#CleaningHouseNovel #WIPpet Wednesday 6/6/18 An Appalachian Mix

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*!

The Cleaning House promo rumpus has officially started! Seriously, it has. If you check this blog, you’ll find all sort of interesting posts including a new Meet the Characters (Five things About) series alongside the usual #rainbowsnippets and #WIPpet Wednesday posts. I’ll be adding more as we move closer to the 8/1 release date, and I’ll be sharing cool ads for Cleaning House too, beginning with the one above.

But, for today, here is the Meet the Characters posts for Exan and Gan, two very interesting spirits. One is Cent’s family, and the other is an, er, longtime friend.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 6/6/2018: 6-2=4 paragraphs from Cleaning House.

The setup: Aunt Tess and Cent are discussing what’s going to happen next, and Cent’s feeling intimidated.

     [Cent] “This ain’t going to be easy, is it?”

     “No, child.” Tess shook her head. “It’s gonna hurt like hell.”

     “I thought witches didn’t believe in hell.”

     “It’s all a mix here in Appalachia, especially these days,” Tess explained. “Your Great Granny Sudie was as likely to make a witch bottle and speak a spell as she was to quote the Bible, anoint, and lay hands. It’s how I was raised and how I’m going to teach you this life, if you need any teaching at all. But as for hell, seems to me it’d be the worst feeling you could imagine more than an actual place. And the Devil is a dark spirit, the darkest of them all, but even the Bible says he ain’t never been a Human. He’s part of the Christian threads running through our family, not the traditional witchcraft. It’ll be up to you to put it all together in a way that suits you.”

Yes, it’s all a mix here. I’ve seen new age shops next door to churches, but that doesn’t mean they always got along.  Want to read more from Cleaning House? You can do so HERE.

*WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop hosted by Emily Wrayburn wherein writers share excerpts of their latest WIP. All genres and levels of accomplishment are welcome. The only stipulation is that the excerpt must coincide with the date in some manner. For example, on 10/8/14 you might share 10 lines from page 8, 8 paragraphs from chapter 14, or perhaps 18 sentences by doing WIPpet math and adding the day to the month. We’re flexible like that.



    • Yay! Thanks! I can hardly wait for the release. Our print proof has just shipped so both versions should be available for the release (crosses fingers). Please. Oh, please.


  1. This one is going to be a lot of fun to promote once it’s out. 🙂 I love the mix. There’s something that feels right about blending faith traditions.

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    • I’m having loads of fun with the pre-order promo, which goes no further than posts and tweets, but it’s working, so I’m really excited for the release.


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