Witch Lit Wednesday: Looking Ahead to Undiscovered

One of my goals in the New Year is to revive my attempts at Witch Lit Wednesdays. I’d like to post, at least once a month, anything having to do with fiction appealing to modern witches and Pagans. Book reviews, of course, but also an occasional cover reveal or, in this case, an interview withContinue reading “Witch Lit Wednesday: Looking Ahead to Undiscovered”

How I’m Observing the Winter Solstice this Year

The Winter Solstice is officially tomorrow at 4:47 PM EST in the Northern Hemisphere where I live. It marks the longest night of the year, but it’s also on a school and work night! How can we mark the occasion? Like other religious minorities in the US, I weigh my options each year. Honestly, it’sContinue reading “How I’m Observing the Winter Solstice this Year”

Rethinking Holiday Gifts (AKA – The Gift I Want More Than Anything This Year)

It’s been too long since I last posted on my blog. I spent much of October sick or helping take care of sick family members. I thought we were all doing okay for Samhain, and I enjoyed a lovely celebration with my grove, but then the crud crept back up on us and extended aContinue reading “Rethinking Holiday Gifts (AKA – The Gift I Want More Than Anything This Year)”

Book Review: Metal Never Lies

As someone who honors and serves the Irish goddess, Brigid, you’d think I’d have a greater interest in blacksmithing due to her connections to the anvil. You’d think I would have read more on the topic or perhaps taken a workshop, but you’d be wrong. Well, you would have been wrong up until recently whenContinue reading “Book Review: Metal Never Lies”

Let Me Show You Around My Rose Garden

Happy (almost) LĂșnasa! As the first major harvest festival, it’s a great time to be a gardener. My veggie beds are producing some beautiful food for us already in the form of beans, tomatoes, and eggplant. The squash are just starting to develop flowers and fruit. Hopefully we’ll enjoy harvesting them closer to the AutumnContinue reading “Let Me Show You Around My Rose Garden”

Make Room on Your Witch Lit Bookshelves!

A year ago, I was basking in an authorly glow after rapidly publishing three Rituals of Rock Bay novels with Shadow Spark Publishing over several months. The exhaustion had subsided some, and so I set out to once more participate in Camp NaNoWrimo with the very relaxed goal to start plotting a new novel. An idea had taken seed–somethingContinue reading “Make Room on Your Witch Lit Bookshelves!”

Happy Mermay Authors & Artists Appreciation Week!

I’m delighted to participate in author D. H. Willison’s first (hopefully annual) Mermay Authors & Artists Appreciation Week! This is a virtual tour to celebrate mermaids and other denizens of the deep who inspire so many of us. As an author who features a mermaid-type creature in my novels, I simply had to join inContinue reading “Happy Mermay Authors & Artists Appreciation Week!”

Witch Lit Wednesday: The Lost Apothecary

I recently finished reading The Lost Apothecary, a debut novel by Sarah Penner. While not what most would consider Witch Lit, I’m going to make a case for its inclusion in the fold. These days, I normally want to read books with a heavy bit of romance, but a tale about a hidden poison shopContinue reading “Witch Lit Wednesday: The Lost Apothecary”

Looking Ahead to 2022

Here I sit, January 1, 2022, realizing that I don’t have a new planner! I personally find something cozy and soothing about taking a moment at the beginning of the year, the month, the week, to sort my mind by way of paper and pen. Until I get that covered, I thought I’d hop onContinue reading “Looking Ahead to 2022”

Book Review: The Return of the Light

While browsing my favorite local bookshop during “Shop Local Saturday,” I came across this little gem tucked among the various winter holiday selections. I was so delighted by the inclusion, I simply had to bring home The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice by Carolyn McVickar Edwards.Continue reading “Book Review: The Return of the Light”