Voodoo Dolls and Voodoo Dreams!

When we decided to work with Skacel  to create the Voodoo Doll Kits for Valentine's Day, we had no idea that Bethany's mom, who is a lawyer that also writes novels, had also just released her latest book called Voodoo Dreams. What a fun coincidence this turned out to be!

We originally wanted to create these Voodoo Doll Kits as an alternative for those who prefer not to celebrate Valentine's Day with hearts and flowers. But as they developed, we realized what a fun and positive thing they could be. With the different colored pins that represent love, tranquility, friendship, passion, and more, your doll, rather could be a metaphor for the elements you want to manifest in your life. We love this concept, and it doesn't hurt that the dolls are pretty darn cute! Huck really likes his!

Bethany's mom, Barbara, is a laywer who also writes novels under a couple of different pen names, including "Alana Lorens." She is known for her Pittsburgh Lady Laywers series among others (you can read more about it on her website here.) She also happens to be a knitter and crocheter, so when we found out that she wrote a Voodoo-themed book, we couldn't help but give her a little shout out!

Here is a little info about Voodoo Dreams:

In October 2013, Alana Lorens debuted the third book in her Pittsburgh lady Lawyers series, VOODOO DREAMS, a romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans at Mardi Gras. When her big trial goes bad, corporate attorney Brianna Ward can't wait to get out of Pittsburgh. The Big Easy seems like the perfect place to rest, relax, and forget about the legal business. Too bad an obnoxious--but handsome--lawyer from a rival firm is checking into the same bed and breakfast. Attorney Evan Farrell has Mardi Gras vacation plans too. When he encounters fiery and attractive Brianna, however, he puts the Bourbon Street party on hold. He'd much rather devote himself to her--especially when a mysterious riddle appears in her bag, seeming to threaten danger. Strangely compelled to follow the riddle's clues, Brianna is pulled deeper into the twisted schemes of a voodoo priest bent on revenge. To escape his poisonous web, she must work with Evan to solve the curse. But is the growing love they feel for each other real? Or just a voodoo dream?
Barbara, baby Penne, and Bethany in 2012

Jeanne read Voodoo Dreams in about two days and thought it was fantastic. She downloaded the Kindle edition, but it's also available in paperback. Both versions can be found on Amazon.com, in case you are interested!

We just thought this fun coincidence would be a great tie-in with our Voodoo Doll Kits, and we hope you've enjoyed reading about Bethany's mom's (not-so) secret writing talents!

Happy knitting (and reading)!

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  1. This is great--I love JBW--and you like me, you really like me!! :) I love being your Voodoo Valentine. Thanks so much!

    Bethany's Mom

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