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What is a witch?

I’ve been exploring what it means to label someone a “witch”, not in the sense of name-calling, but when claiming that someone practices “witchcraft”. That depends on when and where it occurs, and who is doing the labeling. So what was going on with the idea of a witch in Magda’s time?

A Choir of Crows Q & A

An editor sent me the following questions for an event that didn’t happen. But as I took the time away from writing Owen Archer 13 to answer them, I can’t let them go to waste. Enjoy! Q: Your new book, A CHOIR OF CROWS… Continue Reading “A Choir of Crows Q & A”

Virtual Book Event on 13 August

Third Place Books in Seattle hosts a virtual book event for A Choir of Crows on Thursday afternoon 13 August, 5:00-6:00 pm PDT  As it’s online, you don’t need to be in Seattle. The event is free, but you do need to sign up… Continue Reading “Virtual Book Event on 13 August”

A new Archbishop of York–then and now

At the heart of the 12th Owen Archer mystery, A Choir of Crows, is the tension in the city when the corpses of three strangers are found at dawn after a heavy snowfall that isolates the city. Two of the bodies are found in… Continue Reading “A new Archbishop of York–then and now”

Summertime and the living is [un]easy…yet we’re reading crime novels

In anxious times, crime novels engage us and reassure us. Seems crazy, doesn’t it? A murderer is loose on the streets. We watch the sleuth(s), the more familiar the better, sort out the clues as they race against time to prevent more deaths. Although… Continue Reading “Summertime and the living is [un]easy…yet we’re reading crime novels”