Today let's welcome J.J. DiBenedetto to Remenicky Writes!
Friday 5 questions:
1.What is your favorite drink?
That depends.In the morning, it’s orange juice.Otherwise, if I’m treating myself, a
chocolate (or, even better, chocolate and banana) milkshake.
2.Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I’ve been three times to Mallorca, and it’s
the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited.Perfect climate (at least in December/January, which is when I was
there), wonderful people, easy pace of life.I could easily live there!
3.Any pets? Tell us about them.
She’s not so much a pet, really, since she
seems to be in charge of our household, but we’ve got a tortoise-shell cat
named Daisy.She wakes us when she
thinks it’s time for us to get up; she makes it crystal clear when she thinks
it’s bedtime, and so forth.
4.What kind of music do you listen to?
Classical and opera, mainly.There’s not much on my iPod that was written
after the early part of the 20th century!
5.What is your favorite car?
I actually don’t own one – we live in a very
transit-friendly city and it’s easier (and cheaper) not to have one.But as a kid, my uncle had a Jaguar XJ6 which
was just gorgeous, and – when it wasn’t in the shop – ran like a dream.
About the Dream Series
you could see everyone else’s dreams?That’s the question Sara has to wrestle with in the Dream Series.We first meet her as a shy, bookish college
student who doesn’t think there’s anything extraordinary about herself.And then the dreams start…
course of the series, Sara learns to live with these supernatural dreams and
all the trouble they plunge her into.At
the same time, she grows from a student to a practicing doctor; and from a
single girl to a wife and mother.But
every time she thinks she’s got everything figured out, life – and her
extraordinary dreams – teach her that she’s always got more to learn…
Dream Home (book 7 in the Dream Series)
“Oh, my God, I’m
not even starting the job for four months!How can I have an enemy already?”
Sara thought she had found the perfect job, the perfect
new house and the perfect place to build a bright future for herself and her
But her new life is not quite perfect.Her husband and her children are fitting
right in, but before Sara even shows up for her first day of work, her
coworkers are dreaming about getting rid of her.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the one friend she’s made is
dreaming nightly about a disaster that could wipe out the entire town…and Sara
is beginning to think he might be right…
Dream Home is the
exciting seventh book in the Dream Series.
Excerpt from Dream
Joshua begins to stir the moment we’re alone.“Joshua, relax,” I say, when he tries and
fails to sit up.“You’re in the
hospital.You fell and hit your head.”
I give him a bright smile.“You remembered what to call me.That’s a very good sign.But I
need to examine you.I’m going to take
off your gloves and unzip your coat so I can get a better look at you.”
“I haven’t had a woman try to take my clothes off since
1969,” he says, and I can’t tell from his expression whether that’s a joke or
not.He shrugs after a moment.“Woodstock.”For one ridiculous moment, I wonder, assuming he’s serious, if Aunt Kat
was that woman.She went to Woodstock,
too.Whenever I would ask her about it,
she’d tell me that she had plenty of stories, but that I wasn’t old enough to
But that’s just silly.Kat was in her early twenties, and Joshua would have been
forty-six.Besides, there were, what, a
million people there?“Really?”
“Really,” he says.“I
had to see Jefferson Airplane.I had a
thing for Grace Slick, what can I say?”
I have no idea how to respond to that.
J.J. (James) Dibenedetto's fans would swear he's got a sixth sense
when it comes to seeing into the minds of others and often wonder if his
stories could possibly be fiction. He enjoys suspending disbelief with
suspenseful paranormal tales that are a perfect blend of reality meets fantasy.
His popular Dream Series continues to delight readers with each
and every exciting installment.
Born in Yonkers, New York, he currently resides in Arlington
Virginia with his beautiful wife and a cat he is sure has taken full advantage
of its nine lives. When it comes to the cat, he often wonders, but then again
it might just be his imagination.