After the Summerland by Patricia Proctor‏

Patricia Proctor lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and cats. She has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and has had a love of books and reading her whole life.

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Teen triplets are shocked to discover they are the reincarnation of three witches living on sacred land. The land magnifies their abilities, making them more powerful witches – and targets. They aren’t the only ones aware of the power the land gives . . .

Chloe, Kaiden, and Rowan Alexander can’t wait to meet the new triplets that have just arrived in town. They are determined to find out if they are anything alike. The attraction is instant, though they soon discover they share more than just being fraternal triplets – in fact, Brianna, Cian, and Xavier Silvan are also witches with a secret of their own.

They must overcome their distrust of each other and join together to fight a much stronger witch, who wants the sacred land for more than the power it gives.

It’s a paranormal coming of age story where the teens discover the purpose of their existence, explore their new powers, new relationships, and overcome family secrets, all while becoming stronger witches. They must learn quickly so they can protect themselves and the people they love from the force of dark magic bearing down on them.

Hi Pembroke,

Thanks for interviewing me! I appreciate the opportunity to share with your readers a little about my book, After the Summerland, the first book in the Witches of Spring Hill series, as well as a little bit about myself.

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
About six years ago, I woke up from an especially vivid dream about three girls that discover they are the reincarnation of three powerful witches. I immediately woke my husband, excitedly telling him all about it. He told me to write it all down, and I’m so glad I did because I’m sure I wouldn’t have remembered it all had I just gone back to sleep. When the time was right, I pulled out my notes from my dream and filled in the story. The story evolved quite a bit from my dream, especially the part about the three girls. When I wrote After the Summerland, I decided to make the three young witches two girls and a boy – I thought it would add a different dynamic, and it did!

Q) How long did it take you to write?
I finished writing After the Summerland in two months. I wrote from 11:00pm until 3:00am, five days a week, and sometimes I wrote a little during the day. It took another month of editing, both by myself and with a professional. Ultimately, I published the book three months after the first time I sat down to write.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is the moment when everything comes together. When I write I have a very vague idea in my head of where I want the story to go, and for the most part I let the story evolve organically. So when I write something that ties into a part from earlier in the story, I really feel as if I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing with my life— and for me, there is no greater satisfaction than that.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Writer’s block... There are nights when I sit down to write and nothing happens. The ideas are simply locked in my head and the words don’t flow like I want them to. I’m learning not to force it and to wait until inspiration strikes, because then I can knock out 4,000 words in a few hours.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Oprah! She has touched so many people’s lives, influenced our society in numerous ways, and has made such a difference in the world. I can only imagine what it must feel like to know that you are the reason that someone else is living his or her best life.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Oh geez! Well, I just pulled out an unopened bottle of Pinot Grigio that I purchased when we first moved here a year and a half ago. Needless to say, I did not have a glass of wine while writing this post.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I have a couple projects that I’m excited about, including a fourth book in the Witches of Spring Hill series. I left a little teaser at the end of the third book, and eventually I’d like to go into more detail about a couple other characters that I think deserve a full story. I’ve also started an adult fiction, dystopian-esque, psychological thriller that I plan to finish sometime in the future.

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