NY Times Bestselling Author Likes SOUL SEARCH

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From Susannah Charleson, author of the New York Times bestselling Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search and Rescue Dog

“Taking search work beside a talented K9 into the realm of the paranormal, Reyna Favis’ Soul Search is a dark, unexpected journey with surprises at every turn–the first in a series of books following a gritty heroine whose trouble follows her: an uneasy connection to the dead. From the harrowing open to the conclusion’s hard-won peace, a book to appeal to readers ready to take a leap in to the afterlife’s great unknown.”

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If you would like to comment on anything in these posts, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please also visit my author’s website at http://www.reynafavis.com.

Soul Search is available for purchase on Amazon.

NY Times Bestselling Author Likes SOUL SEARCH

Introvert Under the Big Top

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At the last book signing for Soul Search , I heard circus music. It was not very loud, the crowd was admittedly small (but growing since the last event!) and the colors in the meeting room were subdued. So, why was I hearing circus music? I think the music may be a remnant from corporate meetings that began playing in my head because I encountered some kind of trigger. Maybe this is a lesser form of PTSD.

My name is Reyna and I am a recovering corporate refugee. I have witnessed strange things that I cannot un-see.  Continue reading “Introvert Under the Big Top”

Introvert Under the Big Top

Chakra Journal Interviews the Introvert

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I had a really interesting interview with Cindy Masjian of the Chakra Journal. We talked about whether search dogs use ESP, quantum entanglements (I kid you not!), and how a scientist thinks about the paranormal. You can read the interview here.

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If you would like to comment on anything in these posts, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please also visit my author’s website at http://www.reynafavis.com.

Soul Search is available for purchase on Amazon.

Chakra Journal Interviews the Introvert

Introvert Blog Interview on Dusty Pages

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Read the interview with Sonnet O’Dell on Dusty Pages blog to find out how to survive a zombie apocalypse and  what’s new in Soul Scent, the upcoming sequel to Soul Search.

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If you would like to comment on anything in these posts, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please also visit my author’s website at http://www.reynafavis.com.

Soul Search is available for purchase on Amazon.

Introvert Blog Interview on Dusty Pages

The Krampus and the Introvert

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Seasons Greetings to all! Just as the haka called to my Pacific Islander blood, now the Krampus is speaking to my German heritage. What, you expected a post about Santa and his twee elves from a writer of the supernatural? Continue reading “The Krampus and the Introvert”

The Krampus and the Introvert

Introvert Wants a Haka

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Bucket lists can achieve grand proportions for introverts who live rich inner lives. Before completing Soul Search, I used to think that the pinnacle of success would be an invitation to appear at a Comicon. After some time to think  about this, I have now come to the conclusion that Soul Search needs to hit it big in New Zealand. I desperately want a haka performed in my honor.

The haka is a traditional ancestral ritual from the Maori of New Zealand. War haka (peruperu) were performed for the purposes of intimidation before battle. Warriors would proclaim their strength and prowess through highly synchronized and stylized actions, facial contortions and chants. When performed as the ancestors intended, this display is a thing of beauty and raw power. The haka was popularized by New Zealand’s rugby team, the All Blacks, starting in 1888 when the New Zealand Native team first toured the home nations of the United Kingdom and the Haka was introduced as a pre-game tradition. This tradition persists and the All Blacks have an impressive repertoire of hakas documented. Seriously, click the link and watch the video before continuing to read. I’ve developed a mild haka obsession and I have a growing collection of videos from the internet that I will share with you below, so now is a good time to acclimate.

In modern times, the haka ritual is performed for various reasons, including welcoming distinguished guests, acknowledging great achievements, or celebrating and marking occasions like weddings, funerals and homecomings. The haka is a way to express collective emotions. In 2016, New Zealand firefighters honored the victims of 9/11 with a powerful haka. When three New Zealand soldiers fell during battle in Afghanistan, the 2nd and 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment performed a haka during the funeral procession as a moving tribute to their fallen comrades.

Most haka are performed by men, but there exist some that are performed predominantly by women. After viewing many, many hakas, I have come to the realization that I am not cut out to contribute to a performance. Aside from the introvert’s limited ability to join group participation events, history has taught me that I simply lack the coordination to pull this off. Properly executed, the haka harmonizes the mental, physical and emotional states of individuals and contributes to the shifting of the tectonic plates underlying New Zealand. I hypothesize that hakas may induce seismic disruptions.

I will reiterate that my most fervent wish is to have a haka performed in my honor due to the crazy success of Soul Search in New Zealand. To make this dream come true, I would like to start the process of overwhelming the descendents of the Maori with my literary skill by offering a free eBook to the first ten readers from New Zealand to respond. If any readers of this blog are from New Zealand or if you know anyone from this country, please have them contact me for their free book at reynafavis@gmail.com. If you can, please share this post, so it can maybe make it to New Zealand. Gotta start somewhere…

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Introvert Wants a Haka

Introvert Hits the Airwaves

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I had a great interview with Morning Mike of WRNJ radio yesterday to publicize Soul Search. You can listen to the interview here.

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If you would like to comment on anything in these posts, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please also visit my author’s website at http://www.reynafavis.com.

Soul Search is available for purchase on Amazon.

Introvert Hits the Airwaves