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Guest Blogger: Elle James
Friday, May 6th, 2011

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Fly on the Wall…yes or no?

by Elle James

If you could be somewhere in spirit, but not body, or if you could be so tiny no one would notice you, like say a fly on the wall in a room full of people, would you do it?

So many times I’ve wanted to be a fly on the wall, a voyeur in my children’s lives, to see how they interact with others or to live vicariously through the fun activities they get involved in. Then again, to see them make the same mistakes and the social guffaws I made at their ages only makes me glad I’m not a fly on the wall in their lives.

But if I could be a ghost, floating in an out of rooms, seeing things without being seen, would I want that ability? Maybe not. What good would it do? If I saw a tragedy about to happen and I could do nothing to warn the people, I’d feel a lot worse than not having been there at all. But then again, if my body was out of commission, I’d like to be able to get around without it…Hmmm…bears considering.

The book I released last week HAUNTED is about a woman who is in a coma, but her spirit is free to roam. It has a similar concept to the movies JUST LIKE HEAVEN and GHOST DAD, with a different storyline. I wanted to write a mystery about a car crash that took two lives and almost a third. The victim who “isn’t quite dead” gets to help solve the mystery of who was responsible for the crash. Needless to say, the ghost character had many frustrating moments when she was powerless to help those who needed it most.

What about you? If you were in a coma, would you want your spirit to roam while your body lies in a vegetative state?

About the Author:
Elle James spent twenty years livin’ and lovin’ in South Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, Elle is proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats. Now living in northwest Arkansas, she isn’t wrangling cattle, she’s wrangling her muses, a malti-poo and yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow-skiing, boating, or riding her ATV, dreaming up new stories.

You can reach Elle James at www.ellejames.com or email her at ellejames@earthlink.net.

6 comments to “Guest Blogger: Elle James”

  1. Stacy Wilson
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 8:02 am · Link

    I don’t think I would want to be a fly on a wall. Not in most cases, anyway :p

    Elle, I have read just about all your books that our library has. I love your stories! I just wish they would get more.

    Stacy Wilson
    dragn_lady@yahoo.com



  2. Marika Weber
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 9:06 am · Link

    Morning Elle. I actually bought this book on Monday and will be reading it this weekend. It intrigued me with the paranormal and suspense elements. I will review it and blog about it, too on my blog.

    Love the cover, too.



  3. Rasha
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 9:48 am · Link

    Hi Elle, nice to meet you :) The book sounds great and I will check it out for sure.

    I would like to roam and not be trapped inside if I am ever in a coma.



  4. tammy ramey
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 10:21 am · Link

    i think if i was in a coma i would like to be able to roam. i can’t imagine anything that would terrify me more than being trapped inside my body and being aware of being trapped but unable to do anything about it. but that said as in any other kind of situation i don’t think i would like being a “fly on the wall” mainly because what if they were talking about you or someone you loved. that’s a great way to hear what you don’t really want to hear, right?



  5. Gale Stanley
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 10:49 am · Link

    Darn right I’d want to roam and cause havoc wherever I went.
    Love your stories, Elle. Looking forward to reading this one.



  6. jennifer mathis
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      · May 6th, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    I dont think i would want to sounds to frustrating to me .