Author, Feather Stone
As a Canadian, Feather Stone was allowed the freedom to explore a kaleidoscope of infinite ways of being human. The only restrictions imposed by her parents were that racism was not acceptable and deliberately causing suffering to any other being or creature for any reason was not tolerated. Upon meeting her spirit guide when she was a child, Feather’s life became a journey of experiencing the paranormal. Through her practice of meditation, Reiki, and study of Shamanism, she’s been able to shift to dimensions that defy description.
On February 15, 2002, Feather was honoured to receive the Exemplary Service Medal from Lieutenant Governor Lois Hole (representative of HRH Queen Elizabeth II) for her service as a paramedic with Edmonton’s Emergency Response Department. She and her husband are now enjoying retirement and loving their sheltie, Jasper, and two cats, Smokey and Leo.
Her motto? Change your thinking, change your life.
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Good morning, Feather and welcome to My Book Addiction and More.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Feather Stone?
FEATHER: Good day MBA&M. How wonderful to be your guest. If you’re looking for tidbits about me, Feather, I hope you have an open mind. I look pretty ordinary. However, I haven’t had an ordinary life. I met my spirit guide when I was eight years old walking home from school. Years later, my guide saved my life when I was drowning in a lake. My guide has continued to be a part of my journey through life. These experiences have had an enormous influence on my view of my values and death.
While I worked many years as a paramedic and embrace traditional science, I also acknowledge the value of alternative medicine. I’m a Reiki practitioner wherein I access universal life force energy to heal the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual imbalances.
MBA&M: What was the inspiration for “THE GUARDIAN’S WILDCHILD”?
FEATHER: I had no ambitions to write a book. Writing was something I did for my own pleasure. That is until I had become so tortured by a vision that I thought that writing about it would stop the constant replay.
Though many might think I’m guilty of an over active imagination, I have to admit to having many paranormal experiences since childhood. No witches or vampires, but plenty of events that cannot be explained away through traditional scientific studies. I met my spirit guide when I was about eight – in the flesh! It’s a long story, but suffice to say that experience had a profound effect on the rest of my life.
Later, when I was drowning in a lake, and losing consciousness, I again heard my guide say, “If you stand, you can breathe.” I had just enough resolve to do as he bid. Sure enough, my nose was just above the water.
While I’ve had many paranormal experiences, none have been as profound as the space/time travel that took place over ten years ago. In an attempt to steal the wind from that vision’s sails, I sat at my computer’s keyboard and excitedly told the story. I sought explanations of the who’s and where’s and how’s. Answers came spontaneously. Page after page, day after day the energy of the paranormal experience never dissipated. I became a slave to the disembodied narrator of the story.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “She’s exaggerating. She’s being very grandiose with a flair for the bizarre.” No, I’m not clairvoyant (chuckling). But I do understand your skepticism. This is truly why and how I wrote The Guardian’s Wildchild. I wrote for five years. What was puzzling was the passion I felt while writing. The energy was empowering, dazzling with creative juices I never before believed was possible.
MBA&M: What where some of the challenges in writing “THE GUARDIAN’S WILDCHILD”?
FEATHER: Without a doubt the biggest challenge was deleting about five hundred precious pages. The first draft was over one thousand pages. My editor said to get it down to four hundred. So began the project of taking one paragraph and reducing it to one sentence; or one page to one paragraph or less. Then there were the scenes that were removed that impacted scenes of other parts of the story. If it was eliminated or altered, I had to make sure that was reflected in the remainder of the story. It was a huge task.
MBA&M: Which character in “THE GUARDIAN’S WILDCHILD” do you most identify with and why?
FEATHER: Depends on the day and the mood I’m in. Today, I can identify with Greystone, the Guardian Elder. Greystone was rescued by the Guardians from sea over five hundred years ago. In spite of his great age, he appeared no more than thirty, his stature tall and robust. Merging with the Guardian sacred truths had slowed his ageing nearly to a standstill.
Here’s where Greystone and I are cut from the same cloth. I seek spirit in all I do, at least, most of the time. In all I do I hope for the higher good, and work from an inner wisdom. Like Greystone, I know that I’m a spirit having a physical experience; I know I’m eternal; I know I’m loved unconditionally. And, I know this is true for everyone in my life – and you.
MBA&M: What is on the horizon for Feather Stone?
FEATHER: On the horizon? There are two horizons. One that appears visually, the other is within.
In my physical world I am working toward completing my second book. It is a grand undertaking as it is challenging me to not only learn about Islamic law, but to also feel what it is to be Muslim. In an interview with an Imam, his advice was to focus on the middle of the Islamic belief extremes. Wise advice. I hope to have completed the first draft of “Cursed Angel” in another year. Once the “bones” of the plot and characters are in place, I’ll give the story its soul.
I’m aiming for the summer of 2013 to be the launch date.
My inner horizon is a bit more complicated. The process of going within is similar to a fog lifting from the landscape. Through meditation and guided by Elders, my endeavor to connect more completely with my essence is a lifelong desire.
MBA&M: What is your life’s passion, besides writing, of course?
FEATHER: That’s easy. My animals are so important to me. In fact, The Guardian’s Wildchild is dedicated to my first Sheltie, Scotty. Not only do I ensure they are healthy, but I work to give them a meaningful life. My dogs travel with me and experience a variety of environments. I challenge them mentally, giving them fun games to learn.
Currently, I have one sheltie and two cats. One of my cats, Leo, insists on walks which he gets (on leash) if the weather permits. My husband and I have been active in programs that protect animals. We’ve fostered dogs and I’ve worked with rescued horses. This photo is of my current sheltie, Jasper, my most devoted fan and protector.
MBA&M: Who do you feel is your greatest supporter? Why?
FEATHER: There have been several friends and writing students that have encouraged me along the difficult path of creating a thousand pages of a very strange story. The fact is I was so driven to tell the story that nothing could have stopped me. Here’s a piece of advice I learned. “Be independent of other people’s opinion.” I believed in the story from the beginning.
The hard part was becoming discouraged with the first three rejections from publishers. My hero at that time was my husband. He insisted that I not give up. I realized that I had been approaching publishers of the wrong genre. Once that mistake was corrected, the next publisher I contacted, Omnific Publishing, accepted my manuscript. I discovered yet another great support group – the Omnific authors. They are wonderful.
MBA&M: What is something that scares the “heck” out of you? Why?
FEATHER: You’d think the answer to that would be death. Not so. Most people are terribly afraid of that inevitable journey. What I’m not looking forward to is being in a nursing home, confined to a wheelchair. Yuck! Actually any confinement brings out my claustrophobia beasty. Flying on a plane takes a lot of mental coping work for me. At the end of the flight I’m exhausted.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where “THE GUARDIAN’S WILDCHILD” is available?
FEATHER: I’m everywhere! Check out the sites below:
The Guardian’s Wildchild can be purchased at:
Omnific Publishing: http://omnificpublishing.com
Feather, do you have anything else you wish to add?
FEATHER: I am truly grateful that book lovers have taken the time to learn more about me and my book. It’s an honor I don’t take lightly. If anyone has inquiries about my book, writing, or about me, let me know. I always respond to comments and questions.
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THE GUARDIAN’S WILDCHILD
Title: The Guardian’s Wildchild
Author: Feather Stone
Genre: Fiction – Mystical, Paranormal, Romance, Murder Mystery
Published by: Omnific Publishing
Recommended Age: 18+
Format(s): eBook, perfect paperback ISBN 13: 978-1-936305-88-9
Number of pages: 277
Caught in a reckless attempt to stop Dark forces, Sidney Davenport, a young, rule breaking, spirited member of the secret paranormal community of Guardians, finds herself imprisoned on a naval ship and slated for execution. Her struggle with the unfamiliar emotions of fear and anger becomes even more complicated when she can no longer fight her attraction to the very man who has orders to perform her execution.
Captain Sam Waterhouse, a meticulous naval captain who’s suspected of treason, teeters on a precipice between Darkness and Light. When he receives an unusual prisoner, a paranormal journey begins to unravel his disciplined life. All the while, humanity is unknowingly at great risk when two Dark forces team up to acquire control of an elusive power. Sidney and Sam attempt to quiet their powerful feelings for each other, only to discover they can save each other, and in doing so, they might even save the world.
Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the future—a future that is chilling, yet full of hope.
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