Twist of Fate by Shawna C. Jones – Q&A and Giveaway

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1) a $50.00 Amazon Gift certificate.
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3) a $50.00 Starbucks gift card.

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An interview of Shawna, the protagonist of Twist of Fate

Do you still travel like you did when you were younger?

Absolutely. It seems like I have never stopped traveling or moving around. I seem to settle for a few years and then move. Usually for a better job, location, change, or when I feel I’m done with a place. My husband and I travel quite a bit.

What’s your favorite place?

London, England will always be a special place for me. So is Paris. But more recently, Thailand has risen to number 1. Mainly because the people are incredible. The nicest I’ve ever met.

I tried to convey in the book that people should live in places that support and nourish them. When a place gives you everything you want on a silver platter, then you need to stay. When it gives you a hard time, it’s time to leave. Unfortunately, most people won’t move. It’s the same thing with jobs: Quit while you’re ahead, otherwise the Universe will find a way to make you leave. The wisdom is to know when.

You hitchhiked in Europe. Did you have any other problems besides the ones you mentioned?

Well, I did get picked up in Italy by a good looking guy in France. We were off the beaten track, and he kept stopping the car to confirm where I was going. I had the worst thoughts, like he was going to rape me. I would have to take the consequences since I put myself in a vulnerable position. Of course, none of that happened. I probably looked terrified to him, so he wanted to make sure we were going to the right place. A vicious circle for sure. I’ll bet he was glad when he finally dropped me off. I know I was.

Most of these characters are based on real people, so are you still in touch with any of them?

I still email Mark at times. I wanted to see him the last time I was in London, but he and his girlfriend were going to the Ukraine. Lynn and I lost touch many years ago. We both moved around too much I guess. I haven’t seen Steve in some time, but feel I need to see him for more treatments. After all that clearing out of blockages, I still have some now. I think writing the book put it all back in. As for Trina and Mary, I did keep in touch for many years, but then we lost touch. It’s happens. I wish all of them happiness and peace.

You talk about Chi Nei Tsang massage in your book. How is it different from regular massage?

Chi Nei Tsang is definitely different, as it’s Tibetan abdominal massage. I found it to be very painful. But of course, I committed hara kiri as a Samurai warrior in two past lives, so that’s probably one of the reasons it hurt. It truly is the most amazing massage I’ve ever had. It detoxed all my organs, and according to Steve, saved myself several surgeries. I never thought I had any problems with my organs, but it’s nice to know Chi Nei Tsang will clear “stuff” out, both physically, mentally, and spiritually. The side effects were phenomenal. And I found my home, for which I’ll always be grateful. The best experience ever. I would recommend it to anyone.

Do you still have contact or see apparitions like in you book?

Sometimes. When my mother passed away, I never got a chance to say goodbye to her. Soon after, I had a dream that I was in her condo in the kitchen, and felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and she was there. We hugged and kissed, and she said she came to say goodbye to me. Then she hopped into a huge, gold ball and sped away quickly.

Then another huge, gold ball showed up and my deceased father got out. We greeted each other warmly, and then I looked into the ball to see other deceased relatives. I wanted to go in and say hello to everyone, but my father wouldn’t let me. I had the feeling if I got in, I wouldn’t be able to get back out. Then I told him I had seen my mother, and he said, “I know. And I know how to find her.” And with that, he hopped back in and off they went after my mother.

We can all meet each other in dream time, so always stay open to possibilities. The dead visit us often, even though many people aren’t aware of it.

Thanks for reading.

Shawna grew up with a secret that she couldn’t share with anyone. She thought of it as her “inner demon” and it shaped her life. When she became an adult, it sent her on a quest to try to find her Real Home. In Paris, she fell in love with a fellow traveler who changed her life, for better or worse. Their relationship was full of discovery and of lessons learned.

How could she come to terms with her “inner demon”? Can we change our fate or karma? Does love really conquer all?

This book is based on a true story of an independent woman’s search for her true self and the meaning of life, and how she found answers in unexpected places.

About the Author: Author bio: Shawna C. Jones lives in the US, when she’s not traveling the world. She lives with her husband, and “inner demon” quite peacefully now. She is continuing her mission of helping others, and encouraging young people to travel and follow their dreams.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Shawna Jones says:

    Thanks for hosting me today. A warm welcome to all who are following the tour.

  3. Rita Wray says:

    I enjoyed the interview, thank you.

  4. It’s a very evocative premise!

  5. Ashley F. says:

    Very interesting,

  6. SHELLEY S says:


  7. amy bowens says:

    I really enjoyed the interview! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for hosting today. I love the interview. I love the story about backpacking in Europe. It was a dream of mine when I was young…maybe some day.

    • Shawna Jones says:

      Thank you Cody for the compliment. Yes, those were fun times, and trying. Standing in the rain waiting for a ride was no picnic. Still I have the memories.

  9. Margaret Hughes says:

    Thanks for the sharing – loved your thoughts on finding the right place to be that nourishes and supports you, that is so important!

    • Shawna Jones says:

      You’re welcome Margaret. So far, Portland seems that way. We’ll see. Thank you for following.

  10. Interesting book info

  11. CJ Schindler says:

    Cool interview and experience with your parents… I wish I could see my dad just once… Thanks for sharing

    • Shawna Jones says:

      Thank you CJ Schindler for visiting and your comment. I still see them in dreams at times. I also go to mediums and they come through to talk. Very interesting!

  12. kelsey d says:

    Very interesting interview! I really loved the questions.

  13. Karen Dailey says:

    Great questions! I was intrigued with the one about seeing your Mom and Dad in the gold balls. I’m open to this kind of thing but have never experienced anything like that!

  14. Mary Preston says:

    A very interesting interview.

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