Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Something Wicked This Way Comes




It really is the season for all things witch related! The figure of the witch seems to resonate more and more these days.  As Madeline Miller, author of the fabulous Circe, says - 'to be a witch means you are a woman who has more power than society wants you to have.'  


The wonderful book editors, Zoe West and Emma Shacklock at Woman and Home Book Club have included Her Kind in their Six of the Best for October. Its a brilliant selection, two of which I already have - perfect reading for the autumn, and very timely - the witch trial at the center of Her Kind, the sorcery trial of Alice Kyteler took place during this season, and came to a head at All Hallows Eve... 

Woman and Home Bookclub Witch Reads

 The Familiars Stacey Hall,  Her Kind Niamh Boyce, The Glass Woman Caroline Lea... 
Image result for the glass woman

Sanctuary V.V. James, The Witches of St Petersburg Imogen Edwards-Jones.Serpent and Dove Shelby Mahurin
The Witches of St. Petersburg by [Edwards-Jones, Imogen]



That Something Wicked...

On Saturday 19th of October - Kildare Readers Festival are having a special Samhain Event - Something Wicked This Way Comes... The panel will be Stacey Halls, Martina Devlin and myself. We have all written (fantastic!)novels based on real witch trials. Tickets can be booked Here

Niamh Boyce (Her Kind), Stacey Halls (The Familiars), Martina Devlin (The House Where It Happened)

I'll be reading at various events as part of the HER KIND Book Tour, and will post the details very soon! Also, I have some exciting new from the Irish Writers Centre but have been sworn to secrecy for now. 

I've been overwhelmed with the positive reaction to HER KIND, in the past month it was selected a book of the month for the Rick O' Shea Book Club- which has 24,000 members last count, it also received a rave review in Historical Novels Review, by Kristen Mc Dermott - 'This is a marvelously witty, cleverly plotted novel... read the rest Here' 

So, back to the writing shed, 
and here's to having more power than society wants us to!




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