Welcome to a week of witchy goodness. This roundup isn’t usually so witch focused, but I don’t make the news. I’m just the curator.
1)A historian has been researching witchcraft in Yorkshire in the 17th century. Was Yorkshire a good or a bad place to be a witch?
2) This month is the 324th anniversary of the Salem witch trials, and one local library is marking the occasion.
3) An article about Sister of the Equinox, a modern-day coven in Australia.
4) Some witches are hexing a Stanford student convicted of rape. They feel his sentence (six months) didn’t go far enough. Rule of three, ladies and gentlemen.
5) And now a palate cleanser: Some ghost hunters, investigating a cemetery, accidentally wandered into a porno shoot.
Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly
fourteen twenty years, in the fringes of the former USSR and in South-east Asia. Her experiences abroad sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. Sign up for her newsletter to get free updates on her latest work at: http://kirstenweiss.com. And read a sample chapter of her upcoming urban fantasy/paranormal mystery, The Mannequin Offensive, below.