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I began writing stories when I was seven years old. At 11, I started my first diary and a lifelong tradition of journaling. I still have every diary I ever wrote in. At 16, I received my first wand. My nana read my future in tarot cards. My other nana, had...read more
I began writing stories when I was seven years old. At 11, I started my first diary and a lifelong tradition of journaling. I still have every diary I ever wrote in. At 16, I received my first wand. My nana read my future in tarot cards. My other nana, had died before I was born, so mini seances were never too far fetched for me.
I've always been interested in metaphysics and nature, so when the opportunity to write The Wicca Cookbook. presented itself to me, I jumped at the chance. I next wrote The Hispanic Baby Name Book and became active in promoting literature in my local community. The Wicca Cookbook enjoyed such acclaim that I played the host for a cooking pilot show called The Cauldron and was asked to write a book for teens. Thankfully, I could refer to my early journals and a box full of notes passed in class. Reading notes and journal entries when I felt disempowered and victimized motivated me to create visualizations and affirmations to move into a place of power. These new perspectives comprise the "spells" of The Teen Spell Book. Building on the success of my books and teachings, I wrote The Wicca Herbal and The Enchanted Diary.

Rogelia's House of Magic marks my return to the world of story-telling and combines my expertise of the world of metaphysics, magic, nature, Latino culture, and Orange County, California history (eight generations in this place makes for a lot of people talking in my head!) I spend as much time as possible at events empowering young people, festivals for literature, earth magic, and culture. Hope to see you around some time.
Check out my website for the latest on magic, writing, and booksigning events near you! www.jamiemartinezwood.com/teen
To see the book trailer for Rogelia's House of Magic on YouTube go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4m7izCxVrA

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