Katrina is unique: her psychic powers allow her to recognize energy waves with her mind. But her ability comes with a price, and she must treat the symptoms arising from using it. While writing a letter to her daughter, Emma, as an apology for the stress Katrina put her through, she gets a call from her estranged father. He requests her to visit him in Washington DC. During the visit, her disciplined father opens up as he takes her to Arlington National Cemetery where he reveals two secrets. One is about her late brother, who passed from a rare brain cancer, and the other reveals why she has the ability. Her father details the events that happened to him as a young private where he was assigned to help recover the remains of a UFO crash near Corona, New Mexico. Events related to the assignment would have a great impact on him, and later, his family.
Born in Italy, Paul arrived in the United States at the age of three. The family settled in Chicago for a couple years, then moved to the southwest suburb of Hickory Hills.
After graduating public high school, he was admitted to the University of Illinois, Chicago for architecture. He earned a professional degree in 1981. Afterwards, he applied and was accepted to United States Air Force Officer Training School where graduation resulted in a commission as a second lieutenant. He stayed in the Air Force until he was granted an honorable discharge in 1995.
After sixteen years of working in a few private firms, he applied to the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 2012. Paul is a design manager for projects associated with bases in the Middle East.
His first, novel, The Disclosure Paradox, was self-published 30 October 2019. It enjoys high ratings on Amazon and Goodreads with approximately 400 copies in circulation.
He lives in rural West Virginia where his wife, adopted grandson, and two older rescue mutts work and play on six acres of woods, high grass, and wild flowers.
The human brain is more magnificent than we could imagine. I applied first hand knowledge of this in the story. When my grandson, Lennon was born, there were complications and signs of seizures. The doctors were concerned there would be brain damage, so they placed him in a cooling protocol to slow or delay brain development to prevent any damage. While his body was somewhat dormant for two weeks, his brain healed and it appeared that it made him better. Lennon is seven now, and you can have an adult conversation with him on anything.
What Doesn't Kill Her
For every day of electro-magnetic attacks, Katrina’s mind gathered data, healed, regathered data, healed again, and continued to improve. This is the power of the human brain: the power to heal itself. Katrina’s brain was special and its powers were just as special. The activity allowed Katrina to hear more. Her psychic senses sharpened in accuracy and clarity. She could pinpoint the locations of generators and the sources of energy. She could hear conversations, not only in the lab, but outside and in separate conferences.