There are so many fascinating, compelling and devastating times in history – and the days of Salem, where accused witches were persecuted, was no exception. Today, this seems almost impossible to understand – or, is it?
This question got me thinking…what were the conditions in Salem that allowed such terrible acts? Could those conditions ever be replicated and thereby re-create an environment where witch trials and hangings could occur?
I’m constantly surprised by what’s happening around the world, so while I hope it will never happen again, I believe that, unfortunately, it’s not impossible.
It’s this possibility that inspired me to write this story. The scene is set in your average small town where nothing extraordinary is ever expected to happen, until a Dictator emerges, until twin witches arrive and discover their powers. Layered with imagination, magical fantasy elements and the fascination of witchcraft, the Inferno series was born.
Writing these five books came quickly, and became an almost surreal and exciting experience. I truly hope that enjoy entering Eva’s story, set in a modern-day Salem, but where, this time, there are real witches whose magical powers must rise up against a totalitarian state.