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I’ve got a private theory all writers are a bit crazy. And some of us are crazier than others. I mean, think about it. Writers create a whole new world with every book, peopled with characters birthed in their brains, rather like Zeus giving birth to Athena from his head. First we have this little seed of an idea. We plant that over to the side of daily life and see if it germinates. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. If it’s good, then it sprouts on up, sometimes with the speed of Jack’s beanstalk, and sometimes like one of those exotic plants that garden enthusiasts painstakingly tend in their greenhouses, the ones that require precise watering and fertilizing and take years to reach full beauty.
For some writers, those ideas fall into one particular genre of books. They write romance or mysteries or action-adventure or fantasy or horror. And that’s pretty much the genre they write most of the time, because that’s how their brains function. Sometimes I envy those folks. They’re still crazy, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not as crazy as those of us whose work doesn’t usually fall in one particular genre or the other. And for sure they’re not as crazy as those of us who never write in one particular genre or the other, and for good measure, usually mix several genres up in one book. That’s me. Do you have any idea how hard it is to even attempt to submit a book for publication when you don’t know if it’s romantic fantasy or action-adventure or mystery thriller or paranormal suspense or urban fantasy? And you’re the crazy person who wrote it in the first place?
So far, I’ve published paranormal romantic suspense (that’s the War-N-Wit, Inc. series, starring warlock Chad Garrett and witch Ariel Anson Garrett), which is also sorta, kinda urban fantasy with a lot of humor thrown in. Then there’s Miami Days & Truscan (K)nights, a romantic fantasy with elements of sci-fi and time-travel and a lot of humor thrown in. Down Home is a crime thriller mystery with lots of action adventure, a healthy dose of the paranormal, and a lot of humor thrown in. For good measure, I went over to the dark side. Literally. The Dark series is southern gothic, dark romance, horror, and paranormal. Nor does it have a lot of humor thrown in, which is somewhat unusual for me.
The good news is my readers seem to like them all and no reader will ever understand what it means to a writer when their fans (fan? I have fans? I have fans!) take the time to comment on their blogs or Facebook pages or leave a review. And to all my readers, I send the biggest heartfelt “Thank You!!!” it’s possible to send. So from here, where am I going?
Well, The Coven, the third book in the War-N-Wit, Inc. has reached full boil. It’s clamoring for attention and the birthing pains are beginning. Which means it’s time to get it out of my head and onto the computer screen.
You’ve never met Chad and Ariel Garrett? Well, let me introduce you. See, it all started in The Witch. And it happened like this:
Ariel Anson thought she had her life in order. She was young, smart, and beautiful, even though she didn’t believe the beautiful part. She had a great career as a paralegal and a CPA fiancé. Life just couldn’t get any steadier. Even though it was all pretty boring. Especially the fiancé. Then she met private investigator, bounty hunter, process server Chad Garrett, CEO of War-N-Wit, Inc. That’s Chad’s private shorthand for Warlock and Witch, don’t you know? Because Chad Garrett’s a warlock on the lookout for a witch. Not just any witch, either, his witch. You guessed it! Ariel Anson. Life as she knew it was over!
Anyway, Chad and Ariel survived the wedding (rather unconventional, to say the least – hint – think Vegas) and the honeymoon (which was cut a bit a short, things didn’t work out exactly like Chad planned, bringing in that ho and pimp who’d skipped bail and high-tailed it Vegas, which is why they were there in the first place). Then they plunged straight into Resurrection. A secret society. Not everyone can join, just the elite few who remember their past lives. Only the Seer, chosen by the Tear of Isis, knows if those memories are truth or fabrication. There’s just one problem. The Tear’s chosen a new Seer. Oliver Hedgepath, deposed Seer, isn’t happy a bit. And the new Seer’s missing in action. War-N-Wit’s new assignment was a blast from the past! But whose past? You’ll have to visit Savannah with Chad and Ariel to find out.
So what’s up next for Chad and Ariel Garrett? It’s Biker’s Week in Daytona! Did I mention Chad was a biker? Did I mention Ariel’s pretty certain all his past credentials and job qualifications aren’t listed on either his resume or War-N-Wit’s website? I mean, besides the magical part. For certain sure, the magical part doesn’t get advertised. But aside from that, our Chad Garrett’s a man with a past. We’ll find out a little bit about that this time around. A past that certain government—well—agencies sometimes like to take advantage of. And since he’s taking Ariel to her first Biker’s Week anyway, one of those agencies has a little favor they’d like him to do, a little matter they’d like him to look into. Oh, yeah. The broomstick rides again. On a Honda. (Bet you thought I was gonna say Harley, didn’t you? Chad’s a Honda man, sorry.) Some friends from The Witch might show up, too. Oh, yeah. See, it’s growing. The Coven. (Hint: That isn’t just a reference to the title of this book. I mean the Coven is growing.) Keep a lookout during the next full moons!
Coming Soon from Books We Love, Ltd.
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Oh, they sound like terrific reads, Gail. I suggest, with winter coming, we all snuggle down with a cup of our favorite beverage
and get set for some yummy reading.
Thanks so much for joining us today, Gail. Happy writing.
Leave a comment folks. Are all writers crazy?