Episode 5.2: The Witch’s Heart

For February’s full moon, we’re thrilled to bring you a very special episode! Tonight, we are joined by author Genevieve Gornichec to discuss her debut novel The Witch’s Heart.

Genevieve Gornichec earned her degree in history from The Ohio State University, but she got as close to majoring in Vikings as she possibly could, and her study of the Norse myths and Icelandic sagas became her writing inspiration. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The Witch’s Heart is her debut novel. Learn more about Genevieve on her website.

This episode was recorded via Zoom, so there may be occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Listening Guide
  • 0:00 – 4:32 Welcome/ Nalbinded Knickers
  • 4:32 – 6:24 Introduction to The Witch’s Heart
  • 6:24 – 23:48 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 23:48 – 40:49 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 40:49 – 49:28 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 49:28 – 58:37 “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!”
  • 58:37 – Final Spells
Texts Referenced in the Episode

“You don’t have to grab a sword and go out into the battlefield to have power and be worthy of having your story told.” @gengornichec

“[The heart is] a symbol of her capacity and her ability to love others and love herself, even after everything she’s been through.” @gengornichec