Spells and Slip-ups
by Annie Anderson
(The Wrong Witch, #1)
Publication date: July 5th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
I suck at witchcraft.
Coming from a long line of famous witches, I should be at the top of the heap. Problem is, if there is a spell cast anywhere in my vicinity, I will somehow mess it up. As a probationary agent with the Arcane Bureau of Investigation, I have two choices: I can limp along and maybe pass myself off as a competent agent, or I can fail. Miserably.
Worse news? If I can’t get my act together, I may not only be out of a job, I could also lose my life.
Whose idea was this again?
How do you bring your characters to life (Do you have charts? Character bios etc)
My characters usually come to me via song. Weird, I know, but it’s true. Wren’s song is “Alien Blues” by Vundabar, a quirky, punky song that gives me fish out of water vibes. Wren is a consummate screw-up just trying to find her place in the world and it just fits her. From there, I do my best to see the character in my head–how they grew up, how they think, how they handle situations–and I’ll write all of that down in my trusty notebook.
If that fails, I’ll look up the character’s birth chart. I’ll make up a birth date and time and let their horoscope tell me who they are. It sounds wacky, but knowing someone’s zodiac placements can tell you a lot about how they might handle problems, where their flaws are. And unlike human people with pasts and trauma and whatever, I can curtail them to fit the story.
After all of that, my characters usually drive the train (and jump the track when they deem necessary).
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life… interesting.