Piper Addison is visiting Ascroft, eh? to tell us about Café au Slay, the latest novel in the Orchard Hollow mystery series.
Welcome, Piper. Let’s get started, shall we?
Tell us about the novel that you live inside. Is it part of a series? If so, please tell us about the series too.
Cafe au Slay is a paranormal cozy mystery complete with an unlucky witch, a ghost familiar, and a feisty raccoon with a talent for getting into sticky situations. It is book 2 of the Orchard Hollow series, but can be read as a standalone. The series takes place in a small town where magic lives in the depths of shadows. But as we all know, where there is magic, there is trouble, which is exactly how I ended up in the middle of a murder investigation. Again.
Does the writer control what happens in the story or do you get a say too?
I let A.N. believe she holds the strings, but in the end, what I say goes.
How did you evolve as the main character?
I like to think I was born to be a lead. Just kidding, I have no idea how I ended up in this position. If you ask my ghost familiar, she’d tell you I have no place in the spotlight, especially with my fashion choices. But the writer must really believe in me because I am always finding myself in the most interesting situations. Unfortunately, most of them usually involve a corpse. Wonderful.
Do you have any other characters you like sharing the story with? If so, why are you partial to them?
Definitely! Don’t tell Stella, my ghost familiar, but I actually really enjoy her company. I even like having Harry Houdini, the rascal raccoon we can’t get rid off, around. Between the two of them, I have my hands full. Just how I like it!
What’s the place like where you find yourself in this story?
Orchard Hollow is pretty special, if you don’t count the dead bodies. We’re very much like every other small town except for one thing: we have magic. Well, some of us do. Our town is nestled between an angry sea and sky-high cliffs, the perfect setting for a town full of mischief.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers about you and the book?
If you like loveable characters and a mystery that will keep you guessing, check out my story!
Thank you for answering my questions, Piper, and good luck to you and your author, A N Sage, with Café au Slay, the latest book in the Orchard Hollow mystery series.
Readers can learn more about Piper and her author, A N Sage by visiting the author’s website and her Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and YouTube pages.
The novel is available online at Amazon
About A.N. Sage: A N is a bestselling, award-winning author of young adult fantasy and mystery. She has spent most of her life waiting to meet a witch, vampire, or at least get haunted by a ghost. In between failed seances and many questionable outfit choices, she has developed a keen eye for the extra-ordinary.
A.N. spends her free time reading and binge-watching television shows in her pajamas. Currently, she resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband who is not a creature of the night and their daughter who just might be. A.N. Sage is a Scorpio and a massive advocate of leggings for pants.
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