The Mysterious-Flying Towel
Hi Everyone!! Thank you Melissa for having me today! My name is Hillary Seidl and I’m obsessed with the paranormal.
At age nine I had my first paranormal experience with a ghost. I was staying at my grandparents and I had taken a shower. While finishing my nightly ritual, I turned to see my wet discarded towel fly a good five feet out of my grandparents room and land by the washer. I wasn’t frightened because I thought my grandma had done it. So I yelled, “Sorry, grandma!” Less than ten seconds later I walked to her room. My grandma was snoring. It hit me then she couldn’t have thrown the towel.
I stood there confused. I replayed it in my head a couple of times. My brain didn’t want to accept it so I woke up my grandma and asked her. She had no idea what I was talking about. My sweet catholic grandmother doesn’t lie and why would she about a towel?
That incident is what started my paranormal journey.
In high school, I learned all I could and did all my papers on the paranormal. I was in ecstasy when The X-Files caught my attention and I made my family watch every Friday night. That’s when I discovered fan fiction. Writing back then was like a compulsion. I took other people’s characters and made them my own. (With a disclaimer—of course) I had a 300-page fan fiction when I was sixteen. It was pretty bad, but I knew I wanted to be a writer.
I ignored the calling to try and be normal. I know, I know, I shouldn’t say that. But I had no idea what to do with my life thinking being an author was out of my reach. Then it happened… Supernatural! Love the show and the characters. I even went to a convention in Vancouver to meet the actors. Completely awesome!
Writing Supernatural fan fiction came easy to me and I realized through that that I knew what I wanted to do. Paranormal romance. When I found my local chapter of RWA, the Colorado Romance Writers I finally found where I belonged. It was like coming home!
My first novella, Finding Ms. Wright: Sia is out from 5 Prince Publishing. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
SIA: Paranormal hunter Andrew Grant has less than a week to locate a stone and thwart a wizard's bid for ultimate power. Sia holds the key to his success, and to his heart. Only together can they discover love and save the world.
Have you ever had a paranormal experience? Do you believe ghosts are real?
Thank you so much for having me, Melissa Schroeder! I would love to give an ebook away to a lucky commenter! (U.S. only.)