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The Story Behind the Book
The concept for this series came to me a long time ago, 2009 to be exact. The idea that inspired In Mage We Trust was a writing prompt. I never do writing prompts, but something about this one caught my attention. There was just something about the picture that spoke to me, so I grabbed my notebook and wrote a paragraph then stuck it in a drawer.
Six months later, I found it again and after laughing from what I’d written, I added a few more paragraphs and sent it to my critique partner. She emailed me back in capital letters, ‘WRITE MORE.’ She did this several more times until I had a complete book.
In Mage We Trust is about a sassy heroine who’s struggled in life to get to where she’s at without help from her very dysfunctional family. Johnna has always known about her father’s magic, but when she’s attacked by flying jelly bellies with wings (she later finds out are imps) and a zombie who jumpstarts her own magical ability, her entire world turns inside out and upside down.
Johnna is spirited into a realm of worlds filled with demons, wizards, mythological gods and goddesses, and other creatures more dangerous than she could ever imagine. Through it all, she discovers a strength she never knew she had, faith in the family she’d thought abandoned her, and her own true love.
I have never had so much fun writing and the story just kept coming and now totals a three-book series. The second book, Saved By the Spell, will release in November 2019, and the third book, The Curse That Binds, will release in May 2020.