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.
Katrina challenges her father, former Navy intelligence officer, about the town they live in. Many people have no choice about where they live, even if they live in a place that threatens their health and safety. Many towns in the country are like that for other more common reasons like corporate dumping, water pipes, and fracking.
What Doesn't Kill Her
“Dad, you may think you still have friends in the agencies. But they retired just like you. They have been replaced by soulless sadistic monsters. This town is not normal. We’ve had high numbers of suicides, alcoholics, people that are mentally ill, and high numbers of people dying of strange cancers. This town is not the same as when you and mom moved here. The things going on here are straight out of the Twilight Zone. We are all a bunch of lab rats. They don’t care about the implications. They have no conscience. They have no remorse for pain and suffering they inflict on innocent people.”