By Liz, celebrating the release of Witch Way Out!
I am so, so happy for Witch Way Out to hit shelves today. I love this series for so many reasons – but mostly because it’s so full of magic. And it’s really authentic to who I am, which has been super fun to bring into my writing.
First, witches. I’ve been obsessed with witches and all things paranormal since I was a kid. One of the first stories I made up to entertain myself outside when I had no one to play with was making the woods behind my house a “witches’ wood” where all kinds of magical things happened, including trees coming to life and gateways to other worlds in a pile of leaves. So much fun.
As I got older, Salem became my favorite destination (and my college town). I got to study the history on the daily and just be there absorbing the energies. And, of course, the shopping. It’s one of my favorite places to this day, and being so close to it again has been so much fun. And the shopping, well, that’s just an added bonus.
Also, I was so excited to get to write about crystals – something else I’ve been obsessed with for many years. I have a collection that probably rivals Violet’s store at this point, and writing about them has given me an outlet for all the dabbling and the research I’d done to date. Also an excuse to buy more, of course.
And finally, this series has allowed me to explore mother/daughter relationships in a completely different way, but with a lot of the same themes that I’ve explored in the past. This is a subject that’s endlessly fascinating to me and it’s been a fun container in which to do it. Anything with a hint of humor and magic takes on a whole new meaning, I think.
So, this series is magic for me in a lot of ways. I hope you’re finding the magic in it as well and enjoying reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing it. Thank you, as always, for reading.
Readers, where are you finding more magic in your life?
I have not started the series yet, but am looking forward to reading the books.
I love crystals as well. I truly feel they enhance my life. Crystals, essential oils and my belief we are all connected to the Earth and Universe is where my magic comes from.
I love that, Suzanne!
Congratulations on your book release!
So many congratulations, Liz! This is a delightful series, and how perfect that it fits with your real life in many ways.
I find magic in the little children in my life – who I get to see tomorrow.
Thanks, Edith! That’s lovely 🙂
Congratulations! Love that purse! I find magic in nature every day, especially in Spring when the earth renews itself.
Thanks, Kathy! I agree!
For me it would be getting out in nature and observing critters in their natural environment, be it squirrels or black bears. A big part of that came from retiring and moving to our dream destination. We picked the perfect small acreage to allow us to do that on a daily bases and many places to go visit on others.
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Love that, Kay!
Happy release day! I’m so happy for you. I love walking in the woods near our house. When I was little the woods at my grandparents farm seemed magical–full of wild flowers, fossils along the creek, and an old coal mine.
Thanks, Sherry! That does sound very cool!
Congratulations on the new book Liz!
Congratulations, Liz/Cate. I love the title Witch Way Out and the cover. The covers have been terrific throughout this series. I do try to think about the magic in every day. The miracle of being alive and able to think and feel and see and smell and hear and enjoy it all.
Thank you Barb! And that’s beautiful!
Super congratulations on your latest, Liz! This series is such fun! I am finding magic in the process of creating more than ever, whether it is writing, painting,knitting, cooking or gardening. The more I allow myself to focus on the pleasure of the process, the more fun and the more magic seem to appear!
Thanks Jessie! I love that – I need to remind myself more often!
Congrats on the release, Liz! I should be getting a call today from Aaron’s Bookstore in Lititz, PA. It’s my go-to indie bookstore. I pre-ordered Witch Way Out as soon as I heard about it.
Oh, thanks, Ginny! I hope you enjoy it!
Congrats on the new release!
Humor and magic. Right up my alley! Congrats on the release!
I find healing powers at the beach. It helps give me perspective.
Oh me too for sure!
The series is so good! I won an ARC of Witch Way Out and loved every page of it. Looking forward to more adventures with Violet! I’m with you, I love – Salem, witches, crystals, and all things Woo!
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