The Chronicles of Granny Witch (Book 1)
Paranormal Romance, Historical Fantasy, Magical Realism, Visionary
Date Published: December 27, 2020
Once upon a winter’s night, a lost cowboy finds himself in Purgatory Bend.
Patrick Doolin is plagued by a wound that won’t heal, but winter is the
season of miracles. As Patrick wanders through Wyoming, he meets Fawna
Darling, the mysterious granny witch, who channels the folk magic of her
With nowhere to go and a secret Patrick doesn’t yet understand, he seeks
shelter with Fawna in the snowswept prairie. Forbidden to fall in love, they
form an eternal bond in the dreamscape, but when the bluebirds sing of
summer and threaten their empire of dreams, they are faced with an
impossible decision. Will Patrick stay in the land of the living, or will he
cross over the prairie?
Summer is the season of surprises, and Fawna’s childhood sweetheart, Dezi
Ketchum, longs to win her heart too. When winter melts across the gold-slick
prairie, Fawna searches for answers under the rose moon. Caught between fire
and water and flesh and fantasy, she follows her heart and ventures into
Praise for Snow Dust and Boneshine
"A warm and spellbinding tale...Soleil's writing flows like a stream,
relaxing and exotic. Mixed with folk magic, simpler times and beliefs, this
is a wonderful escape." ~ Tome Tender
"Soleil's writing is riveting...It's much more than a fantasy - it's a
story of love and faith." ~ Literary Titan
"Curl up under your blanket, grab a cup of tea, and let yourself wander
between magic and reality in Purgatory Bend...Snow Dust and Boneshine is one
of the sweetest, selfless, heartbreaking but also heartwarming love stories
I have ever read...The characters, the atmosphere, and the imagery are done
so beautifully. Every description made me sink my teeth into the story just
a little bit more." ~ Snez at Book Lifey & A Quintillion Reads Book
“Snow Dust and Boneshine was incredible…There’s romance, intrigue and lots
of magic. It’s very well written, so much so, I could feel the cold and
bitter wind as I read about it. The characters are beautifully written, and
I could see it playing out as a movie as I read. I highly recommend picking
this one up. 5 stars all the way.” ~ Angela Scavone, Author of Celebrity
“This story was magical and fascinating with an element of surprise. It was
well-researched and beautifully thought out to bring us so many amazing
details. If witches and love stories set in a small town with a sprinkle of
magic interests you, I would urge you to read this.” ~ Kriti Dalmia at This
the hardest part of writing your books?
A few things
came to mind when I reflected on this question, but I think the hardest part is
that I get so focused on the product that sometimes I forget to enjoy the
process. With each book I write, I get better and better at letting the creative
process unfold, letting characters reveal their stories to me in their own good
time, and enjoying the journey!
are most played on your Ipod?
I have an
eclectic taste in music, but it’s safe to say these songs are regulars on my
The Eagles – Hotel
Mariah Carey –
Little Red Corvette
Sam Lee –
– Hound Dog
Black Magic Woman
Johnny Cash –
Folsom Prison Blues
Adele – Water
Under the Bridge
ACDC – Dirty
Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
have critique partners or beta readers?
Yes, I’m so
grateful to have a few partners/readers who provide valuable feedback to me
during the editing stage. It helps me grow as an author and gives me a community
of support and camaraderie.
are you reading now?
I’m a big fan
of visionary fiction! Currently, I’m re-reading Old Souls by Tom Shroder.
I read it a few years ago, and it was so fascinating that I just had to read it
again. It explores the experiences of
children who recall past lives, and it embraces themes that are central to
visionary fiction - intuition, memories, dreams, reincarnation, and
you start your writing career?
Storytelling has always been an important
part of my culture, and I’ve been writing stories ever since I can remember. As
a child, I spent hours upon hours reading and writing in my bedroom. I kept
journals. I wrote poetry. I wrote short stories. My imagination was always
running wild, inventing characters, atmospheres, and scenarios.
During college, I experienced an existential
crisis when my aunt died. She was the heart and soul of our family and a
wonderful mentor to me. One of my professors encouraged me to write about my
experience, to process the loss, and to find healing, so I wrote my first book,
Limbo Jubilee. It’s a mystical blend of memoir and magical realism. At
times, it was very painful to write, but in the end, it was very cathartic for
After I wrote Limbo Jubilee, I felt stronger
and more at peace, so I started writing the kinds of books I love most: fairy
tales/folklore/mythology, paranormal romance, and historical fantasy. My second
book, The Mermaids Melt at Dawn, was an absolute blast to write, and I
fulfilled my lifelong dream of publishing a book about mermaids and mythology.
In December 2020, I released my third book, Snow
Dust and Boneshine - The Chronicles of Granny Witch (Book 1). It will
always have a special place in my heart because it was inspired by my own granny
and the tradition of granny medicine in Appalachian communities. I really
wanted to capture the nature of folk magic and folk medicine in my community.
us about your next release.
release is still in the early stage of development, but I’m so excited about
it! I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so I’ll just give a quick teaser. Close
your eyes and imagine a foggy isle off the coast of Scotland where one family’s
promise to please the gods of old has tragic consequences. And yes, of course,
there will be mermaids!
About the Author
Grendolyn Peach Soleil was born in the Appalachian Mountains on a full
moon. She is an old soul and a folk magic fiend. Grendolyn loves twisted
fairy tales, all things vintage, tales of true love, and creature features.
Some of her fancies include pumpkins, black cats, mermaids, tea parties,
cowboys, dahlias, and sunsets. She is a member of the Visionary Fiction
Alliance and The Independent Author Network. Grendolyn is the author of
Limbo Jubilee, The Mermaids Melt at Dawn, and Snow Dust and Boneshine: The
Chronicles of Granny Witch (Book 1).