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Susan Fair

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Susan Fair is most at home exploring the crossroads of weirdness and history. She lives on the shoulder of South Mountain in Western Maryland. Her writing has appeared in several newspapers, bunches of magazines, and on numerous websites, including the Rumpus.net and cryptomundo.com. A longtime public library worker, Susan's after hours adventures have included a long-term gig at a very strange museum - where she expounded on the virtues of a severed arm and a genuine wizard's spellbook - and hanging out with ghosthunters and monster trackers. She is the author of American Witches: a Broomstick Tour through Four Centuries (Skyhorse, 2016) and Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland. You can contact her at sfair0629@gmail.com.

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I'm pretty sure I first heard of the Booger Hole saga in the book America Bewitched, by Owen Davies, which is really good. I'll try to dig out my notes over the next couple of days and I'll let you know - I think there were several old newspaper articles as well as the memoir by the local lawman.
That's awesome that you're related to Henry Hargis - what a colorful bunch of characters there were in the Hole back in those days! Do you live anywhere near that area?
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“We’ll join the trial already in progress; Bridget has just been asked by Judge Hathorne to talk about how she bewitched the girls of Salem: Bridget: I know nothing of it. I am innocent to a Witch. I know not what a Witch is. Hathorne: How do you know then that you are not a Witch? On June 10, 1692, Bridget Bishop became the first person to be hanged for witchcraft in Salem.”
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Majenta Hi, Susan! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great week. Blessings!

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