Brigid’s Light: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!

I’m delighted and honored to share that my short story “Sisters” will be published in a new anthology next year through Weiser Publishing! The book is called Brigid’s Light: Tending the Ancestral Flame of the Beloved Celtic Goddess edited by Cairelle Crow and Laura Louella. May my latest story honor Brigid and my Irish ancestors. Currently,Continue reading “Brigid’s Light: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!”

A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among Stars — A Review

As many of you know, I worship and serve the goddess Brigid*. One reason I wrote my novels is out of service to her; to portray modern, polytheistic devotion to her and other members of her godly family. So when I was given the opportunity, I jumped to review an ARC (advanced reader copy) ofContinue reading “A Brigit of Ireland Devotional: Sun Among Stars — A Review”

Camping With Fire, Water, and Tree

I went away for several days; off to where Lake Ontario spoons the shores of Upstate New York. The beachline stretched beyond my sight, past buoys marked for ‘swim at your own risk,’ private residences, and wildlife management areas. Fresh water, sometimes smooth as a reflecting pool, other times choppy and reminiscent of ocean surf,Continue reading “Camping With Fire, Water, and Tree”

WitchLit Wednesday: Fermata Cellars

Three things I enjoy: a glass of wine, supporting local farmers, and folklore. Author Gwen Clayton combined all three into an intriguing and entertaining offering of WitchLit. In my last entry (which was in May, my gosh), I explored a loose definition of WitchLit and committed myself to reading and reviewing such titles on myContinue reading “WitchLit Wednesday: Fermata Cellars”

Witch Lit Wednesday: Why “Witch Lit?” What is it?

I often classify my writing as magical realism, which has been wonderfully explained by others such as this helpful series. I think my books sometimes veer close to being supernatural, especially the third, but the plots remain rooted in a realistic, contemporary setting. The characters have experiences with spirits, sometimes in corporeal form, who scare,Continue reading “Witch Lit Wednesday: Why “Witch Lit?” What is it?”

Come to the Magical May Fest with me! (Book Giveaway)

My third novel, Forest Magic, begins a new tradition in the Rock Bay Pagan community – the annual Magical May Fest! The small-town magical festival was inspired by several I’ve attended and helped to organize. In the novel, Lacey and Cian help their friends plan for their first ever multi-group event! Last year, many ofContinue reading “Come to the Magical May Fest with me! (Book Giveaway)”

Regional Druid (Witch) Challenge

Instagrammer Via Hedera started a challenge called the “Regional Witch Pic Challenge” and tasked everyone to post a photo “that highlights the toolkit of magic” where we live. I’ve truly enjoyed seeing all the marvelous photos others have posted, and have been considering what to share for my own. I decided to place everything onContinue reading “Regional Druid (Witch) Challenge”

Pagan Parenting: Creating Magical Garden Nooks

When asked what drew one to Druidry (or other kinds of Paganism), many are quick to answer that it had something to do with a love of Nature. For many of us, this stems from a background in gardening, and those of us who became gardeners as adults were exposed to it as children. IContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Creating Magical Garden Nooks”

Come to the Rock Bay Magical May Fest!

The crocuses, tulips, and daffodils are out, and that means Bealtaine is around the corner. In my upcoming book, Forest Magic, several Pagan characters in Rock Bay are organizing a Magical May Festival to celebrate their Pagan community. As I wrote book three in the series, I drew from various festivals I’ve attended and helped toContinue reading “Come to the Rock Bay Magical May Fest!”