One of my Beta readers said to me that she wished Penelope had more happy moments in the first book. I explained that it isn’t really a ‘happy’ book, per se, it’s more about the trials and tribulations of growing up, and having to take on more responsibility than a child should. Rather than shown in a mundane world, it takes place in a magical setting, one that is new to Penelope, who hadn’t seen much of her father so far in her life, although he most certainly was there. As parents, we want to protect our children from dangers,
If you have read my first book, Penelope Parker: Witch in Training, you will have noticed a big focus on food. The reason for this is that magic takes energy, and to replace that enrgy, one needs another source of energy, which is food. In order to do their magic, the girls have been taught to imagine their feet rooting down into the earth, much like the roots of a tree. The energy is drawn up through the legs into the body, and that energy is put into whatever spell they are doing. Although they don’t use their own body’s
These are just a few pictures to give you an idea of Penelope’s world. The books have no graphics, so this gives you an idea of how I see her world.