DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Do you remember the times when our grandmothers would weave magical tales of distant lands and heroic deeds? What if I told you that one such grandmother was not only a teller of tales but was part of a magical tale herself?
Meet Martha May McKenzie - a quirky, unconventional, and utterly delightful grandmother who's far more than she seems. Brian Starr’s "Martha May McKenzie: and The Magic Cake Big Mistake!" is a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud tale that brings both the whimsy of magic and the heart-tugging strings of family together.
The first time I picked up this book, I was instantly enchanted. Martha isn't just any grandmother; she’s the grandmother we all secretly wish we had. Her coffee shop, The Witches Brew, isn't just a regular coffee shop; it’s a brewing cauldron of mischief, fun, and magic. But the true magic of the story lies in the depth of the relationships - the strained ties between siblings Trinity and Lucas, the earnestness of Jamie, Martha’s daughter, wanting to shield her children from magical tales, and of course, the captivating allure of a grandmother willing to go to any extent to mend her broken family.
Martha's hilarious antics, combined with an unexpectedly wild turn of events, make for a page-turner you just can't put down. From time travel to dealing with the unexpected challenges it brings, the story is not just about magic but also the ties that bind us and the lengths we'd go to mend what's broken.
It’s not just a story; it's an adventure. It's humor. It's family. It's magic.
To my wonderful readers, I cannot stress enough how much I adore this story. It's heart, humor, and a whole lot of hocus pocus rolled into one unforgettable journey. If there’s one book I’d urge you to pick up this year, it's "Martha May McKenzie: and The Magic Cake Big Mistake!" Dive into the enchanting world of Martha and her grandkids, and be prepared for a bewitching ride.
A Must-Read Alert! Dive into Martha’s world, experience the magical chaos, and come out with a big smile and a warm heart. Trust me, you'll thank me later.
A humorous story about a kooky, eccentric, off-the-wall grandmother named Martha May McKenzie, who appears to be a simple coffee shop owner at first but is, in fact . . . A WITCH!
Now, Martha is no ordinary witch. Her coffee shop, known as The Witches Brew, is where she hides in plain sight, helping grandmothers with their naughty little grandchildren. She is wacky and weird, and completely unconventional, even by witches' standards.
As a grandmother witch, Martha wants to use her magic to try and lift the spirits of her two grandchildren (Trinity and Lucas), who have drifted from each other after they experience the tragic and sudden loss of their dad. However, they have no idea that their Grandmother is a witch to begin with! So, Martha will be revealing her secret to them for the first time ever . . . but was it a secret?
Jamie (Martha's daughter) has always known that her mom identifies as a witch but has never truly believed her to be one. She begs her mom not to fill her kids' heads with the same nonsense she filled hers with, but Martha doesn't listen. Using her magic, she goes ahead with her "perfect plan."
Unfortunately, things don't go as Martha hoped, and in a single Saturday morning, everything quickly spirals wildly out of control, unlocking magical events that take them back through time on the unwanted adventure of a lifetime. Together, they must try and find a way back home, that is, if they can survive what lies ahead, as well as each other.
Growing up, I had a BIG imagination! I enjoyed telling stories and drawing pictures, and I absolutely loved to make people laugh. That often got me into trouble because I couldn't make everyone laugh. In the eighth grade, one of my teachers found me to be too distracting. She never laughed once. You can bet I was surprised when I walked into class one morning to find that my desk had been completely boxed in, using a large cardboard refrigerator box. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. Seems that teacher thought it would be a quick fix just to separate me from my "audience." True story. But it didn't work . . . I escaped!