Meet Amanda Thorne of Prosperity
Hello, Amanda. It’s nice to have you here with us today.
Let’s get started, shall we? Why do your friends call you “The Clapper”?
Because I’m pretty good at finding misplaced keys and earrings. One of my girlfriends called me at 2 am because she lost one of her contact lenses. Let’s not go there, please.
Okay. You mentioned that you were an atheist. How did you feel when you woke up to find Joel taking swings at you from his grave marker?
Oh, god. I felt like the nut case that I was at the time. He wasn’t there.
How do you know?
I just know. He almost succeeded in killing me. The doctor said that I was dead for an hour from the time the police and paramedics brought me in to the time he revived me.
Did you have a Near Death Experience?
No. I came back different, though. I see people in a much clearer light than I did before I died. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.
Why is it a bad thing?
Why? I see too much sometimes. That’s prevented me from making friends, but it also helps me steer clear of bad people. So, it’s not all bad.
After your experience in Prosperity, are you still an atheist?
No. That experience proved to me that everything we’ve been taught is wrong. Death is not the heavenly escape that organized religions have always led people to believe. I don’t know what’s on the Other Side, but I do know that you carry your emotional baggage with you. Whatever you haven’t worked out while you’re alive, you’ll have to work out when you’re dead.
That’s pretty powerful. Thank you for coming.
Amanda Thorne introduced herself to me as I was finishing up my first novel-length story. We evolved together, exploring the paranormal and the different belief camps that it has created. She was definitely in the non-believer category. So I matched her with a man who was open to hearing both sides of the issue, who didn’t care what others thought of him, and who would motivate her to find the truth.
Read the excerpt on my blog