The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Psychic medium, John Edward

john edward While in college and a skeptic of anything psychic, John Edward had a reading with a…you guessed it….a psychic. She told him that he was…well, psychic and that one day he would be seen as a teacher who helps people.

He says the people on the other side give him pictures in his mind to guide him to the living person he needs to give a message to. Although, the experts that study him say, he uses mentalist techniques of hot and cold reading.

The psychic has seven titles. Two television shows, Crossing Over with John Edward, and John Edward Cross Country. He admits to heavily editing his shows “to fine-tune them.” Others feel its to hide his misses.

He also has a website Click here to visit if you like . He charges 500 dollars for a private reading. OUCH! I still feel if you really want to help the dead deliver a message to the living to help them…why so much?

However, in my research on Mr. Edward, I didn’t find any evidence condemning him as a fraud. Even Anderson Cooper seemed convinced that he’s the real thing. You can see a portion of the interview here

What do you think?



Thursday, May 2, 2013, I’ll be at the Orlando Hilton, at the FLA Conference. From 2:45 to 4 PM, I will be selling and signing copies of Secondhand Shoes. I’ll have a box of chocolates to share with everyone, too.

Address: 6001 Destination Pkwy

Orlando, FL 32819



Lila’s Journey, Book II, Killer Stilettos

To my surprise, Vinny sat back and blinked his eyes twice. “But I swear, I never aimed my gun at you.”

“Maybe you didn’t aim it at me, but my friend B.J. is dead now and Cynthia has an injury to the side of her head. So did you kill and injure my friends?!” Heat flushed through my body. My pulse sped up.

Vinny lowered his head.

“Yeah. Just what I thought. Loser!”

“Please. You have to forgive me,” Vinny said between faint sobs.

“You need to ask God for forgiveness. From what I know, you’re bound for hell.”

“Please, you can’t let me go there.” Vinny raised his head, teary blue eyes peered at me. “You have to help me, please.” For a ghost, he cried like a baby. Snot pooled at the top of his upper lip and drool leaked from the corner of his mouth.

“I don’t know if I can help you,” I said in a calm tone. The sight of his urgency and fear made me feel a little more powerful. Something I didn’t exactly possess a few days ago when he and Max held me captive. But a part of my felt sorry for the idiot. I hate it when people cried in front of me. Even creepy ghosts.

“What can I do to fix what I did?”

My mind file clerk came out of hiding and a thought popped into my head. “Right now, you can stand over and guard me until my Gram returns. And I’ll figure out the rest.”


Okay. This concludes my post for today. Now its time to make my blog rounds.

Hugs and chocolate,



  1. Ha! I had a phone reading with John Edwards years ago - I won it. But for the life of me I can't remember what he said.

    Loved your excerpt!

    1. Awe... thank you, Gwen. The excerpt is pretty rough though.

  2. I don't know Shelly...there's another show isn't there? Called South something Psychic? I hope it's true and that they really can talk to the dead and give comfort to the living. A long time ago I telephoned a woman I'd never met or talked to and who lived way on the other side of the UK to me and she told me to talk about the weather for a moment. Then she told me about my grandmothers (who I adored and were both dead). She described them and told me they were telling her to tell me they were looking after me. Later, my mum telephoned the same woman, but she didn't come up with anything for her.
    On the other hand, my mum had a friend called Joe who died in an accident. One day in a supermarket a woman my mum didn't know turned to her and said, "Joe wants you to know he's OK." As I say...who knows?

    1. I believe psychics do exist but there are charlatans in everything. And yeah... who really knows.

  3. $500 is steep! But he is well-known. I had a reading from a psychic when I was sixteen on vacation in Hawaii. So far everything she told has happened. Unfortunately, she didn't mention anything about my career, it was all my love life and how many children I'd have, right down to the sex.

    Wishing you many happy sales in Orlando!

  4. Good excerpt, Shelly.

    I think Edwards is a fraud. Something about him has always come across as the con man, the huckster.

    1. My opinion is, if someone charges several pints of blood for a reading, they are probably are. Its a crime really.

  5. I wish I could make your signing. I've heard of that physic. Can't quite bring myself to believe.

    1. I'd love to meet you, of course. But I know everyone here in the blogosphere is all over the world.

  6. Hi, Shelly,

    Tomorrow's the BIG DAY. SO looking forward to meeting you! The weather here in Orlando is atrocious, so it will be the perfect day to come and see you..... Get my signed copy of your wonderful book.

    Really looking forward to reading it AND meeting you, especially after writing the intro for it last week.

    See you tomorrow!

    1. Its the morning of and I've got moths and butterflies in the pit of my stomach.

      Thank you for your support, Michael.

      Need to get into the shower.

      Chocolate Hugs.

  7. I have to admit I'm leery of people who call themselves psychics and more leery of ones that charge that kind of money for a reading. However, that doesn't mean I don't think there are people who can know things they shouldn't.

    Have fun at the conference :)

    1. I think we need to be leery of anyone making self-proclamations.


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