S.G.This is a first in a new series, what inspired you to write this one?
JJL. We were looking for something a little different than what we’d been writing as a new series proposal. As sometimes happens – fate struck – and we were invited to a full moon celebration by some with friends. It was a lovely night, and we started thinking that we should write about witches.
S.G. Can you give us a sneak peek into what is next for Molly, Elsie and Olivia?
JJL. We are working on the second book, Looking for Mr. Goodwitch, right now. The ladies will be training Dorothy, and are hoping to find two more witches as well as their missing spell book. There is one candidate from Spell Booked that they have their eyes on, but we don’t want to spoil it for the readers!
S.G. How did you come up with the ladies names?
JJL. We knew a wonderful lady named Elsie when we lived in Minnesota. She had red hair and had worked at a café there for more than sixty years. Molly is actually modeled after our witch friend who gave me my first Tarot deck more than forty years ago. Olivia is a friend of ours now who raises horses.
S.G. What two things do you want your readers to know about you?
JJL. That we love what we do, and who we do it with. Writing together is a blessing that we try not to take for granted.
S.G. When you are not writing what fun things take up your time?
JJL. We like to drive back roads and investigate old towns and cemeteries. We take a lot of pictures. We’re very interested in the supernatural and have joined some ghost hunters on occasion.
S.G. One answer speed interview for fun:
JJL. Favorite Author? Barbara Hambly (Joyce) and Charlaine Harris (Jim)
Favorite book? Anything written by these two authors.
Favorite food? Potato salad - lasagna.
Coffee or Tea? Tea - coffee
Summer or Fall? Fall.
Favorite Scent? Lilac – pine.
Favorite Holiday? Christmas.