Katrina is unique: her psychic powers allow her to recognize energy waves with her mind. But her ability comes with a price, and she must treat the symptoms arising from using it. While writing a letter to her daughter, Emma, as an apology for the stress Katrina put her through, she gets a call from her estranged father. He requests her to visit him in Washington DC. During the visit, her disciplined father opens up as he takes her to Arlington National Cemetery where he reveals two secrets. One is about her late brother, who passed from a rare brain cancer, and the other reveals why she has the ability. Her father details the events that happened to him as a young private where he was assigned to help recover the remains of a UFO crash near Corona, New Mexico. Events related to the assignment would have a great impact on him, and later, his family.
Born in Italy, Paul arrived in the United States at the age of three. The family settled in Chicago for a couple years, then moved to the southwest suburb of Hickory Hills.
After graduating public high school, he was admitted to the University of Illinois, Chicago for architecture. He earned a professional degree in 1981. Afterwards, he applied and was accepted to United States Air Force Officer Training School where graduation resulted in a commission as a second lieutenant. He stayed in the Air Force until he was granted an honorable discharge in 1995.
After sixteen years of working in a few private firms, he applied to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 2012. Paul is a design manager for projects associated with bases in the Middle East.
His first, novel, The Disclosure Paradox, was self-published 30 October 2019. It enjoys high ratings on Amazon and Goodreads with approximately 400 copies in circulation.
He lives in rural West Virginia where his wife, adopted grandson, and two older rescue mutts work and play on six acres of woods, high grass, and wild flowers.
There are stories about people feeling a coldness when in the presence of a spirit, or during the passing of another human. This phenomenon also appears in the last scene of 'Sixth Sense' where Malcom discovers his existence while visiting Anna, who is asleep in a chair. The appearance of this in my book is not to borrow from 'Sixth Sense'; this kind of thing happens and is real.
What Doesn't Kill Her
Without pause, Katrina sat down next to her unconscious brother, reaching for his hand. Garson noticed the curtains at the window begin to flutter and wave. The window was closed. The air register was not blowing. Katrina felt something like an electric shock coming from her brother’s hand into hers, then up her arm and out the top of her head. Quickly, the room became meat locker cold. Doctor Garson was startled as he witnessed his exhaled breath in the air. Frightened by the supernatural event, he got up to leave in haste. Stopping at the door, he was stunned by the touch of the frosted handle as he unlatched it.