Animals often make good teachers. No one knows this better than witches and warlocks. Familiars are talking animals that teach witches and warlocks about magic and how to use their magical powers, as well as the occasional life lesson. Often they themselves were once witches and warlocks.
In this first Series companion book you will read ten different stories, each of which is told by a familiar and will help you understand the important role these special animals play in teaching witches and warlocks. You will also join some familiars in their attempts to prove to DWW that they are ready to once again become witches and warlocks–but will all of them pass her unique and creative tests and regain their powers?
Throughout these stories you will meet a gray squirrel whose witch’s problems all begin when she is given a magical necklace, a badger whose warlock wants his life to be like a painting he sees and when he learns he can go inside the painting, does, only to find it isn’t what he expected, a bull takes his warlock to watch a rodeo and ends up taking part in it, and more.
Targeted Age Group:: 8 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This particular book was inspired by the book series, Salem’s Tails, in which Salem the cat tells his own stories. It was also most likely inspired by other animal point of view stories I read. These stories were actually originally part of the third book in my Mortal Realm Witch Series but as Book Three was already too long as one story was long enough to be a full length novel on it’s own, these pieces were cut and compiled into their own book. Since the stories are all stand alone, while for timeline it fits between the second and third books in my series, this one can actually be read at any time just as Books 1-3 in the main series.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I know every character must have been inspired by some animal, book, movie or TV show character, but I can’t really say exactly how I came up with any of them.
At first no frogs moved; they didn’t understand what they were being expected to do.
Since I knew exactly what to do, I started moving. But just as I got to the first jump, the other frogs suddenly got the idea and started to catch up to me.
I tried my hardest to stay ahead of them, but in the end all of the other frogs passed me, and I ended up losing the race.
After the race was over, Billy’s friends took their frogs out of the box. When Billy took me out of the box, I could tell that he was mad.
That night Billy yelled at me for losing the race.
“You should have won!” Billy said.
“How could you expect that!” I said.
“Because you aren’t really a frog so you are smarter than my friends’ frogs!”
“Being smarter than them has nothing to do with racing; racing about speed!”
“You still should have won,” Billy exclaimed.
“Well, sorry if I haven’t gotten used to being a frog yet!” I said defensively.
“How hard can it be?” Billy asked.
“It’s hard to get used to being something that you have never been before,” I explained.
“Maybe for the first few hours, but by now you should be used to it,” Billy argued.
“I’ve only been a frog for one week. Your friends’ frogs have been frogs their whole lives!” I said defensively.
“Yeah, well I bet that I could get used to being a frog in one hour and beat you in a race!” Billy bragged.
“Fine, then tomorrow we will race. You can even set up the race course any way that you want. We will have a cross country frog race,” I challenged him.
“Okay!” Billy agreed.
About the Author:
I am an author and an artist. I love animals and have a Chihuahua whose name is Taco, a Mini Rex rabbit named Kojikaki and an almost 12 year old goldfish whose name is Pumpkin. I have adopted most of my animals from rescue centers and plan on continuing to do so. Sometime in the near future I also hope to be a rabbit and guinea pig foster.
Some things I enjoy doing include taking my dog for bike rides, spending time outdoors in the warm weather, taking photos of animals, horseback riding, reading, listening to music, watching TV and movies, and playing video games.
Currently I have written over 200 stories in the areas of animals, the relationships between humans and animals, magic, superheroes and more. I have also contributed two stories to the Read for Animals Anthology #2 in which all profits go to help animals.
Links to Purchase Print Books
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Links to Purchase eBooks
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