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CHARISSA WEAKS is an award-winning author of romantic and historical fantasy. She crafts stories with time travel, myth, magick, and the occasional apocalyptic quest.

Charissa resides just south of Nashville with her family, two wrinkly English Bulldogs, and the sweetest German Shepherd in existence. When she’s not writing, you can find Charissa lost in a good book or digging through four-hundred-year-old texts for research. To keep up with her writing endeavors and to gain access to writing freebies and book giveaways, join her newsletter, The Monthly Courant or join her facebook group, Rebel Readers.

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Charissa Weaks Hi Alexander!! Oh yes. And I've edited books for others where the ending had to change. I'm a plotter, but sometimes things evolve as we write.…moreHi Alexander!! Oh yes. And I've edited books for others where the ending had to change. I'm a plotter, but sometimes things evolve as we write.(less)
Charissa Weaks Back in 2017, I decided to put together an anthology based around the Wheel of the Year/pagan festivals. The old ways are very interesting to me. The …moreBack in 2017, I decided to put together an anthology based around the Wheel of the Year/pagan festivals. The old ways are very interesting to me. The first anthology’s theme was vampires and was set around the Winter Solstice. That book was published in December of 2018 and contained short stories, novelettes, and novellas from all genres and many talented authors. I knew that the 2019 volume would center around Mabon/Autumnal Equinox and witchcraft/witches. So the seeds for The Witch Collector were born then.
I didn't realize it until after I'd written the book, but my mom inspires a lot of the elements in my storytelling. She was a special needs educator for twenty-five years and also a music/piano teacher. When I was young, she learned ASL in order to translate song lyrics. (less)
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Hi Christina! Raina uses sign language for all communication and magick. This is from chapter one:

But unlike the other witches in the vale, I’ve never feared being chosen. Witch Walkers sing their magick, in Elikesh, the language of the Ancient Ones See Full Answer
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“In another life, I would’ve tried to know her. I would’ve admired her and read her poems written by my own hand. I would’ve walked with her through fields of stardrops, danced with her in the stream.”
Charissa Weaks, The Witch Collector

“What are you scared of?” he asks, his voice so soft. “What is it you fear when it comes to me?” I look up at him, and a thousand answers chase through my mind. The truth boils down to one thing, though, a truth I can’t hold inside anymore. “That I will never let myself know what it is to be yours. That I will deny myself this. Deny myself you. Out of fear.” I pat his chest before continuing. “Because I am so scared of losing anyone else.”
Charissa Weaks, The Witch Collector

“Finn has been my first everything. My first friend. My first fight. My first kiss. My first lover. My first heartbreak.”
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Thomas Hello and thanks for your friendship here on GR! Have a wonderful weekend!


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Dean Blake Thanks for the add, Charisa. Good luck with your novel. I'm working on one too!


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Mel Charissa - Thanks for accepting the friend invite. I look forward to discussing books with you.


Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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Marina Hey, Charissa,
Thanks for add. Good luck with your novel and writing pursuits!!
P.S. I lived in Bowling Green, KY for many years. :)


Harlequin Books Hi Charissa, thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much eHarlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


Charissa Weaks Ellen wrote: "Hi Charissa! Happy to meet you and good luck with your novel!!
Ellen"


Awe!Thanks so much Ellen!I will have to check out your books. They look great.


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Ellen Maze Hi Charissa! Happy to meet you and good luck with your novel!!
Ellen


Roxanne Happy to meet you, Charissa.


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