Lorraine Carey

Lorraine Carey
This is my secret place I go to write for inspiration- Pedro St. James Castle, Grand Cayman

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Not the Perfect Storm

                                                       Just the other day my husband and I were out in the North Sound on Grand Cayman on our boat Angelica, cruising over crystal blue waters. I could see a dark cloud ahead looming far in the distance. My husband was diving for conch as I stayed on board to watch that storm cloud as it was coming in closer by the minute. Every time my husband came to the boat with his hands full of conch treasure I had called his attention to the coming storm and he acknowledged it but said he wanted just one more trip for the booty he had come for.

As he finally boarded the boat with his last catch the rain had hit. We watched the  massive squall roll across the water with its fury as it stirred up the once smooth sea to a totally different creature ! All around us was a thick shield of rain with zero visibility. I quickly grabbed for my life vest and my rain parka. We huddled under the center console area as we have an open bow boat. As the wind and rain continued to get worse I had visions of us capsizing. Even with reassurance from my husband I still had thought the worse. I was shaking and sopping wet as I clung onto his drenched towel. We couldn't fight it-he said we just had to sit there and wait it out. All the time I kept wondering  how long we would be out there.

Well, after about forty-five minutes the storm did let up . As we looked around we could see all of these other boars that must have stopped also . God knows what kept them all from running into us or each other. Heading for home the lingering light rain felt like stinging pellets on my face as we raced for our dock.

And for the conch, it is  now on the stove in a pot. I don't like conch and even if I did I don't think I would eat this batch. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lorraine's Inspiration: Two Boys, Two Pendants

Lorraine's Inspiration: Two Boys, Two Pendants:                                        Two Chilling Fantasy Novels                             Jonathan's Locket and Mysteries of t...

Two Boys, Two Pendants

                                       Two Chilling Fantasy Novels 

                           Jonathan's Locket and Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn              

Two Teen Boys
Jonathan Palmer is a stowaway trapped aboard one of the  many doomed ships back in 1794 as part of the Wreck of the Ten Sails  that crashed into the reef on Grand Cayman. He is about to lose his life due to a mysterious locket that will  lead him to his death. It was one that he had hoped would lead him to find his beloved mother.
The other boy, Dean Banks, is a rowdy teen who learns he has  inherited a mystical gift  from an ancestor on this sixteenth birthday that thrusts him into a new a dangerous world of the Paranormal. He also has a special Thunderbird talisman given to him at birth that seems to be a powerful source of protection from someone and something out to destroy his family secret and the legendary Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in the Superstition Mountains.

Coming Soon from XoXo Publishing

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Birthday Gift From Beyond the Other Side

 My Father has passed on to the other side due to colon cancer.
 He had his tumor removed on his  birthday, and finally went full circle and passed on his  birthday.
 Today, I am having a very small procedure done on my birthday.
Coincidence- I think not. I do believe it is a gift from my father who still continues to watch over and guide me. Everyone says -why on your birthday? I tell them This is  truly a 'gift.'
Happy Birthday to Me!

Enjoy the Journey!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kiera's Quest

Just finished Kiera's Quest for Young Readers and here is the review-Kiera’s Quest should be at the top of every teen girl’s read list! It serves up action, fantasy, and a hint of paranormal romance. Here a young teen is faced with a destiny of helping a cursed Prince save his mythical country from an evil queen who has many dark secrets up her sleeve. Kiera’s character is challenged when her friends and teachers believe she has gone Mad. She becomes a stronghold here as she is in charge and the fate of this Prince is in her hands. 
Kristy Brown is a master at mingling real life issues with fantasy-ones that teens can identify with. I was entertained with the bits of humor entangled in this which brought out some bright moments.  As a children’s reading specialist from many years I can tell you this is the kind of story young teens crave. Kiera’s Quest will be the new addition for my collection.

Kiera's Quest, by Kristy Brown, 
Muse It Up Publishing

Monday, March 19, 2012

So Where is Your Secret Spot?

Okay, fellow writers we all know that writers frequent different locations to gain inspiration and get in the 'Mood'. Well one thing I have learned is that it helps to seek out places that fit into the genre and subject matter you are writing about. And some famous authors have sought out some pretty bizarre locations.
Since my genre is Paranormal Thriller I was in luck to have a great place on island here that was truly haunted! Pedro St. James Castle  on Grand Cayman  is the plantation where their birth of Democracy came about. It is rich in tales of slaves,romance and ghosts! On one of my visits there I could feel the presence of little Mary Jane, the daughter of the family that lived there during the 1800s. She was struck by lightning on the steps of the house. I knew at that moment that I would be spending lots of time here getting inspired! Visit the link below for more information.The grounds have the most beautiful view also!
Here I am on the steps where the ghost of the little girl can be seen by some. So, writers, drop me a line and let me know what your favorite or secret spot is!
Happy Hunting!