my Grace Simms trilogy is published, it's time to get cracking on another series! I
am currently working on a paranormal suspense story titled "Borrowed
Time". This series is based on an award winning short film script I wrote in 2011, for the
"A Place Called Sacramento" film festival. My protagonist, Suzanne
Cash, survives a near death experience only to become plagued by visions of young girls being murdered. Detective Sam Metzger is not only on the hunt for the man who left Suzanne for dead, he's determined to catch a serial killer. Look for updates on my website: dannawilberg.com Check out my books on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Danna-Wilberg/e/B00OFC55D6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1455138192&sr=1-2-ent
Dänna Wilbergwill be appearing in the AUTHORS BOOTH at the CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR on July 12 - 2pm-10pm, July 14 - 11am-7pm and July 24 - 2pm -10pm. Come on out and join Dänna and several local authors during the fair!
Book I in the Grace Simms trilogy, "The Red Chair" and book II, "The Grey Door" will be available for purchase. Dänna Wilberg would love to meet you and personalize your copy!
It's official! Book II in the Grace Simms trilogy, "The Grey Door" is now on Amazon!
When Grace Simms is rendered helpless by a lunatic, Police Sergeant
Garret Weston intervenes, and Grace begins to love. But a cruel twist of
fate takes her down the rabbit hole, and destiny prevails. The
young psychotherapist’s life in shambles, Grace seeks the help of her
psychiatrist and mentor, Dr. Meltz. A killer is on the loose, and she
trusts no one. Her heart shattered, she bids love farewell. In session,
Grace digs deep only to be haunted by disturbing dreams and childhood
memories. It seems everyone has a secret. Whom can she trust? And
then there’s Jess Bartell, the college crush Grace thought she loved and
thought she knew. He’s keeping the biggest secret of all, until a new
guy moves in on his territory and rallies for Grace’s heart. Then
suddenly the competition becomes stiffer than Jess ever imagined.
Okay, we all have it. That little niggling voice that infiltrates our
conscious mind whether we like it or not. "It's" called intuition.
Internal knowing. But do we listen? Heed the warnings, the good advice?
Do we pay attention to our dreams? The images that coax us into
re-evaluating our circumstances, our position, relationships with those
nearest and dearest to our hearts?
In "The Grey Door",
psychotherapist Grace Simms realizes she is out of sorts...out of her
mind so to speak. Her situation demands she pay close attention. She
has survived a horrendous ordeal, but her gut tells her she is not in
the clear. Wanting to put ugliness to rest, she tunes out the warnings
and redirects the signals to another part of her brain, the part that
rewrites the message into a something more manageable. Denial.
However intuition reacts at the cellular level, and soon it manifests
itself into physical anomalies. Headaches, tension, indigestion, poor
sleep. Intuition will not be ignored.
Stories are written for
entertainment. Characters manifest in the subconscious. And sometimes
the story that needs to be told teaches us something about ourselves.
"The Grey Door" by Dänna Wilberg - available on Amazon.com June 16, 2015
Okay, ladies and
gentlemen, too! As an author, I write about sociopaths, but truth be
told, most of us have run into a sociopath or two during our dating
experience, right? We may be related to one of these characters, or the
sociopath in our life could be our boss! How many of us are aware this
flaw is oh-so common? One in twenty-five people are born sociopaths, and
many of these people are in our lives as we speak.
What is a
sociopath? A person with no conscience. Zip, not-ta! These are people
who can lie, cheat, steal, destroy the people around them and sleep like
a baby at night. They do, say, and think without consideration for
others. Their main purpose in life is to get what they want, when and
however they please, and poor you if you get in their way. A
sociopath is someone who doesn't cringe when a dog gets hit by a car,
and doesn't 'get' why you do. They cover up their incapacity to care by
focusing on your discomfort. Sound familiar?
Not every sociopath
displays signs of this anomaly outwardly. Some prefer to be sneaky,
calculating, throw people around them off guard. They pull you in, gain
your confidence, then whittle away at your self esteem. Life is one big
game, with only one winner, and it isn't you! Sure, there are
notorious sociopaths--turn on American Greed! Prime examples of
conscious-free specimens destroying lives around them , but what about
your neighbor? Your girl/boyfriend? How do you recognize sociopath
characteristics in those closest to you? Dr. Martha Stout, author of
"The Sociopath Next Door", refers to conscience as a "seventh" sense,
that has developed over time. Those who lack this seventh sense feel
they are better off in many ways. Sociopaths don't struggle with 'right'
or 'wrong', they know the difference, but they only do what serves
Sociopaths do not feel guilty. Ever. They don't know how,
although they may "display" emotion to hide their lack, or up their
game. They watch how others respond, and imitate what they see to fit
in. Fitting in is part of the game. They will manipulate, tell the 'down
and out' story to draw you in, all the while, deviously collecting data
to use as a weapon when the time is right. Sociopaths come off as
charismatic, dynamic, your best friend, the one guy/girl on the planet
who is a perfect match, one who understands you completely, loves you
unconditionally. Truth? Beneath this veneer of 'too good to be true'
lies a twisted mind that feeds on your soul and won't stop until your
consumed. The only way to save yourself is to walk away, and don't look back.
This blog post is for discussion purposes only. Always seek professional help for a diagnoses. For More Information on Sociopaths Check out the following websites:https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201305/how-spot-sociopathhttp://www.wikihow.com/Determine-if-Someone-Is-a-Sociopathhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/07/dating-a-psychopath_n_4378946.htmlhttp://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html
At "Left Coast Crime", everyone talks about murder. Murder is our forté-- as authors, that is! Experts
converse about the best weapons to use, how to get away with a crime,
how blood spatters speak for the dead, or how to spot a psychopath, much
like one would discuss what to feed your baby or the best way to
shampoo a dog.
The topic of murder is not for the squeamish, nor
is the conversation reserved for sinners and evil doers! It seems
everyone from Aunt Louise, to Uncle Charlie, (and his mother) love a
good murder mystery! And what does a good story entail? A dead body on
the first page? A villain who thinks he can outsmart the protagonist?
And what do we love about our hero/heroine? He/she must be one heck of a
detective, with flaws of course, the more the better.
privileged to moderate a paranormal panel, hosting authors who incur a
problem or two with characters who are immortal-- or ghosts! How do you
kill someone who is a mere three-hundred years old? Or already dead?
What about the hedge witch who must come up with one heck of a spell to
solve a murder? Challenging to say the least.
And why are we so enamored by death? Perhaps reading murder mysteries allow us to imagine both sides of the coin-- victim, and perpetrator.
Could it be we "work-out" our own mortality through fiction? Or does
immersing ourselves in murderous prose neutralize lurking thoughts we
have about our boss, or the nasty neighbor next door? One can only
I met talented authors, dedicated to their craft, and
learned new tricks for my arsenal, but the most memorable thing I
learned in Portland about murder is-- too many "Voo-doo" doughnuts will
kill you! But what a way to die!