Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guest Post and GIVEAWAY: EK Prescott

Please welcome author EK Prescott!!!

Metaphysics & Illusions in the Roaring ‘20s: EK Prescott on the Writing of The Ivy League Chronicles

Crafting a story with paranormal elements from historical events was not as challenging as one might think.  In my new historical mystery series The Ivy League Chronicles, there are several continuing themes within each plot, one of which is metaphysics. My goal in this series is to bring metaphysics and science together. This was not difficult to place historically in the 1920s in that the use of mystics was a common practice. In fact, the elitist, the character setting of the book, always had a psychic at every event....if they were to be considered anybody.  Mystic Edgar Casey and Helena Blavatsky, who created the Theosophical Society, as well as witches/covens were common names and words during this time of American history. So when creating an elitist day time TEA having a psychic at the party was like putting on a glove. The metaphysical theme was easy to move forward with the next goal – to explain the unexplainable events connecting the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, butterfly effect,  and  chaos theory with the movement of energy which takes several forms; from a sand anomaly to an underground city which includes the Grand Ceremonial Chamber.

Another theme which is a subset of metaphysic is the world of illusion. If I was back in the classroom, I would love to have students find all the illusions in this book and what part they play within the plot.  Deciding what is real and what is an illusion is a thread that evolves within the development of the characters, the plot, and other themes - such as true power. Are the events surrounding Maize's and Detective Professor Richard Wikki’s investigation of the mysterious amulet true or part of an illusion created by a shadow government? Are there layers of illusions as well as layers of power in our world then and now?

In fact, to highlight the metaphysical theme in the series The Ivy League Chronicles, a mystic travels with me on my book tours ( We offer a free psychic reading with any book purchase on my book tours. I only bring the best! Hope to see you at one of the many events we have planned this year in cities across the country!

- EK Prescott, Ph.D.

ABOUT The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares
A former Scotland Yard detective, Richard Wikki, now a professor at Yale University, misses his days of crime solving. Maize Judson, who hopes to become an investigative journalist, finds a skeleton buried in the sand at the beach off the coast of New England. Richard and Maize form a unique partnership and set out to solve the murder. They follow planted, illusionary clues, become woven into the threads of New World Order, investigate witchcraft, conspiracies, and good and evil. Maize even has an encounter with a psychic.

E.K. Prescott, Ph.D.
, has been an educator for 30 years, and has taught at the college level for the past 15 years. She spent many years as a high school English teacher, middle school principal, and national educational consultant. Prescott earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and her master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded a three-year, full-time Fellowship. Prescott is currently an online Associate Faculty member, mentor and residency instructor for the University of Phoenix-School of Advanced Studies. Prescott lives in a log cabin nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona.

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Huge thanks to EK Prescott for telling us more about writing this book!!

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