I tried out a number of ideas for this essay that would tie into my new YA book, Seriously Wicked. Some of the discarded titles:
- Five Books Where Evil Witches with Ridiculous Plans Try to Totally Ruin Everything, OMG
- Five Books with Cute Boy-Band Boys Who Accidentally Get Taken Over by Demons With a Fondness for Elvis Presley
- Five Books With Dragons in Garages (Real or Metaphorical? Explore.)
But then I decided that one of my favorite parts of Seriously Wicked is the fact that my heroine, Cam, has to save Devon, the cute new boy in school. Devon’s not a wilting lily—it’s just that he’s a normal boy with no magic. And now that Cam’s guardian, the wicked witch Sarmine, has accidentally loosed a demon into him, he’s in a big mess. Cam may not have magic either, but she’s been around magic her whole life, and she’s the one with access to the Witch Internet to look up demons on Witchipedia. So naturally, she’s the one who has to try to do the saving.