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Six Magical Schools You Wish You Could Attend

In my debut novel, The Witch Haven, 17-year-old seamstress Frances Hallowell is whisked off to Haxahaven Academy, a school for witches disguised as a tuberculosis sanitarium. Frances’s world of 1911 New York resembles my own adolescence in suburban Utah in exactly zero ways, but there was nothing I longed for more as a teenager than to be taken away to a magic boarding school. In my teenage fantasies, I lived in a crumbling castle and wore a cute plaid skirt and there was also someone (was he a mysterious boy with curly hair and piercing eyes? That’s my business!) who would teach me witchcraft.

[I’m hardly the first writer to be consumed with the idea of a magical academy…]

Series: Five Books About…

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