November 19, 2017

That Olde White Magick by Sharon Pape - Guest Post and Giveaway


Book details
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series 
Lyrical Underground (November 7, 2017) 
Paperback: 240 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1516100583 

Book description
It’s time to work her crime-solving magic again . . .

Kailyn Wilde enjoys running her shop, Abracadabra, in the quaint New York hamlet of New Camel, where she lives with her six cats. Her family’s been here for centuries, and she’d like to keep up the tradition. But the place may never be the same if a big hotel gets built, so she does her civic duty and attends a town meeting along with her aunt Tilly . . . and Merlin. Yes, that Merlin—though he gets introduced to folks as her “distant English cousin.” The wizard is pretty grumpy about being transported here, but there are things about the modern world he doesn’t mind—like pizza.

Kailyn was prepared for a heated debate about the hotel, but she wasn’t expecting murder. When Tilly finds the body of a board member outside the schoolhouse, Kailyn doesn’t want any suspicion cast on the wrong person. She plans to crack this case, even if she has to talk to every living soul in town—plus a few departed ones . . .

Meet The Author - Sharon Pape
Sharon describes her writing career as having two stages. Back in the dark ages, before computers were in every household, she had three paranormal books published. The first one was condensed by Redbook Magazine, the first paperback original they ever condensed. Then life brought her an unexpected challenge, by the name of breast cancer. After treatment she and her oncologist started a not-for-profit to provide information and peer support to breast cancer patients. With the organization up and running, she returned to her first love - writing. This time around she's been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist. That Olde White Magick is the second book in her Abracadabra Mysteries.

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Guest post
One of the things I love about writing is being able to surprise myself. You’re probably wondering how that’s possible, when I’m the one thinking up the ideas. Before you decide to have me carted away to the nearest padded cell, let me explain. When I was writing the third book in the Abracadabra series, there was a scene in which I was describing how well aunt Tilly was walking, compared to her usual difficulties. But instead of saying “she was walking more lithely than usual, what popped out of my head was, “she was walking as if she didn’t have a bunion to her name.” Surprise! One moment that description wasn’t anywhere to be found in my brain and the next I was typing it onto the page.

I’ve also surprised myself with the plot. Although I work up a basic outline for each mystery, there are times when the characters take things into their own figurative hands. In another cozy mystery, everything was going smoothly, all the characters knew their roles and no one complained that their part wasn’t big enough or they didn’t want to be the killer or they didn’t like the guy I’d set them up with. But as I was galloping along to the final scenes, out of the blue, one of them broke ranks – a mutiny! Surprise! After a lengthy debate, I caved. The character was right. It meant extra work for me, but the story was better for it. Now you can argue that the mutiny came out of my own head, but I don’t recall thinking about it until that character took matters in their own hands.

Every time I sit down to write, I never know exactly what the day will bring, what surprises are waiting in the wings. That’s what keeps the process fresh and fun for me. And hopefully for the readers.



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