Janny Wurts

Janny Wurts

Janny Wurts is the author of fourteen novels and a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist. She illustrates her own covers.

The seed idea for her current epic sereis, the Wars of Light and Shadow, occurred when, in the course of researching tactics and weapons, she viewed a documentary film on the Battle of Culloden Moor. This was the first time she had encountered the historical context of that brutal event, with the embroidery of romance stripped from it. The experience gave rise to an awakening, which became anger, that so often, our education, literature and entertainment slant history in a manner that equates winners and losers with moral right and wrong, and the prevalent attitude, that killing wars can be seen as justifiable solutions when only one side of the picture is presented.

Beyond writing, Janny’s award winning paintings have been showcased in exhibitions of imaginative artwork, among them a commemorative exhibition for NASA’s 25th Anniversary; the Art of the Cosmos at Hayden Planetarium in New York; and two exhibits of fantasy art, at both the Delaware Art Museum, and Canton Art Museum.

The Wars of Light and Shadow

Books by Janny Wurts