by Kirsten Weiss
(Note from Kass: What a great mash-up of posts/thoughts on witches. I especially LOVED the article about casting spells with emojis!)
Halloween is coming! And that means… witches!
Even out of the Halloween season, witches just don’t seem to be going out of style. This summer, Vogue devoted a week to witches in its online magazine.
And the TV show Riverdale is resurrecting Sabrina the Teenage Witch (though no doubt Riverdale’s will be a darker version than the cheery original). Books and movies about witches aren’t going away.
Crystals, Tarot cards and smudge sticks are, if not everywhere, easy to get your hands on. And you can even cast spells using emojis!
Or, you can take a more academic approach to the craft, and take a pseudo-university course on Magic in the Middle Ages. (I got the certificate, because… who wouldn’t want a certificate in Magic in the Middle Ages?)
Witchcraft has hit the mainstream, which probably means it’s about two seconds away from being passé. Still, I can’t stop myself from plotting my next witchy book in my Doyle Witch cozy mystery series. I might be missing the top of the market by the time it comes out, but there’s just something about a witch that appeals.
Is it the magical powers? The mystery? The cool clothes?
All of the above?
What do you love (or hate) about the witchy season? Tell us in the comments below!
(Another Note from Kass: this blog will be on hiatus next week while we move the site to a new host. Please stop back on the 31st for a whole bunch of cool, true-life ghost stories!)
The Witches of Doyle Trilogy of Cozy Mysteries
Three sisters. Three mysteries. Three love affairs.
In a small town where magic lies hidden in its foundations and forests, three sisters must master their powers and shatter a curse that threatens to destroy them all.
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Posted by Kirsten Weiss. Kirsten worked for fourteen years in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone. Her experiences abroad gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives. She is the author of the Riga Hayworth Metaphysical Detective urban fantasy/mystery series, the Sensibility Grey steampunk mysteries, the Rocky Bridges mysteries and the Witches of Doyle cozy mystery series.
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Vinnie HansenOctober 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm
A spell via emoji? I need to know more about this. Maybe I’m under a spell right now.
Kirsten WeissOctober 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm
If only I could figure out emojis…
Kassandra LambOctober 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm
So glad you’re writing another “witchy” story, Kirsten. I love the Witches of Doyle books.
Kirsten WeissOctober 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm
I’ve got a germ of an idea for book 4. Hopefully that will publish in 2018!
Kassandra LambOctober 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm
Woohoo!! Can’t wait to read it.