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It took a while to write and release my debut novel and here it is! If you like historical fiction with a touch of magic I think you'll enjoy Tituba. And if you think you already know the Salem story, revisit Salem's Terror in this provocative new retelling
as Tituba explores the emotions and reasons driving unstable times in 1692.
With its magical point of view, let Tituba cast its spell with a unique and tantalizing tale that will have you wondering "what if."
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A Promise and a Hope
Enslaved Tituba has been faithful to a promise to her dying mama in Africa. She has appeased the masters from Barbados to Boston to Salem and waited for her magic.
A Mother's Agony
When Tituba's only son dies trying to escape slavery, her life changes forever. After enduring the crush only a mother can feel, she rages and turns to vengeance.
Witches Tear into Salem
The villagers see witches and demons everywhere. Their ministers say the Devil has sent them to steal souls. But they are wrong. It is Tituba—disobeying an ancient rule—conjuring terrifying images with magic that sparks the infamous witch hunts of 1692.
A Woman's Dilemma
As neighbors accuse neighbors of witchcraft, hysterical trials follow. And Tituba gloats in her power. But when hangings begin, her conscience arises. Can she confront her secret crime? And when a chance for redemption presents itself, will she take it?
I'm a product of great people from the northeastern coal region of Pennsylvania. And I lived in lots of places while growing up in a U.S. Army family. I come from mostly blue-collar people and am proud of it. But after community college, and a B.A from the University of Maryland, I landed a job as a civil rights investigator of race and gender discrimination. That work in the legal field led me to the University of Detroit Law School and then private law practice for thirty years. During my work as a lawyer, I got to help clients from all walks of life and I learned a lot about human strength, frailty… and hypocrisy.
Broad social issues and our individual experiences in dealing with them have always fascinated me and they form the foundation for Tituba The Intentional Witch of Salem. I tried to create a great historical/fantasy story to entertain my readers. And at the same time, Tituba is about power, race, and morality. Hot topics any time, but especially in 2020. The real life Tituba is dear to me. Nearly forgotten in the Salem story, she is a tragic figure. An enslaved African woman, she was accused of witchcraft, and Tituba and her Puritan owner, Rev. Samuel Parris, gave me fertile ground to explore the motivations of many people contributing to the actuall witch hunt craziness back then. With the device of magical powers, I have reshaped the well-known story in a new and provocative way. I hope Tituba gathers you into her spell.