A Timeless Story
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Paranormal
Date of Publication: July 3, 2014
Number of pages: 442
Word Count: 125,000
Cover Artist: Christian Catalano
A legend awakened…
A race against history…
A bond that is timeless…
Merry Chalmers, accused witch, has a secret so hidden that she’s nearly forgotten what she really is. All she desires is for the witch-hunts to end and to marry her secret love, William Darling. But hysteria has taken hold in Salem Village, and the Tall Man, spawned by tales of his existence, is born to fulfill his dark purpose.
Soon Merry and William find their lives taking unthinkable paths. For when Merry leaps from the 17th century into modern-day Salem, she must accept that unlike others who were accused and hanged for being a witch, she truly is one.
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Often something small thing will kick off an idea. A song, a memory, a location, even the way the sunlight hits the trees. That’s just the start. The idea percolates and spawns characters, details, lots of “what ifs”, and more ideas until I have a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
Not really. I have an image of my characters in mind and have found photos that are pretty good representations of several of them. I invite you to take a look:
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
It’s so hard! Mostly, I listen to music to get a feel for the mood I’m trying to set. That usually helps the characters figure out what they need to do next (this is a very interactive process!). Also, I force myself to stare at the screen until words pop into my head. Sometimes a change of scenery helps. Leaving the house can keep me from getting distracted by the husband, the dog, the TV, and focus on writing.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
A city and a song.
First, the song. I was listening to Fields of Gold by Sting, and the image of a woman waiting for her lover in a golden field stuck with me.
Now, the city. Salem has always held some fascination for me, and the minute I moved from New York to Massachusetts I made my way to Witch City and fell in love. Somehow, the song in my head and the city in my heart collided and left me wondering, What if the girl waiting in the field was a witch? And, a book was born.
5.What’s the hardest part of being an author?
Knowing that I have to cut that paragraph I love, or an entire chapter. Or even a character! During the revision process, or sometimes as soon as I write it, I realize the piece just doesn’t fit. Maybe it doesn’t move the story or heads in a direction my characters don’t agree with (they can be quite opinionated). The right thing to do is to cut it. It’s also the hardest.