Betty Nearing’s First Historical Novel 'Hang the Witch' Is a Creatively Crafted and Vividly Illustrated Journey into the Witch Hunts during the Puritan New England Era

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New book “Hang The Witch” from Page Publishing author Betty Nearing is a prolific work that details the truth and betrayals behind the historic witchcraft trials.

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Betty Nearing, a poet, editor, and writer, has completed her new book “Hang The Witch," a gripping and potent biography of one character’s life that lives through the accusations of being a witch during the trials in Hartford, Connecticut.

“An instructor encouraged me to submit my short stories to a small publishing company in a series of anthologies. My first three were accepted. Completing the challenge of National Novel Writing Month resulted in publishing my first novel, The Island House. Hang The Witch is a second edition and is based on the true story of my 8th great-grandmother’s three trials for witchcraft,” said author Betty Nearing when explaining her journey to complete her novel on the witch hunts.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Betty Nearing’s poignant tale is a profound work that is both intriguing and suspenseful; this book keeps the reader guessing through the trials and tribulations of the main character.

After her arranged marriage to a man many years her senior, Elizabeth finds herself accused of witchcraft by the Puritans in the Colony of Connecticut. Separated from her husband and children, she spends her time in jail reminiscing of her childhood and praying she will survive. Is Elizabeth a witch? The town of Hartford wants to see her hanged and strives to convict her twice. What did she do to deserve such treatment? Surviving, but not unmarked by her first two trials, she tries to make peace with the people. She controls her temper, goes to church and struggles to keep the traditions of the area. As the fortunes of the town decline, however, the witch persecution arises again and her life is once more in the hands of the people who despise her.

Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase “Hang The Witch” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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