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”

Roses: My Lifelong Plant Allies

My first experience with roses was in my mother’s garden. For some reason, she only had one when I was younger. A lovely pink specimen that never got very large and only blossomed once a year–in June. This event was a moment to celebrate, and that joy overshadowed roses’ reputation for fussiness. I didn’t learnContinue reading “Roses: My Lifelong Plant Allies”

Land Acknowledgement and Reflection on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

It is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and perhaps a good time to acknowledge that I live, work, and pray onĀ Haudenosaunee land. I am always learning and striving toward a better tomorrow, and while I know that simply saying that is never enough, it is a step in the right direction. If you are not Native, takeContinue reading “Land Acknowledgement and Reflection on Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

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”