Wicked Wednesday: Strong Paranormal Women

We’re still celebrating yesterday’s release of Witch Way Out by Cate Conte (aka Wicked Liz Mugavero) – congratulations, Cate/Liz!

Wickeds: Let’s chat about a fictional or real strong woman who might have some connection to other spirit worlds, be she a witch, a seer, a psychic, a healer, or an ordinary lady who always seems to know a bit more about your thoughts or the future than she should.

Julie: Congratulations Liz/Cate! I love this series, and can’t wait to read this new book. I’ve mentioned before that I’m reading (listening) to the Hamish Macbeth books right now, and there’s a character in the series, Elsbeth Grant, who has the second sight. She was engaged to Hamish at one point, but is now his friend. I love the way she responds to people, and gives unexpected insight into characters.

Edith/Maddie: So many congratulations, Liz/Cate! I will venture to suggest one of my own characters. Orpha Perkins from my Quaker Midwife Mysteries is midwife Rose Carroll’s elderly teacher, mentor, and friend. She delivered Rose herself, and has an ability to see into her inner thoughts and heart as well as those of others. While not paranormal exactly, Orpha is a healer and a woman who brings forth life. She can sense other people’s motivations and, while kind, doesn’t abide fools.

Jessie: Congratulations, Liz! These books are such fun! Like Edith, I am going to mention one of my own characters. I absolutely adored writing the books in my Change of Fortune series which is chock-a-block full of characters with paranormal abilities. I love the series protagonist, Ruby Proulx, a con artist who happens to also be truly clairaudient. I was also smitten by her aunt, Honoria Belden, a woman who had prophetic dreams.

Barb: Congratulations, Liz! Okay, so you guys are going to get me to mention my love of time travel books again. Time travel stories are most often classified as sci-fi, not paranormal. But think about it, if all time exists all at once, if we could tap into that, what insights would we gain? I am forced therefore to go with Claire Fraser from the Outlander books.

Sherry: Yay! A new book to read by Liz! So I guess I’m the only one naming real people today. I’m wondering if all of you have some mystical connection to me. It seems like one or the other of you will reach out at times I need a boost–even when I haven’t said anything out loud.

Liz: Thanks all! I have to go back to what started this whole series – Samantha and Endora from Bewitched. I always loved the relationship between them and it was a huge influence on how I approached Violet and Fiona. I’ve always kind of pictured Fiona like Endora 🙂

Readers: Who is your favorite character – fictional or real – who has a connection to the unknown?

12 Thoughts

  1. I always wanted to be like Samantha from Bewitched. Just twitch your nose and the house is clean. Her cousin Sabrina was fun too. Loved Uncle Arthur and his silly jokes.

  2. Congratulations Cate on the release of “Witch Way Out”! Can’t wait for the opportunity to read and review it.

    Not sure if it’s a connection to the unknown, but my Mom’s dreams were something to listen to. She would often talk of her dream the night before – some happy and some troublesome. it wouldn’t be but a short time later that they would become a reality. I can remember as a small child and Mom would start to mention about a dream she had the night before and I’m kind of sneak out of the room almost scared to hear it. Later in life I found them interesting and fun most of the time.
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  3. Congratulations, Liz. I love this series – it’s so much fun.

    I was thinking Samantha from Bewitched. She had to temper her powers in the mortal world, but when Tabitha twitched her little nose – game on!

  4. Congratulations, Cate! I can’t think of anyone other than Samantha from Bewitched. Unless you go into the Marvel movies with the Scarlet Witch and are those really paranormal?

  5. I learned to wiggle my nose without moving most of the other parts of mu face. Unfortunately, it never had any magical effect!!

    There are a couple of series that have people in them that seem to just “know” things. I’m very bad at remembering the names of books. One is the A Secret, Book, and Scone series, one had grandmother who owned a bookstore now run by granddaughter. Appropriate books would fly off the shelf. Another is the Book Retreat series by Ellery Adams. None of them are too woo-woo but are fun anyway.

  6. Love this! One of my favorite characters is Brynn Warren from Auralee Wallace’s Evenfall Witches B&B series. I feel a strong connection to her.

  7. Congrats, Cate/Liz! The book is awesome! I have to say that my favorite witches are the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. They are funny, devious, and seriously witchy, but are a real family who rely on each other. I watch both movies multiple times a year, and love every viewing!

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