[Dorothy Allison]'s late mother pops frequently into the conversation because she, too, was clairvoyant. On her deathbed she predicted that Allison would go far with her talent but uttered a warning that Allison would have to be courageous enough to "stand alone." Allison admits her mother was right: "Sometimes I ask God: Why me? Why the dreams? Why the visions? But I always end up praying to God to help me so I can help them."
Dorothy Allison is an original. She voices her most primitive thoughts, not bowing to the compromise of charm. She works with hardened police to provide leads, valuable little pieces of a puzzle that police detectives use as clues. She is, in fact, obsessed with her work: "I'd drop you like a hotcake if the police walked in here now with a story about a missing child." (Allison is on tour to promote her new paperback, "Dorothy Allison, A Psychic Story.")