Wax & Wane: Jennifer Loring
Wax & Wane: Judex Est Venturus
What is your story about?
It’s the story of a village priest and a faithful parishioner accused of witchcraft during The Burning Times in Europe, told in reverse. To say any more would give away too much! It was a departure from what I typically write, as there are–oddly enough in a story about a “witch”–no supernatural elements.
The idea of being able to manipulate natural forces is fascinating. Who wouldn’t want that power once in a while?
Who is your favorite fictional or legendary witch, and why?
I think the so-called “wicked” ones tend to be more interesting, as they’re usually made wicked by circumstance rather than by conscious choice. Power corrupts, and all of that. I haven’t read/seen a “good” witch that wasn’t a black and white, cardboard cutout but then, I’ve always identified with the villains more than the heroes. 🙂
The second book in the Firebird Trilogy will be out in the spring. I’m also working on a paranormal romance and will be writing a proposal for a sci-fi romance novella soon.
Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales
Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft.