Episode 46: Witches In Fiction With Zoraida Córdova

Witches love fiction and fiction loves Witches! Award-winning and New York Times Bestseller author Zoraida Córdova discusses her journey with Witchcraft and its influence on her fiction. She shares how Witchcraft and spirituality helped her build the world of her popular series: Brooklyn Brujas. We also discuss cultural context in creating a Magickal world and why readers keep returning to stories about Witches and Witchcraft. Digressions include: Vampires, Star Wars, “Charmed,” “Twilight,” “Buffy” and Luke Perry. Kanani talks about life in a house with COVID and Hilary talks about the use of yarrow. Plus, a psychic told our listener that they were “The Mother Gaia Incarnate.” What does THAT mean???

Our Guest Today

Credit: Sarah Elizabeth Younger

Zoraida Córdova is the author of many fantasy novels, including the award-winning Brooklyn Brujas series, Incendiary, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, and The Way to Rio Luna. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, Star Wars: Clone Wars Stories of Light and Dark, and Come On In. She is the co-editor of Vampires Never Get Old. She is the co-host of the writing podcast, Deadline City, with Dhonielle Clayton. Zoraida was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and raised in Queens, New York. When she’s not working on her next novel, she’s finding a new adventure.

Resource List

Zoraida Córdova Website
Brooklyn Brujas Series
Vampires Never Get Old
Vampires Never Get Old (The Podcast)
Julie Murphy
Star Wars: From A Certain Point Of View
Silver Ravenwolf
Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Our Conversation with Paige Vanderbeck
Green Witchcraft by Paige Vanderbeck
The Plant Spirit Familiar by Christopher Penczak

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