This week I’m joined by authors/witches extraordinaire Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman to talk about their forthcoming book Basic Witches (preorder it here!). If you’re in the New York area, you can head to the launch at The Astoria Bookshop on August 29th! If you think Jaya and Jess sound dope as heck (which they are, why not check out some of the other stuff they’ve written?
- Jess references this piece about cultivating ugliness, which is part of her “Role Monsters” series (go read all of them, they’re all great)
- Want some more Jess? Of course you do. Here it is.
- This book isn’t Jaya’s first witch-rodeo (first coven meeting? first midnight gathering?) either, as this great Kitchen Witch piece demonstrates
- Actually, while you’re at it, check out all of Jaya’s work for The Toast (including her brilliant collaborationswith Matt Lubchansky) and then go read her new stuff on Elle.com
Theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here.
Jaya and Jess’s theme song is “Witch” by The Bird and the Bee. Go listen to it.