September 19, 2012
MYSTICISM: WHY I BELIEVE by Terri Molina
The Latina Book Club welcomes author Terri Molina, who is guest blogging with us today about myths and superstitions, and why she adds them to her writing whenever she can. Welcome, Terri!
In my latest novel, DARK OBSESSION, two of my characters, a brother and sister, have these same gifts, and more, except only one of them truly believes in them. As you’d expect, they tend to butt heads over it. The sister, Sylvia, is determined to get Ray to believe in his ‘don’, but in Ray’s opinion, if they had truly been favored with spirit guides and guardians, then why hadn’t his parents been saved? Of course, then he meets Lexie Solis. Lexie isn’t quite sure she wants to believe Sylvia has a gift of foresight or prescience, because if she does, then she has to believe that the rumors about her ex-boyfriend’s powers are true too which means--she’ll never truly be safe from him. Now, if you want to know the rest of the story, you’ll have to pick up the book. ;-)
Over the years I’ve often been asked how I became interested in the mystical....well I think it's kind of ingrained. My father was Honduran, my mother Mexican/Indian and as many of you know, there's a very big belief in magic with these three cultures. My uncle is from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, where my stories take place, and always has a great story to tell. I heard many ‘ghost stories’ growing up but they were told as a way of being a part of history. And I love history. The more research I did into the myths and superstitions, the more fascinated I became. When I started writing, it became natural to add the elements to my work. For me, it’s a normal part of life.♥
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A mix of Mexican and Honduran, Terri has completed two novels -- FORGET ME NOT (Decadent Publishing) and HER WILL HIS WAY (Cobbelstone Press) -- and is working on two more. Her new book, DARK OBSESSION, is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. Visit her at www.terrimolina.com.