Sunday, February 9, 2014

The synopsis for 'Eve' is as follows:

‘Eve: A Weston Witches Novel’, 82, 894 words, written by Cindy Mitchell ["C.M.Mitchell"] is a supernatural thriller/horror fiction about the end of the world. It is split into seven parts or chapters and written in the first person.Each part begins with a section of narrative from the perspective of the antagonist and continues to the main novel from the protagonist’s perspective. It revolves around Eve Ward, her sister Kathryn and members of her community. Eve et al are ‘witches’ – they are the human evolutionary absolute and the title of‘witch’, we learn, was given to them many years ago by humans. It is a Good vs.Evil tale.

The book begins with Eve dreaming she is in bed in an unknown bedroom with an unknown dead man. We learn through many dreams, both when Eve is asleep and awake, that the antagonist of the novel, Ave is contacting her. Ave is one half of the original being called The Mother from which all life, worlds and everything was born from. Her other half is Eva and is from which all goodness sprang; Ave the antithesis of this. Eve & Alice,a family friend and a kind of coven leader, are able to ascertain that Ave is here on earth.
Eve must perform many spells to prepare herself for the eventual battle, one of which is to cast a spell to take control of the elements;which then lose control of themselves which in turn, begins the apocalypse.Through another witch, we learn that Ave’s spell book is a kind of diary and Eve is reliving parts of it. She continues by taking major points of power around the world – both present and past. Ave sends the Sphinx to kill them all and surprisingly and with relative ease, Kathryn is able to kill it. We later learn that Ave has been spying on them through Kathryn.
Eve is taken to hell & eventually reaches a door which reveals a fighting arena. A battle ensues and despite all her preparations, Eve is only able to hold Ave back but not defeat her. Ultimately, Eve has a brilliant idea and is victorious.

The target audience is primarily women, teens & adults.Those interested in the work of Stephenie Meyer, Kelley Armstrong et al will most enjoy this book.

The author wrote the book to explore the biology behind supernatural beings is a natural extension of her interest in anthropology, the supernatural & ancient cultures. The story also aims to press the importance of family & ancestry.

The synopsis for the rest of the series is:

'Eve: A Weston Witches Novel' is part of a series called 'The Oakwood Collection'. Oakwood and the towns in it are a fictional place in Northern Ontario, Canada. Each town has different stores to tell and the stories are of different genre's.

Weston, in the west of Oakwood, is where the witch stories take place and has three books that take place there.

East Falls is in the east and furthest from the forest and is where the vampire stories take place and currently has two books that take place there.

Norborough, in the North/NorthWest is where crime/thriller books take place. It also has two stories to tell.

Finally, South Fields is the large area to the south and currently is a mixed bag of topics - most work has been done on an agricultural themed 'whodunnit' mystery. All other works are in various stages of decidedness* by the author.

Oaskwood is a large forest both in the center of and joining to each of the four towns. It has it's own stand alone novel to tell, involving characters from all books as they hunt down a werewolf. 

*The author retains the right to make up words and take liberties with both suffixes and prefixes as and when she chooses.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

About me

"C.M. Mitchell is a full time writer and part time small farmer. She was born in Ontario, Canada; lived in the UK for fifteen years before moving back home where she resides on a small farm in Quebec. 
She has worked a range of jobs, but has always concentrated on writing and learning about genealogy, history, literature and most anything she can learn about living a self sufficient life" - standard bio

Currently, I am submitting a proposal to Sassy Books, a division of John Hunt publishing. You can read more about them with the link here:
John Hunt Publishing: (To find Sassy Books, click on 'Our Imprints' and scroll down until you find it)

The farm is in the beginning stages, but we hope to be able to grow it to a degree where we live a mostly self sufficient life by growing the vast majority of our own food and making as much of the rest of the consumer items as we can. Currently, we keep goats, Katahdin sheep, chickens, a few turkey's, a couple of Muscovy ducks, a red Holstein calf, rabbits and three Vietnamese pigs. 

I have traced my family history back to 1749 & take every chance I get to research further. As far as I can tell at this time, I am at least the seventh generation Canadian Mitchell and I a the last remaining Mitchell of my line. 

What else?

A couple of friends have this on their site and since I thought it was such a good idea, I thought I'd steal it, make it my own and feature it on here. Monthly, I will feature an author so that they may promote their work and I/we can learn about them. 
And since this post is all about me, I thought I should be the first one to fill it out.

[skip the intro part, since it's me]

What genre/style of writing describes yours: Horror/supernatural fiction
Promo yourself/work: FB page:
What are you working on right now: Mostly Book Two of the series, but I go back and forth between it and other works in the series
How long have you been writing: Since I was able to as a young child
Where you get inspiration from: (not in any order) Viona-Art, Steampunk art, castle architecture, ancient cultures...

Last book you finished: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
What are you reading right now: A Song of Ice and Fire, book one A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Desert island book (not your own): Desperation by Stephen King
A book you didn't like: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
Promo someone else’s book: The Ankhs by Amira Awaad. Avaliable at Smashwords:

If you had three wishes (no catches): Success, health, wealth
Are you right or left handed: Right
Black or blue pen: Black
Favorite sandwich: Currently, cheese, tomato and mayo. 
Tell us a joke: What's red and smells like blue paint?
Red paint

So I guess that's me

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hello & Welcome to my new blog!

With this blog, you will be able to keep up with me as a writer and find out about publishing dates, read teasers, enter promotions...a whole bunch of stuff. Most of which I don't know right exactly now, but I will set it up/make it up as I go, ok?
I'm not exactly sure how a writer does a blog thus far. If I were to be honest about my day's activities these days, It'd go something like this:

Got up, checked Facebook and posted a bunch of pictures pertaining to my book and the characters in it to my writer page in the hopes that I will get more likes.
Went to work on my proposal. Going good so far, but this marketing plan is really kicking my ass.
Stared out the window for a bit.
Filled out some info for a friends blog feature. That was fun!
Stared out the window some more.
Told off the cat for jumping on my laptop. Now is not the time for cuddles, Sheldon!
Tried to set up a blog using another site. Got very frustrated an came back here.
Am now writing said blog.

Thrilling, huh?

So I'll try to keep it interesting, not talk about the animals *too* much and keep you updated as much as I can. Things'll change and through my window stares, I'll probably forget some stuff along the way, but us creative types minds wander a lot...

...about those cats...

Right, writer stuff.
Since the blog is set up to have a profile about Me-As-A-Farmer-And-Writer me and not the Me-As-A-Writer me, the profile will be a bit sparse. I'll make another post with regards to More About Me (writer me, not me me. Clear so far? "As Mud", you say) and another with a synopsis and fun stuff like that.

Have fun, ask me questions and give me suggestions!

CM xo