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Natural Disaster
Witches of Willowbrook 
Book One
Alena Orrison

Genre: Low Fantasy / Witchy Fantasy
Publisher: Spirited Ink Press
Date of Publication: 10/19/2023
ISBN: 979-8-9880131-0-5
Number of pages: 313
Word Count: 86,692
Cover Artist: Aspire Book Covers

Tagline: Will her grief and his betrayal make her Willowbrook's worst natural disaster?

Book Description: 

When Jessica loses both parents in a car accident, she seeks to honor their legacy of service in Willowbrook. Her parents loved the town and its people, and despite her desire for solitude, Jessica becomes interested in the lives of those around her. 

Grief-struck and juggling the garden along with her own business has Jessica stressed. She soon discovers the unpredictable weather reflects her internal turmoil.

Fearful of her powers and worried about the town's reaction, Jessica takes her brother's advice to attend a grief counseling group and begin meditating. She thinks she can restrain her magic if she can control her emotions. A witch from Willowbrook's coven contacts her and offers to teach Jessica how to use her magic. But learning does not come easy. Jessica's power spirals. The more she tries to rein it in, the wilder it becomes.

Then Zane, an attractive reporter from the city, arrives to do an investigative story on Willowbrook's odd weather patterns. Jessica realizes if her secret gets out, everyone she loves could be in danger of a witch hunt. Wanting a change of pace, Zane moves to Willowbrook. Jessica worries he'll be caught in the devastation of her powers. 

Can she learn to control her magic before she creates a Natural Disaster? And can she keep Zane from revealing everything?

 Exclusive Excerpt

“It’s wonderful news.” Then she whispered, “I think you might have good news soon, too.”

“Did you have a vision about me?” I asked teasingly.

“Well, actually—”

“Okay, everyone! Let’s get started.” Natasha’s clear voice rang out over the myriad of conversations in the room.

Jewels winked at me, and I wondered what she saw in my future. Distracted by her news and hint of a vision, I paid little attention to the group sharing until James said my name.

“Thanks to Jessica, I started self-defense classes at a place Evan recommended. I’ve only had two classes, and there’s a lot more to learn, but I’m more confident already.”

“Very nice,” Natasha said. “You’re making positive strides. Anyone else want to share before we take a break?” A few people shifted on their chairs, but no one spoke up. “Alright, then. Be back here in fifteen minutes.”

I grabbed Jewels’s hand before she could stand. “What did you see about me?” I whispered.

“If I tell you, it probably won’t change. I think I have to affect the outcome somehow.”

I shook my head. “I’m sure if I know what’s going to happen that I can stop or change it. Just tell me.”

“Fine. But I’ve watched a lot of time travel movies. We think we can change something by knowing about it, but then the choices we make end up in the same situation, anyway.” She took a deep breath. “There was a terrible storm. Lightning, torrential rain, really high winds, like a monsoon or hurricane. You were standing in the middle of it, but none of it was touching you. The surrounding buildings, though, were getting wrecked. Like, completely destroyed.” She shrugged. “It’s not like my other visions, so I thought it was metaphorical or something.”

My breath caught in my throat, but I managed a smile and a quiet murmur of appreciation before asking, “What was different about this vision?”

Jewels shrugged. “My visions are usually from my point of view. Probably because eventually I’ll be in the situation. This one was more like watching a movie. I don’t think I’ll actually witness it.”

“So, it might be too far in the future to be clear?” I asked slowly, with a hopeful note in my voice.

“Maybe.” Jewels patted my hand before standing and giving a huge stretch. “No, I’m sure it’s metaphorical,” she said, then went to talk to James.


About the Author: 

Alena Orrison is an award-winning author and a freelance writer and editor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She started writing stories when she was three years old by telling them to her mom, who wrote them down. She has been editing professionally since 2015. Alena has several articles and stories published online and in anthologies. 

She currently lives in North Idaho with her husband, four children, two grandchildren, mom, three dogs, five cats, and a varying number of chickens. When she is not spending time with family and friends, gardening, boating, hiking, or at the gym, she is reading and writing. Alena also likes to crochet and spin yarn for some downtime. Some of her favorite authors include Ann McCaffrey, Elizabeth Cunningham, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Erin Morgenstern. You can visit her at

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