A Note From the Editor-in-Chief
WHY WAX & WANE?
Our idea for an anthology of witch stories arose out of seeing a real lack of satisfying witch anthologies out there. Christine and I wanted to really push the envelope of fictional witches, to encompass not just the classical conceptions of witches, but historical witches, fantasy witches, eclectic and whimsical witches that would take people out of the old confines of the green-skinned Oz witch.
We’d originally intended to make it a coven of 13 witch tales, but received such an overwhelming outpouring of interest from a range of writers that we jettisoned that original concept in favor of a larger, more comprehensive work. In the end, we capped it at 30 stories.
We’ve got a great cross-section of 30 outstanding witch stories in this anthology that run the gamut of witch tales. It’s turned out to be a BIG book, a veritable tome of tales, and readers will love the stories within. We’re making this one available in both paperback and hardback, because we just want this to be a treasured book people would be proud to place on their shelves.
Christine and I have already planned to make sequels around particular themes of witchcraft, should Wax & Wane be well-received. We’ve already mapped those out for the foreseeable future, although we’ve got plenty of other anthologies lined up before then, in other areas. But if the demand is there, we’ll do our part to honor it.