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A Spell For Trouble Is Republished As A Mobile App!

by Esme Addison Almost every author hopes their novel will be turned into a television show or movie. I've always wanted my Enchanted Bay Mystery series to be a video game! And I kind of got that. It's not a video game you can play on, say a Play Station. It's a mobile app version … Continue reading A Spell For Trouble Is Republished As A Mobile App!

A History Of Witches In 6 Books & 2 TV Shows

by Esme Addison I'm pretty sure my mother wonders why I write about witchy things. My interest in magical women goes way back. Like the country singer, Sam Hunt croons, like "Cadillac seats". The first time I can recall reading about something witchy was the E.L Konigsburg book Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, … Continue reading A History Of Witches In 6 Books & 2 TV Shows

Szarlotka, Jabłecznik & Ryz Z Jablkami: Fall Baking With Apples Three Ways

by Esme Addison Nothing says fall like baking with apples. I love to bake pies in the American tradition during this season. But when it comes to apples, I can't help but remember that according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in 2020, Poland is one of the top producers … Continue reading Szarlotka, Jabłecznik & Ryz Z Jablkami: Fall Baking With Apples Three Ways

Four Cozy Mysteries Set On North Carolina Beaches

by Esme Addison I write a cozy mystery set on the North Carolina beach, so... Of course, I'm going to share other cozy mysteries with similar settings. I'm writing a book in this genre and with this genre because it's also what I love. I'm happy that I can find four other cozy mystery series … Continue reading Four Cozy Mysteries Set On North Carolina Beaches

Five Paranormal Cozy Mysteries To Add Magic To Your Life

by Esme Addison My cozy mystery series, the Enchanted Bay Mysteries has a little magic. There are women who are... let's just say water witches. They have an interesting history, and the main character Alex Sobieski discovers her magical heritage along with the reader. I love magical realism. Fantasy. Paranormal elements. Sometimes there is overlap … Continue reading Five Paranormal Cozy Mysteries To Add Magic To Your Life

Five Fantasy Young Adult Novels You Need To Read

by Esme Addison As a reader, my interests are pretty diverse. But when it comes to young adult novels, I generally read fantasy only. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the gorgeous covers? Sometimes I want to write a YA fantasy just to get that pretty cover. I jest. (sort of) I'm a fantasy writer … Continue reading Five Fantasy Young Adult Novels You Need To Read

Dyngus Day & Dragon Mythology In A Hex For Danger

by Esme Addison When I visited Wavel Castle in Krakow, I was really taken with the dragon mythology associated with the area and castle. I knew when I heard about the Wavel Dragon that I would one day write about it. I didn't think I'd add it to my Enchanted Bay Mystery series because mermaids … Continue reading Dyngus Day & Dragon Mythology In A Hex For Danger

Paczki Day, Polish Food & Mythology In The Enchanted Bay Mystery Series

by Esme Addison One of my favorite cozy mystery bloggers is Cozy Up With Kathy. She's Polish-American and celebrates several Polish holidays. So of course we're going to celebrate Pączki or Paczki day by discussing all of the great food in my series, the history of Packzi day and much more! Pączki in Poland In … Continue reading Paczki Day, Polish Food & Mythology In The Enchanted Bay Mystery Series

My Polish Mother-In-Law Teaches You How To Say The Polish Words In My Novel

by Esme Addison There are two questions I get asked the most about my series. One, where can I find recipes for the Polish food featured in the series. And how do you pronounce the Polish words written in the book? I'm still working on those recipes, though I do have a post about the … Continue reading My Polish Mother-In-Law Teaches You How To Say The Polish Words In My Novel

Love Essential Oils & Herbal Tea? Read These Four Novels

by Esme Addison If you're following my blog, you KNOW I love herbs and herbal remedies in all forms, especially essential oils and herbal tea. My reading interests aren't much different. I enjoy reading books set in apothecaries or dealing with herbal tea (magical or otherwise). I also love reading books that deal with botany … Continue reading Love Essential Oils & Herbal Tea? Read These Four Novels