About the Author: John Canard, English Root Magician. Having misspent most of his youth in the Cambridgeshire fens, John met the woman of his dreams, who he still believes to be only part human, and moved with her to Somerset (UK) to live the wild life. They live on a small farm where John spends his time tending a menagerie of animals and growing organic produce. He has always enjoyed writing, having previously contributed essays to Hekate: Keys to the Crossroads (2006) and Horns of Power (2008). Defences against the Witches' Craft is his first book. He is also working on a number of other projects related to traditional magick, witchcraft and root cunning.