Time to Inhale and Exhale Deeply

Yesterday, after a long week with several ups and downs, I submitted my third manuscript to my publisher for developmental edits. I’m expecting my first round of revisions in two weeks. In the meantime, I have no other pressing deadlines aside from interviews and promoting my upcoming book, HEARTH MAGIC. I have no other contractedContinue reading “Time to Inhale and Exhale Deeply”

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!”

The River on a Cold, Rainy December Day

While out grabbing some last minute groceries before a massive snow storm, I stopped by Alexandria Bay to say hello to the river. I wanted to show you how I imagine the water looking in my book River Magic when Lacey falls in one cold, December day. The St. Lawrence is not frozen over yet,Continue reading “The River on a Cold, Rainy December Day”

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”

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!”

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”

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!”

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?”