It’s hard to come down from the emotional high of an author signing event. Especially, when that event is held in a historic area and there is so much to see and do before I had to fly my broom back to Seattle. TL;DR: The author signing event was fabulous. (Now you can scroll down[…]
A Midlife Supernaturals Short by T.J. Deschamps Author’s Note: This is a short story from the Midlife Supernaturals verse and a meetcute for one of my favorite couples in the series. It is from Princess’s perspective and will give you insight into why she is not so keen on Miriam in the Eastside Hedge Witch. However, you needn’t have[…]
An excerpt from Westside Oracle:
“Would you like a general reading, or a three card draw?”
She worried at her lip, clutching the cash to her stomach. If money troubles weren’t already apparent from sizing her up, she gave it away then.
“What’s the difference?”
“A general offers a little more insight into your life in general. A three-card draw will answer a specific question.”
I loved writing the story, but in the back of my head, I held doubts. I wondered if anyone would want to read a forty-five year old woman becoming an action hero. The thought only women my age might read and enjoy the story, but it wouldn’t appeal to a wider audience.
Then, the Sunday before Westside Harpy released, Michelle Yeoh received an Oscar for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. A story about a mother saving her daughter with a lot of great fight scenes!
Nothing like waking up to a good cup of coffee and a nightmare. A spider the size of a corgi skittered in my direction across the linoleum of the kitchen floor. A few weeks ago, I would’ve screamed bloody murder at the sight of the creature. If you’re an arachnophobe and wish to conquer your fear, I highly suggest living with Arachne and her children as a form of immersion therapy.
When I’m writing a book, I like to fit in all of the elements I enjoy in a story. Interesting characters with compelling backstories, individual quirks, and lots of fun dialogue.
Name: Miriam Diaz (a.k.a Tatiana)Age: 43 (ish)Type of supe: Let’s just say she’s a hedge witch with a little extra, shall we?Abilities: Healing, can see the color of magic, witchcraft, and plant manipulation.Interests: Baking, volunteer work, community organization, light sprite whisperer, hellhound banishing, keeping grimoires out the hands of those who’d abuse the spell contained[…]
Stories about reclaiming your power are so important. Many women feel an awakening in their forties. Paranormal Women’s Fiction is the genre that represents that awakening in a fantastical light.
The heroine was our best self with ideal qualities. No one is meant to live up to the standard of a heroine.
This year was a massive learning experience in if it can go wrong, it will.
You know how they say to back up to the cloud? Do it.
Double check to make SURE it’s done too.
I thought I knew better, but I got careless, relying on the machine to auto-backup. One little app toggle accidentally turned off. My writing prom ceased backing up, and I hadn’t noticed.
The Universe decided to up the stakes.
There is a reason that my paranormal women’s fiction characters resonate with readers. They are usually at a point in their life where they are surviving and don’t want to do the hard work of thriving. I throw a few obstacles in their way or put them in precarious positions, but just like in real[…]
It’s my honor and pleasure to be the featured author for pwfbookclub.com ! The ebook Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Midlife Supernaturals #1) is free for all through the mailing list. Sign up for mailing list to get my book and a free Paranormal Women’s Fiction ebook every month! Also don’t miss[…]