1) Tell us about your witch and what powers she has.
My witch is Amelia Spelled, who appears in The Kitchen Witch series.
Amelia is terrible at baking, so she’s shocked to learn that she’s a witch, and a kitchen witch at that. She is told that the reason she sets all her cooking efforts on fire is that she has great witch ability, but it’s a long time coming.
Her abilities are those of real life traditional witches rather than the powers of Hollywood type witches. She is into folk magic, does candle spells, and mixes potions.
2) Where did you get the inspiration for your characters?
I’m a shocking cook, and so is my sister. The baking incidents in The Kitchen Witch books are autobiographical. Sad but true.
I also love herbs and have an extensive herb garden. I love to read about traditional witchcraft, although most written records were destroyed or altered centuries ago.
3) If you had a magical ability what would it be, and why?
It would be to stop cruelty to animals.
4) Who is your favorite TV or movie witch?
5) If you had a familiar, what would it be, and what would you call him/her?
I would have a sheep as a familiar, as sheep get a bad deal. They really have wonderful personalities. I’m vegan, and have two pet rescued sheep, Herbert and Bertie. Herbert would be my familiar. And just think, if a rival wizard came to attack my familiar, the wizard would not suspect a sheep!
#1 Best-selling Cozy Mystery author, Morgana Best, lives in a small, historic, former gold mining town in Australia. She is owned by one highly demanding, rescued cat who is half Chinchilla, and two less demanding dogs, a chocolate Labrador and a rescued Dingo, as well as 2 rescued Dorper sheep, the ram Herbert, and his wether friend, Bertie.
Morgana is a former college professor who now writes full time. Morgana was a published author of dry academic books under a pen name, but abandoned that to write murder mysteries.
In her spare time, Morgana loves to read cozy mysteries, repurpose furniture, and renovate her old house. She is vegan.
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