“This woman is the Real Deal. Wit, sensibility,charm and true ability. Read her book.”
— Kim Rhodes, Actress (CW’s ‘Supernatural’)
Hey there everybody — it’s here!!
I’m beyond proud and thrilled to announce that my paranormal autobiography True Tales of the Truly Weird: Real Paranormal Accounts from a Real Psychic is now available in hard copy as well as digital eBook formats for Kindle, Nook, iBook, Sony, and other eBook providers via Smashwords!
For those of you who follow this blog — you know I love to write about all things strange and spiritual. This book project has meant the world to me and it’s a dream come true to have it published. Grab your hard or digital copy and learn what’s REALLY out there lurking in the ethers, as well as learning some personal tidbits about me and about living with Psychic abilities that you may not have previously been made aware of. Part freaky and part fascinating facts, this book will both answer and instigate your most pressing paranormal questions!
The book’s summary:
Truth is weirder than fiction. From Ghosts to Demons, Extraterrestrials to Kachinas, Banshees to Elementals, talking plants to people who cannibalize another’s liver, renowned Psychic / Medium and Paranormal TV, Radio and Film host Danielle Egnew (ABC, NBC, TNT, USA, LA Talk Radio) has encountered it all — sometimes with more terror than triumph. Uncover secrets of the magnificent yet monstrous unseen world that surrounds us everyday, recounted in exquisite and disturbing detail as experienced first-hand through Danielle’s extraordinary Psychic abilities. At the heart of the chaos, take a rare and candid look into the life and psyche of one of today’s most influential Spiritual and Paranormal personalities. An engaging yet chilling memoir underscored by fascinating history, harrowing humor, and freakish facts, True Tales of the Truly Weird is a powerhouse ethereal expose on what’s really lurking beyond our comfortable realm of understanding, redefining our realiy. The question is: Are we ready for the truth?
…Now, the best way I can describe WHY I wrote this book is to go ahead and paste the book’s preface, right here. Thank you to EVERYONE who has been part of my blogging world — it’s because of YOUR requests for me to document my experiences that I was inspired to complete this book. That, and special thanks to my good pal and Psychic colleague Pamela Beaty who encouraged me to dig in and finish the book, as well as to my editor and best pal-in-projects Kristen Coyner for her continued support in the process. You are all an amazing cheer leading squad! Enjoy the preface, and if you really want to know what’s “out there”, or what it’s like to live as a Psychic — then pick up a copy and go at ‘er!
“As a Psychic and Medium who works in media, it’s very important to me to educate the masses on what’s really “out there” (so to speak). I feel the more we know as a species the less we have to fear. Fear is the electric fence of the soul. When we are in fear, we only allow ourselves to peak through the fence at the darkness beyond. We speculate about the content of the darkness and in this speculation create grandiose horrors born from the deepest corners of our imagination. We then label these terrifying projections as reality. Yet what if this fear fence were eradicated? What if we no longer feared, but were fascinated, by all things that went bump in the night? Could we then turn the energy of demonization into that of discovery?
I believe we can.
For the past many years, I have been asked: “When are you going to write a book?” Though I’ve wanted to write a book, the task always fell behind other projects – music, TV, and films. However, no matter how busy I would become with other endeavors, I’ve started and stopped writing on many spiritual books. At the time, each book seemed to be the correct message for the moment. There are so many areas within the spiritual landscape which are near and dear to my heart that deciding upon one was difficult. I decided the best way to break the authorship ice was to simply tell the truth. To me, there is power in the truth. And there is power in a story. Combine the two and the educational and entertainment value is unparalleled.
I’m drawn to books about people’s lives. I want to study their journey and hear their stories. I want to be entertained as well as and educated. And if it’s to do with the paranormal – I want to be scared at times, too. I realized that my life in and of itself fit all the above criteria.
It was in writing this book that I was able to truly reflect on the outrageous amount of paranormal encounters I’ve experienced throughout my lifetime. To be honest, it was a tad jaw-dropping. Yet in actually trying to decide which stories to include in this book, I realized that there are not enough pages to adequately hold every experience I’ve had. Instead, I’ve chosen the most diverse – and the weirdest – tales from a broad array of my most bizarre paranormal encounters. It’s my hope that in reading this “sample platter of the paranormal” others will allow themselves to feel less alone in their own experiences.
You’ll notice that I’ve changed the names of the (not so) innocent while recounting these true tales. This is for no other reason than to protect the privacy of those who experience these bizarre situations along with me. Not everyone is up for copping to their paranormal experiences. Many of the people mentioned in this book are now surrounded by more conservative cultures or have religious families. Since this is a book of true tales and not a Hollywood tell-all, it’s my wish to honor people’s life choices – not rip anyone from the paranormal closet. Those mentioned in this book – and you know who you are — feel free to “out” yourselves. I just feel that’s your choice, not mine.
They say the devil is in the details. I’d offer that the destination is in the details. If we are to get from point A to point B in the paranormal field, we must consider all things: History, mythology, scientific information, spiritual customs, and of course – first hand experience. When I directed and starred in my paranormal documentary Montgomery House: The Perfect Haunting, it was incredibly important to me to include the history of the location. It was within the history that the terror was anchored. So I’ve included some of the creepiest history you’ll find anywhere, right here in this book. Luckily for me, it all just so happened to correspond with my experiences.
True Tales of the Truly Weird is my story, from one really weird encounter to the next. Welcome to my life, from that of a young child on. I hope to allow you to see through my eyes what it’s like to navigate every day in my spiritual skin so that you may gain clues in how to better to navigate life within your own spiritual skin. We are all “psychic”: Spiritual beings living a physical existence. It’s in how we each use our gifts that defines our purpose in this lifetime.
Now – go get yourself a bowl of popcorn, light some candles, and curl up with this book full of true paranormal tales. Maybe if you’re lucky, the wind will whistle through the hollow tress outside, just for effect.
My life is literally – in your hands. So here we go.”
— True Tales of the Truly Weird: Real Paranormal Accounts from a Real Psychic (c) 2012 / Danielle Egnew / Call To Light Press