Thursday, July 07, 2011

An Interview with Lenore Wolfe

1. Tell us more about yourself  

I have lived through some pretty amazing things. I am learning how to believe in myself, and those around me again. Mainly, I thought I would recognize evil in someone, if I saw it, but that's a story I may write on another day:)

2. Tell us more about the book you are promoting? 

Mira is the next in line, as a Jaguar Witch, to be passed an ancient medallion. She must cross into the Land of Fae and track down a powerful sorcerer who has killed her in lifetime after lifetime, to find her way to the stone. The sorcerer will do anything to keep her from finding the stone, which is the heart of Mother Earth and has been hidden in the Land of the Fae since the fall of Atlantis. He stands to lose everything by her finding the stone. Four immortal men have been with her in each of her past lives. They work to succeed in this lifetime, where they have failed in others. They work hard so that they will not lose her, again, to the sorcerer.

3. How does this book describe you? How does it express your thoughts? 

I believe in a full-blown spirit world we cannot see. I believe we have forgotten how to see, because we've forgotten how to believe. Children can see, until we convince them not to believe. So the Doorway to the Triquetra is a story of 'what if' all the old folk tales existed for a reason. What if, what so many swear they've seen, things that shouldn't exist, by modern standards, we find our ancestors were right, and these things do truly exist. 'What if' there are answers hidden deep inside each of us that explain the true meaning of life. Would we be ready to hear the answers?

4. What similarities do you find between yourself and the protagonist? 

She's independent and feisty. And I grew up with independent, feisty women. My great-grandmother was an old pioneer woman who was a midwife in Montana, without a father because he was off, half the time, somewhere else. And without her husband because he went off somewhere too. She was proud, powerful, and all the adults were afraid of her. I was intrigued by her:)

5. What about you do you see in the antagonist?  

There may be a piece of me who believes a world without chaos would be a boring world indeed. I was raised a Jehovah's Witness, so I grew up hearing that Armageddon was going to come, and then, we would live in perfect peace, and we, ourselves, would become perfect. But I believe that all things must have balance. Without dark, there would be no meaning to light.  Without it, how could you define the light? You cannot live in balance if you have too much yin--or yang. Everything must live in balance. It is the law of nature.

So, although I was always deeply spiritual, I grew up in conflict within myself. I was born and raised a Witness, but the things I had been taught conflicted with the things I knew, deep inside.

6. What music most appropriately suits your book? 

Chanting. I think of ancient chanting when I think of my book.

7. What values do you wish to impart through your book?    

I once took a class about abnormal psych. I listened to each of the students proclaim to believe in some religion. At the end of the seminar, he told a story about a young woman who claimed to have been harassed by the Christian devil. He asked each of the students what they would have done with her. They each said they would have locked her up.

If I could impart a value, it would be to decide what you truly believe and make that a vital force within you, not something you feel disconnected from and give lip service to. If you believe in God and what it says in the bible, then why would you disbelieve this young woman?

Lenore Wolfe

Triquetra Press Publications:

By Lenore Wolfe
Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk
Doorway of the Triquetra

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