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?