Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Author Interview: Louise Helene

Hello fellow readers!

Today I'm thrilled to welcome Louise Helene, author of I Saw Your Future and He's Not It: A  Psychic's Guide to True Love to Melissa's Midnight Musings. Read on to learn more about this author and her book.

About I Saw Your Future and He's Not It: A Psychic's Guide to True Love


Title: I Saw Your Future and He's Not It: A Psychic's Guide to True Love
Author: Louise Helene
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Published: January 8, 2013
Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244 pages

Synopsis:

How does my guy feel about me? Is there another woman? Could he be "the one"? The answers to love's toughest questions may be lie in your own heart. This utterly unique book empowers women to take control of their love lives by tapping into their own intuition.

Psychic Louise Helene, who has advised women on matters of the heart for thirty years, shares powerful lessons and wisdom with the rest of us. True stories from her consultations--hilarious misunderstandings, painful mistakes, and true connections--highlight how intuition can guide you through the toughest relationship problems. Through simple exercises, you'll learn how to develop your own psychic edge to navigate the murky waters of love and romance.


The Interview:


Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Do you have any unusual talents or hobbies?

I have been a psychic advisor for over 30 years.  My mother was a Spiritualist minister, and encouraged me to give my first reading when I was 12 years old.  I studied under her reading of the crystal ball, tarot cards, and many other ways to connect to the psychic realm.  I have a special psychic connection to animals, and help their owners connect with them on an emotional level.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?

I have always wanted to write.  In one of my past lives I was a newspaper reporter.

Where did the inspiration for I Saw Your Future and He's Not It come from?

Several of my clients suggested I write a book to help guide women in their relationships.  Some of them have said they were going to use it as their “manual for love”.

What made you choose to write a book of this type?

Romance is my expertise.  I talk to women every day that need help navigating their love life.  With the Psychic Edge exercises in my book I hope to put the power in their hands so they can help themselves.

This book is meant to help empower women as they navigate the tricky subject of love. What do you think is most empowering to women who are already in relationships? Do you think that the thing(s) that are most empowering to a woman in a relationship are the same as those of a single woman?

Developing our own intuition is the most powerful tool that any woman can have, whether in a relationship or looking for one.  Once a woman develops her intuition she must then learn to listen to it.  So many times women ignore their “gut” feeling, only to be sorry later.  Challenges in love arise in life, no matter what our status, and intuition is our most powerful weapon to guide us through.  

Who is your favorite author?

Jane Austin

Do you have writing routine? A special pen, a certain type of music, time limits?

I always write my first draft in longhand with a pen my mother gave me years ago.  She was a very gifted writer, and when I use this pen I feel her spirit with me.

Do you enjoy edits/rewrites, or not?

I don’t like rewrites; luckily I haven’t had to do them often.

Do you do a lot of external research in the process of writing? If so, what's the most interesting thing you've uncovered in your research?

My niece Kim Osborn Sullivan loves statistics and research so she handles all of this for me.  There is a section in “I Saw Your Future and He’s Not It” called JUST THE FACTS and Kim did a great job on this part of the book.

How did you choose pseudonyms to protect your clients’ identities?

I have a large family and all were happy to lend their names to be used in the book.

Please tell us a little bit about your journey to publication.

I had a dream, prior to finding a publisher, that the first publishing company I approached would publish my book.  This is exactly what happened.  My road to publication was seamless, just as my dream had predicted.

What is the hardest part of being a writer?

The hardest part about writing is budgeting my time, as I have a very busy schedule.  My clients keep me busy, so sometimes I barely have time to write.

Are there any common themes that you feel are particularly important to write about?

Love and intuition, we can never have enough of both.  True love is what we long for, and intuition is what helps us find it.

When you're not writing, what are your other hobbies/passions?

I enjoy playing the guitar and piano.  My little troop of formally stray cats, and dog Gigi are a captive audience when I play and write music.  I am passionate about animal rescue, and being a good steward of the earth.

Are you working on any new projects?

Yes, I am collaborating on two books one fiction, and one non-fiction.

Quick Fire round:

Coke or Pepsi?  
Coke
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate
Rainy winter days or blazing hot summer days?
Rainy winter days
Hard Copy or e-book?
Hard Copy
Favorite book?
Gone With The Wind
Last book you read?
Marley and Me
What's a quote that inspires you?
The only real valuable thing is intuition by Albert Einstein
What's your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate Cake


About Louise Helene:

Louise Helene is a second-generation psychic, Tarot reader, and crystal ball gazer who has conducted thousands of readings during her thirty-year career as a spiritual advisor. She is the co-author of I Saw Your Future and He’s Not It: A Psychic’s Guide to True Love, a women's intuitive dating and relationship guide. Louise resides in the Greater Chicago area. www.louisehelenethepsychic.com



1 comment:

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love Jane Austin too, thankfully I met my soulmate 27 yrs ago, but this sounds like a neat read for the single ladies