Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BEING AN INDIE AUTHOR, GETTING TO KNOW YOU, ALL ABOUT YOU.


Halo my lovelies! Welcome to Interview FoxSeat featuring author June Ahern - full interview at Mercedes Fox Author Page.
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June Ahern has authored two novels, The Skye in June and City of Redemption, two screenplays, and two non-fictions––a consumer’s guide, The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading (“Number one seller by an unknown author” at the 1991 New York Whole Life Expo where she was a featured speaker), and How to Talk with Spirits: Séances, Mediums and Ghost Hunts. After forty years she retired as a psychic medium. June continues with her Life Coaching practice, writing books and enjoying her psychic talents as part of “The Haunted Bay, San Francisco and Beyond Paranormal Investigations “as seen on youtube.com. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she came of age in San Francisco during the ‘60’s.
http://tinyurl.com/h958ccm - Amazon U.S. (International search June Ahern)
For all other book links see the end of the article.
Book blurb: Flower Power ignites into Fire Power when a lonely young woman becomes embroiled in a plot to bring down the Black Panthers in City of Redemption.
The once cheeky Liz leaves Scotland in a fog of grief after the death of her son to lose herself in the crazed days of The Summer of Love.  In San Francisco, thoughts of a “jolly good time”, free love and groovy people soon evaporate when she is drawn to the dark underbelly of violence and devastation.
What genre are your books? City of Redemption is a drama thriller. The Skye in June can be considered an upmarket fiction with an air mystery. My non-fictions are found in the spiritual, paranormal, and parapsychology section.
What draws you to this genre? I like a good noir thriller thus wrote City of Redemption. My protagonist can be charming and cheeky at times but has a dark side. Liz MacKay is exactly what a noir fiction calls for; a suspect as well as a victim with self-destructive qualities. is set in a time and place that won’t be forgotten; Summer of Love. As innocent as the time might sound, it had a dark underbelly of violence and destruction. There was so much social and political upheaval, which created violence and unhappy endings. My story tells of a young woman’s fall from grace, the pain of living with guilt, and finally the hope of redemption. It incorporate my heritage and interest in Glasgow, Scotland and San Francisco––two great locations for drama and mysteries.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something? I’ve enjoyed writing since childhood and in the eighth grade won a writing contest on “Being an Immigrant”. In the 1970’s I wrote a short story that compelled me to write it. Ten years later I took a screenplay class and wrote my first play. All of my books, were written because I was asked to write them by interested others. Around the time I was writing, The Timeless Counselor, I submitted an article to The Berkeley Psychic newspaper on 1-800 psychic hotlines. It was accepted and then became a chapter in Timeless. That book as well as How toTalk With Spirits were written to satisfy the curiosity of people who asked me the same questions during my many years as a psychic medium. Skye in June,a tribute to my five zany sisters, began as a screenplay. Later, an author friend suggested I write it as a book to improve the potential sale of the screenplay. My second novel, City of Redemption, also started out as a screenplay. It was created because a young Scottish actress requested I write a lead role in a film with her.
Any advice for aspiring authors? It’s wonderful to create a book, hard work when the editor gets involved, and a challenge to get it printed, but honestly the most difficult part is to market it. Best advice as to marketing and this is true for traditional publishing houses as well as independent writers––make a budget. Marketing is costly. Don’t get caught up in the hype of marketing companies where you pay a lot to sell your books. Yes, sometimes it’s worth it and it certainly can get your name and book into the public eye. Still, it’s YOU who has to follow-up daily with one or more of these things: Tweet, Facebook, blog, and contacts who might put on an event for you.
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he do that is so special? City’s Liz Mackay has strong survival instincts. Once a cheeky, beautiful woman who’d charm and lie to get her way, she finds herself cornered when she can’t make others believe she had nothing to do with her son’s kidnapping and murder. Overwhelmed with grief and guilt, she cannot forgive herself and start over. When Toni appears in her life the gutsy Liz is reborn. Recognized as worthwhile by someone, Liz comes back into her own.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why? Mason the gay hairdresser is my favorite. He’s witty and sincere, playing others to get what he needs (like Liz). There’s a depth to him. When the time calls for it he transforms from a scared, cautious young man to a man who bravely defends himself against the stigma of being gay, but more so has a hand in saving his other commune members. I also like Toni, the Black Panther who is strong in her convictions.
Who is your least favorite character and why? Easy –– Ricky, the cad. He’s a womanizer, a drug dealer, and an all around narcissist who preys on the weak and cowers from the strong.
If your book were made into a movie, whom would you cast? The main character, Liz, is from Scotland, therefore I would love to see Mhairi Calvey, a young Scottish actress in that role. She has the perfect look to play Liz. I actually was in contact with her agent, but without producers, no sale. Although we agreed when I found producers we’d be in touch again.
What is your next project? I’m working on the sequel to The Skye in June before the readers who are waiting for it lock me up in a room to complete it.
If there was one thing you could do to change the world, what would it be? Prejudices. All this judging, hating, spitting out venomous names about color, religion and sexual orientation differences leaves me perplexed and saddened. Judging a book by the cover before opening if wrong. My novels (especially Skye) address this kind of thinking, as do my non-fictions books. My books have garnered some nasty comments. But I let them pass because I believe in what I do––like my main characters. We all have opinions, our own religious viewpoints but why push them on others to the point of hatred and wars? Really blows my mind. Why can’t we, assumedly intelligent beings, learn to talk it out? To listen? That’s what I hope will come around one day.
Do you have a pet(s) you’d like to brag about? My horse, Luna, adopted ten years ago as a rescue Thoroughbred. She’s an older mare and when I first took her on she was in really bad shape physically Luna_birds_shortand psychologically. I thought, yeah, I can fix that. It was a time consuming effort to get her body healthier, although she’ll never completely recover from the neglect. It was the psychological damage that took the longest to heal. Now, we’re like too old senior gals walking the hills in harmony.
What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer? How wonderful the writing community supports each other. I don’t think outside my family or close friends, I’ve ever felt my ideas and what I have to offer so welcomed and supported.
What is one thing you hate about being a writer? “Blowing my own horn” is difficult. It’s not easy for me because it goes against all I learned as a child; be humble, be modest; don’t talk about yourself. Authors have to become a showman. I was advised when presenting my book, stand up straight, and speak clearly to engage your audience. Luckily, many readers who’ve enjoyed my books talk them up and I can just smile graciously when near by.
Do you ever feel self-conscious when writing love/sex scenes? No. In fact, I have to be careful not to write too erotically, and therefore change my genre. MF: I do believe you are the first author I’ve interviewed to say this. I have the same issue, but with sex and gore.
What do your fans mean to you? I’m blown away I have fans. I am truly humbled people share my books, email me with words of gratitude, encourage me to write more, and follow my blogs and social network pages. Like wow?! Thank you to those who show me such kindness!
Tell us something unique about you. I see dead people – no really! Many find that unique whereas I find it entertaining and at times, bothersome. Oh, the occasional spooky ones do frighten me. I tell people all the time, you can do this too. They look at me like, “Yeah? No thanks.” Plus, I can “see” in my mind’s eye, people’s DNA. Fortunately I have successfully helped some people avoid ill health. I insist my clients follow-up with their doctors. My information has been verified after our session.

To Buy an ebook or paperback go to: Amazon, Createspace or directly from June Ahern
The Skye in June http://tinyurl.com/jfvmkes
The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Psychic Reading
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How to Talk With Spirits: Seance, Medium, Ghost Hunt
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Friday, April 29, 2016

REDUCED TO MERE ¢ EBOOK UNTIL 5/5/16. 500 Reviews World-wide.

REDUCED EBOOK - ONLY 99¢! (normally $2.99)
until May 5, '16


A tale about the MacDonald family.  Starts in Glasgow, Scotland and travels to San Francisco during the mid 1950's. The four kids come of age during the beginning of the social and political upheavels of the 1960's.


Please leave a review - add your comment -  each one helps sell a book (or not) - presently this book has about 500 reviews on Amazon US, UK, France, Japan, Smashwords.com, Goodreads.com, Barnes and Noble.com and at juneahern website.

For my other books please see at june ahern dot com.

Monday, April 18, 2016

WHO STOLE YER MOJO?


Radio Interview is now available to listen 
click this link
 https://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-shows/june-ahern-interview/

Yeah, who did? 

How'd that happen? 

Listen in and find out! 

Discussion mojo & recovery

Tuesday, April 19th, '16 - 9:10 to 10 a.m.PST

Radio Show streams: http://kows107-3.org/ 


If you miss it listen a few days later and to my other discussions with host Yerevan (see readingsbyyerevan.com - radio shows, search June Ahern)
Link:
 https://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-s…/june-ahern-interview/ 

Follow my ghost hunts w/ paranormal investigators The Haunted Bay and Beyond paranormal investigators - here's one https://youtu.be/m397g0a9F9A

I'm an author of a two non-fictions - how to get the most from psychic readings and a paranormal how to talk with spirits. Learn more at my website june ahern dot com

Plus two novels - one about a Scottish immigrant family with a visionary child and the other about murder and betrayal during the Summer of Love 1967. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

LOST YOUR MOJO? UP YOUR MAGIC!

Radio discussion with June Ahern available on mojo https://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-shows/june-ahern-interview/

Got  your mojo goin' on?

Mojo = your magic; supernatural ability to create; your unique style,charm and  magnetism to attract people, things, and situations to satisfy your visions and wants; to know power. Sexual prowess. 

Is your magic waning?  

Nowadays many of are caught up in the turmoil of the changing environs of the world and feel powerfulness to stop it becoming exhausted and defeated. 

If you've experienced this you've mojo needs a kick start. 

Besides your really groovy self, that meow,here I am power your mojo might include a magic charm; a talisman (a special object you considered to bring you good luck charm or has magical energy. This could be special ring or stone like a crystal. Some people carry a rabbit foot. For those with religious object it can be rosary beads, a bible - an object that connects a focus and feeling of support to come back into one's place of power and calmness.) 

 What is your talisman?


A mojo can be a spell; words spoken to invoke power to create just as a prayer has power to connect to a Divine Source to guide you.

Recover your mojo:

Begin by shutting out the world.Stop the constant mental running in a maze feeling and seeking the right answer, the right path. 

Stop. 

Be somewhere alone, if you can, in nature - anywhere, a park, your yard - and sit for a period of time. If your mind wanders to unhappy times -  even if you have to force yourself  - think of a time (one day perhaps) when you felt great! Just one time, one moment when you felt you had it going on. Think, feel and be in that moment. 

If there's activity surrounding you and your eyes dart here and there, close them and take 3 deep breaths, look at the greens around you or blue of the skies.

If you have brought a talisman, look at that or if not wanting to expose it, put it in closed hands. Reconnect to a magical wonder of the time you chose it. Reconnect to that childlike belief you can create magic - for you can.

Now, what are you creating? Or, wishes today? 

With your mind clear, your intentions set how will you create? 

Mojo magic words: a spell

Words are powerful: Prayer is good. Do it daily myself. And then there is a time for a most powerful creation - spells are strong mojos!

A spell is a clearly stated or decided; not vague or doubtful group of words to create. Often in prayer we are petitioning, asking - leaving the decision to a source outside ourselves. In spells we are connecting to sources outside ourselves and showing our willingness to be a strong part of the creation.  

There are powerful but easy spells to cleanse your energy. words that have deep meaning for attracting to you what you believe you need to be in power of your life.

mójo: Probably of Creole origin, cognate with Gullah moco ‎(witchcraft), Fula moco'o (medicine man). early 20th cent.: probably of African origin; compare with Gullah moco ‘witchcraft.’

Join me for more on spells Tuesday, April 19th - 9:10 to 10 a.m.PST- Radio Talk Show streams: http://kows107-3.org.  If you miss the show listen a few days later at https://readingsbyyerevan.com/radio-shows/june-ahern-interview/

More about me,ghosts hunts, and my books at june ahern dot com and sf coaching dot com 
Books: novels, non-fictions, paranormal and parapsychology, 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

MY NOVEL TRANSLATED INTO JAPANESE

My novel The Skye in June has been translated in to Japanese. 

I am honored to announce my first novel was chosen for translation after being presented on a Japanese book website.  Just went up for sale this week at Amazon and with one review already. 


If you have a Japanese reading relatives and/or friends would you please pass the information on?

Paperback and ebooks in English or to learn about my other three please click the link below. It's in English on all Amazon sites. The ones below have reviews.

for an autographed copy mailed see june ahern dot com.

I write about Scottish immigrants and nonfictional parapsychology and paranormal.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Do Book Reviews Matter? Latest on spirit/ghost ebook


Do book reviews matter to you? Will you chose a book based upon them?

Review of my book - four stars out of four, "How to Talk with Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" 

I've actually read a couple similar books in the past, but "How to Talk With Spirits" is my favorite thus far. It uses the terminology properly, but never feels condescending or confusing; it expresses strong beliefs and opinions but never tries to force them upon the reader, instead encouraging safe experimentation and making one's own judgements; it teaches without preaching.

Life after death is perhaps the greatest mystery of our lives. Reincarnation, heaven and hell, ghosts living among us, any combination of those, something we haven't even imagined or absolutely nothing at all, the possibilities are endless. "How to Talk With Spirits" by June Ahern helps answer those questions (and many more) the best way possible - by presenting the reader with information, helping them find their own answers and frequently reminding them to stay skeptical and not just believe anything, even the things in this book, simply because they're widely believed.

"How to Talk With Spirits" is a nonfiction guide for exactly what it sounds like - communicating with spirits. Spirits here typically include both spirits and ghosts (the difference, June summarizes, is essentially that ghosts are spirits that remain on Earth), but also includes the possibility of picking up messages or signals from others who are alive.  The pages are filled to the brim with information equivalent to similar books double the length. Despite having so much information, the book doesn't ever feel boring - this is an insightful guide, not a dry textbook.

Before the book really kicks off, we're given an introduction that gives us a history of the author, June. In 1970, at 19 years old, she was a passenger in a vehicle during a car crash that threw her through the windshield. She sees a woman in white surrounded in light and actually died for 20 seconds. Ever since, she's been able to see and hear dead people and identify things about people without ever having met them before. Since then she's gone ghost hunting, led and been a part in seances and passed all sorts of messages to the living.

Following the introduction, the book is broken into 12 chapters, the first chapter being the longest. This chapter briefly covers a history of ghosts and then answers a wide range of frequently asked questions. These answers cover a wide spectrum of information, and while there is a bit of repetition, it's only because this portion is made in a way that the reader can read only the answers to questions they're interested in without missing anything when skipping portions. From this point forward, chapters explain about spirits and ghosts - both the good and the bad - as well as how to communicate with the good and protect oneself from the bad from preparations to best practices and creating the best, most likely situations for success. These chapters also go into details about methods for speaking with spirits alone or in different forms of seance, acting as a medium, going on ghost hunts and all sorts of other tasty tidbits of knowledge concerning spirits. As she gives information, June frequently references articles and books by other authors, as well as her own interesting experiences and even a YouTube video of one of her own ghost hunts. The last chapter is a simple ESP quiz she's created - just a handful of simple questions that will make you think about what you've seen and felt, then guides you with your results a bit.

I can't suggest it to anyone who has closed their minds to the possibility of an afterlife or being able to speak with the dead, but anyone the least bit curious or interested in the topic should give the book a read.

 The book definitely deserves 4 out of 4 stars




Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SPOT A PSYCHIC CON JOB


       Excerpt From

                                                             The Timeless Counselor 

                                           The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading

by June Ahern

 Chapter 1
Profiles of Readers

“A fool and his money are easily parted.”

Beware of readers who offer you control of a lover or other person, or say they can unite you with a lost love through a spell. These statements are often offered in advertisements placed on your windshield wipers, or put into your mailbox. An ethical and professional reader does not have to advertise in these ways. Some of these charlatans spread fear by telling you of a curse that has been put upon you, and that they can a remove it. The unethical reader will “see” a serious illness and then offers to heal you by lighting candles and charge a very high a fee. They say they'll light candles and pray for you to help with whatever seems to ail you or what spells they see are upon you. At times telling you will be told to return again and again until your finances and/or material possessions are depleted. They’re only hoping to hook you and your money in. 

These charlatans and give a bad reputation to ethical readers. See my chapter on how to find an ethical, professional reader and how to ask questions to learn more about readers.
If you feel that you've been taken, and depending upon how much you've spent, chalk it up as a lesson or if it's financially a lot report the reader to the proper authorities. But most of all know, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
      
HOW CAN YOU STAY SAFE WHEN CHOOSING A
 PSYCHIC READER?

In this book you'll also learn more how to get the most information from the reader which how you design questions. 

The Timeless Counselor: The Best Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading
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              How to Talk to Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts

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Novels by June Ahern

The Skye in June - a Scottish immigrant family with one child who has visions. Set in Glasgow, Scotland and San Francisco

City Of Redemption: When Flower Power turns into Fire Power. Scotland to San Francisco after a tragedy during the Summer of Love. Betrayal, murderous plots, Black Panters, drugs and love.

See my ghost walk through the streets of San Francisco and historical buildings on Youtube - The Haunted Bay and Beyond or follow links at my website.