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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The New Black

About a year ago, I started writing a new paranormal series, The Witches of Freedom Moon. Each book features a modern day white witch who lives at a spiritualist camp in northern Florida. There's a suspense plot in each book, and all the stories highlight the modern practice of witchcraft. Sure, I've ramped up the magic, but this is fiction and I can build my world how I want it to be, right?

Soon after I published the first book, HIDDEN MAGIC, I started noticing a new trend. Books, movies and TV shows about witches were popping up everywhere. There was Deborah Harkness's A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, Nora Roberts' DARK WITCH. New witch movies included BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and HANSEL & GRETEL, WITCH HUNTERS. Even Television got in on the action with THE WITCHES OF EAST END and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, COVEN.

Witches, I realized had become a new staple of paranormal entertainment, the new black, so to speak. And I couldn't be more thrilled. Usually I am way behind on trends. But finally, I am getting out books that are timely and trendy! KILLER MAGIC just came out a few weeks ago and I am busy working on the next in the series.

 I loved AHS, COVEN and enjoyed reading Liz Schulte's EASY BAKE COVEN. Have you read any good witch books lately? Seen any movies? Do you think witches have overtaken vampires and zombies for the moment? Is witch the new black?


Anne Marie Becker said...

Wynter, you're a trendsetter! :)

I haven't had a chance to read or watch anything lately with witches, but I usually enjoy them (more than vampires and such) when I do. I've heard good things about AHS - will have to catch that sometime!

Rita said...

Spiritualist camp in northern Florida? Can I get in?
I'm with Anne Marie I enjoy 'witches' more than those other things. Perhaps because I think there are those out there that do have powers. I also wish there was another name for them.

Elise Warner said...

Must be a trend. Still impossible to get tickets for Wicked. All those teen-age girls buying the show out. The right writer at the right time--go Wynter

Shelley Munro said...

That's awesome! I seem to be ten steps after everyone else. LOL

I haven't read a witch story for ages. Wicked is big down this end of the world too.

Toni Anderson said...

I haven't seen most of those series but I do love a good witch story! Whoot! Wynter! Being ahead of the game, baby! Good luck.

Wynter Daniels said...

Anne Marie - I like witch stories better than other paranormal genres too. Always have. If I am a trendsetter, it's the first time in my life;-)

Rita - check out Casadega, FL. Cool place if you've never been.

Wynter Daniels said...

Elise - I love Wicked!! Never saw it on Broadway, though. Bad ass witches!

Shelley - I have a witch story you can read;-)

Thanks, Toni. I'm usually way behind. Nice to lead the pack for a change!

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