Hex-Ed: A Not-So-Cozy Witch Mystery

Consider what would happen if a bumbling character like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum had been told with the quirky voice of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she was trying to get a job at Hogwarts.

Clarissa Lawrence has been fired from multiple internships as a student teacher for reasons outside her control. Magical things keep happening to her . . . like the students turning into frogs. Her love life isn’t any more normal, considering how her boyfriends keep mysteriously suffering from heart attacks. Clarissa doesn’t know how to explain it all.

Like most twenty-one-year-olds who grew up reading the Harry Potter Series, Clarissa has always dreamed of escaping her mundane life by being invited to a magical school where good triumphs over evil, the administration is fair and kind, and schools don’t suffer from budget cuts. When Clarissa learns she is descended from a powerful sorceress, she would do anything to find the magical world where she knows she belongs.

Only, the witches don’t want her because her mother pulled a Wicked Witch of the West move on everyone. To make matters worse, a gang of evil Fae wants to kidnap and enslave her. Clarissa must escape little old ladies in gingerbread cottages, the evil school district psychologist who has always been out to get her, and a hoard of harpies before she can prove to the Witchkin that the bad apple falls farther from the tree that they’d guessed.

If she can do this, then maybe, just maybe her dreams will come true and she’ll land that job teaching the dark arts and crafts.

Hex-Ed is the second novel in the series WOMBY’S SCHOOL FOR WAYWARD WITCHES, but this book can be read out of order.