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?