I’ve been asked frequently about this company, which is listed on the copyright page of four of my books, along with Amazon. I’ve published four of my own books through Amazon and their KDP system so far, and I love it. I love being in control, I love editing the manuscript and deciding how I want it set up and how I want it to look, I love choosing the type of paper, styles, etc., and I love doing my own cover design. I went all out on my last book… full color, premium paper, heavily illustrated — a lot of my own photographs, as well as public domain images.
My other five books are published through traditional publishing companies, and I greatly (greatly!) appreciate the talented editors, artists, and publicists and all the work they have done. I’m proud of the connection I have with these amazing people and these companies, and I’m proud of the books that have come out of this joint effort.
As far as Pink Orchid Publishing goes, at this time, I am only publishing my own work. If I were younger and had more energy, I probably would take on other authors and projects, but not right now. I whimsically asked my daughter, “I think I created a publishing company?” and she said, “I do believe you did.”
Even before “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire” had been sent flying across the pond to my publisher in England (Moon Books/John Hunt Publishing), I was knee-deep in writing my next witchy book, “Natural Magick the Gray Witch Way”. The second book I published independently with Amazon through their KDP program under Pink Orchid Publishing — which is me. But for one brief insane moment, there was one of those slow-motion experiences when the little voice in my head said, “Wait a minute, you should combine these books.” It was absolute basic laziness which resulted in my reaction, which was “Nope, don’t think so, there’s so much material here.” So I didn’t.
One book went one way, on its destiny overseas, where it would eventually become a best seller. And the other book has found it’s spot at Amazon, happily ensconced among the witchy tomes of neo-pagans around the world.
I have always said, and I’m saying so again with emphasis, that these two books make great companion books and will get along quite well on the book shelf together. Whatever I didn’t include in one, can be found in the other. Below you’ll find an overview of the contents of each book and links to purchase. Both books are available in print and kindle at Amazon.