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The Witches of Vegas – Author Guest Post with Mark Rosendorf

Welcome to one of the December 15th stops on the blog tour for The Witches of Vegas by Mark Rosendorf, organized by Silver Dagger Book Tours. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, guest posts, reviews, and a giveaway! (More on that at the end of this post.)

This is a guest post stop, so I’ll let Mark take it away first and then I’ll be back with more info on the book, the author, and the giveaway.

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Guest Post

They say every author has some weird habit when they write. For the most part, this is a true statement as creativity comes with quirks. I’m no different. My weird habit: I do most of my writing in the shower. I’m not sure why, but that’s where most of my ideas flow just like the water that hits my body from the faucet. Unfortunately, my ideas are like lightning—one bright flash, then it’s gone. That’s why I have notepads and a pen tacked up on the wall next to my shower. When I have an idea, I stick my arm out of the shower and write it down. It’s part of my writing process.

The Witches of Vegas is a story about a family of witches and their vampire mentor who hide in plain sight as magicians on the Vegas strip. It is an award-winning young adult novel that has taken its audience by storm. It was also, mostly, written on notepads from the shower. The same can be said for the upcoming sequel, Journey To New Salem, which is scheduled for an early 2021 release. Both stories are clean, and so it the author.

Every writer has a weird writing habit. Now you know mine. What’s yours?

Jenna’s Response

I’d say my “weird habit” is that I have to really, truly know my characters before I can write the story. I’m not a super strict or efficient planner in terms of the story, I do a bare-bones outline and then see what happens, but my characters have full side documents. I know their favourite colour, their childhood best friend’s name, what they listened to in 7th grade, their mother’s birthday, the obscure nickname they hate and why, etc. all before they make an appearance on the page. Obviously, the more important the character is the more detail I map out and visa versa; I don’t need a full bio for the taxi driver whose small talk dialogue on that one short ride was used for exposition and then we never saw him again, but if he had a name and spoke then I can probably still tell you his middle name and what he actually wanted to do with his life, even if that didn’t come up in the on-page dialogue.

About the Book

The Witches of Vegas
by Mark Rosendorf

Published 5 August 2020
by The Wild Rose Press

Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 272
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Where can Witches and their vampire mentor practice their powers without being discovered or persecuted?

By using their magic, the Witches of Vegas become the number one act performing on the Las Vegas Strip—a great achievement for them, but not so much for the magicians—who can’t possibly keep pace.

Isis Rivera is the adopted fifteen-year old daughter of The Witches of Vegas. Zack Galloway is the teenage nephew and assistant to the last magician left in the city. Although they should be rivals, when Valeria, a four-hundred-year-old witch with a long-seeded grudge against humanity arrives in Sin-City, both teens act to bring their families together to stop the evil hag in her tracks.

But can the combined witches’ powers and the ingenuity of the magicians be enough to stop Valeria from taking over the city and possibly the world?

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About the Author

Mark Rosendorf’s writing is based on the personalities and experiences he has come across throughout his life, coupled with his own wild “if only I could do that” imagination. He is the author of the young adult series, The Witches of Vegas. He is also credited with The Rasner Effect series, a suspense/thriller trilogy published between 2009 and 2012.

Born November, 25th, 1974, and raised in Queens New York, Mark holds a Master’s Degree from Long Island University’s Human Development and Leadership program. He is a licensed Guidance Counselor for the New York City Department of Education’s special education district. He began his counseling career in September, 2001. Prior to that, he worked in the hotel industry.

Mark has also moonlighted as a professional magician. Today, he teaches magic and Illusion to his students in order to teach teamwork while developing their confidence.

Having accomplished his goals of becoming an author, Mark decided on an early retirement from writing. Then, one night, at two a.m., a new and unique story shot into Mark’s brain like a lightning bolt, screaming for him to write it. Mark found himself spending several nights taking notes on the characters and their stories. That is how The Witches of Vegas was born.

This is Mark’s first young adult novel.

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Giveaway

There are 3 great prizes up for grabs, so be sure to enter below and check out other stops on the tour for more chances to enter!

  1. $15 Amazon gift card
  2. A print copy of The Witches of Vegas (US only)
  3. An eBook copy of The Witches of Vegas (International)

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Jenna is the artist/illustrator and author behind Westveil Publishing and its sub-banner platforms Jenna Gets Creative and The Westveil Archives. She live in Newfoundland, Canada with her husband, daughter, and feline overlords.

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