The magic in my books

One way or the other, most of my novels include magic. Over time, this blog has often sought a comfortable niche. Apparently, that niche is magic even though I do a few book reviews, some posts about writing, conservation and wilderness, and some opinion posts.

The existence of this niche has become apparent of late when I see that most of my readers are stopping by to read posts about magic (many of those posts are old) and fewer readers are stopping by to look at everything else. My views of consensual reality and magic are more blurred than most people’s, meaning that I often think I’m writing realism and others think I’m writing something else. So, here’s how the books sort themselves out:

  1. Florida Folk Magic Series (Conjure Woman’s Cat, Eulalie and Washerwoman, Lena, and Fate’s Arrows – Magical realism based on hoodoo (conjure) as it’s generally viewed in the South. These are set in Florida.
  2. Mountain Song and At Sea – Both of these books are realism, but with fantasy elements and (in Mountain Song) spirituality in the form of a vision quest. These are set in Montana, Florida, and the South China Sea.
  3. The Sun Singer and Sarabande – Contemporary fantasy set primarily in Glacier National Park. The Sun Singer follows a hero’s journey theme and Sarabande (the sequel) follows a heroine’s journey theme.
  4. Widely Scattered Ghosts – paranormal short stories in a variety of settings.
  5. En Route to the Diddy-Wah-Diddy Landfill While the Dogwoods Were in Bloom – Short story within the Florida folklore and magical realism genres.
  6. Emily’s Stories (audiobook) – Three contemporary fantasy short stories. One of the stories is set in Montana and two are set in north Florida.

So, apparently, I’m writing about magic when I’m not even aware I’m writing about magic.

Malcolm

5 thoughts on “The magic in my books

  1. Pingback: The magic in my books — Malcolm Campbell | Dragon My Feet

  2. Reblogged: https://dragonmyfeet.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/the-magic-in-my-books-malcolm-campbell/

    I’m having the hardest time reblogging your book posts to my reblog blog. If I try to reblog, even when I’m signed into the right blog, it posts to the wrong one. If I try to follow your blog with the reblog blog to make it easier to share your blogs, WP says I’m already following. But if I go to the wrong blog to try to share from there, it won’t let me do that either. So I did it manually. I don’t know if that helps your statistics, but it’s posted.

  3. Pingback: Pat’s Publisher Needs a Maserati — Malcolm Campbell | Dragon My Feet

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