In this family friendly contemporary fantasy, as a category six wizard in her eighties and a retired grandmother, Josephine has always enjoyed a youthful body due to extremely slow aging but when she discovers she’s become immortal, she must return to the workforce and leave retirement behind for good.
Soon after starting her investigative work for the police, Josephine finds herself smack dab in the middle of trouble when she discovers a secret organization called the Valituras that has amassed ancient magic and power with single-minded determination. To further complicate matters, her grandson’s new eighteen-year-old friend starts flirting with her like crazy but when she gives him a pity date, her intuition tells her there is far more to him than meets the eye.
Josephine realizes she may be in over her head when the Valituras ramp up their attacks and end up casting an immortality curse on her best friend, Helen, by mistake. Fortunately, Helen isn’t too broken up by the curse. Who wouldn’t want to live forever in a young, perfect body? Of course, everyone knows that dark magic always comes at a cost. Can Josephine safeguard her loved ones while defeating the Valituras before they achieve their nefarious goals?
About the Author
John O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an award winning fiction writer and the author of the Grumpy Old Wizards series, The Winters Family Psi Chronicles series, and the Wizards of Seattle series. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in and managed a variety of bookstores including Borders. He currently resides in Washington state and has a parakeet companion named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him. He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Dima Zales.