Friday, October 16, 2015


I'd like to welcome two very special guests to The Storyteller's Scroll, today--  

I'm interviewing Little Delia Witch and her creator, Rebecca Colby.

Hi! My name is Rebecca Colby and this is Delia.”

Delia nods. “Hi. It’s nice to be here and you were lucky to catch me as October is a very busy month for me. It’s when the annual Witch Parade takes place and I fly in it every year.”

“So, Delia, I’m sure the readers would like to know more about you and ITS RAINING BATS AND FROGS. Could you tell us something about yourself?”

Delia: I’m the youngest witch I know and I don’t like rain. Or at least I didn’t until recently. So I changed the rain. You see, I have a magic wand which I use to change the weather.  

“So the weather wouldn’t cooperate for your Witch Parade. And the witches kept finding things wrong with the weather. Could you comment on that for us?”

Delia shakes her head and sighs. I’ve never heard so much complaining. The rain made the other witches wet and miserable so I changed the rain to cats and dogs. Everyone was thrilled, at first. But it didn’t last long. So I changed the rain again--this time to hats and clogs. But they didn’t like that any better. They just kept fighting over the hats and shoes.

Several witches defend themselves about fighting over shoes and hats.
Witch 1: That’s because it was MY hat!
Witch 2: No, it was MY hat!
Witch 1: Well, they were MY shoes!
Witch 2: I saw them first!

Delia answers. See what I mean? So I kept changing the rain to something new but none of these things made the other witches happy. In the end, I realized there was only one thing I could do to save the day. But you’ll have to read the book to find out more.

So, Delia how do you come up with the different creatures for the weather?
Delia grins and answers. Sometimes it pours so hard that people say it’s raining cats and dogs, and I thought it would be fun it if really did rain cats and dogs. After all, who doesn’t like animals? But as a witch, I quickly realized bats and frogs would be far more appropriate—not to mention tastier!

“Rebecca, what do you have to say? You’re seated next to Delia. Did she make those changes on purpose or did the idea to change the weather just come to you on a whim?”

Ha! Delia certainly didn’t like getting wet in the rain, but I love it. In fact, I was out walking in the rain with my waterproof notebook when I came up with the idea for this story. So I did give Delia a bit of help with the idea, but being a witch, she brought her own magic touch to the book! 

“Delia, can you tell The Storyteller’s Scroll readers where they can find ITRAINING BATS ANFROGS to read for themselves?”

If you have a magic wand like me, wave it and say:

It’s raining, it’s pouring,
hear me imploring:
Quickly, magic up with speed
a copy of this book to read!  

If not, simply say “ABRACADABRA!” and click on one of these links: 


 And now for the winner of the Annual Storyteller's Scroll Halloween Poetry Contest. We had wonderful WITCHY entries… mischievous witches, chef witches, scary witches, powerful witches and one who's curses were reverses.

Delia congratulates every author, but has a fondness for Spookadilly Stew. Angie Calabrese could your please contact me at with you address, so Rebecca may send you a personally signed copy of ITRAINING BATS ANFROGS.  Congratulations!


  1. Thank you so much for having Delia and I on your blog this month, Gayle! And congratulations, Angie--I'll post your book tomorrow!

  2. My pleasure, Rebecca. It was great fun to read all the "Witchy" poems Delia inspired. Thank you for your gracious gift of a signed book to the winner of the contest. Happy writing. :)

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