Meet the Real-Life Good Witch of Salem, Massachusetts
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Some may be surprised to learn that Salem, Massachusetts, recently finished fairly low in Travel & Leisure’s list of most haunted places in America. But it makes more sense when you learn that a good witch has brought her powers to counter those of the Hocus Pocus squad.
Ashley Tina is an author, teacher, and The Good Witch of Salem. Decked out in a pink witch’s hat and gown, The Good Witch describes herself as a positive role model who offers workshops for adults and storytelling for events like children’s parties.
That’s right, she’ll come entertain at your house rather than having one land on her.
In addition to her live performances, The Good Witch of Salem, Ashley Tina, is also an accomplished author, having written a children’s book called…The Good Witch of Salem.
In The Good Witch of Salem, the eponymous character “glares into her crystal ball to find that someone is in need of kindness and love," and sets out to cure their condition with the help of her cat, Aura.
Of course the witch has a cat (kidding, cat people).
But as with any witch, The Good Witch’s October is busy, with everything from live readings to children’s potion parties and adult hat decorating. I assume the latter is more innocent than it sounds, but hey, you do you, Good Witch. Unlike Halloween witches, however, The Good Witch operates year-round.
Regardless, #InTheseUncertainTimes, it’s nice to see The Good Witch join this New Hampshire attraction in giving children (and their tired parents) a fun Halloween that won’t spark nightmares until Easter.