I wanted to start a series of Author Spotlights to help fellow authors get noticed. Today’s Spotlight interview is Author Ahisha McGregory! Ahisha is super kind and supportive! I just recently purchased her debut novel! Please enjoy the interview with this fantastic lady:
Let’s get to know you!
Who are you and what meal would you gladly eat forever?
Ahisha: A dark fantasy author who loves onesies, horror films, and true crime everything. Medium rare steak with broccoli and mashed potatoes.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Ahisha: Embrace your love of weird and dark things, it’s where your talent for storytelling lives.
What would you say is the best thing about you?
Ahisha: I genuinely want everyone to be happy. Unless it’s at the expense of someone else’s misery. That’s not cool.
Favorite movie and why?
Ahisha: The Witches of Eastwick. The performances in the film were outstanding and I love the story. Who better to play the devil than Jack Nicholson?
Let’s get to know your book?
Tell us a little about your book and inspiration for it?
Ahisha: My book follows a young witch named Morgaine Palmer, who is preparing to join a special sect of covens called the Circle of Light. They’re like the FBI for witches. However, her plans are crushed when she ends up on the wrong side of the law. She is shunned from the enchantment community and forced to live as a human. The worst punishment a witch can receive. But with the help of a COL coven leader, the US queen, and a retired demon, Morgaine is given the chance to clear her name and get her life back.
I set out to write a book that I would want to read. I made it about witches because they’ve always fascinated me, in books, movies, television, etc. Overall, my inspiration came from my love of fantasy, supernatural beings, and wanting to create a world that readers could escape in.
What message would you like readers to get from your book?
Ahisha: Life does not always work out how you imagined it would. That doesn’t mean you should give up on your dreams. Sometimes hardships are a blessing in disguise.
Which character was the easiest to write? Who was the most challenging?
Ahisha: Morgaine was the easiest. Even though she’s much younger than I am, I put a lot of myself into that character. Xara was the most challenging and the most fun. She has no filter and doesn’t care about pissing people off. However, she speaks with a thick southern dialect. That was tricky to write at times.
Ahisha: White cheddar popcorn & orange juice
Book you’re currently reading?
Ahisha: Road to Redemption (Saints & Sinners) book 1 by Crystal L. Kirkham
How can people find you?
Goodreads: Ahisha McGregory
Amazon link: https://amzn.to/39JE73l
Other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/bw71YY