Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Not so Wicked, Wicked Witch by Amy Purser Carter

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is about a witch who is "labeled" in name only. The story itself reveals an old philosophy, "you cannot judge a book by it's cover, but read the contents and then decide." The Witch in this book has the "witch image", however, get to really know her and see who she is inside and out!

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Check out the Witch's cookie recipe here.

This book is so cute.  It isn't your normal scary witchy type book.  I was so shocked when I opened the package and the author had added a little touch of flair to my book.  I received a hot pink feather boa such a nice little added touch from the author.  I have it tucked in the book as a bookmark.  My family thinks I'm a little wacky, but that is ok.  The not so wicked witch is a very delightful book to read with all its frills and glamor. 

About the author:

Amy Carter is a native Mississippian.  She is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory and University of Mississippi achieving her Bachelor Degree in English and History.
Amy’s career has been in marketing mainly within the insurance industry.  Writing children’s literature has been a hobby she has enjoyed for many years which led to the recent publication of The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch.
Amy currently resides in Jackson with her daughter.

About the illustrator:

Sarah Markham is a native Mississippian. She is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor Degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Print Journalism. Currently a graphic designer for Healthways, Sarah lives in Nashville, TN, with her English Springer Spaniel, Olivia

What is your book about?
It is about a witch that tries to live up to her witchy image but is kind, fun, mischievous, and loving, not to mention "not so wicked"!  She is not your average, run of the mill witch and has a heart of gold.  

Why did you decide to write it?
The idea came to mind in college - I always loved witches - but not bad ones or scary ones.  So I created "the witch" with a special flare for fun and a love of happy things - including my favorite color - PINK.

How did you get your book published?  
I heard about Outskirts Press and contacted them to see if they were interested.  Fortunately they were, and we started the process immediately!  Sarah Markham, the illustrator, did an amazing job bringing the witch to life for me!

What types of readers will be interested in your book?  
The book is for children 3-10, but also there has been an interest from adults (female) in the witch.  I feel that it is in the character because we (females) all have a  fun, mischievous side!

What is special about your book?  What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
The fact that the witch isn't evil or scary is so appealing.  When reading to different groups at schools, the children all comment that they love her because she has a big heart and isn't frightening.  They also like the "sparkle" to the normal witch's attire. 

Have you published any other books?  
Not at this point.

Do you plan to publish more?  
Yes, I would like to have a sequel to the witch book.  I have written several other rhyming books that I have not yet pursued with publishing. 

For more information about this book visit here.

I copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review


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