Tuesday, 4 March 2014

5 Fun Facts About After The Summerland

Hello Coffee Addicted Writer readers! I’m Patricia Proctor, author of the Witches of Spring Hill series. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share with you a little about my first book in the series, After the Summerland. It’s a paranormal coming of age story about teen triplets that discover the purpose of their existence, explore new powers, new relationships, and overcome family secrets, all while becoming stronger witches. Here are some facts about my book that not many people know...

5 Facts about My Book That Might Surprise You

1. The idea for the book came from a dream I had about three teens that discover they are the reincarnation of witches. I didn’t know what else was going to happen until I sat down to write, but the main idea came straight out of my dreams. So write down those dreams as soon as you wake up— you never know what will come of them!

2. When I initially brainstormed about this story, the Alexander triplets were all going to be girls. Then I decided it would be more interesting to throw a male witch into the mix, and voila! Kaiden was created. I think adding the male perspective gave all the characters a little more depth. It created a brother/sister relationship that added an interesting dynamic between the characters. It also gave me the chance to introduce a female witch opposite him that he could fall for!

3. Although there isn’t actually a Spring Hill, North Carolina, much of the scenery and the idea of the town is based on small towns I’ve visited when I lived in North Carolina. I lived in Greensboro, NC for three years and had the wonderful opportunity to explore the state a great deal. I was charmed by the history in the small towns, enthralled with the forests and parks, and inspired by the mountains and the ocean. And since I had my dream while I lived there, it made perfect sense for me to create Spring Hill, North Carolina as the setting for my first book.

4. The character’s names all have a Pagan meaning that reflects an aspect of their personality. For example, the name Liam means protector, which perfectly describes his character, and Chloe means blooming or young green shoot, which I think is fitting not only because of her love of the outdoors and amazing gardening skills, but also because of her growth from a young witch to the strong witch she becomes. And now you know why all of the character’s names are so unique!

5. I had no idea how the book was going to end until I wrote it— and then even I was surprised by what happened!

So now you know some things about my book that no one else knows, and as a reader myself, I always enjoy learning the secrets of a writer. Thank you so much for having me and I hope your readers get a chance to check out my book, After the Summerland, available now on Amazon. -- Patricia Proctor

Tour Wide Giveaway: 

2- signed copies of After the Summerland 

2- Full Sets of The Witches of Spring Hill series, which includes: 
1 Signed copy of After the Summerland, Book 1 
1 Signed copy of Breaking the Bond, Book 2 
1 Signed copy of Crafted Truths, Book 3 

4- $5 Gift Cards to Amazon 

About the Author:

Patricia Proctor lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and cats. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and has had a love of books and reading her whole life.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog! Happy reading to all! ~Patricia Proctor


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