Friday, March 30, 2012

When Your Story Comes True...

One of my greatest concerns as being a new writer was putting something on paper that belongs in a thriller, and someone reads it and thinks it sounds like a good idea.

What if we write something that comes true? 

Many years ago I plotted a novel that consisted of planes flying into the White House. Not until September 11, did I realize the impact of this. Now that my novel Flight For Control has been released, numerous situations have been brought to my attention that came directly from the theme of my novel.
While nothing is as bad as what manifests in Flight For Control, yet, ... the reasons for the behavior are the same. Pilots, and employees, are being pushed too far and nobody is monitoring their mental health.

While at the Hawaii Writer's Conference I had asked William Bernhardt this question and he said, "There is nothing that anyone has not thought of doing, that you could write about." Those were comforting words. But the serendipity feeling of my book coming to life is frightening. And yet... it's not. Because I know what is happening, and unfortunately this future is easy to see.

Please take the time to read Flight For Control and let me know what you think. Also, for everyone who purchases a copy of Flight For Control in the next two weeks, will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a book signing for you and your friends. I'll come to your town, anywhere in the world, with five books.

Also....remember to listen live on March 31st~
I will be the guest speaker.

Buy Now by clicking HERE
Join me: Saturday 31st,
06:00-07:00A.M. EST
with Marc Medley
WP88.7 FM
Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene


  1. Your book is so timely, Karlene, with all these behaviors being revealed now. This is a serious, important issue! (p.s., is there any chance there could be a podcast saved from your radio interview for those of us who are on the west coast???)

    1. Yes... go to Marc Medley's blog and you can listen there. I think that link may just do that. I'll figure it out.
      But what? You don't want me to wake you up at 3 a.m?

    2. Linda... it is timely. I will share the link when it comes. So much fun!

  2. Bill is very wise, but I completely understand your fear in giving ideas to bad people. But Bill's right, if they're going to do something bad, they're going to do it, regardless of what it is exactly they do. We don't give them the idea to do violence, they already had it.

    And yes, everyone should read Flight For Control, it is fantastic!

    1. Thank you Heather. The scary thing is I just realized Bill is right in the book too. But he is so bad. We have to love and hate him.
      Thank you so much for your comment! Yes...everyone must read. :)