By Liz, super excited that Witch Hunt is coming to life!
I got my ARCs of my new series last week.
Aside from the fact that I love the cover and that everything is purple, I’m just really thrilled about this series. It brings together all the things I’ve been fascinated with for most of my life: witches, cats, murder (of course) and maybe one lesser-known obsession. Rocks.
Yep, I’ve been obsessed with rocks and crystals since I was little. In one very famous story my mother told for years, I had this doll carriage and some lovely dolls to put in the carriage. But I chose to use it for other purposes. One day when we were out for a walk, a woman stopped to ask me if she could see my dolls. I happily pulled down the blanket and showed her my rock collection.
Apparently, she thought I was weird. I have no idea why.
As I got older, I stopped picking up rocks off the street (mostly) and instead turned to crystal shops. I became fascinated with the stones and their meanings, and their many healing properties. Since it was getting to the point where I needed a tax write-off for my many purchases, of course I had to make Violet Mooney a crystal store proprietor.
That means she gets to spend all day with beauties like this lepidolite, a stone that promotes spiritual transcendence, emotional balance, prayer and goodness, as well as grounding and balancing mood swings. Which means that I get to spend extra time in crystal shops too, learning about different stones and about the business overall.
I’m lucky enough to have an awesome shop nearby, The Funky Hippie, with an amazing proprietor, Nicole, who has not only become my primary supplier, but who is happy to also share her wealth of knowledge.
In the book, Violet is happily running her crystal shop and knows she has a talent for helping people by prescribing the right crystals for their particular situation. What she doesn’t know is that she’s a witch, and that it’s very likely her dormant powers have been working under the surface to help her along the way.
Violet and I both believe crystals are amazing tools that bring so much good into the world. One of the reasons I’m so happy about writing these books is that I get to share that information with people. One of the best things about being an author, for sure.
Readers, do you have a favorite rock, crystal, or other obsession? Leave a comment below for a chance to win! I’ll be giving an ARC to two commenters!