A semi-retired accountant, Master Herbalist, author and witch, Deborah J. “DJ” Martin is both a fiction and non-fiction writer.
She abandoned frozen Minnesota many moons ago and now lives in the woods of the southern Appalachian Mountains with her husband, three cats and numerous woodland creatures.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Goodness. Only five? And...what genre are we talking about? What mood am I in? Let's talk about authors, instead. In the fantasy genre, I am a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Jim Butcher, Linda Wisdom, and Jennifer Estep among others.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly either fantasy of one form or another, or spy novels.
You’ve finally moved into your own place. Congratulations! But, as the US commercial says, you’re on a Ramen-noodle-every-night budget. You want herbs in your kitchen not only for cooking but to also fight a cold or help with a magical spell and you can’t afford to purchase more than a few. Which herbs do you get?
As a thirty-year-old single Virgo, Amy likes her life just the way it is, thank you very much. Amy is faced with her greatest challenge yet when her magical powers manifest at the same time as her boss is kidnapped. As a strong Earth witch, her temper can cause disastrous things to happen. Can she adapt to the changes in her life and get her boss back without killing herself (or anyone else)?
A non-magical woman works as an administrative assistant to an ogre. Her well-ordered world is upset by a lovesick vampire, a sexy werewolf and a demon, who threatens her secret identity as a romance author. How does she get her life back on track?