Don't Mess With This Witch
by Liz Lorow Genre: YA Fantasy
Genevieve Howe is a 16 year-old witch incarcerated in a magical juvenile detention center. She’s not a bad kid, she’s just a really lousy witch. Sometimes her random thoughts unintentionally turn into actual spells, causing all kinds of trouble.
Now the administration needs Genevieve’s help to find a student/inmate who escaped. Why her? Because there’s something ‘wrong’ with Genevieve, and she seems to be able to do what others can’t.
If she can find Logan, will she turn him in, join him on the run, or find some other way to help without violating the code of honor among magical misfits?
A comedic fantasy romp about incarcerated teen witches, the one that got away, and the one sent to find him.
Elisabeth grew up in Massachusetts and spent most of her life in the Boston area. She went to art school and nursing school, then eventually after taking a few more courses convinced the University of New Hampshire to give her a degree in behavioral science. As a psych nurse for several years, she believes in the healing powers of laughter and love.
She recently made her longtime dream come true, living in Coastal Florida with her amazing superhero husband and their two lovable cats. If you haven’t heard from her for a while, she’s probably sitting on her balcony, mesmerized by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
How to support bookstores and each other in the age of Covid-19 Ashlyn Chase aka Liz Lorow
Well, this is awkward… How do you launch a whole new pen name and brand in the middle of a pandemic? No, that question doesn’t come with a punchline, although I’d very much like to punch this virus in the nose!
I’m sure you’re getting a lot of good information on how to prevent this health crisis from affecting you and yours. Here’s what we’re doing… Washing our hands with soap and water thoroughly if we leave the condo, even just to grab the mail. Using paper towels to push elevator buttons or open a door. Limiting human contact to phone calls, texts, emails, etc. Hunkering down until the spread stops.
Oddly enough, full time writers are some of the lucky ones. We’re in solitary situations most of the time. My husband works from home anyway. If I can just stop him from going to Home Depot, we should be okay. But subduing and tying up a full grown man is harder than it looks on TV. (Just kidding. He agreed to wait until this is over, even though we’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel.)
Small businesses (like bookstores) will be hurting for a while. It’s times like these I wish my magical characters could come to life and use their super powers! But we can all use our own superpowers of love and kindness. Here’s how you can support your local bookstores.
See if they have an online ordering option and contactless delivery. Some stores are coming up with real innovative ways to keep readers buying from them! *Barnes and Noble has order online-curbside pickup!*
Actually buy physical books, if you can afford them. You can donate them to a nursing home after you’ve read them and this pandemic is over. Oh yes, this too shall pass!
Buy gift cards. The money could be used now to keep the store afloat until people are out and about again. Plus you’ll make somebody’s day! Who doesn’t love a surprise gift in their mailbox?
If you want to ask your store to order my debut young adult novel Don’t Mess With This Witch, I would love you for it. Here’s the ISBN #: 978-1-7346660-0-7. They can get it from Ingram and can have it sent straight to you from the printer. They don’t have to open the store and they still get their cut!
Also, there’s a large print version on Amazon. Don’t mention the A-word to your local store though! That’s their competition. I just wanted you to know in case you like larger fonts or know someone who does. Also, I’m holding a blog tour with Amazon gift cards as prizes! Look for deets on my website… http://lizlorow.com Oh! And my main character Genevieve has an intro for you there on the ‘About’ page!
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