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Witches, superstition, Scottish romance, and Macbeth

Helena Fairfax

Today sees the release of my romantic suspense novella, The Scottish Diamond – hooray! Earlier this week I wrote about the setting in Edinburgh, along with some photos of that lovely city. Edinburgh can be a beautiful place in the sunshine, but I think even the Scots would agree that in the mist and rain it can be gloomy, steeped as it is in a sometimes bloody history.

the scottish diamond, helena fairfax            Image courtesy of Pixabay

One of the themes of The Scottish Diamond deals with the superstition surrounding Macbeth, otherwise known as “the Scottish play”. The heroine, Lizzie, is an actress, and Macbeth is the play she’s rehearsing with her theatre group. Right from the start, Lizzie feels the play is bringing bad luck. She tells the hero, Léon:

‘It’s full of wickedness, all right. It’s well known the play is cursed. For us actors, it’s a nightmare. We have…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

2 comments on “Witches, superstition, Scottish romance, and Macbeth

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging, Viv!

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