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Aug 20

Crooked Magic

Crooked Magic by Kathlena L. Contreras

Kathlena L. Contreras – The Land of Enchantment – Book 3 – Wizards are back and selling their services to the people in power. Amethyst Rey has just been outed as a wizard, and now she’s for sale to the highest bidder—whether she wants to be or not. Amethyst just wants to live quietly as a stained glass artist. …

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May 12

Crooked Magic Blurb

Okay, so the book is finished and the cover is ready. The only thing left is the all-important blurb. What’s the story about? A lot– maybe most– authors hate writing blurbs. I won’t say it isn’t hard. I can sit down and spend hours putting a blurb together, then days after that tinkering with it until it seems …

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May 10

Enchanted Pins

Ahem ahem ahem. ::Author taps mic,  blows into it. Trumpet fanfare plays:: Ladies and gentlemen! At long last, I’ve finished Crooked Magic, the sequel to Familiar Magic. It’s currently in my beta readers’ hands, then I’ll need to do interior formatting and work up a blurb, but I’m targeting for availability in June. Crooked Magic will …

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Mar 16

Crooked Magic – The End Is In Sight!

I’m as amazed as anyone. I’ve been slowly plugging along on Crooked Magic, the sequel to Familiar Magic, when I suddenly realized it: I’m closing in on the finish line! I’m working on the scene before the climax. I figure I have about 6,000 to 8,000 more words to finish. In the spirit of seeing …

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Jan 01

Images from Familiar Magic

I recently signed up on Pintrest. The site is a real rabbit hole, where I can spend hours finding cool images to pin on my boards. It’s also a great way to find potential cover artists, with the added benefit that I sometimes find images that were much like I imagined in my books. These are …

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Jul 13

Crooked Magic Cover

Glendon of Streetlight Graphics finished the cover for Crooked Magic, the sequel to Familiar Magic. Now it’s up to me to finish the book. I’m about 2/3 of the way there. Click here for a teaser. In Crooked Magic, the wizards are back and it’s up to Amethyst, Talys, and Jas to keep them from turning …

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Dec 06

Wintertime Magic

In my “About the Author” blurb, I say I live in a place where the view goes on forever. This is what I see out my living room windows.

Nov 25

What’s in a Name?

With great reluctance, I finally decided to re-title one of my books. What began as ThAUTOmaturgy is now Familiar Magic. A little history… In searching for a good title, I was inspired by the title of an Alan Parsons album, Stereotomy. “What a cool word!” I thought and looked it up. I had to go to …

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