RHYS BOWEN: When I met fellow writer Mary Kennedy I was instantly drawn to her new series because it's all about the interpretation of dreams and a Dream Club. I've always been fascinated by dreams and was hooked when I did a course on dream psychology when I was studying at the University of Freiburg in Germany. And I put this knowledge to good use when I wrote my upcoming Molly Murphy book called THE EDGE OF DREAMS. The story hinges on understanding a young girl's vivid dreams after a horrible crime, thanks to Professor Freud's recent treatise on interpreting dreams..
So Mary's book is right up my alley, so to speak. But I'll let her tell you about it.....
What Do Your Dreams Really Mean?
Dreams are amazing, ephemeral and fun.
As a psychologist, I enjoy listening to my clients’
dreams and I’m grateful to have a window into their
world. Their dreams teach me so much about their
unconscious fears and desires, their most hidden
emotions. When I read about the popularity of dream
clubs in the northeast, I thought it would be a great
idea for a mystery series and I wrote Nightmares Can be
Murder, the first in the Dream Club Mysteries (Penguin,
A dream club is like a book club except the
topic is dreams. In Nightmares Can Be Murder, business
consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah,
Georgia, to help her sister Allison run an
old-fashioned candy store. Allison is interested in
dream interpretation and forms the Dream Club where
members meet once a week to share their dreams (and
solve a murder or two!)
Are dreams really
the “royal road to the unconscious,” as Freud suggested?
Can they give us insight into our deepest thoughts and
unspoken wishes? Or are they simply random firings of
neurons as the brain rests and recharges itself,
processing the day’s events? Do the dream club members
really uncover clues in their dreams that expose the
killers? Or are they just lucky coincidences? I leave it
to the reader to decide.
Kennedy is a licensed psychologist in private practice
and lives in the northeast with her husband and eight
eccentric cats. The cats have resisted all her attempts
to psychoanalyze them but she remains optimistic. You
can learn more at www.marykennedy.net or at the Cozy
Chicks where she blogs every Saturday. www.cozychicksblog.com
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Nightmares Can Be Murder, the first in
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RHYS: And Mary will be stopping by to chat and will give away a copy to one lucky commenter today.