No, the magic used in The Complicated Life of Deegie Tibbs isn’t even close to being “real” magic, and I did that for a couple of reasons. First, I had to let my weird imagination have some fun creating these bizarre spells, and second, if I had used “real” magic, it would have slowed the storyline down to a crawl. In every book, Deegie has to fight off demons, and zombie crows, and all manner of creepy-crawlies. I could just see her telling them, “Hold on one sec, all you ghoulish creatures from Heck. I need to ground and center, cast a circle, and…where did I put those candles?” Still, though, I did add some elements of “real” magic in Deegie’s adventures, and I’ll list a couple of them for you here.
GEMSTONES, HERBS, & ESSENTIAL OILS
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