Monday, August 6, 2012

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch written by Amy Purser Carter, illustrated by Sarah E. Markham

About Book

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch is about a witch who is "labeled" in name only. The story itself reveals an old philosophy, "you cannot judge a book by it's cover, but read the contents and then decide." The Witch in this book has the "witch image", however, get to really know her and see who she is inside and out!.

 A delightful book just in time for Halloween!

 Where to buy Amazon, Barnes&Noble

About Author

Amy Carter is a native Mississippian. She is a graduate of Jackson Preparatory and University of Mississippi achieving her Bachelor Degree in English and History. Amy’s career has been in marketing mainly within the insurance industry. Writing children’s literature has been a hobby she has enjoyed for many years which led to the recent publication of The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch.

Amy currently resides in Jackson with her daughter.

Witch website,
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About Illustrator

Sarah Markham is a native Mississippian. She is a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor Degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Print Journalism. Currently a graphic designer for Healthways, Sarah lives in Nashville, TN, with her English Springer Spaniel, Olivia.

Q&A interview with Amy

Q. Why did you decide to write this book?
A. The idea came to mind in college - I always loved witches - but not bad ones or scary ones. So I created "the witch" with a special flare for fun and love of happy things - including my favorite color- PINK.

Q. How did you get your book published?
A. I heard about Outskirts Press and contacted them to see if they were interested. Fortunately they were, and we started the process immediately! Sarah Markham, illustrator, did an amazing job bring the witch to life for me!

Q. What types of readers will be interested in your book?
A. The book is for children ages 3-10, but also there has been an interest from adults (female) in the witch. I feel that it is in the character because we (females) all have a fun, mischievous side!

Q.What is special about your book? What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
A. The fact that the witch isn't evil or scary is so appealing. When reading to different groups at schools, the children all comment that they love her because she has a big heart and isn't frightening. They also like the "sparkle" to the normal witch's attire.

Q. Have you published any other books? 
A. Not at this point.

Q. Do you plan to publish more?
A. Yes, I would like to have a sequel to the witch book. I have written several other rhyming books that I have not yet pursued with publishing.

Amy, Thanks for the interview!  It was a pleasure to have you share with us about your new book!

My Thoughts

The Not So Wicked, Wicked Witch looks like most witches but what kind of witch lives in a rose colored house, bakes cookies and loves to wear pink clothes. Yet on Halloween she appears as wicked as any other witch.

What a cute witch even with that big mole on her nose. We tend to judge people to quickly by there appearance. Like the old saying, you can't judge a witch by her broom. No it's, you can't judge a book by it's cover.

She is as sweet as the cookies she bakes. She is also pretty in pink.

This darling book of rhymes is a wickedly delightful!

I recommend this book to all the not so wicked little witches!
I rated this book 5 out of 5

I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.


  1. Sounds good. The title already sounds delicious!

  2. Great review. This is one I need to check out for the grandkids.


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