Total Recall: The Author and the Story Behind the Green Stone of Healing® Fantasy SeriesC.L. Talmadge, author of the Green Stone of Healing® series, is familiar with the intimate link between spirituality, energy, and healing.
In 1999, C.L. published non-fiction she co-authored about emotional and spiritual healing resolution based on the Sunan method of working in the energy of human consciousness. In this book, C.L., an energy-therapist, provides an expanded definition of energy that demonstrates the connection between matter, spirit, heart, and mind.
To write her multigenerational novel, the author delved into her own past lives and those of her family, friends, clients, and acquaintances. The fictionalized result is the Green Stone of Healing® series.
“From the time I was 13, I’ve known I wanted to write a novel,” C.L. says. “I have lived with and thought about many of the series’ characters since 1967.”
C.L.’s career as a professional writer began in 1976, when she became associate editor of The Suffolk County News. She has been a fulltime staff writer at or freelanced for numerous media that include Adweek, Business Week, the Dallas Times Herald, Forbes, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Reuters America, among many others.
C.L. tried twice—once in 1982 and again in 1985—to write the novel that since grew into a series. Both times she made little progress and eventually abandoned these efforts.
Her dream of writing a novel would not go away. Instead, throughout a period of tremendous self-discovery, spiritual awakening, and profound emotional and spiritual healing and growth via Sunan therapy, C.L. still yearned to write fiction. She thought often about her characters and the tantalizing bits of their lives and stories that she had gleaned over several decades of research and introspection.
Astounding AwarenessIn May of 1998, halfway through a community college technical writing program, C.L. determined that documentation was not the kind of writing she wanted to pursue. Two months and a course of flower essences later, she awoke one Saturday morning with total recall.
“It was one of the most astounding things that ever happened to me,” she says. “I knew it all. I knew who Helen was and all about her early life, which had entirely eluded me for more than three decades. I knew what happened to her once she found her father. I knew how other characters, for whom I formerly had only just names, were related to Helen or were involved in her life. That strange morning, the entire story for four generations unrolled before my awareness like a long carpet. Even more astounding, I felt Helen’s emotions and the emotions of the other characters.”
C.L. began writing nonstop, in the mornings before work, after work, and on weekends. Eventually her partner, Jana L. Simons, took over as C.L.’s editor. C.L.’s awakened soul memories stirred those in Jana, who identified with the character of Judith Altair. Once Jana reclaimed her awareness as Judith, she was able to contribute in a major way to improving the books’ content.
By the time C.L. completed her first round of writing 14 months later, she had the rough drafts of not only The Vision, but also of the second book, Fallout.
“Telling this story is the purpose I chose for this life,” C.L. says. “I’m convinced that reading this tale will help awaken soul memories for many people and help them along their own unique spiritual paths.”