About

 

The Witching Well is the personal website of Robin M. Whelton.

She is a liberal feminist environmentalist and is a genuine Salem (Massachusetts) Witch. She is in favor of social justice, reproductive choice, marriage equality, free speech, the separation of church and state, teaching real science in the schools, not invading other countries when you don’t have to, having an honest and transparent government, planting trees, vaccinating everyone, being kind to animals, feeding children, and making sure that the old and the sick are properly cared for. She votes in every election.

Robin has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a job in higher ed administration that makes use of it for at least a couple of hours a month. She has a husband who is a museum curator and twin babies who are the center of her universe.

She is not embarrassed to admit that she is a geek and a fangirl. She reads comic books and plays roleplaying games. She loves fantasy, science fiction, and vampire stories. She adores Joss Whedon, Elizabeth Bear, J.K. Rowling, Gregory Maguire, Charles de Lint, and J.R.R. Tolkien. She is crazy about British television, especially Doctor Who (new and classic); she thinks that Coupling, Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, and As Time Goes By are much funnier than any sitcom that the American networks have ever done.

She is an aspiring novelist. She has a fascination for languages and has invented two of her own so far. She regularly talks to the voices in her head. And she feels very strange writing about herself, especially in third person.