M.C.V. Egan (Maria Catalina Vergara Egan) is the author of The Bridge of Deaths. The story came about through a lifelong obsession to solve the MYSTERY of her maternal grandfather's death in faraway Denmark.
Her grandfather died on August 15th, 1939 in a passenger airplane with a small group of men; all of whom left an interesting trail of doubt as to who they really were.
This was two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland and the world plunged into WWII. The research for this took M.C.V. Egan to various countries, through the unusual world of psychics, to a Peruvian Shaman and past life regressions.
She lives in South Florida with her Husband, Tom Egan; credited with the cover photo, their teenage son and five pound Chihuahua.
She is currently working with Jolie Demarco in an excitting new book 4covert2overt.
Peace is her passion, writing and reading her life and many other creative outlets fill her days.
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With the Second World War a mere two weeks away, the crash of an airplane in Danish waters near a bridge called Storstromsbroen, did not get the attention it would have had today or in times of peace. While Bill is looking for psychological answers to his recurring nightmares, he meets Maggie who is very familiar with the bridge in his dreams. She urges him to look for these answers through past life regression therapy. They join forces with Catalina whose grandfather also died in the same accident that haunts Bill's dreams.
Interview With MCV Egan
1. Were there a lot of road blocks that popped up during your research?
Yes there were, with perseverance and a little luck I finally felt comfortable enough to go full steam ahead. In two years’ time when the 75 year rule of sealed files expires; things might get interesting, I however could not wait that long.
2. Tell us something that was very emotional for you while researching The Bridge of Deaths that you’ve never told anyone before.
Fred Huntley’s death in 2000 was very sad for me. All the deaths of the older people who contributed were sad, but Fred was someone I dreamt about handing a copy of the book to personally. He was the creator of The British Airways Archives; he had worked with the company in a very different capacity and his love for History in general and that of British Airways specifically; as well as his desire to work past retirement age gave birth to the idea and he made it all come together, patiently and slowly, willing to sift through files.
He was an extraordinary human being and I feel so honored to have met him.
3. What advice do you give others about solving and writing mysteries?
Leave no stone unturned and never be afraid to ask why? How? Who? What? Or simply to ask for help.
4. When do we get to read another exciting Book by you?
OH GOSH! I do not want to jinx it by giving a precise date! 4covert2overt in 33 Days should be perfect and ready in a few months, I hope, I pray….. God willing!
5. Are Psychics fun to work with doing research? Are they hard to tell if they are telling the truth?
Most ‘psychics’ that I have met and worked with; are reluctant to use the word psychic or seer. They were all solid wonderful loving energies. Some work more as healers others like the lady at the back of the accountant’s office (Rosella Call), do ‘readings’ and that is their livelihood. I had very nice experiences around them and I would call it FUN!
I did come across some questionable ones, and I just walked away. I never allowed anyone who potentially knew about the story to work on it; so for example Halley Elise who was one of the hypnotherapists is an AMAZING psychic, but as she had met the ‘real Bill’ and through mutual friends had access to the story, she was not one of the psychics I had sessions with psychometry and the watches. Today I regret that I was so careful, as I think it would have been OK.
At a personal level, I preferred not to ‘peek into my future’ and they often touched there as well. Real clairvoyants are people full of loving energy, sharing their abilities for a greater good. If someone has abilities but conveys them in a nasty way, then in my opinion, RUN that would not be energy you want anywhere near you!
6. If you could have one celebrity endorse your book who would you pick?
That is a very tough question, so I will say that in lieu of a celebrity I would prefer ANCESTRY.COM to endorse it! But if it MUST be a celebrity I would have to say I will take ANYBODY!!!!! Suggestions welcome.
7. What advice do you give to those who are looking to start using Psychics in their research?
My co-author for 4covert2overt in 33 Days is psychic. In part her abilities were used to create and construct the story, but I did all the research to corroborate, and this is a novel with no foot-notes or claims to absolute DATA; well researched to make it interesting but not steeped in information, as was necessary in THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS.
Be open-minded if you are going to use psychics, if you find one that is obviously keen to help without trying to charge an arm and a leg; then trust your instincts and be open minded when they guide you.
Be certain that you feel they are ethical, and be sure you are ready if it relates to your family and the truth is painful.
Police and FBI have been known to use psychics and if it has been credited as helpful, of course they are NOT infallible.
8. You do so much to help others with your blog. What new friends has this open the door and allowed you to make?
MANY! I hope no-one feels offended because there are So many cyber-friendships thanks to the cross promoting and helping the newbies.
I honestly feel that there are so many authors as keen as or more so than I to help others. Some seem to have so much time to read and review which is HUGE. I am a little humbled that recently I hear that from so many.
I have made great cyber buddies such as Paulette Mahurin in California and Toni Grace Sinns in my own State of Florida. Internationally I treasure my association with Wanda Hartzenberg and Christoph Fischer, which is a very new friendship.
I actually got to meet the AMAZING AMELIA CURZON in her native UK, and that is a combo cyber/real-world friendship that I treasure tremendously. I also got to spend a fun day in London with Christine Bonner and that was very cool; as we walked through the city where Bill and Maggie met, laughed and played like little kids…it was brilliant!
9. You know English, French, Spanish, and Swedish. Which one is the hardest to WRITE in?
Probably French, but inasmuch as Spanish is phonetic the accents kill me sometimes!
I guess Swedish with the extra letters we do not have. But honestly take English and explain to someone learning English the logic between the spelling and pronunciation of the word ENOUGH! Or try to explain how you spell BUT and PUT the same way and yet they sound so different!
10. It is Wednesday night….What are we watching on TV tonight? Wednesday really need you ask? Isn’t the whole world watching Modern Family I love Wednesday night TV it is all for laughs.
11. Tell us 3 things that always make it on your grocery list each week.
Chicken; we seem to consume copious amounts. Bread; I have a teenage son who inhales the Publix White Mountain bread and Veggies; we just love salads in this house and never seem to have enough.
12. OH NO! Global warming was real and now FL is sinking into the ocean!! You have 20 minutes to get out. What 10 things are you sure make it into your car?
8) Insurance Papers
9) Family Heirlooms
10) MY PURSE! OMG that would probably be the first thing I grab it has the car keys!
13. Of all the places you’ve lived which one was (or would be) the hardest to leave?
Well it would have to be Sweden, I felt sad and defeated as I was 27 years old and I was ending my marriage of five years. So it is not because I loved Sweden more than any other place, but because the reason I left was a very sad one, even though it was the right one for me. I had the legal right to remain there, but in retrospect it was a very wise choice to return to my roots.
I must say that I have really taken so much from every place that I have had the privilege and honor to live in. The Cultures are so diverse and there is so much good to learn from all of them.
I chose to become an American, and I love Florida; this is the place where I have lived the longest and where I had my only child; I have no plans to leave.
14. If you could take your family on a cruise. Where would you travel to?
I had a MAGICAL cruise to Alaska in 2009 and it was fantastic, but I think if I could I would see into the RIVER cruises that visit European cities. If the political climate were safe I think a cruise on the Nile River would be something to cool for words; of course I would be thinking of Agatha Christie and looking for a murder mystery on board.
15. What is a question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview but never have? What is the answer?
I can honestly say that there is no question I can come up with! Your interview touched on points that I found absolutely fun and different. I recently have had several interviews with very diverse questions so there is nothing I can imagine!