J.R. Freeman – The Otherworld and Beyond

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

The Otherworld and Beyond: Series I, A New Beginning
The Otherworld and Beyond: Series II, The Inner Self
and newly published—

First, I would like to express concerns about the first publication of The Otherworld and Beyond. It is the very reason why the series still thrives on today. The books comprised of personal encounters in my life before and after my Near Death Experience. And upon death found out something extra-ordinary that was always in my life. And the third series brought that horror to life, that we are not alone.

The first publication gave proof that knowing things before they happen are real. It gave predictions in the following years of President Obama’s presidency. When waking from a year of a coma on December 2006; I didn’t know who was running for office at the time, more or less who would win. All I knew, write what was told to me.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am from a small town in the heal of Louisiana called Mossville. And all my life growing up in that section of the state was horror. Most people would think of ghost stories or homes being possessed by evil spirits were just made up. But whatever was in my parents home in Louisiana, it did everything according to a home being possessed by evil spirits. And for about two decades living in horror, never told anyone my story until today. My death gave direction of a path to follow within the physical world. And now I am traveling the world telling my experiences and relating to other people’s horror stories for the past four years.

What inspired you to write this book?

In 1992, I knew something was going to change my life, but didn’t know when. All I knew it was going to be soon. So I tried to write this book many times before, but just didn’t know what to write. Not until my death that my story surfaced in the physical world. Not too many people will understand when I say, “I WALKED WITH THE CREATOR”. And after that encounter, nothing has been the same. Nothing doesn’t come close as being the same, knowing that I do not belong here.

How did you choose the title?

I remember this day very well while working for the military and being assigned a job overseas. The woman who was debriefing me for the job overseas was curious about me wanting to write a book. So she asked this question, “What will be the name of your book?” I just looked at her for a moment and thought to myself, “yeah what is the name of my book?” Then something just popped in mind. Mind you that the voice at the time was suppressed deep within me. This was the same voice talking to me now and ever since birth, but didn’t acknowledge it until after death. I said to her, “The Otherworld and Beyond”, and smiled at her. She said, “When you get it published, be sure to give me a copy.”

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

As always, the publication of any works done on The Otherworld and Beyond, has been a controversial issue with religions. I have lost a lot of family and friends after writing each book. But the series keeps going to people in need. And that very need is to know: What happens in the Afterlife? Is God real? Where do we go after we die? Is there a Heaven and Hell?

My obstacles are many to account for my medical condition. I have Hydrocephalus which is the very reason of my frequent headaches. Most people point to my medical condition and odd behavior as being the source as a mental disability. And for me being this way has saved many people in danger, including me. Those two obstacles were the hardest for me to overcome. It took me quite some time to adjust to my new condition. Coffee seemed to help with the headaches of writing and traveling to different countries helps keep me focus on the task.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

For many years I was scared to tell people what happened while growing up in Louisiana fearing of being sent to an asylum. I have seen what doctors did to children with this condition, so I kept quite. I just had to endure the decades of torture, pain and sorrow to find the way out. Now that I am out of this world, something draws me right back in. It seems that a lot of people are suffering the same fate. And now since knowing how to defeat such pestilence, this sparked the writer within me to tell my story.

Do you have any writing rituals?

My writing ritual is set on my experiences as a child. I just couldn’t sleep at a certain time at night. And discovered this reason with some people being afraid of the dark. The night time is my best time to write.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

The idea behind me learning something new from my works happens when the book is completed. The thoughts are set upon a certain perimeter when writing and each person explores it differently, a more profound way. I learned that The Otherworld and Beyond sent chills through people reading it. It was as if the same happened to them.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

I wouldn’t change anything with the process of writing this series.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?

Even though I like reading the Bible, but I like reading spiritual books the most. The one book that inspired me was “Life after Life”, by Raymond Moody

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

The next series I am currently working on is “THE OTHERWORLD AND BEYOND: Series IV, I See Visions” This book is not only about death but the movement between the spiritual and physical realm of life. It teaches the reader how to travel backwards and forwards through time to meet the past and future you. It also shares deeper knowledge about death and life and the movement process between the two.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

Don’t ever give up writing if it is something you always wanting to do. My sister told me that the most talent people are in the cemetery, they died without reaching opportunity.