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Wax & Wane: Cynthia Ward

by Feb 8, 2016Contributors, Interviews0 comments

Cynthia Ward

Cynthia Ward has published stories in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine and Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful (Prime Books), among other anthologies and magazines, and articles in Weird Tales Magazine and Locus Online, among other webzines and magazines. Her stories “Norms” and “#rising” made the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List for 2011 and 2014. Cynthia is the editor of the anthologies Lost Trails: Forgotten Tales of the Weird West Volumes One and Two (WolfSinger Publications). With Nisi Shawl, she coauthored the diversity fiction-writing handbook Writing the Other: A Practical Approach (Aqueduct Press). She lives in Los Angeles, where she is not working on a screenplay.

Wax & Wane: The Robbery


What is your story about?
Violation and vengeance.

What do you like most about witches?
They are subversive.

Who is your favorite fictional or legendary witch, and why?

For famous fictional witches, the Wicked Witch of the West.  For a more obscure fictional witch, Lolly Willowes.

Would you rather be a good witch or a wicked witch? Why?

Wicked witches have more fun…

What’s up next for you?
I’ve just finished a paranormal steampunk novella and I’m finishing an urban fantasy novel.
Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales

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.