CHARACTER INTERVIEW: Wendy Jag (The Tooth Fairy, Davide Tarsitano)

Meghan: Hello. I really appreciate you sitting down with me today. What is one word you would use to define yourself?

A victim of abuse, the result of a childhood made of losses and darkness.

Meghan: Do you see yourself as the “good guy” or the “bad guy”?

Well I guess I could be both, since I suffer from Multiple personalities disorder. I’m Wendy Jag but I’m also The Tooth Fairy. But for this interview I will be Wendy Jag.

Meghan: Well, Wendy. What does the plot require you to be? How does this requirement limit you?

The plot requires me to be the antagonist of the novel but I’m pretty sure my creator sees me as the protagonist of the story.

Meghan: What is your quest?

To try to live a normal life, to be loved, to get rid of the darkness that grows inside myself.

Meghan: What do you hope to accomplish, find, or become during the course of your book?

Initially my only goal is just to sleep better, to get rid of the nightmares. I’ve tried therapy but I couldn’t be completely open with my therapist about my issues. Ultimately I end up being very attracted to the other main character of the story. And the rest you are going to have to find out yourself.

Meghan: What do you like about the other main characters? What do you least like about the other main characters?

I like Ed Bowl, he was almost like a second dad for me growing up. I dislike profoundly some of my patients.

Meghan: When was the last time you lied? What made you do it?

I have to lie about a lot of things. People just wouldn’t be able to understand.

Meghan: Who have you betrayed lately? What happened?

I don’t think I betrayed anyone. The other characters, on the other side, might have something to tell you.

Meghan: Would you say that you are an optimist or a pessimist?

An optimist.

Meghan: What is your superpower?

I’m an overly sensitive person. I feel a lot.

Meghan: What is your biggest secret?

If I’d tell you that in this interview I would spoil the whole story.

Meghan: Do you live in the right world? How necessary are you to your world?

I believe I live in the right world, just not with the right people around me.

Meghan: What is your role in this setting? Are you okay with this role or would you like it to change?

I can’t imagine myself in a different role. That’s who I am and the reason I have born.

Meghan: Did you turn out the way you expected?

No, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Meghan: What, if anything, would you change about your life?

I wish I could have had a normal childhood. I wish I could have been loved.

Meghan: How do you feel about your author?

I was only a shapeless shadow for him in the beginning, when the idea of the story germinated in the back of his mind. He got to know me better as the story went on and as we agreed on the shape I was destined to.

Meghan: If the two of you got together for coffee, what would you want to say to them?

He would probably tell me that he’s sorry. I wouldn’t necessarily respond to that but I would hold his hand.

Davide Tarsitano is an author of novels and short stories.

He was born in Italy in 1989. He was raised in Cosenza, a small town in the south, and educated in its public schools. He eventually found his way to University of Calabria and to University of Modena and Reggio Emilia where he graduated, respectively, in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering. He currently works in the race car industry in North America.

Meanwhile, at the age of seven, he found the passion of his life when his dad brought him a book from the Goosebumps series by RL Stine named Night of the Living Dummy. This escalated quickly, inevitably leading him to Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft, and Stephen King.

By the time he was fourteen, he had written short stories and a full screenplay of a horror movie, never produced. In the following years his interest broadened towards cosmic horror, science fiction, and dystopian fiction.

He met his wife in 2016 and married her in 2019.

In 2018 he started to write his first horror novel, The Tooth Fairy, which represents his debut as an author.

Johnny Hawk is a successful entrepreneur in the tech field, escaping from his former life after an utter breakdown. During his trip across the country, his route crosses with Wendy Jag, a beautiful woman who works as a dentist in New Mexico.

As the attraction between the two lost souls escalates furiously, they engage in a passionate and daring physical affair. For the first time in a while Johnny finds some peace and hope for the future. 

But he cannot imagine that behind those innocent and deep eyes Wendy is a profoundly disturbed woman, tormented by the demons of her past: a childhood made of abuses, losses and nightmares filled with darkness. As Wendy’s feelings for Johnny grow stronger, the fight inside Wendy’s chaotic subconscious begins. 

The Tooth Fairy, a dormant and malevolent side of her personality is reawakening, silently awaiting…to take over.

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