Being a paranormal investigator presented a few unexpected career opportunities for me around the time I created Kahuna Research Group, the Big Island of Hawaii's premier paranormal research team back in 2011. Since then I've been a full time entrepreneur and independent researcher.
I never imagined that becoming interested in Hawaii's myths & legends and starting a paranormal group would present the types of career opportunities it did, and I am happy to share those experiences in this blog post with the hopes that it may encourage other paranormal investigators around the world to expand their horizons and consider using their skills as investigators in the professional world.
Writer / Author
As paranormal investigators we possess (no pun intended) certain valuable skill sets that may benefit us while on potential career paths, such as a historian, tour guide or writer to name a few.
If you've been investigating for long, you should be quite proficient at researching and collecting data, compiling notes, following deadlines and presenting your findings of any given case to the clients - all of these being critical components to being a writer.
Once you choose the subject matter that you want to write about the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. For me, I chose to write about topics that I am passionate about, such as ancient mysteries, pyramid energy, energy vortexes, Hawaiian myths & legends, and so on. I eventually would like to create a children's book with my son as the inspiration, a cook book (mmmm, food!), and a coloring book for kids and adults both, because why not?
Since 2012, I have authored or co-authored four paperback books and published a total of eight different titles for multiple authors over the years under the imprint of KRG Publishing - the book publishing division of my paranormal research organization. The experience gained from this endeavor is invaluable, and it doesn't end there...monthly book royalties are now one of my main sources of income, and the books I've written and published make great gifts for friends and family and anyone else interested in the subject matter. On top of that, I have become somewhat of an authority figure on many of the topics I've written about. It's neat being considered one of the leading experts on paranormal activity in Hawaii.
QUESTION: What do you like to write about?
Share your stories in the comment section of this post.
Zach Royer, CLPI
Author, Publisher & World Explorer