About The Very Swift Witches
The Very Swift Witches is the story of three Welsh women of the 17th Century: Emma Sothby, sixty-four years old, stern and austere; her best friend Mary Higgins, forty-eight but doesn’t look a day over thirty-five, and the most natural-born Cougar that ever lived; and Annalee Scot, their apprentice, only fifteen and a half years old and very shy, They were known as Wise Women, or colloquially as “Witches,” and recognized throughout their region as healers and agents of good fortune.
There are, however, those who call evil that which is good, and this is the beginning of what transpires in this often exciting tale, and causes the three to be transported into their future. They awake to find themselves in a strange land of electric lights, machines that move and do many human labors, and women wearing trousers!
They are amazed at all of the modern things they see, and are so focused on trying to guess where they might be that they fail to notice Katie, the owner of the home where they have reappeared, returning to the house for a coffee break. Emma asks her to point out the way to Aberystwyth, the town they’d come from, to which Katie replies, “A very swift what?” There ensues a hilarious confrontation that ends with Emma explaining how they came to be in Katie’s house.
At first unbelieving, Katie becomes convinced by examples of Emma’s magic, and explains to the Witches that more than three centuries have passed. She is so taken by them that she decides to offer them sanctuary in her home; together, they concoct a story to account for their arrival and their ignorance of modern conveniences. Even her children, when they arrive home from school, are told that these ladies are some distant relations from rural Wales, who had lost everything and come to live with their last remaining kin. Within days they all become a family, and the kids accept the Witches as their Aunts and a cousin. When a young friend who is suffering from leukemia comes to spend the night that weekend, Emma decides that she cannot bear to see a child suffer and die, and so she secretly heals her.
This leads to Annalee beginning to teach magic and witchcraft to Katie’s daughter Mackenzie and her friend Miranda, and in short order the three girls are up to magical shenanigans of their own.
The adventures that follow will warm the heart and send chills down the spine, but in the end, the reader will come to know and love the Very Swift Witches.
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Born in Birmingham, Alabama, and adopted at the tender age of 3 months by a wonderful Christian couple in Live Oak, Florida, I grew up on a farm, participating in 4-H and learning that earning your own money to pay your way through life is one of life's most valuable lessons. My parents brought me up in church, teaching me respect and moral values that are still important to me to this day. I was able to give back to my wonderful parents by helping my father to care of my mother who suffered with Alzheimer's Disease and by taking care of my father who passed away from Cancer only one year before my mother passed away. I spent the biggest part of my life there up until I met and married the love of my life.
My husband and I now live in South Carolina, and I still love writing.