In the Evening Wolf series, the lead characters are all women. That is because each one of the books tells the story of the female line of ‘cunning folk’, healers and midwives of old, going back through the centuries. Each female is strong in different ways, but all share an inherited ‘gift’ of sight and, … Read more Strong Female Lead Characters
A writer’s choice If you look across the internet for what writers recommend you do to improve your own writing, there are usually two things that regularly come up; do more writing and do more reading. The saying goes that ‘practice makes perfect’ and the more you write, the better, it is assumed, you become. … Read more How to Improve Your Writing
We read about the witch trials of the 1500s and 1600s that occurred in our country, and we are shocked and appalled. We read about how, when events happened that people living in those times did not understand and/or had no explanation for, someone, usually a woman (over 80% of accused witches were female), was … Read more Witch hunts…do they still go on today in the UK?
During the English Civil War of the 1640s, a man named Matthew Hopkins proclaimed himself the ‘Witchfinder General’, although that title was never bestowed upon him officially by Parliament. His witch-hunting activities mainly took place in the eastern counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk and occasionally in the more central counties of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire … Read more Signing the Devil’s Book