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My top ten witches (and warlocks)

Happy Halloween Month … This is another special blog from my other self - Lynn Collins.

I love the feel of fall. October is a special month for me as it’s my birthday (waving hands in the air). Add in amazing weather that begs for walks and bike rides and I’m a happy girl.

When I started writing The Council Series, I knew I wanted a witch out of water story. Parris McCall started life in a magical family. But she’s blocked those memories away and is living a different but real life as the owner of The Alibi, a dive bar. Before Parris was outed as a witch, her grandmother had protected the secret, even from Parris. Because that was what she wanted. She thought.

I love the idea of exploring ways to be in charge of your own destiny, even when life throws you curveballs. Like you’re a witch. And your parents were witches. And… well, I can’t give away all the plot points.

Instead, I thought I’d celebrate October with my top ten favorite witches.

  • #10 – Samantha Stevens – Bewitched. My first witch out of water story. I did think she should have cast a better spell and made Darren more Rock Hudson looking.

  • #9 – The sister witches of Charmed. One year while I was undergoing breast cancer treatments, they admitted me for a few days to the inpatient ward (mostly for exhaustion.) I bet you didn’t know you could watch four hours of Charmed back to back by just changing channels.

  • #8 – The Salem witches who made it through the trials. I always wondered if I’d be sneaky enough not to get caught.

  • #7—The Craft – Sara was the only good witch of the bunch and they all learned that unrestrained power can corrupt.

  • #6—Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastbrook. Nuff said, right?

  • #5—I’m really digging the new crop of Fairy tale witches being highlighted in Once Upon a Time. Maleficent is even getting her own Disney movie.

  • #4—A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness. I loved this book.

  • #3—Harry Potter and Crew

  • #2—Wizard of Oz – Are you Team Glenda? Or Team Theodora?

  • #1— Ty Wallace, the bachelor rogue witch hunter that finds Parris in A Member of the Council, Book 1 of The Council Series. He’s dark, and mysterious, and head over heels with Parris, but of course, he won’t admit that to anyone, especially himself.

Which witch have I missed?


Return of the Fae – Book 2 of The Council Series

A witch in training, a hunter on the prowl, and a world in jeopardy.

Learning the rules of being a witch takes years, but Parris McCall needs to master them in only weeks. Ty Wallace is going mad with his desire for Parris, but she’s a distraction in his quest to find Coven X before they take The Council and everyone he knows down.

Check out The Council trilogy at

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