Jordan Castillo Price is one of the rarities in the genre. Not only is she a fantastic writer with great plots that think outside the box, she is also just a gem to work with and allround pleasant human bean.
This week sees the release of her serial Turbulence in a one-stop-shop omnibus. The ominous tale of a young co-pilot starting a new run that will take him through the Bermuda Triangle and into... another dimension? A pocket of time? Limbo? You'll have to read to find out.
As a child of the seventies, I grew up around sensationalized representations of paranormal phenomena. UFO sightings, crop circles and alien abductions were all the rage. The search for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster was underway. Ouija boards were sold in the game aisle beside Legos and Candyland. And the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle never failed to send a shiver down everyone’s spine.
The term Bermuda Triangle was coined in a magazine article in 1962 to describe an area off the east coast of Florida in which ships, and later aircraft, tend to get lost. They don’t all disappear. Some of them malfunction, lose control, and find themselves in a spot that’s miles away from their last known heading.
The thought of people disappearing is fascinating. The thought of entire vessels full of passengers and crew disappearing is baffling. Researchers claim various things are responsible for the trouble: magnetic fields, weather, human error. Still others maintain that ships and aircraft malfunction all the time, not just in this particular spot, but because it’s the world’s most heavily trafficked shipping lane, the number of malfunctions would be higher.
Whether there’s anything to the Triangle mythos or not, it made for some interesting backstory. In the Turbulence series, a skeptic named Paul Cronin is assigned to pilot a flight through the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Paul is the last person to fall prey to superstition…but he discovers the crew he’s joined has been flying through a bizarre phenomenon for over a year, and he’s determined to figure out a way over, around or through it so he’ll be free to pursue a relationship with the crew’s handsome flight attendant, Dallas.
I hope readers will enjoy exploring the twists and turns of the Bermuda Triangle as much as I’ve enjoyed spinning the story.
Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. She writes paranormal, horror and thriller novels from her isolated and occasionally creepy home in rural Wisconsin. Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who's plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made...one client at a time.