Good Afternoon Heather,
Tell us a little about yourself.
Honestly, I’m just your average mom next door who happens to make stuff up for a living. Family is everything to me (which I think comes across in my books), and I’m a total homebody. I love reading, Reality TV, crocheting (though I’m not all that good), and Dr Pepper.
Where did you come up with the idea for this series?
It actually started as a Fairy Godmother series, but didn’t feel quite right. I wanted to keep the magic, though, so I started playing with other ideas, and when my agent and editor suggested witches, it just fit. I adored I DREAM OF JEANNIE and BEWITCHED growing up, so this series is really my homage to those shows.
Who or what inspired you to become a writer/Author?
It was actually my husband who inspired me. Years and years ago I woke up from a dream and proclaimed that it would make a great book. He looked at me and said, “Write it.” I was naive enough to try. That manuscript is now covered in a layer of dust in my closet, but it sparked the passion. I haven’t looked back.
Can you tell us a little about what is coming next in the series?
In A Witch Before Dying, the second book in the series, Darcy is still learning more and more about her abilities and also the dynamic within the Enchanted Village. She’s really starting to discover who she is on many levels as she investigates a hoarder found dead beneath her piles of clutter. The next book, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE WITCHY will be out next April. In it, Darcy is investigating the murder of a young man in the village—because his ghost has attached to her! It’s fun yet endearing at the same time. I really became attached to that character—and so did Darcy.
I'm also starting a new witch series, the Love Potion Shop mysteries, which will debut in the fall of 2013.
What are the first 5 books in your TBR List?
Oh, tough one. Let’s see.
1) Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
2) A Wedding Homerun in Loveland, Ohio by Cathy Liggett
3) A Charming Cure by Tonya Kappes
4) My One Square Inch of Alaska by Sharon Short (ARC)
5) A Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield
Writing as Heather Blake:
IT TAKES A WITCH, A Wishcraft Mystery ~ January 2012
A WITCH BEFORE DYING, A Wishcraft Mystery ~ August 2012
Coming Soon: The Love Potion Shop mysteries
Writing as Heather Webber:
TROUBLE UNDER THE TREE, A Nina Quinn Mystery ~ December 2011
PERFECTLY MATCHED, A Lucy Valentine Novel ~ May 2012
Thank you so much for joining us today.It was a pleasure getting to know you!