initially a novel born before its time. Literary agents said take out the spiritual/metaphysical stuff, so it’s a horsey romance; readers love those and we’ll take it. I wrestled with this option but decided – “No can do, without the core themes and message, what’s left is just padding.” So, I waited a while. Plus, as a would-be author I always had this dread … Continue reading

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