Supernatural suspense thriller, “Familiar”, now available – what inspired me?

It’s been one hell of a journey, but I’m delighted to reveal that my sixth novel, “Familiar” is available to read.

Available on Amazon Kindle – FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited!

The inspiration for “Familiar”

The of idea Familiar came to me once I was done and dusted with DECEPTION in 2016. It was the character Arabella who came to me first; strangely after having gone to see a live Derren Brown stage show.

It was a segment in Derren’s show that impressed me – he was outing psychic mediums and their ‘ability’. In fact, he was more convincing than any psychic medium I had ever seen. It was incredible. He revealed the most personal details about members of the audience. I was jealous – and I actually went up on stage to see if he could speak to my grandfather. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

Derren’s work really inspired me. It made me consider all the things that could happen to a psychic medium – I had a lot of interesting thoughts, a lot of dark ones too.

The different scenarios that unfolded really excited me. I soon had a huge collection of situations that would create an interesting plot. I didn’t rush these ideas – I let them sit in my brain for a bit.

These ideas of mine loitered for a year I’d say. There was huge potential and a lot of different paths to explore.

One plot really stuck out to me. One that I thought, “now that would make an awesome Netflix show.” More like it would make another great T. J. Blake novel!

The plot was something that I had not seen before – in a book or even a TV show or film. So, I moved forward with the idea of a whodunnit – but not like other whodunnits, it had a spiritual twist.

Just over two years later, Familiar was written and what a great story it is.

What to expect

Secrets, darkness, mystery, twists, creepiness, ghosts (although Arabella calls them friends), loss, complex people (and ghosts!) – Familiar has it all.

It’s a story that has one main plot going on with Arabella, as well as other little mini stories running alongside it. Because Arabella is a psychic medium, she’s rarely left in peace.

Arabella meets interesting ‘friends’ and wants to tell their stories. Everyone has the right to have their story told, right?

Read Familiar now and let me know what you think!