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Part Three of my Katrina Dobson Character Conversation

This is the girl from the original cover of Inner Vision. She looks like an older version of my daughter

Hello and welcome to the final segment of my character conversation with Katrina Dobson from Inner Vision. I encourage you to go back and read the introduction,  part one and part two of my conversation before proceeding to the rest of the interview, if you haven’t already done so. I also encourage you to sign up for my mailing list to receive a free short story, stay up-to-date with author happenings, and get a behind the scenes look into my author journey. To get notified when I upload new audio/video content, please subscribe to my podcast and YouTube channel. Without further ado, here’s the rest of my character interview. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.

Ann: What is your ultimate goal?

Katrina: My goal is two-fold. First of all, I want to find out who brought me to this strange hospital, and why I’m here in the first place. Second of all, I want to uncover the secrets hidden here. Once I do that, then Mom and I can go home.

Ann: What about your father?

Katrina: I pray that I can somehow lead him to Christ, but I can’t say when that’ll happen. Remember when I told you that mom supports me?

Ann: Yeah, what about it?

Katrina: Truth is, she did, until we arrived at the hospital. Since then, she’s become more passive. I mean she’s hidden herself in some type of shell. But when I start trying to communicate with the people, I think I see, she acts as if that’s a trigger to her PTSD.

Ann: I thought you had PTSD, too?

Katrina: I do, but I’m using my inner vision as a strength, instead of a weakness. I have nightmares where I see my dad beating my mom, but here’s the weird part: He’s threatened to hit me, but he’s never actually laid a hand on me. His actions make me believe that he blames Mom for my accident.

Ann: Do you have a positive or negative body image?

Katrina: If you had asked me that five years ago, I probably would have told you that I have no body image at all, but now, I have a positive outlook on life. Let’s put it that way. Like anyone else, I have my own fears and emotions, but If I know something’s not right or someone does something that goes against my beliefs, I’ll fight tooth and nail to right that wrong or make the person beg for forgiveness.

Ann: Is your father one of those people?

Katrina: Absolutely. He’s abusing my mother for something that I had no control over, so somebody has to make him face the music. If I have to be the one to do it so be it.

Ann: Who or what would you die for?

Katrina: I’d lay down my life to give honor and glory to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, and I’d die to protect my mother. Though she lashes out at me, I still love her. I realize that she’s not herself right now, but if she were stronger, she’d do the same for me, I just know it!

Ann: Do you have a plan for tomorrow? Next week? Next year?

Katrina: Listen, I take one day at a time until I can gather information. The only plans I have; are the ones I wake up with after my vivid dreams.

Ann: Are you resilient enough to change as your story progresses?

Katrina: I can’t stay the same. I mean my life is constantly changing. The first major change took place when I had my accident. Now, every day is a brand-new turning point on the path we call life. I need to change and grow in order to solve this mystery. I may be stuck in the hospital, but I’m not stuck in that one room. Write my story to find out how much I change and see the changes that take place in the characters around me.

Ann: One final question, and this might sound silly, but here goes. What would you think if you could see me now?

Katrina: God gave you the ability to create me as a character when he laid my story on your heart. I see you in the same way you see me in your head. When I stand beside you and tap my toe impatiently, that means that I’m impatient for you to share my hero’s journey. Thank you for that. I love having these chats, but I’ve got a mystery to solve. Follow me as I walk these narrow halls and wide-open spaces to hunt for the truth.

I’d like to thank Katrina Dobson for stopping by the blog to have an enlightening conversation with me. Stay tuned, for you’ll meet the entire cast of Inner Vision characters in the weeks ahead. Until next time, happy reading and God bless.

Huts,

Ann

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Part Two of my Character Conversation with Katrina Dobson

Hello and welcome to part Two of my character conversation with Katrina Dobson. If you’re new to the blog, be sure to go back to the introduction and part one to catch up. I’ll be sure to link you to the next part at the end of the blog, once I get it posted. Be sure to subscribe to my email list for news about my author journey and to get notified of new releases. Without further ado, let’s welcome Katrina back for another fabulous conversation.

Ann: This is going to sound a bit weird, but I have a tough question for you.

Katrina: Go ahead.

Ann: What lie do you tell yourself while you’re in the hospital?

Katrina: You know this already, but for those who haven’t read my book, I will say that I tell myself that I don’t belong at that place, but I’m stuck there. The question I ask myself is, “Why did God bring me here and what does he have in store for me?”

Ann: Do you need friends?

Katrina: What kind of question is that? Of course, I need friends! I already have one friend, who is also my doctor, but I do wish my mom would be more supportive. I mean she’s despondent and wants to contradict everything I do. She used to be so supportive, that is until we wound up here What I wouldn’t give to have the close relationship with Mom again or at least have another friend to talk to when Dr. Anders is making her rounds or seeing other patients.

Ann: What physical thing do you fear the most after losing your sight?

Katrina: The images I see. Sometimes they are clear in my head, and sometimes they’re foggy replicas of some shadowy figure or shape. The dreams scare me too, but I know they are clues to the mystery I need to solve to get out of this weird trauma center.

Ann: If you could spend your last day on earth with anyone past or present, who would you choose

Katrina: Before we wound up at this private hospital, I would have said my mom, but now I’m not so sure.

Ann: Why?

Katrina: Is she was the last person I spent my dying days with, I’d fight to protect her from my dad until I breathe my last. Although I pray for him, I know he’s out there and he could hurt either one of us. I love Mom and I’d fight to the death to keep her safe.

Ann: What is your defining strength?

Katrina: Although my dreams and internal images scare me to death, I also consider them to be my defining strength, because they tell me more than I ever learned, or took for granted before my accident.

Ann: Let me give you a scenario. If you discovered that the person, you’d been mistaken for dies while you’re still in the hospital, how would you handle meeting her older sister?

Katrina: Wait what! You mean to tell me that I’ve been confused with another girl? How? Wait, don’t answer that, let’s see how it plays out in my story. For those of you reading this conversation, you’ll have to read the book when Ann finishes writing it to see how this story ends. Listen, I got to go, Dr. Anders wants to take me on a tour of the building. She says she’s got someone I need to meet. Talk to you later.

Ann: Thanks for stopping by my blog for a quick little chat. We’ll finish up the conversation next week.

Katrina: My pleasure, it’s been nice chatting with you. Got to run, bye!

Continue to part three of my chat with Katrina Dobson. In the meantime, you can go back and read the previous posts provided in the links above. Happy reading!

Blessings,
Ann

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Sue Parrisher

Today’s episode was aired in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click the links below to hear my special guest share her journey from victim to survivor.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special Guest Interview with Sue Parisher!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
Sue Parisher
WHEN?
Tuesday October 6, 2020
WHERE?
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MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Sue Parisher…

LTC (Ret.) Sue Parisher served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service
while enduring brutality and abusiveness in her twenty-year oppressive marriage.
The constant need to relocate due to Army orders every few years definitely contributed to her abuser’s ability to weaken her defenses against him. The
atmosphere of military masculinity of the time and her daughter’s diagnosis of leukemia continually added gasoline to the horrors of her world.
Today, Sue is happily married to a wonderful Christian man whose children and family have overwhelmingly welcomed her into their world. She has three unbelievable
children who have been her inspiration and motivation during all these trying times. Her daughter’s cancer has been in remission for 15 years.

Sue’s book is entitled Rock Bottom and Faithless: Defeating the Lies of Domestic Abuse with God’s Truth

Description:
Seven years after separating from my abuser, a nervous breakdown revealed the reality that time alone was not going to heal the horrors of
abuse.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn’t make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn’t release me from the grip of his brainwashing control
and the innate power he had over me.
As I started putting my shattered life back together after being separated from my abuser, I still felt his compelling control shaping my every thought
and action. I didn’t feel like a domestic violence survivor just because I was no longer with my abuser. In fact, I felt like a remotely-controlled, confused
puppet still shaken by residual influences in my mind.
In order to become a true survivor, knowing that the thoughts in my head were mine, I had to: identify the deeply rooted lies of my abuser that I believed
were true, extract the lies, lean on God’s strength to defeat the lies and replace them with His word, and acknowledge that the trauma experienced from
the abuse left physical and emotional scars that needed to be furthered explored.

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Part One of My Character Interview with Katrina Dobson From Inner Vision

Hello everyone, welcome to part one of my conversation with Katrina Dobson. If you’re new to my site, be sure to go back and read the Introduction I posted last week. Without further ado, let’s welcome my main character from what I now call Inner Vision: Katrina Dobson.

Ann: Hey Katrina, I have some very important questions to ask you. The answers to these questions will help me tell your story the way you want me to tell it. Are you up for that?
Katrina: I guess. I mean people have asked me some of the dumbest questions thus far, so how hard can it be?
Ann: These questions may be a bit tough, so brace yourself.
Katrina: Okay.
Ann: I have to start with this one. How do you feel about your parents?
Katrina: I love my mom. I mean after my accident; she didn’t judge me for my blindness. She tried to help me get the training, therapy and support I needed to be an independent person again. The accident put me in a deep depression. With Mom’s help and the support of others who lost their sight later in life, I was able to discover who I am and fine my purpose in life.
Ann: What about your dad?
Katrina: Do we really want to go there? I have a love/hate relationship with him. Before my accident, he could be brutal, but after the accident, he flipped. I mean he started hitting my mom and he even hit me a couple of times. You saw the way he acted in the hospital. That was just a taste of what he’s capable of. It gets worse later on in the story, but I can’t tell you that part yet. You’ll have to find out as we go along.
Ann: When did you feel completely loved and accepted?
Katrina: I’ve always felt loved by God first, then my mom, though she was week, but I was truly accepted by Dr. Anders. She took me under her wing and she does her best to help me solve the mystery. She’s a pistol, but she’s my ally and mentor. She also looks out for mom, though Mom’s shy about showing her gratitude.
Ann: What would mentally destroy you?
Katrina: Oh my gosh! The accident already did that once, but my dad’s abuse has caused me to be diagnosed with PTSD. I can’t really tell you what more I can go through to crush me, except losing my mom or my best friend Ana.
Ann: One final question for this week’s post. What would need to happen to make you speak out or defend a stranger in public?
Katrina: That’s a tough one. But if someone were tormenting another blind person, I’d have to say something in defense of that person, or call the police if necessary. I don’t like seeing members of the blind community getting hurt. Likewise, if someone were hurting my Mom, that person would have a fight on their hands, because you don’t mess with Mama.
Ann: I can understand the need to defend another blind person. I’m blind myself and I don’t like to see anyone getting hurt, especially a person with a disability. Do you have any parting words before we close out today’s interview?
Katrina: No matter what you’re going through, remember that Jesus loves you. Lean on the Lord and the people in your close-knit circle of friends, because they’re the ones who’ve got your back. You’ve got this, keep your head up and be strong.

I’d like to thank My character Katrina for stopping by for a brief chat, today. Be sure to continue to part two of our enlightening conversation.
Hugs,
Ann

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