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Why I felt I needed to write a novel

Why does anyone feel the need to write a letter, a poem, a novel etc? It’s a way of reaching out to others, a great way of communicating and getting beyond your Self, your own boundaries and stepping into the unknown and of course, it’s an outlet for your thoughts, your imagination and your ideas. As an author, I didn’t know myself how the novel was going to unfold and I started by writing the last chapter first and almost worked my way backwards. I knew how it was going to end, I just wasn’t sure of anything else! There was a pressing need for me to write The Vanishing Cafe after the passing of my mother, a major relationship break up & a whole lot of other issues coming up. The time was ripe to write about a novel that came from the heart and was born out of a yearning and a need to explore the possibility of life after death, the loss of love and the grieving process and a genuine curiosity of other realities beyond our five senses. The Narrator Nina’s search is one that sta