How to Become a Necromancer –for Fun and Profit

Kirsten Weiss has come up with a fun post about raising people from the dead. Okay, now that I’ve written that out I see that it sounds a bit strange, but still…

Kirsten loves to mix mystery with the paranormal in her books. Her next book, coming out in May, revolves around necromancy. Here is the World English Dictionary‘s definition of necromancy:

1. the art or practice of supposedly conjuring up the dead, especially in order to obtain from them knowledge of the future
2. black magic; sorcery

A famous necromancer, Edward Kelly, invoking the spirit of a dead person. Source: Astrology, A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences by Ebenezer Sibly, M.D. F.R.H.S., London, 1806. (copyright expired)

So with tongue firmly planted in her cheek, Kirsten helps you explore whether necromancy is the right career path for you. Take it away, Kirsten!

Is necromancy right for you? Do you see ghosts? Regularly commune with the undead? Have dreams of world domination? Watch the Oprah network? If you answered “yes” to any of the prior questions, then death magic may be a viable career path. Just follow this simple step-by-step guide to becoming a master of necromancy.

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Any questions? I’ll be hanging out here today to discuss this career option further, or the realm of the paranormal in general.

And here’s a little teaser blurb for my book:

When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom a week before her wedding, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée…

That’s a problem.

Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer gets up and walks away, she’s believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?

Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives. The Infernal Detective is a fast-paced, paranormal mystery, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil. Coming in May from misterio press.

Posted by Kirsten Weiss. Kirsten is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, and The Shamanic Detective.

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  • Reply
    K.B. Owen
    April 17, 2013 at 10:17 am

    LOL, Kirsten! I especially love the “drone in a large corporation.” If that doesn’t prepare you for working with the undead, I don’t know what will. 😉

    Thanks for a fun post! I linked it to my own post today, so I hope you’ll get additional visitors.


    • Reply
      Kirsten Weiss
      April 17, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, Kathy!

      Ever seen Sean of the Dead? The subtext (I think) is that we’re all zombies to some extent. I think modern life makes us so!


  • Reply
    shannon esposito
    April 17, 2013 at 10:32 am

    LOL! I had to look up “necronomicon”. I don’t think this bodes well for me being a necromancer. Having minions would be nice, though. I wonder if zombies can be trained to scrub toilets?

    • Reply
      Kirsten Weiss
      April 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

      I found a vegan cookbook called the Veganomicon – bought it for just that reason.

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