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.
I have never been to the office of a psychiatrist, and I’m sure there are good doctors that want to make the patients comfortable. Dr. Richards was not like that. He thrived on being in control, making his patients feel like specimens. It was part of his sadistic character.
What Doesn't Kill Her
Katrina sat timidly in a chair positioned directly in front of a heavy ornate antique desk. A solitary floor lamp rendered a weak glow to the room that was furnished with heavy curtains, dark carpeting, and dark wood paneling. Katrina recognized the sound of her voice would die amongst the overbearing fabric on the floor and walls. She needed to speak assertively. The room’s anechoic quality served to make her more aware of every sound, including her uneven breathing. The more she thought about her breathing, the more erratic it became.