Some of you may recall Dr. Melba Ketchum as the veterinarian turned DNA analyst who self-published a paper decoding what was purportedly Sasquatch genetic material. Dr. Ketchum has now turned her attention to writing fiction. In a short post published to her Facebook page, Ketchum describes the book Mystic Forest Wishes (self-published via CreateSpace – get it here.) and what got her interested in writing it:
Now for news that some of you will like and I am not sure how others will react. The stress level has been incredible over the last few years, what with all of the lies and attacks that have been leveled against me. I have tried to stick with strictly science throughout this entire ordeal. In all honesty, I know so much more about the Sasquatch people. I have met many habituators also. I have stayed silent on the majority of the field data that I personally know to be true and will continue to do so at this time. However, as a way to relieve stress, I started writing about the things I know about them and things that habituators have told me (with their permission). I got 25,000 words in and decided that it probably was not the the most prudent thing to do. It would hurt the science. So, for stress relief, I wrote a young adult novel. I wasn’t going to publish it at first. It is a fantasy that incorporates the supernatural abilities of the Sasquatch people (or are they supernatural?). It was for fun. I let a few friends read it (those not in the BF world) and they went crazy for it. They pushed me to publish it. I decided that it might put a much needed positive spin on the Sasquatch. This generation is spoiled by the ape/monster theory that has been so prevalent for years.