Dana, tell us about the Detective Marcella Witch’s series. How many books are in it? What’s it about?
The Marcella Witch’s series revolves around five main characters whose lives thoroughly interconnect and evolve from book to book. There’s witchcraft with paranormal suspense and, of course, a mystery, usually a crime mystery. In that respect, I make sure that each book is a capable stand-alone and that the reader gets a satisfactory resolve to the mystery by book’s end. Yet, it’s the continuing back-story that makes the series what it is; the reader’s investment in the characters keeps them coming back for more. There are 12 books in the series with no others planned.
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What genre is the series and what kind of readers will it appeal to?
The genre is paranormal suspense and mystery, sort of a Mike Hammer meets Harry Potter on steroids. Sorry J.K.
As for what kind of reader it should appeal to, well, it's funny. I’d have thought Stephen King readers would like the series best, yet based on the feedback I see on my Facebook fan page ( https://www.facebook.com/Dana.E.Donovan/ ), the reader cross-section appears much more diverse. Maybe I didn’t have a clue who was reading Stephen King.