What draws me to a particular book? That’s a challenging question to answer as I read so many books a year. Science Fiction and Fantasy are still and I think always will be my favorite genre. Magic Realism is an extremely close second. Authors such as as Jonathan Carroll and Alice Hoffman fall into that category. There is just enough fantastical magic in those books to keep me turning the pages. Last summer I discovered a third author who has made the list and moved up a notch in my list of favorite authors.
I felt an instant connection to that book and if you want to see how strong that connection is I recommend reading my column at Wisdom and Life about The Witch of Little Italy.
That book and her second book:
The Witch of Belladonna Bay
has magic, witches, and just a bit of the paranormal in them to keep a reader looking for that type of fiction turning the pages. I can see the gradual improvement in Suzanne’s style with Belladonna Bay. She’s more confident in writing about the magic that permeates our world, the magic that is all around us every day.
You know that Magic and the Divine are around us all the time, don’t you? And it isn’t just a select few that feel it. We can all find that magic within us if we only work on cultivating it.
Suzanne has another hit with her Belladonna Bay. If you haven’t discovered her yet, run! Don’t walk to find her books. You won’t be disappointed.
Until next time…
Turn the page.