A Split Personality

We’re asked all the time about how we write together. The answer is with a lot of planning, respect and hard work. Also, on any given day, we may have only one brain between us. LOL. We’re long-time friends, first brought together by our love of books and desire to write fiction. Our collaborative efforts were initially laid to rest when our first two books never found a publishing home. Then Leigh started working on paranormal fiction, and Jan started editing and brainstorming with her. Four books later, we still like each other enough to keep going. It hasn’t been … Continue reading A Split Personality

That Witchy Look

Popular witch stereotypes have them as ugly crones, wearing tattered black cloaks, pointy black hats, and flying on brooms with black cats perched onboard. Then there’s that other stereotype that has them wearing as little as possible with a come-hither gleam in their eyes.   Our fictional witches don’t follow these patterns. They fly without brooms, wear regular clothes, and they look like you and me. Well, maybe a little better than us, thanks to some glamour spells. This isn’t TV’s Bewitched where magic is used only for emergencies. How dumb was that? And btw, when our witches dress sexy, it’s … Continue reading That Witchy Look

Healing Stones

The heroine of our paranormal romance HEALING MAGIC is a witch, healer and empath. Eva Grace Connelly uses crystals to soothe physical and emotional pain, and she and her coven embrace the natural power of crystals for protection and insight. The witches need all these tools in this action-packed final book of THE WITCHES OF NEW MOURNE trilogy. These sister witches are carrying on an ancient tradition. Crystals have been used in healing rituals for thousands of years in cultures all over the world. For strength and fortification, gems and crystals have adorned swords, armor and thrones.  Crystals and gemstones … Continue reading Healing Stones

Our Town

When we began research for the Witches of New Mourne trilogy, we wanted characters who were witches with Irish roots. We created a full backstory, revealed in AWAKENING MAGIC, HAUNTING MAGIC and HEALING MAGIC. You can read the first two books now, and HEALING MAGIC will be out soon. The original Connellys came from the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Ireland, located south of Belfast and north of Dublin. We picked this area because both of us are from Tennessee and appreciate the beauty of living surrounded by mountains. Choosing a real place also gave us a rich history for … Continue reading Our Town