Weaving Magic


He loves magic. She loves romance. Can illusions be shattered without disastrous consequences?

Synopsis: He loves magic. She loves romance. But the biggest illusion is the one Shantel and Christopher perform together.  Sixteen- year- old Christopher fights to stay sober while fifteen-year-old Shantel struggles in the aftermath of her mother’s death and seeks refuge in a fantasy world. But the unacknowledged roots of their problems refuse to stay buried and soon, the two are headed toward a deadly magic trick. Can Shantel and Christopher move beyond magical illusions to find love?

Weaving Magic Discussion Guide


“…Not only do we see things from Shantel’s point of view but also Christopher’s.  I really enjoyed this aspect of the story as Christopher is attending AA meetings and meets up with his sponsor.  I was fascinated by what Christopher was going through in his life….” Novels, News and Notes from Your NW Neighbors

“…The main boy, Christopher, is the kind of magician you’d find in a talent show- just a normal boy, no special powers and no absurd levels of perfection about him…”A Book So Fathomless


Everything would be okay, I told myself. Christopher was my boyfriend. I trusted him. I crunched inside the wicker basket and curled my legs underneath me. I wiped my sweating palms onto my black slacks. The audience stopped calling for an encore. They were so silent I wasn’t sure anyone was still out there.

I’d barely gotten my balance before the first sword barreled into the basket with a lot more force than we’d practiced. Startled, I realized Christopher was keyed up from the magic show performance. He was overestimating the force he was putting behind the swords.

I tried to figure out how to tell him to slow down. I couldn’t very well call out to him or the audience would hear.

Before I could it figure out, the second sword zoomed past me and into the basket. The two swords crossed over my head, and I rearranged myself so I could crouch lower. As I shifted, a third sword whizzed by my left arm and peeled off a small layer of my skin. I saw the blood before I felt the searing pain.



Blog Posts About Weaving Magic:

The Pumpkin Box Costume

Weaving Magic Cover Artist Interview with C.K. Volnek

Writing with Teens in Detention

Author Interview–A Sense of Fiction Blog Post

Love’s Storms: A Contemporary Romance Story Shantel Might Read

Love’s Bid: A Contemporary Romance Novella Shantel Might Read

Researching Weaving Magic–Blog Post

High School You-Memories of High School Blog Interview–Jaye Robin Brown Host

WEAVING MAGIC Review–A Book So Fathomless

 The Write Stuff–Author Interview –Meradeth Houston Blog Host

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle’s Magic–Guest Post at Nerdy Book Club Blog

The First Kiss–Excerpt of WEAVING MAGIC on the MuseItUp Blog

Author Q & A–Plotting Princess Blog

WEAVING MAGIC Review–Novels, News, and Notes From Your NW Neighbors

Author Spotlight–Pembroke Sinclair Blog Host

Guest Blog Post –Cordelia Dinsmore Blog Host

Author Interview–Long and Short of It YA Blog Host

Guest Blog Post–Tifferz Book Review Blog Host

One Writer’s Journey Interview–Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz Blog Host

Guest Blog Author Interview–Ella’s Muse Host

Guest Blog Author Interview–Living for the Books Blog Host

Mentoring Kids-At-Risk Blog Interview–Carrie Pearson Blog Host

Everett Herald Article about Art Program with Drug Court at Denney Juvenile Justice Center

Using Art to Teach Teens in Juvenile Detention About Starting Over. Reclaiming Futures Blog