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The Wonkiest Witch by Jeannie Wycherley - Audio Book Tour

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Author: Jeannie Wycherley

Narrator: Kim Bretton

Length: 4 hours and 20 minutes

Series: Wonky Inn, Book 1

Publisher: Jeannie Wycherley

Released: May 3, 2019

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Alfhild Daemonne has inherited an inn.

And a dead body.

Estranged from her witch mother, and having committed to little in her 30 years, Alf surprises herself when she decides to start a new life.

She heads deep into the English countryside, intent on making a success of the once popular inn. However, discovering the murder throws her a curve ball. Especially when she suspects dark magick.

Additionally, a less than warm welcome from several locals persuades her that a variety of folk - of both the mortal and magickal persuasions - have it in for her.

The dilapidated inn presents a huge challenge for Alf. Uncertain who to trust, she considers calling time on the venture.

Should she pack her bags and head back to London?

Don’t be daft.

Alf’s magickal powers may be as wonky as the inn, but she’s dead set on finding the murderer.

Once a witch, always a witch - and this one is fighting back.

A clean and cozy witch mystery.

Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in this fantastic new witch mystery series, from the author of the award-winning novel, Crone.

Genre-hopping introvert and word witch living somewhere between the forest and the sea in East Devon, UK.

Jeannie finds inspiration everywhere: in myths, stories and songs, while people watching, a word here, a look there. However, her main inspiration comes from the landscape. Devon has it all - a rocky coastline, pebble and sandy beaches, narrow winding lanes and picture perfect cottages, steep cliffs and an abundance of forest.

A good day for Jeannie means a blustery wind, racing waves and salty rain. She lives with her husband and two dogs, makes a lot of soup, plays too many computer games and loves watching movies.
Narrator Bio

An accomplished and award winning actress with West End and Broadway theatre credits Kim has been doing voice over work for 15 years. She has voiced cartoon characters for the BBC and been a regular vocal impersonator on a popular London radio show. Kim has narrated and produced 15 audiobooks since she joined ACX this year! Her voice over clients include Carnival Cruises, Gucci, Sennheiser, American Express, HRH UK Prisons systems, Doubletree Hotels, Victorian Trading Company and so many more. Quick, reliable and always professional.Kim has a reassuring, kind and expressive style.

Dream Cast
Dream Cast Author Jeannie Wycherley
  • Alfhild Daemonne – Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Doctor Who)
  • Millicent Ballicott – Kathy Bates
  • DS George Gilchrist – Laurence Fox (DS James Hathaway in Lewis)
  • Wizard Shadowmender – Bill Pullman
  • Mr Kephisto – Tcheky Karyo (from Baptiste)
  • Jed Bailey – Boris Van Severen (Salamander/Baptiste)
  • Erik Daemonne – Bryan Cranston
  • Penelope Quigwell – Nicole Kidman
  • Gladstone Talbot Lloyd – Hugh Grant
  • Charity – Rebel Wilson
  • Rhona Marsh – Ashley Judd
  • Stanley Marsh – Stan Laurel
  • Lyle Cavendish - Stephen Graham (Line of Duty)
  • Sally – Cameron Diaz
  • Mortimer – Elvis Presley
  • Red Daltry - Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones)
  • Finbarr – Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter series)

Top ten perks of being an author
  1. Your time is your own

I can’t tell you what a difference this made to me. I worked as a lecturer for many years and had a long and stressful commute along very slow roads. I seemed to spend the whole day longing to go home and ‘live my life’. Work was no fun.

I was made redundant in 2012 and started freelance copywriting straight away, and also experimenting with my own writing. Obviously my income took a nose dive but I was instantly happier.

I work hard, at least seven hours a day, including weekends, sometimes some evenings, and I rarely take a day off, but if I’m having a non-productive day at least I can give myself a break. I don’t have anyone looking over my shoulder measuring what I have or haven’t achieved.

  1. I get to spend all my time with my dogs
When the idea of redundancy was broached my first thought was, ‘I can spend all day with Herbie’, my Bedlington Whippet. That was the most blessed thing. He and I were soul mates. He curled up on a bed under my desk and when I put my left hand out, he’d be there, and I’d stroke.
He passed away prematurely in July 2016. His loss was such a wrench to me, and I miss him every single day, even now. I wrote a book to help people going through what I went through called Losing My Best Friend. It’s actually my bestselling paperback and people from across the world get in touch to say how much it helped them on their own pet bereavement journey, which is honestly amazing and such an honour!
  1. I can have more dogs

For a while we had three dogs but we lost our lovely Staffy X Whippet in December 2018 so I’m back down to two. A Bedlington Terrier and a scruffy hairy lurcher. I love them to pieces, but I doubt any dog will ever replace the special place in my heart reserved for Herbie.

  1. You can have lots of pretend friends
The wonderful thing about Wonky is that I can create lots of crazy characters that I would love to meet in real life. Initially I found it difficult to really let myself go, and there was an element of normality to many of the characters you meet in The Wonkiest Witch, but by The Ghosts of Wonky Inn: Wonky Inn Book 2, I have an Elizabethan bard ghost (think Shakespeare), a housemaid who burned to death and haunts the inn with her sooty face and smouldering clothes, and Perdita Pugh, a ghost whisperer.
Book 2 really showed me I could let my imagination run riot and from then on, the characters just became family. A crazy freaky family, but family nonetheless. When I sit down to write each Wonky they all come racing to meet me, ready to tell their own side of the current story. I love it!
  1. I can lose myself in a pretend world
When I’m really into what I’m writing I know it’s going to be good. When I start to hear the characters speak to me, it’s an amazing feeling. I wrote a funeral scene for an (as yet unpublished) novel that had me in pieces afterwards. And there’s a scene in my best-selling horror novel Crone, which features an eyeball that I found quite intense.
Sometimes, with all that’s going on in the world, it’s fantastic to just immerse myself in make-believe. I feel like I’m having a second childhood.
  1. It’s cheaper than being at work
I used to spend a fortune on coffee, tea, lunches, parking, petrol, clothes, notebooks, stationery, and so on. Now I spend in a month what I used to spend in a week. I feel I’m less wasteful or consumer driven and I appreciate what I have much more.
  1. Tea on tap
I am terrible for drinking tea! It’s very British of me, I know. Nice and strong, preferably brewed properly in a teapot, served with milk, no sugar.
  1. I can stop and smell the coffee

I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for over twenty years, but since starting to write my depression is negligible, and on the whole I can keep my anxiety under control without medication. In the course of my work day I often stop, and simply stare out of my window. I have a great view of the valley, so it’s all rolling green English countryside and trees. If it’s warm enough, sometimes, I’ll go into the corner of the garden from where I can see the sea in the distance. It’s a perfect way of grounding myself.

  1. I get excited by the slightest thing – and I’m allowed to be!
When you’re writing, the smallest thing can give you a brilliant idea. For me it will be a walk in the woods, a derelict building, a photo, a newspaper story, a piece of music. All of a sudden I’ll have a flash of an idea, the germ of a story, and then I’ll want to write it. Unfortunately I have enough story ideas to last me the next few years, so I need to write faster.
  1. I’ve ‘met’ amazing people

Writing has enabled me to meet the most wonderful people from all over the world. By ‘meet’ I mean virtually of course, but I’d love to get to the USA and meet some of my Texan fans. I’ve made contacts with other writers, cover designers, so on and so forth and I feel like I’m part of an interesting global community of authors, readers and everyone involved with the publishing industry. I never want this to stop. I’m having such a good time.

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