Witchy News: A Witch Bottle Was Discovered in Virginia

I have an obsession with buried things. The idea of a found thing long since forgotten. Discovering treasures that have soaked into the soil and become one with the earth. Only to be dug up by curious eyes. There was a headline last week that made my wild heart flutter. A Witch Bottle Was Discovered in Virginia. This happened exactly one week ago. What they found: A glass bottle filled with rusted nails. What they really found: A popular talisman used to ward off evil spirits or evil magic. The Virginia Department of Transportation began widening work on In[...]


Witchy Goodness: Currently Reading The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

I love me some witches, and naturally they came up over the holiday break when I made a Christmas gift list for the witch in your life or when I talked about my failures of 2019. At a book conference in 2018, I received an ARC of it. The cover's deep blue with iridescent writing, the magical description—I was bewitched from the beginning. I was over the moon excited and I devoured it fast. It was my favorite book of 2018. It's still one of my favorites. Which is why I'm reading it again. Have you heard of it? The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw A New York T[...]


Gift Ideas for the Witch in Your Life (Small Business Saturday Edition)

Thanksgiving already? Where did the time go?! I feel like just yesterday it was Halloween. Okay, who am I kidding? It's because I wish that every day was Halloween. Now, I'm not a huge believer or supporter of Black Friday craziness. I suppose it's because I worked retail for 8 years and I had horrible experiences on Black Friday as an employee. One year, people literally broke into the store that I worked at. They pried the doors open hours before our midnight, when our store actually opened. Another year, employees had to have police escorts to the building bec[...]


Exploring the Cauldron: How to Spot a Witch

At the end of December, I wrote a post about a new blog series here on The Midnight Society called Exploring The Cauldron. We'll be talking witches, spells, history, and more. I figured for today, we should start at the very beginning. What is a witch? The answer to this question will depend on where you look for answers. If you look up the definition of witch in the Oxford English dictionary, it says that a witch is, "A woman thought to have evil magic powers. Witches are popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat, and flying on a broomstick.[...]


Coming in 2016: Exploring the Cauldron!

Witch! Witch! For just about as long as I can remember, I’ve had an obsession with witches. It probably ties into my infatuation with Halloween. But the crazy history, mystery, and magic that surrounds witches has always fascinated me. I have a special announcement today… There will be a new blog series here at The Midnight Society, written by moi. Announcing: Exploring the Cauldron! In 2016, I plan to set out on a new journey that I have been wanting to take for quite some time. For Exploring the Cauldron, I plan to inquisitively and respectfully explor[...]