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My Dead True Love by Kim Pierce released in October in the Women’s literature genre.

When a newspaper reporter’s fiancé dies abruptly, she questions how he could just cease to be.

Dogged by unbidden thoughts, odd coincidences and unexplained phenomena, Ann Stewart becomes obsessed with finding out what really happens after we die and whether her beloved Gregory is still out there. She finds her answer, which takes her and a close-knit coterie of women to the edge of the cosmos—and the core of their own hearts.

Based on a true story.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-dead-true-love-kim-pierce/1142397885

“Hello, and welcome to our lab,” Dr. Koslow said, radiating confidence and pride.  

“Let me walk you through what will happen. You and I will go into the chamber and get comfortably seated in the two chairs. Adrian will hook us up to the monitors and, as we go through the synchronized-sound sequence, he’ll use the monitors to track everything that’s happening to our physical bodies. Physiologically, it will resemble sleep. But it’s not. Also, I can assure you that you will be in good hands. He and I have both done this many times.”

I wanted to believe him, and again I had the impression of a calm, steady pilot. But no matter what he said I still had that chattering sensation in my teeth and felt as if tremors were going off in my body. 

I worried: Could I overcome my fears and do this? Or would I completely wash out? Would I get “out,” only to be unable to get back in? Connie had spent hours preparing me for this, showing me how to focus on my breathing and quiet my monkey mind, but… I still felt so utterly unprepared. And my questions persisted: How would I know Gregory? What would he look like? Would he see me? Could we touch? What if I didn’t want to leave?

Connie moved close to me and slid her arm through mine. 

“I know you’re still scared,” she said. “Just trust the process and do the best you can.” 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kim Pierce is a former Dallas Morning News writer and editor who completed the Writer’s Path fiction program at Southern Methodist University. My Dead True Love is her first novel, inspired by events surrounding the death of her fiancé in 1998. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her partner and three cats.

The setting/era of the novel and evidentiary mediumship

My Dead True Love is set in 1998 because that’s when my real true love died, setting up the premise for the whole novel. 

Why not zoom it forward to contemporary times? Because too many aspects of the plot depend on what was possible and not possible during that era. If you’re old enough to remember that year, you’ll find quaint touchstones—like telephone handsets and the absence of social media. 

If the story were contemporary, Ann would have learned of Gregory’s death in a call to her cellphone before she ever set foot on the plane home. The shock of learning at the airport as she was deplaning—a defining moment in the story—would have been lost or at the very least diffused.  

The power of the evidentiary reading by a medium also would have been lost. In 1998, few if any people were calling these mediums evidentiary mediums. But such readings were happening. They occur when the medium brings through information that you can verify. Medium John Edward published his book One Last Time that year. He tests well, BTW, for legitimate mediumship. 

So much of what comes through in Ann’s reading with Sasha is based on what came through in my actual reading in 1998. Right off the bat, my (real) reading started with “There is a brother here…” followed by the revelation that he had passed young and was a suicide. 

In 1998, there was no internet where a fake medium could look up things like obituaries. or death certificates. But even if that had been possible, there was no way a medium would have known to link the brother’s name with me. He died many years before I met my true love. If telepathy had occurred—if the medium had somehow picked up the brother information up from me—it would have had to happen at a distance of about 2,000 miles. I was in Dallas, she was in coastal Oregon.   

Was my 1998 reading one hundred percent accurate? No. There were striking matches like the brother revelation, but also plenty of misses. Conclusion: Too much was accurate to be coincidence. 

These days, I continue my information gthering on evidentiary mediumship with Suzanne Giesemann, an evidentiary medium who comes from a most un-woo-woo background and who, I like say, passes my sniff test. She was a high-ranking military commander before she eventually developed her mediumship skills. 

In fact, she was an aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the last plane in the sky on 9/11; over the middle of the Atlantic, she gave the command to turn back to the United States, a flight path that took them over the twin towers in Manhattan. Her bio is on her website, suzannegiesemann.com, and one of her most powerful stories of evidentiary mediumship is her book Wolf’s Message, which is available through her website. 

I know that’s quite a diversion from 1998. But hey, it’s a blog. And I can do that. 

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14 comments

    • Thank you, Lacey. The only reason I wrote it as a novel is because (1) I didn’t have all the information and (2) it allowed me to consolidate information, as well as mold it into a creative arc.

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      • Oh, that answer sounds so dry. Let me clarify. I didn’t have enough information about the real Gregory’s family in order to explain his closeness to his mother and where his mother and father came from – their roots and the complications they presented. I had only the barest contours of their lives. Then there is the matter of so many characters who would have had to be introduced and explained. Writing the book as a novel allowed me to create composites – while retaining the essential experiences that happened.

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  1. I enjoyed reading about the setting and about evidentiary mediumship, I enjoyed the excerpt as well and My Dead True Love sounds like a compelling read for me!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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