Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Interview with Annelies George, author of Quest to the Unknown & Darkness and Light

Title: Darkness and Light
Author: Annelies George
Publisher: BI Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Ebook
On Tour: September 9-November 29

DARKNESS AND LIGHT is set five years after the brutal attack in Jessie’s apartment. From Miami to the Seychelles, the now married journalist continues her life journey. The metaphorical meaning of darkness and light are central themes throughout the story. Hatred, greed, betrayal, lies, the desire for power, far reaching jealousy, unconditional love, forgiveness and the noticeable changes in today’s climate are some of the spellbinding features of this plot.In the second part of the Jessie Golden Earth series once more today’s business jungle is intertwined with the intangible world of the other side. This results in an easily readable exciting story set in various countries around the globe, leading to a surprising unexpected end to this part in the series.


Title: Quest to the Unknown
Author: Annelies George
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Ebook
On Tour: September 9-November 29

Quest to the Unknown revolves around up-and-coming Dutch reporter Jessie Golden, ready for her first holiday with business mogul and playboy Carlos Gomez, with whom she is engaged in a budding romance. Her journey begins when she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy and her son Paul, leading her to an unexpected quest. Soon thereafter Jessie is confronted with a series of unexplainable supernatural occurrences. She realizes there is no such thing as coincidence, although she can’t unravel the true meaning of her quest nor her link to Nancy and her son. At the same time Jessie believes Carlos’ father has ties with some questionable characters. Startled by a series of unexpected events she reaches out to Ed Turner, Carlos’ right-hand man. In order to protect the one she truly loves, Jessie starts an investigation that points to the murky world of the mob. When a stranger is constantly following her, Jessie’s life is in serious danger. Can the ones she implicitly confides in, still be trusted? The first part of the Jessie Golden 21st Century Earth Series, introduces the main characters of the saga in an intriguing story of exceptional mother love, the far reaching consequences of choices in life, genuine feelings, blind faith and brutal deception, set in a multitude of countries in today’s fast moving business world.


Please share a little bit about your current release.

Darkness and Light is the second book in the Jessie Golden Earth Series and the sequel to Quest to the Unknown. The story continues five year after the end of book one. Again I have intertwined today’s business world with semi-autobiograph elements alongside the heroines spiritual journey in life into a new fiction story, with once more an underlying message for those who read between the lines.This time the metaphorical meaning of darkness and light is the red thread in the book.

What inspired you to write this book?
I took my inspiration from the current situation in the world, combined with the metaphorical meaning of darkness and light in the broadest sense of the word. When writing the book I reflected on something I wrote. This resulted in the start of Loveable Light, a personal initiative, centered around the beautiful light we all harbor within called Love. The ultimate aim is to create more positive energy around the globe.

Please share an excerpt:
The following excerpt can be found in chapter 24. Jessie Golden, the heroine of the saga, is reading a speech a medium delivered in trance. This is a little part of that speech:

“What the world looks like today is the aggregation of combined intellectual capacity, resulting in a flow of good and bad energy, two needed extremes normally creating a balance in which we can learn and grow.

Transformation will only take place when one individual changes his or her way of life. This affects somebody else, who in turn influences yet another one, snowballing in a positive or negative direction.

Unfortunately the ball is rolling in the wrong way, with us getting caught up in a reality of jealousy, greed, power, war, hatred, violence and sorrow. Darkness is threatening to color our daily lives. Are we still able to turn this destructive trend around before the Earth decides to take its own measures to restore balance in an act of purification of the planet?”

What exciting story are you working on next?
I just published a new book called “A Whisper of Thoughts” in which I share more than 50 quotes about Love, Life and Self-Awareness, illustrated with pictures. I am working on three books in parallel! First of all The Prophecy, part 4 in the Jessie Golden Earth Series. Secondly another fiction book based on internet dating and the dangers it can entail (Unpredictable Affairs) and last but not least the final editing of my non-fiction work (Learn To Understand Your Original Self) based on my research in the paranormal world and my own supernatural experiences. Actually I wrote this book 3 years ago but was a bit hesitant to have it published due to the unusual content. Furthermore, I felt it needed some thorough editing to make it more easy to read and understand. The booking has some unusual drawings. With the latter you have to think of figures that I made in PowerPoint and visualize what I am trying to explain.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Already when I was about 10 years old. I received a postcard collection and started to write short stories with my sister Marianne during the summer holidays. When I went to the Gymnasium I did not have time anymore to continue writing. So I actually considered myself a writer when I started to write about my business encounters with men when working as a managing director for an affiliate of a US based finance company.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your workday like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
No, I wish it was true. At the moment I work fulltime as a development and operations director for an international services and finance company. Since I only need 4-5 hours sleep at night, there is plenty of time after work to continue writing.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
A fast paced story with an underlying message set in today’s fast moving business world, intertwined with the intangible world on the other side.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A fashion designer! Unfortunately the fashion academy wasn’t so thrilled with my designs so I ended up in the fast moving IT finance business world!

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?

I am inspired by a lot of things, but most in particular the current situation in the world, the increasing natural disasters, the theory of Quantum Physics, Munay-Ki and some amazing life stories of psychics I met. It all led to the Jessie Golden Earth Series and Loveable Light, an initiative I started when writing Darkness and Light. Through video’s and posts on my Facebook Page I aim to create more awareness about the increasing negative influx of energy around the globe and would like to encourage people to help the Earth experience more energy of positivity, light and love.

Annelies George was born on 4 August, 1964 in Bussum, After the gymnasium, she followed a one-year course as an international secretary in Amsterdam. Immediately afterward she started to work for a law firm, studying finance, management and law during the evening hours with the goal of becoming a lawyer herself. A move to a different town brought her into the fast IT world, where she was employed by GE Capital, marking the start of a successful career in the international IT Finance world. Due to the intensity of the job and long working hours, she abandoned her plans for a law degree. At the age of 30, she was appointed to Benelux managing director of a US based lease company, a rare phenomenon at the time, since few women were holding similar positions in the specific branch in the Netherlands. Thereafter she accepted a variety of EMEA and regional management and sales roles with Cisco, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. Annelies still lives in Bussum and is taking care of her 83-year-old mother. She loves, among other activities, to paint and design necklaces when she is not writing. On occasion she likes to travel to discover new places and understand the different ways of living around the globe.

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