It’s All Magic To Me

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Sasha Hanton

Sasha Hanton grew up in the tropics of Darwin, Northern Territory. From a young age, she devoured books and iced coffee, both of which she

Synopsis

It’s All Magic To Me is an urban fantasy novel about a talking cat named Sphynx who finds a girl named Willow who happens to be the most adept magical human in history. Willow must find a way to control her powers before they get out of control.

It’s All Magic To Me is a story with friendship and family at its core. Willow must learn to juggle her array of commitments with the sudden burden of being magic adept, all while keeping those she holds dearest in the dark about her newfound abilities. Sphynx, a talking cat, assists Willow in her journey. He opens her eyes to the magic of the world, whilst seeking to shield her from the negatives of magic. When the darker side of magic starts moving against her Willow faces tough choices and gruelling battles.



Main Characters

  • Willow
  • Sphynx
  • Celtic

Secondary Characters

  • Miri – Willow’s best friend, a fashion major
  • Sam – Willow’s other best friend, a librarian
  • Des – A transwoman dealing with a curse
  • Marlow – An old friend of Sphynx
  • Biscuit – An elderly tabby cat
  • Albert – Willow’s grandfather, a beacon of warmth and kindness
  • George – Willow’s father, Professor of Anthropology
  • Linda – Willow’s mother, a constant worrier 

Q & A

What was your inspiration for this novel/series/multi series?

I was inspired to write It’s All Magic to Me by my love for magical girl stories, nail polish, and a general desire to be able to create a heroine who I could relate to. Willow comes from a multicultural background not too different from my own; she balances schoolwork, friends, and family along with her magic training. She cares deeply about the people in her life and understands that she’s far from perfect but still strives to do her best.

What got you interested in writing?

Books, so many books, I was a huge reader as a kid and as far back as I can remember I’ve wanted to write my own books.

We’re any of the characters in your book or books based on a real person?? If so who?

Willow’s Grandfather is based partially on my own on my mother’s side, he was a very important person to me and is the one I dedicated ‘It’s All Magic To Me’ to. Miri, Willow’s best friend, is also vaguely based on my own best friend who has always been a huge support to me.

What would you say the hardest part of writing is?

Finishing a project and building the habit of writing regularly.

What is your hope for this novel/series/multi-series?

I hope people enjoy it, and that readers can find themselves immersed in the story. I hope people can find themselves in Willow, that they might see a small part of themselves in her, that they find her relatable.

What movies if any inspired you to write this?

Anime movies; specifically magical girl movies like the Sailor Moon series.

Did you have anthropomorphic creatures in any of your published works?

Yes; Sphynx, Biscuit, and Marlow.

What would you say the hardest part of writing is?

Finishing a project and building the habit of writing regularly.

What is your hope for this novel/series/multi-series?

I hope people enjoy it, and that readers can find themselves immersed in the story. I hope people can find themselves in Willow, that they might see a small part of themselves in her, that they find her relatable.

What movies if any inspired you to write this?

Anime movies; specifically magical girl movies like the Sailor Moon series.

Did you have anthropomorphic creatures in any of your published works?

Yes; Sphynx, Biscuit, and Marlow who are all cats; Sphynx is an Abyssinian, Biscuit is a Tabby Cat, and Marlow is a Chartreux.

If these characters are pivotal to your plot why did you choose to make the character a “talking creature/animal/etc”

Sphynx is extremely pivotal to the plot, and I don’t think the story would be the same without Biscuit and Marlow. I didn’t really choose specifically to make them talking cats, when I came up with the story idea I just instinctively knew the cats would be able to talk and would be the central users of magic within the world/magic system I was creating. In part, I think that’s because cats just have this mystical energy to them already and strong associations with witchcraft and magic across history and media.
  1. What are your pronouns? She/Her
  2. What’s your birth sign? Gemini
  3. What’s your least favorite food? Zucchini
  4. Animal or mineral?Animal
    1. which animal:Tiger
    2. which mineral?Silver
  5. If I was a flower, I would be a Snapdragon and I would ensure that every part of the forest knew of my petals and would crown me Queen of Dragons.

  6. Favorite famous quote? Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  7. Maple syrup or table syrup? Maple syrup

  8. Ketchup or catsup? Ketchup

  9. Favorite time of day? Sunset, but for writing early morning

  10. Favorite item of clothing? My Bond University Varsity Jacket 

  11. What’s next for you? I’ve got a trilogy I’ve been writing over the years and am now editing, hopefully in the not-so-distant future I’ll be able to get that published.

  12. What are some things you would like to write now? I want to try writing something High Fantasy, I also would like to write another Urban Fantasy story but possibly with a focus on Faeries (and based in a completely different universe to It’s All Magic To Me).

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Easter Eggs

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Book Details

Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 183 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1778131557
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1778131554
Item Weight: ‎ 9 Ounces
Dimensions: ‎ ‎6 x 0.42 x 9 inches


Release Date: May 9, 2022
BISAC: FIC009010; FIC010000


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$15.00 [Print], $9.99 [Digital]

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