Sam Cheever

I just completed my interview with Sam Cheever and what fun answers she gave. Thank you for taking the time to do the interview with me you definitely gave me a chuckle or two!!

What inspired you to write a witchy related book?
I’m fascinated by the idea of witches because their magic is generally tied to nature and natural things, bringing it closer to the realm of possibility. I enjoy writing fantasy because I love magic. But much of fantasy seems too far-fetched to be real. There’s something very approachable about witchcraft.

Do you have a favorite witch movie or tv show?
I grew up on Bewitched. Loved. It. Favorite movies have included Witches of Eastwick and Hocus Pocus. Great stuff. And we can’t forget the ultimate, classic witch movie. The Wizard of Oz!

If you could cast a single spell on someone who would it be and what would the spell consist of?
A thinking spell. People have lost the ability to be analytical. We trust too easily when somebody tells us something and that can get us into trouble.

What is your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Angels and devils. I went to Christian schools from preschool through college. Whatever you believe about religion, you can’t escape the larger than life imagery and stories that form its foundation. Good vs evil has always been one of my favorite themes. Angels and devils epitomize that dichotomy, which is what I find so fascinating about them.

If you were a witch and had to have a familiar but it could not be the typical cat what animal would you choose?
A dog. Actually, I love making dogs familiars. In one of my upcoming Apocalyptic books the witch has a cool dog familiar named Sirius, a golden wolfhound with snapping silver eyes. From my experience, dogs are more empathic than cats and more interactive with their humans. That makes them excellent potential familiars.

What is the name of your witch book/books and your pen name?
I write mainstream romance as Sam Cheever. The villain in the first two books of my Apocalyptic series is a witch. Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic of that series is available now! In A Honeybun in Hell, Book 4 of my Honeybun Heat series, which is set at a haunted hotel on Halloween, the heroine is wiccan and she does ritual magic.

Do you have a favorite witch book other than your own?
I loved Nora Roberts’ Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy.

If you could put a curse on someone who has done you wrong in the past what would the curse entail?
Hemorrhoids and shingles. #:0)

When it comes to the witches in your book please give me three words to describe them including looks, characteristics or even just the type of witch they are.
In Tall, Dark & Apocalyptic, Edwige is: Evil, self-absorbed, powerful
In A Honeybun in Hell, Bella is: Kind, Self-conscious, haunted

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