Liz’s Interview: Amber Benson Talks About Her New Book ‘The Witches of Echo Park’ (Link to Excerpt Too!)

Liz Whittemore & Amber Benson

Liz Whittemore & Amber Benson

Liz spoke with Amber at Midtown Comics  – listen to her interview below!

APhoto - Amber Bensonmber Benson is what we call ‘a maker of things’. A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin and the middle grade book Among The Ghosts for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, she spent three years as ‘Tara Maclay’ on the cult television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and later this year she will appear as head vamp ‘Amelie’ in Morganville: The Series for Geek & Sundry. Her new book The Witches of Echo Park comes out in early January 2015. Amber does not own a television.

Book Cover - Witches of Echo Park“The Witches of Echo Park”
Synopsis
 
Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls…
When Lyse MacAllister’s Great Aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she’s back in Echo Park, Lyse discovers her aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.
Lyse is heir not only to Eleanora’s home, she is also expected to take her great aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…

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