Let’s welcome the very talented HUNTER S JONES today, read on…
Would you share a bit about yourself Hunter?
The art form I create when writing is much more interesting than anything you will ever know or learn about me. However, since you ask, I have lived in Tennessee and Georgia my entire life, except for one “lost summer” spent in Los Angeles. I was always a complex kid. My first published stories were for a local underground rock publication in Nashville. I have published articles on music, fashion, art, travel and history. Currently, I have a music blog and published my debut novella, Fables of the Reconstruction, in 2012. I have a fascination with Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice, although like any Southern girl, I will always idolize Margaret Mitchell for writing Gone With The Wind. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my partner, my books and a million dollar view.
As usual, I have no idea where the stories come from. It's as if the universe sends me a concept, I research the concept/idea and by the time I begin writing, the story seems to write itself. Most of my stories have a spiritual and supernatural aspect. I enjoy studying the beliefs of different cultures. Fables of the Reconstruction is interlaced with Haitian and Creole Voodoo. One of my vignettes, The Legend, is about a Cherokee love spell gone wrong.
A Celtic Tapestry explores the eight Celtic Festivals. My story, Magic in Memphis, is the Yuletide story. I actually studied with a Third Elevation Wiccan Priest to insure that ceremonial aspects of their beliefs were correct in the story. The Altar, the candles--their placement and color, it is all so very important to the practitioners and should be acknowledged. Magic in Memphis is about a Wiccan practioner who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Victoria Bryant, is a PR executive and meets an English businessman, James Wellington, at a corporate meeting. She falls madly in love with him. This is their story, not really my story. It is a romantic love story.
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