River Magic: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!

River Magic: A Rituals of Rock Bay Novel by M. A. Phillips Budding clairvoyant Lacey Moran seeks to understand her dreams and find her life’s purpose along the St. Lawrence River. If only her visions of silver arms and Cian O’Connor’s blue eyes were easier to understand! The pieces begin coming together when she encountersContinue reading “River Magic: Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!”

Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries: a Review

I recently received a box of divine smelling goodies from the new Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries*. Crafted by a practicing Pagan of twenty years, the creator lovingly began making seasonal incense for his circle’s celebrations. With an emphasis on local and ethically harvested ingredients, I could immediately appreciate the shop’s values and mission.Continue reading “Professor McGillicuddy’s Flammable Notions and Sundries: a Review”

Mugwort Harvest

The mugwort was finally ready for harvest today. Considering I have meetings early tomorrow morning, I decided to gather before the moon reaches her fullest. As I worked, a sort of poetic prayer took form. I actually paused to scribble it out. I hope you enjoy it. Plucked with fingerSnipped with lovePruned with sing-songSung aboveContinue reading “Mugwort Harvest”

Three Things Thursday: Local Bookstores, Kitchen Magic, and my Sacred Porch

Each week, I share three things that have informed or inspired me. This week, I’m gushing over a local bookstore, a podcast episode, and creating ritual spaces in unlikely places. The Little Book Store When I moved to Northern NY a decade ago, Borders was still at the mall. Since they’ve closed, I’ve missed browsingContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Local Bookstores, Kitchen Magic, and my Sacred Porch”

Three Things Thursday: Flowers, Grass, and Sculptures

Each week, I post about three things that have inspired or informed me. Lately, I’ve been using this day to “pay it forward” and recommend artists or authors to support. This week, I’m only going to feature one artist, then I want to share a couple quick things about the land I work with becauseContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Flowers, Grass, and Sculptures”

Several Things Saturday: Lugh, SRB Issue 4, and my Newsletter!

Each Thursday, I share three things that have informed or inspired me. You may notice I’m late this week. Yeah…Going back to work on top of editing novels is rough. So we’ll consider this “Several Things Saturday!” An Introduction to Lugh Irish Pagan School has another offering for you! This time, it’s a course aboutContinue reading “Several Things Saturday: Lugh, SRB Issue 4, and my Newsletter!”

Three Things Thursday: Pagan Parenting Things and Stuff

Each Thursday I share three items that have inspired or informed me. This week, I’m sharing some things for Pagan Parents: information on a religious education program, a craft activity, and an adorable onesie. Little Oaks:  A Religious Education Program for Young Pagans Fellow ADF member and parent, Rev. Jan Avende, is putting together aContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Pagan Parenting Things and Stuff”

What Inspired my Writing?

An instagram prompt asked what inspired me to write my story. I decided this topic deserved a blog post because it’s very much entwined with why I write in general and what I share with my readers here. Let me begin by saying I wanted to be an author since I was younger, but nearlyContinue reading “What Inspired my Writing?”