Kris Sedersten is a Registered Nurse with a degree in Human and Social Service Administration. She has held credentialing in both Gerontological and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. She is currently employed as a Nursing Home Administrator and RN Consultant in her home town of Harvard NE. where she lives with her husband, Paul and their mini-doxies, Chloe and Bailey.
Kris has three adult daughters, Lyndsi, Ashley, and Sara who continually enlighten her with their inspiration and unconditional love. Her eight grandchildren bring delight and imagination to the empty nest whenever possible to remind her that the world is always more fun when viewed with childlike wonder.
Kris has a passion for the paranormal, writing fiction, and sharing her faith in innovative forums so combining the three has led to a series of books she is working on. Mojo and Lost Mojo are the first two books in her series. She is founder and lead investigator of Synergy Paranormal Investigations.
Q. What excites you most about your book’s topic and why did you choose it?
A. I have always been fascinated with the paranormal and the idea that a part of the human personality survives physical death. I am a paranormal researcher in my spare time and as the founder of Synergy Paranormal Investigations, Harvard, NE. I spend nearly every weekend out searching haunted locations for evidence of the paranormal. I love ghost stories! We all tend to write about what we know and have passion for. I can’t imagine writing about anything else. I also enjoy sharing my faith so my books give me an opportunity to do that as well.
Q. How long did the book take you from start to finish?
A. I have spent another eight months working on this book in addition to the original three months it took to put it together in the first place. Altogether, it took nearly one year to complete.
Q. What surprised you the most about the book writing process?
A. I was most surprised by the excitement of the creative process. When the creative juices are flowing and everything is falling into place it is an exhilarating experience. It can have its ups and downs but the highs are amazing.
Q. What aspect of writing the book did you find particularly challenging?
A. The hardest part of writing is the editing. When you go back through the manuscript and decide what to leave in and what to take out. Every paragraph should move the story along when you are trying to build dramatic tension. Once in awhile you find a great piece of prose that you really like but it isn’t really necessary to the story line. Thus, the dilemma; do you keep it or throw it out? Generally, it has to go! Sometimes I will write it down and save it for another day.
Q. What do you hope your readers will gain from reading your books?
A. I hope they will think about the power of faith in their lives. Prayer and trust in God can help us straighten out the unexpected curves life throws at us. We may not ever run into horrific demonic entities in the flesh but we all have our metaphoric demons to contend with. Faith can help us tackle those as well. I must admit though; I love a good scare. I hope my book makes the reader have a few chills up and down their spines along the way too.
Q. What projects are you currently working on?
A. I am working on the third installment of the Mojo Series. I originally planned to write a trilogy; publishing one book per year. However, the third book will not be completed by next summer. I am changing it up quite a bit from its original outline. The muse is definitely not satisfied thus far! I am also working on a Non-Fiction paranormal research book that will be based on Synergy’s case files. I’m incredibly excited about the prospect of sharing my experiences and regaling real-world ghost hunting adventures.