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) Lúnasa! 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”

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”

Hearth Magic Cover Reveal and Blurb!

I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog because I’ve been a writing, revising, and editing machine these past few months! My debut novel, River Magic, released on Samhain, but I couldn’t sit around celebrating too long! I had to dive back into the thick of things to get its sequel ready for you! Hearth MagicContinue reading “Hearth Magic Cover Reveal and Blurb!”

River Magic on Tour! (Virtually)

May I offer you a whimsical diversion from all the stress of 2020? Perhaps you’d like to join me on a virtual book tour with Storytellers on Tour this week! It’s a socially distanced celebration of my novel River Magic! As you can see from the schedule above, there will be several amazing stops alongContinue reading “River Magic on Tour! (Virtually)”

River Magic: a Love Letter to my Pagan Community

Blessed Samhain! River Magic, my debut novel featuring modern Pagans and a friends-to-lovers romance, is officially available today! I can now say I’m a published novelist. Wow. That’s something I’ve been striving toward since I was very young. It’s been a long journey of self-doubt, drafting, revising, wading into the publishing industry, reclaiming my dreams,Continue reading “River Magic: a Love Letter to my Pagan Community”

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”