Consider the poltergeist (1)

As Booktrack has released the soundtracked version of The Priest, the Witch & the Poltergeist and faint rumblings can be heard on Ipod and Android devices across the land, it’s time to think about poltergeists.  They are noisy disruptions to a place rather...

This witch trial is utterly unique

When you hear the phrase “a witch trial,” you probably think of a group of 17th-century villagers in Salem or Samlesbury deciding a local woman is a witch and inventing hopeless tests for her to prove herself otherwise. That’s not the witch trial...

Wet and wonderful

More to come! Ha! I did spend the month in Vancouver (coming home to Toronto yesterday) writing a new novel, getting 36,000 words out, and am pretty chuffed with my work.  But I sure didn’t write any daily observations of life in Vancouver. I think my best...

Pedestrians and pies in Vancouver

Waiting for my ebook is taking longer than I thought (something about Booktrack updating their app) so we are on the wet coast of Canada for a month and I’m deep in the draft of a new novel.  Our older daughter Jessica is in second-year law at the University of...

Consider the witch (3)

Consider my witch, anyway.  I added a fictional characteristic to Thorel Felix, in The Priest, the Witch & the Poltergeist that exists in up to five per cent of the population: electromagnetic power. That is, he gives off sparks.  Everyone has felt the...

Consider the witch (2)

British scholar Robin Briggs wrote a terrific and well-researched book called Witches & Neighbors which I read while writing The Priest, the Witch & the Poltergeist.  The powers attributed to witches through history seem both petty and extraordinary at the...
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