Winter wizards are also known as "dark" wizards, so most people consider them to be "the bad guys." You might recognize some depictions of them here:
So yeah, I'll admit some of them are pretty nasty. If you're a winter wizard, there is a pretty good chance that you're evil. If not evil, then you are at least misunderstood. People don't get you, and a lot of people just plain don't like you. And the feeling is mutual. There are a lot of days when you'd rather spend time with your cat...or lizard, or snake, or frog...than the other humans.
But dark wizards aren't necessarily bad. They may face many misfortunes in life, but they're tough enough to handle just about anything. They're also brave--not afraid walk into the darkness and face the monsters. And, though they might have trouble forming relationships, when they do, they are fiercely loyal and can love very deeply.
This winter, get in touch with your dark side and show your true colors. It's okay. Look, I'll do it too...
Sharon Bayliss is the author of the dark wizard family drama, The December People Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.
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David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything.
Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.
Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.
Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.
Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
About Watch Me Burn:
David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.
His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl--who happens to be a summer witch--begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic's command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.
David and Emmy quickly learn that the mystery is not only about a missing girl they barely know, but a deeply personal story that impacts everyone they care about. As their world crumbles, they fear the warning may be true—never mess with summer wizards, because the good guys always win.