By: Molly Cochran
|Guest Blog Post at Book and Movie Dimension a Blog|
I don’t know if my situation is unusual, but the Legacy series didn’t start out as a series at all. (It also didn’t start out as Legacy—its original title was Wonderland). I just wanted to write a book about a young woman without any strong family ties to discover her long-lost blood relatives, and then find out that those relatives happen to be witches.
I also wanted to dispel the notion that witches were evil. Those scary Rosemary’s Baby sort of Satanic witches that are so often featured in books and TV really annoy me. Unlike vampires, zombies, and ghosts, witches are totally, indisputably real. They’ve been around for at least a thousand years, and millions of them have been persecuted for their beliefs and talents.
I’ve made the witches in Legacy a sort of potpourri of talent: Some of them can heal with a touch. Some can travel to distant places without leaving their houses. My character Katy can move objects with her mind. She can also “read” them to find out things about the people who once owned them. Katy’s boyfriend Peter (this is a hint for the next installment, tentatively titled Seduction) can make gold. Most of these talents (except for the gold-making) are real… that is, ordinary people who live among us have these abilities, whether or not these people call themselves witches.
My point through all the Katy books—and I wish I could write a hundred of them—is that talent exists in all kinds of forms and in all kinds of places. Just because you’re not like everyone else doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. That’s the theme, really, of all the books in this series: Use the gifts you were born with. Don’t compare yourself with anyone else. And be proud of everything you are.
About Molly Cochran!
Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).
SEDUCTION, the third installment in the LEGACY series, is scheduled for release later this year through her publisher, Simon & Schuster.
Two eBooks, THE TEMPLE DOGS and THE FOREVER KING, are currently available through online retailers. A third, GRANDMASTER, will be available soon.
Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women's prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website, MollyCochran.com. She is also on Facebook at facebook.com/molly.cochran1 and Twitter at Twitter.com/mollycochranYA.
She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Amazon: Poison-$14.32 NEW, $4.01 USED
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Indie Bound: Other prices
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This is a TOUR WIDE giveaway.
There will be ONE winner – SIGNED copies of Legacy AND Poison + Outtakes from the photo shoot for Selection!
Giveaway is open: US Mailing Addresses only.
Ends: July 6th, 2013 (12:00am EST)