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Monday, August 4, 2014


It's happened to most of us. 
We've had a dream and wondered, 
"What did that mean?"

Author and clinical psychologist 
Mary Kennedy 
is here today to answer that question!

Mary is the author of 
DREAM INTERPRETATION
A Psychologist's Guide


Dawn Frazier wants to know - Why do I dream so much about people who were close to me that passed away?

Mary’s answer - We dream about loved ones who have passed because they are still part of our lives and we hold them in our hearts. Remember, death ends a life, but it doesn't end a relationship. We dream about them because we want to believe that they are well and happy.

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Linda Chudej said - "I have a recurring dream that I am walking through a huge house that my husband and I have just bought. The windows are all different shapes and sizes, many of them going from floor to ceiling. All I can think about is how difficult it will be to buy curtains for those windows!"

Mary’s answer - The House Dream is a classic and well documented. The house represents our wishes, dreams, aspirations. It's all the things we have ahead of us--our untapped potential. Usually the house is bright and airy with endless rooms that seem to stretch on forever. The dreamer is so happy to be wandering through all the beautiful rooms and wonders what is in store for her. Some of my clients report that they can "return" to the same house in future dreams and they always look forward to it. Sometimes there is a "hidden" room that only the dreamer knows about. That's interesting, too!


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Anonymous asks - In my dream I was in the Regency era. I was in a room alone but could hear music and voices coming from another part of this grand house. I even remember the wallpaper. It had textured velvet designs. I remember how it felt. A man came into the room. He had black eyes. He walked slowly toward me and I backed away until I was against the wall and I could feel the velvet of the wallpaper pressed against my back. He put his hands on my upper arms and just stared at me. My breathing grew heavier and he started to lower his head. Just before we kissed, we heard voices very close and he pulled away from me and left the room. I get the feeling that I didn't even know who he was. What does all this mean?


Mary's answer - This is a very detailed dream with loads of sensory details, the sights, the sound, the feel of the wallpaper. Romantic dreams like this are common, but this one is especially interesting because I would bet money that the dreamer is a creative type! Fascinating dream...I bet she wishes she could return to it. Some of my clients--not many--do manage to "return" to pleasant dreams.

Wow. 
Interesting dreams and great insights from Mary!

How about you? Do you want to know what your dream(s) mean. Just ask in the comments sections or if you want to remain anonymous, email me at lisaksbookreview@aol.com . 
Mary will be answering every Tuesday in August!

And be on the lookout on September 2 for the release of Mary Kennedy's brand new cozy mystery NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER
Book 1 in the Dream Club Mystery series!

Pre-order your copy today!

Dream Team

Business consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah, Georgia, to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. Allison is also interested in dream interpretation and invites Taylor to her Friday night Dream Club, where members meet once a week to share and analyze their dreams.

When a local dance instructor, Chico Hernandez, is found dead in his studio, and the murder scene has an eerie resemblance to one of the dreams shared at their meeting, Taylor can’t help but be intrigued. And when her sister, who was briefly involved with the dance teacher, becomes the prime suspect, Taylor and their fellow club members can’t be caught napping. It’s up to them to dream up a solution to the murder before Allison faces a real-life nightmare.


Mary Kennedy is a national best-selling author, and a clinical psychologist in private practice on the east coast.  She has sold forty novels, all to major New York publishers, and has made the Waldenbooks, BookScan and Publishers Weekly best-seller lists.  Her early novels included middle grade fiction and young adult fiction for 
Scholastic and Penguin.


Mary also writes health and wellness articles, reviews and human interest pieces. Her byline has appeared in Publisher's Weekly, USA Today, Book Page, Gannett News, NPR and industry publications. She recently won "first place" in a communications contest sponsored by the Delaware Press Association and judged nationally. 
Many of her articles can be found at Blogher.

She blogs every Saturday with Cozy Chicks.
Currently, she's writing the Dream Club Mysteries for Penguin-Random House. Set in Savannah, the series revolves around a group of Savannah women who meet once a week to analyze their dreams and solve a murder or two. Since the Dream Club meets at Oldies But Goodies, a candy shop/cafĂ©, the members sample southern desserts as they do their sleuthing. The first release is Nightmares Can Be Murder (Sept 2, 2014). Here's a sneak peak at the storyline. Business consultant Taylor Blake has returned to Savannah, Georgia, to help her sister Allison turn her dream of running an old-fashioned candy store into a reality. When a local dance instructor, Chico Hernandez, is found dead in his studio, and the murder scene has an eerie resemblance to one of the dreams shared at their meeting, Taylor can’t help but be intrigued. And when her sister, who was briefly involved with the dance teacher, becomes the prime suspect, Taylor and their fellow club members can’t be caught napping. It’s up to them to dream up a solution to the murder before Allison faces a real-life nightmare.

Mary won an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for "artistic excellence in literary fiction." A popular workshop presenter, she has spoken at over a hundred conferences, libraries and schools,  all over the country. When not writing, speaking, or traveling to exotic locales, she lives with her husband and eight neurotic cats. The cats have resisted all her efforts to psychoanalyze them, but she remains optimistic.

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Answers to Mystery Monday Mashup

1. THE WHOLE CAT AND CABOODLE by Sofie Ryan
2. DEATH OF A KITCHEN DIVA by Lee Hollis
3. TOWN IN A STRAWBERRY SWIRL by B.B. Haywood
4. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOUR WITCH FOR by Dawn Eastman
5. MURDER IN THE MYSTERY SUITE by Ellery Adams






7 comments:

  1. Thank you Lisa, and Thank you to Mary for answering my question. I look forward to reading your book!

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  2. Lisa, thank you so much for doing this!! I got home way too late last night...will be on board to give dream interpretations next Tuesday--all day!! I promise. So get your questions ready, it will be fun1!

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    1. Mary, thank you for doing this for us! I can't til next Tuesday!

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  3. I'm looking forward to it, too, Lisa, Hope there are lots of questions!

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    1. Dream Interpretation: A Psychologist's Guide just ordered this so excited. Mary thank you for answering my question on face book about my dream. This is Jen and I am not sure how to do this I didn't know what account to use so will use this. I deleted my first comment because I didn't know what I was doing. :)












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