Jessie B. Tyson
Jessie was born, raised and educated in West Cumbria, England and moved to Canada in the year 2000AD. Jessie wrote children’s and fantasy stories as a teenager, and when she matured she moved on to writing adult stories. She has a great imagination and enjoys turning her vision-like dreams into enjoyable tales.
MF: Share a little about Jessie the person and Jessie the writer.
JBT: Jessie the writer is totally unorganised. Jessie in the real world is a gifted, qualified Alternative Therapist, complimentary to orthodox medicine. I’ve held gainful employment within the disabled community in England and Canada as an RCA, Support Worker and Alternative Therapist. I’ve worked as a volunteer in a variety of organisations, particularly human rights and the disabled. I’m an advocate for the rights of homeless people everywhere. I adore large dogs and remembering the stories of “Otis” and “Lennox” I battle fervently for Animal Rights and the abolition of worldwide Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). It is the “deed not the breed” that should determine whether a family’s pet dog lives or dies. Ignorant cruel owners can make any breed of dog aggressive. I feel it’s strange that even miniature dogs are on a dangerous dogs list somewhere in the world.
MF: Tell us about White Heaven Women. What’s it about and what inspired you to write it?
JBT: Where to begin and most importantly, to keep it short. When I lived in north England, I was a home/community support worker for a woman who suffered from Palsy when I was writing childrens books, and she asked me to write her life story. All went well for a few weeks until…bingo…one morning my imaginative muse took over like a control freak – it wouldn’t let me write the truth about her anymore! The only thing in my story that is true now is the knowledge that helpful Blue Ghosts exist. Or should I call them Angels? ☺
MF: Who designed the cover for White Heaven Women?
JBT: Sapphire Designs designed the front.
MF: . If you could jump into a book, and live in that world … which would it be?
JBT: I’m undecided. Fantasy fiction, with elves and earth spirits or Wuthering Heights.
MF: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
JBT: While writing school projects, and after learning about the unseen fantasy worlds and science fiction.
MF: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
JBT: Yes, answering interview questions… for anything…hehe.
MF: What is your favorite writing tip or quote?
JBT: I don’t really have one, just continue writing and keep everything you write because one day you could use what you delete in another story.
MF: What do you read? What do you re-read?
JBT: Paranormal novels, with ghosts. I never read romance.
MF: Are you currently working on another novel or writing project?
JBT: I’m working on three other novels not in order. The sequel to White Heaven Women, a fantasy story and Saint Peters Soup Kitchen.
MF: Do you have any advice for other writers?
JBT: Edit and then edit some more. Join a critique group. Never give up on your goal.
In the year 1899, in Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK, Lady Constance Witherspoon, only 14 years of age, gives birth to twin girls during a tumultuous storm. Lady Elisa (Beth) is born with a diagnosis of demonic possession, while her twin, Lady Sarah, is crushed and killed when the ceiling collapses in the storm.
In the year 2000, Sally Witherspane returns home to Whitehaven and is haunted by relentless nightmares about demons and a baby crushed at birth. To discover the meaning of these dreams, she seeks the help of the local psychic, who instructs Sally to attend a past life meeting. It is there that Sally meets Beth Witherspoon.
Persuaded by a ghostly blue apparition, Sally documents a family history filled with deception, abuse and an ancient evil, and she must summon strength and faith to become the woman she is destined to be, one of the last descendants of the White Heaven Women.
Purchase White Heaven Women: