The Call

I’ve often wondered why I wrote The Call. I understand why I chose the setting. It is Wales, my homeland; the country where I grew up and where my family still lives. But why did I choose witchcraft? I don’t practice the craft, but I do remember the magic of my youth:


•Crossing the field behind my house to go to movie night at the school I attended and listening to my brother inform me that a witch lived in the house at the top of the lane.
•Walking past the cemetery behind the church across from our school and running for my life when my brother told me witches walked there after dark.
•Hearing footsteps outside my bedroom door, not knowing it was my brother sneaking around when we should have been asleep.
•Hearing strange noises at night because my brother hooked up some contraption that sent sounds through a wire from his bedroom to mine. Sounds he swore were made by the walking dead.
•Walking on the cliffs with my father and brother and lying on my stomach to peek over the edge to the ocean crashing below.
•Visiting my auntie who lived in an old thatched cottage.
•Getting caught in an apple tree by the surly old man who owned the apple orchard at the bottom of the field.
•Listening to my mam’s friend read tea leaves and begging her to read mine.
•Staying at the Thomas Arms Hotel with my friend, Louise, because she was lucky enough to live there with her guardians. At night, we listened to the ghosts wander the hallways.
•Going to a pub with my parents and listening to the haunting voices of the patrons sing Welsh hymns.

All of these memories are woven into my book along with the magical lore that belongs to Wales.

The Call: Is it witchcraft or madness? Angharad Jones heeds the call. Relocating to Wales, hoping to discover her heritage, she is unprepared for the battle of power unleashed upon her arrival. Angharad, a successful author, seeks answers to the visions plaguing her since childhood. In a drastic move to uncover the mystery behind them, Angharad moves to Wales, the one place her mother refuses to talk about. While renting a cottage in Fishguard, she meets Rhyse Williams, the handsome Chief Inspector, who is investigating the death of two students found naked and bound together on the beach below the cliffs surrounding the village; the same two students in Angharad’s vision. Their attraction to one another is immediate and intense, but can she trust Rhyse or will he run for the hills when she tells him about her visions. It is all unleashed when Angharad discovers that Rhyse is part of the call. Are they destined for love or betrayal? Murders are uncovered, spells are cast and love is found. The battle of power between good and evil begins.


About Patricia Hudson: Patricia Hudson was born in Wales, U.K. She moved to America with her family and currently resides on a small horse farm in central Illinois, with her husband, two dogs, and her beloved quarter horse.

She has written eight books: Stolen Hearts released in 2013. Love on the Double T released in 2014. Love’s Deception, The Exchange, and Bear Run to be published in 2015. Also in production are The Circle, and Jana Morgan, PI.

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3 thoughts on “The Call

  1. I have not read any of your books, but they sound really interesting and I am intrigued! I am a writer too (an unpublished one, so far, but that is okay – I will get there someday!) and I can’t wait to get back into writing and reading next December!
    What keeps you going?

    • Hi Emma, thanks for the comment. Don’t give up. If you love to write, it will happen. Writing is part of my every day existence. Without it, I feel lost. The stories in my head would cause terrible pain if I didn’t get them out.

  2. I agree – I can’t wait to start writing again when I get home in 10 months 🙂 But at the same time I love what I do just as much, maybe even more 🙂
    I am actually on a mission trip for my church – which just means that I voluntarily pay my way to leave home for a year and a half (with very little contact from my family) and teach people about God’s plan and His son Jesus Christ. But mostly I just try to help people come closer to God 🙂 It has been quite the adventure and I wouldn’t be doing it unless I believed in what I believe in with all my heart, ya know? I am able to do this through my church – the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints – or some people call us Mormons – what have you heard about it?

    Anywho, sorry, I kind of started rambling on there for a moment. I hope all is well with you and that you are able to have plenty of good ideas to keep getting down on paper! Have a good day, I can’t wait to hear back from you~

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