Kimberly Frost is the author of the Southern Witch series which is being released this month with newly designed covers. I love the new look and I’m looking forward to diving into this witchy series. Please welcome Kimberly Frost to the blog as she discusses some of her favorite witches from pop culture!
Which Witch Wows You?
Thanks so much for letting me visit with you today!
While growing up, I had a special love for stories involving the supernatural, especially if they involved children who had special powers going on adventures. Through adolescence and adulthood, I never quite outgrew my love of the paranormal.
I’ve been asked why I chose to write about a witch. I chose her for several reasons. The first is that I like variety. Witches can cast different kinds of spells, so it allows my imagination to run wild. The second is that I wanted to write about a plucky Southern girl with a magical heritage, and in a lot of fiction, witchcraft is something that’s passed down through the generations. Finally, I knew Tammy Jo’s magic wouldn’t work properly and the potential for disaster when spell-casting seemed full of comic possibilities.
Here’s a list of six of my favorite witches from pop culture:
- Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter Books & Movies) – So adorable and kooky. She lit up every scene she entered.
- Serena (Bewitched – TV) She was Samantha’s wild mini-skirt wearing cousin. I think when I watched the re-runs, I liked her because she always seemed to be having the most fun.
- Phoebe (Charmed – TV) I liked her personality, and her romance with bad-boy Cole.
- Willow (Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV) Sweet and loyal, she was a great member of the “Scooby Gang.” I didn’t love how dark she went when wounded, but it did make for great drama.
- Hermione (Harry Potter – Books & Movies) She seemed destined to be the girl most likely to succeed, but she always put academic glory aside to help her friends and could be counted on to keep a cool head while spell-casting when the circumstances were dire.
- Elphaba (Wicked – Book & Stage Play) Driven by conscience and circumstance, she becomes a powerful woman who’s destined to be misunderstood. Defying Gravity, the song at the end of the Act I Finale blew me away. Love it!
For a chance to win an autographed copy of WOULD-BE WITCH, Book 1 in my Southern Witch series, please visit the comments and tell me who your favorite fictional witch is and why.
Thanks again for having me for a visit at She-Wolf Reads! Interested readers should pop over later to my website at http://frostfiction.com to check out book excerpts, my new book trailer, and to download “Magic Ingredient” a free Southern Witch short story.
In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing that causes more trouble than gossip is magic.
The family magic seems to have skipped over Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long-dead, smart-mouthed family ghost Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie’s soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it’s time for Tammy to find her inner witch.
After a few bad experiences with her magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help: the very rich and highly magical Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers, but the locket isn’t the only thing passed down in Tammy’s family. She also inherited a warning to stay away from anyone named Lyons
Who are some of your favorite witch characters in books and television?
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About Kimberly Frost
Kimberly Frost is the national bestselling author of the humorous Southern Witch series, which currently includes Would-Be Witch, Barely Bewitched, and Halfway Hexed. After her first release, Kimberly won the 2010 PEARL Award for best new paranormal author. Her second series featured darker paranormal romantic suspense stories.
These “Etherlin” books launched in November 2011 with the novella, “First Light”. It appeared in the multi-author Christmas anthology, Tied With a Bow, reaching the extended New York Times Bestseller List. The subsequent Etherlin novels included All That Bleeds, a featured Barnes & Noble “Must Read Romance”, and All That Falls, a Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence finalist.