Clarissa Spencer lives in Sugarcomb Lake, a sleepy small town where nothing much happens. Her conniving cat harbors illusions of grandeur; the little beast is basically an evil supervillain intent on world domination. Clarissa is a newspaper reporter, a sugar addict and a novice witch. Though she dabbles in magic, she isn't particularly good at it. Clarissa's eccentric family, loyal friends and blossoming love life keep her on her toes.