Meet Carla Thompson


  • Tell us about your story:
    • What is the name of your book?
      • The Book is called Suspension, Book 1 of the Time Binder series
    • What genre is it?
      • It’s Sci fi /Paranormal/Time Travel/ Romance/Murder-Mystery
    • When and where is your tale set?
      • The story is set in the present day in Bristol, a city in the United Kingdom. As it is a time travel tale there are various forays into the past and future by nature of the plot.
  • Who are you?
    • What is your name?
      • My Name is Carla Thompson.
      Are you a fictional or historical character?
      • I am fictional, but I interact with some real historical characters in the story
      What’s your role in the story – are you the protagonist or a supporting character?
      • I am the main protagonist and a reluctant heroine
      Are you a human, animal, alien, robot, or something completely different?
      • I am human in the first part of the story but after I become a Dream Walker, I exist in spirit form
    • Do you consider yourself to be good, bad, or indifferent? Would others agree with this assessment – why, or why not?
      • I would like to think that I am a good character, but I am initially shocked and unhappy with what destiny has in store for me. In life, I was a 31-year-old divorced English teacher, borderline depressed and thought of myself as unremarkable. A twist of fate i.e., my premature death, changes all that and I discover that I am a predestine Dream Walker and one of a long line of women in my bloodline who have undertaken this role through time. I can be stubborn and hardheaded at times, as being a Dream Walker can be a tough call. I don’t always see eye to eye with my co characters, but I battle my demons and try to do what is right. although it is not always easy.
  • What do we need to know about you?
    • What is your personal goal?  I mean, what do you ultimately want?
      • As this role was unexpectedly thrust upon me, I think the first part of the answer to this question is trying to understand what is expected of me. Being a Dream Walker is far from easy and there is no instruction booklet, and I am just feeling my way along and learning from my mistakes. I am here to help people transition from this life to the next and find peace  and closure. I think it would be safe to say that I would ultimately like the same for myself.
      What is standing in your way?  What conflict(s) do you face?
      • Each scenario that I face brings its own challenges. The people who cross my path are each on their own journey and sometimes all I am able to do is be there and point them in the right direction. It can be rewarding but also frustrating and nonstop – with a new person arriving needing my help as soon as I have dispatched another off to their own version of heaven.When it comes to conflicts, I think my biggest struggle is with Isambard Brunel who is the gatekeeper of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the portal that I use. He is a stickler for rules and regulations but I’m a bit of a rebel and we frequently clash, although deep down we respect one another. The situation was made all the more difficult because I fell in love with one of the people I was tasked with helping – which is absolutely forbidden. When his life became untenable, I helped him do the unthinkable. It was a terrible choice to have to make as a Dream Walker and came at a high price.
    • Why is this goal important to you?  What’s your motivation?
      • It may sound idealistic, but I am just trying to find truth and purpose in what I do. That goes hand in hand with finding peace and a sense fulfillment. I think true happiness comes through helping others. Although at first, I wasn’t happy about being a Dream Walker, in time the path revealed itself, but I also like to have a little time out occasionally
  • How do I get a copy of your book?
      • There is a sequel scheduled for release in October 2023.
    • Do you have a universal link available?

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