Witches Could Be Clever

Author Interview
Margaret Harcourt West Author Interview

Winifred the Wonder Witch follows a whimsical good-natured witch who uses creative problem-solving in different situations to help herself and others.What was the inspiration for these stories?

The inspiration to write ‘Flying Santa’ and ‘Winifred the Wonder Witch’ was my granddaughters. When they were small I told them many stories, and these were the two that resulted in a book.

What were some of the emotional and moral guidelines you followed when developing your characters?

I thought that witches in many stories had ‘a bad rap.’ I wanted to show that witches could be clever, kind and helpful – like many other heroes.  

What were some educational aspects that were important for you to include in this children’s book?

Winifred is an excellent problem solver.  From Winifred, children could learn how to be smart, kind, and help those in need.  She also knows how and when to involve others in her projects.

Will there be more stories about Winifred the Wonder Witch, and when will they be available?

There may be more Winifred books, but only if ‘Winifred the Wonder Witch’ proves to be popular.

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‘Winifred the Wonder Witch’ features two stories: ‘The Witch Who Lost Her Magic’ and ‘Saving the Dragons.’ In the first story, Winifred loses her magic, and she has to find a way of getting it back.

In the second story, we meet the princesses who want to save the dragons; because ‘there aren’t many dragons left in the world.’ Winifred, as she does in ‘Flying Santa,’ comes to the rescue in her inimitable, dramatic and exciting style.

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Posted on March 23, 2023, in Interviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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