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  • Writer's pictureJo-Anne Blanco

Excerpts From My Interviews 4: Author Interview With Supernatural Central

SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.

JAB: Morgan le Fay is the most powerful woman in Arthurian legend and one of the two most powerful characters in the whole story – a great enchantress and wielder of magic who has many facets. Originally the goddess-ruler of a magical island and the leader of nine sorceress sisters, she has, over the centuries, been transformed into many different things: mortal and fairy, half-sister and lover, woman and witch, ally and enemy. My series, Fata Morgana, tells her story from the very beginning, when she is a young child in post-Roman Dark Ages Britain, and follows her on her journey of self-discovery to the legendary figure she will eventually become. Elements of Celtic folklore, fairy tales, and mythologies of diverse cultures are woven throughout the books, but each novel is an original adventure story that can be read either as a standalone or as part of the ongoing series.

SC: Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?

JAB: I certainly do believe there are “more things in heaven and earth” that are beyond our ken. I haven’t had what may be classed as a direct paranormal experience, but I have definitely sensed a “presence” in places such as abandoned old ruins, stone circles, dolmens, and even woodland glades in ancient forests – that feeling which makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

SC: What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?

JAB: I am currently writing the fourth novel in the Fata Morgana Series, which involves more of Morgan’s encounters with the supernatural forces of faerie and the world of the Giants, and a major discovery about her own, true, identity. The book’s title is Morgan Le Fay: Hireth and the Missing Moon. ‘Hireth’ is a Cornish word which has no real direct translation in English: it describes a feeling that lies deep within a person, a profound longing and overwhelming yearning for a place or time which no longer exists or may never have existed. ‘The Missing Moon’ pays homage to one of my favourite English fairy tales, ‘The Buried Moon’, which has influenced this novel, and is also an allusion to the momentous discovery Morgan makes about herself in this book.

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