Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elaine Kaye Interviews the Witch!

Hello, all! I've been on an unplanned blogging break but I'm excited to jump back into the fray today  to help spread the word about the latest release from Elaine Kaye, Halloween Ride! Elaine is here with an interview with Halloween Ride's very own witch, Bertha.

Take it away, Elaine!

Elaine Kaye: Hello, Bertha. It’s nice to talk to you today. Our readers are very interested in you. The first thing they want to know is…where do you live?

Bertha, the Witch: I live in a cabin in a magical forest that no human knows about, with my ten cats and hundreds of brooms.

Elaine: What are your cats’ names?

Bertha: Puffball, Monkey, Doodle, Coal, Scratch, Merlin, Casper, Shadow, Jinx, and Onyx.

Elaine: Why do you have so many brooms?

Bertha: Because they're magical, dear.

Elaine: We know that the broom Gregory and Sammy find can fly them anywhere in the world. Does each one have a special magic?

Bertha: Some are for flying and some are for cleaning. The cleaning brooms visit people who need their houses cleaned, like the elderly. And the flying brooms go out every Halloween to give special individuals one ride. Except one of my brooms befriended a magical teddy bear, and the two of them go all over.

Elaine: I know just what teddy bear you’re talking about.

Bertha: How much longer are we going to be doing this, dear? I have some soup to eat.

Elaine: Speaking of which, was that really pea soup that Gregory and Sammy saw in your pot?

Bertha: Of course, it was. I make really good pea soup.

Elaine: What’s all in it?

Bertha: Peas, carrots, potatoes, onions, but it’s really the dried ants, worms, toadstool, and spiders that give it flavor and substance. Would you like a taste?

Elaine: Thanks, but I’ll stick to my recipe. It was a pleasure talking to you, Bertha.

Bertha: You, too, dear. Goodbye!

*And Bertha disappears in a poof of green smoke*


BLURB: One Halloween night, Gregory and his teddy bear Sammy go trick-or-treating, hoping for lots and lots of candy. But Sammy is scared of everything and is constantly asking, “What’s that?” Gregory gets annoyed until one of those things turns out to be a flying broomstick. And this broom wants them to go for a ride. Where will it take them? 

*Story picture book Ages 4-8.




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Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.
She is a grandmother of three boys.


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  1. Pass on the soup with bugs.
    Congratulations, Elaine!

  2. I only have one broom and sadly, it has no magic.

    Best of luck, Elaine!

    1. Maybe I can get Bertha to send you one of your magical cleaning brooms. :)

      Thank you, Elizabeth!

  3. Thanks for having my mom (and Bertha) on your blog, Julie! <3

  4. Hi Julie and Elaine - I'd love to have a magic broom for a quick clean - regularly please!! I'd forgotten that Elaine is Chrys' mother ... I thought I recognised the story - good luck with the pea soup - cheers Hilary

    1. Hi, HilarY! Thanks for commenting! I'll talk to Bertha about sending a magical cleaning broom to your house once a week. ;)

  5. Oo, I want a broom that magically cleans house for me. Loved the interview. Congrats on another release.

    1. Bertha may need a whole army of those magical cleaning brooms. haha

      Thank you, Juneta!

  6. Congrats to Elaine! Looks like another good book for my kids. :)

    1. Thank you, Loni! That makes me so happy to hear. :)

  7. Such a darling book, Elaine! Doesn't every child want to ride a broomstick?

  8. I'd sure appreciate it if one of those magical cleaning brooms paid me a visit...

    Good luck with your new book, Elaine. The series sounds like a delight.

    1. I'll see what I can do for you, Susan. :)

      Thank you!

  9. Great to meet you, Elaine. Congrats on the new release. Love Bertha!

    Waving to Julie :)

  10. Luv it! I think my kids would dig this:)

  11. Hundreds of brooms? Wow! Love how they all have a magical purpose. What a fun interview!

  12. Congratulations to Elaine! Pea soup is my favorite soup. Yum.

    1. Hi, M Pax! I'm gald to meet a fellow pea soup lover. :)

  13. No soup, thanks, but I'll take one of those cleaning brooms. :D


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