1) California’s drought is forcing some farmers to turn to the not-so-dark arts. Some are turning to water witches, people who can locate water using dousing rods, to find new wells.
2) And in a genius bit of marketing, Transylvanian officials are offering concert-goers free tickets in exchange for blood. Blood donations are low in Romania, so the government is capitalizing on the Dracula legend to lure Romanians into becoming donors.
3) Silicon Valley techies are turning to a local witch to help them solve supernatural tech problems. I wonder how much she charges?
4) A new book, The Witches, is coming out this October about the Salem witch trials. So much has been written about this era, it will be interesting to see if this Pulitzer prize-winning author will be able to come up with anything new.
5) Did authorities cover up a long-ago UFO sighting in England’s Rendlesham Forest? Because the only thing better than a good UFO story is an X-File sized conspiracy about UFOs.
Other books in the Riga Hayworth series of urban fantasies include: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective and The Elemental Detective. Kirsten is also the author of Steam and Sensibility and Of Mice and Mechanicals, steampunk novels of magick and suspense.