Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gemma and November


by Gemma Grayfield, friend of Rory Chasen--who's the star of the Superstition Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston
 
 
 
Hi.  I'm Gemma Grayfield.  I used to be a librarian in Los Angeles, but when I came here to Destiny, California, home of superstitions, to visit my good friend Rory Chasen, I was asked to run the Broken Mirror Bookstore.  That's right next door to the Lucky Dog Boutique where Rory is the manager. 

My former boyfriend, Frank Shorester--whom I was avoiding--decided to follow me here.  On top of that, I started flirting with a couple of men I met here in Destiny.  And when one of them was murdered... well, it was a good thing that Rory had already solved one murder, since she had to work on helping to clear me. That situation has been memorialized in a book, KNOCK ON WOOD. 

Now, let me tell you why I offered to blog here today.  We sell copies of the premiere book on superstitions at the Broken Mirror: The Destiny of Superstitions.  We also sell other books relating to superstitions and Destiny.  As a librarian by background, I've read them all.  As a result, I figured I would tell you here about some superstitions I learned about regarding this month, November.   

Rory tells me she has already let you know about some Thanksgiving superstitions, such as the person who gets the larger portion of a turkey wishbone, when two people break it, is the one whose wish comes true. 

And although it's not specific to November, you're possibly aware that we just had a Friday the 13th--supposed to be bad luck. 

Now, there are some superstitions that say it's bad luck if a bird flies into your home, but if it happens to be a robin in November, that's good luck. 

It's a good thing to marry in November, since you'll have a wonderful marriage and life. 

Watch out if flowers start blooming in November, or if the weather is warm, since they are both indications a bad winter is on its way, but if you hear thunder in November and you happen to be a gardener or farmer, that's a good sign since it means lots of crops. 

I'll stop now, although I do know a few more pertinent superstitions.  I'm just glad I had this opportunity to say hi, and hope I can blog here again sometime. 

 

KNOCK ON WOOD, the second Superstition Mystery by Linda O. Johnston, is an October 2015 release from Midnight Ink.

6 comments:

  1. Some of the superstitions are new to me, and I look forward to reading more of your posts! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Most were new to me, too, till I moved to Destiny.
      --Gemma

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  2. A bird in the house can be bad luck when it sits on the towel rack with the clean towels...

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    1. Haven't heard that as a superstition, Dora, but I've no doubt that it's true. Dirty and smelly, too.
      -- Gemma

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  3. I don't really believe in superstitions but now you have me changing my mind a bit. We were married in November and have had a great marriage and life. It will be our 42 anniversary next Monday. There's one I will go with!

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    1. Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! So glad that good superstition has come true.
      --Gemma

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