Strangely enough before writing Dying to Know, I was more afraid of seeing a ghost than of dying. Go figure! So that was one of my personal demons that I need to confront in the book however it wasn’t as straight forward as it seemed and I wasn’t going to get away with just a gentle experience. But why so afraid of ghosts? I grew up in a house that was mildly haunted where most of family saw the ghost but I didn’t and I think the potential of seeing one as a kid, was more frightening than actually coming face to face with one. I was one of those ‘creative’ children and my imagination was highly overactive and I reckon I scared myself shitless with my own stories!
To get a sense of how my fear was so palatable, I’d lie awake at night with a lump in throat and shaking all over and that was just thinking about doing the ghost hunt experience for the book!