Hey Starlings! I’ve been working on a novella for a couple of months now and it’s getting close to release! You could say it’s the reason I started this site. It’s called WitchNet, it heavily features witches and gender, and I hope you give it a read once it’s published. In the meantime, please enjoy the “back of the book” blurb:
A year ago, magic – real magic, not just stage tricks – found its way into our world. It didn’t take long for networks of witches to spring up across the Internet, eager to share tips and help each other grow. Before long magic was nearly everywhere, just another unremarkable background feature of life. Andrew didn’t find it unremarkable though – he had been enamored with magic since the moment he learned of it and was determined to command that power himself. There was just one thing holding him back: only women could become witches. No man known had ever cast so much as a single spell.
But Andrew isn’t about to let a little thing like observable reality hinder his dreams. Every night Andrew logs on to WitchNet, the largest social network for witches, then does his best to learn whatever he can. To hide his masculinity he pretends to be Skye, an aspiring witch who’s trying to cast her first spell but just can’t figure it out. Andrew is determined to be the first man to use magic, but the closer he gets, the more he finds himself pretending to be Skye. Can Andrew find his own path to witchcraft, or will his dream turn him into someone entirely new?
Sound interesting? Watch this space for release updates!