My Newest Short Story: “Invasives”

During her lunch break, Justine encounters a startling scene on the docks. She reflects on how she could have handled it, but dealing with invasive species is a tricky matter. Perhaps the river itself will offer guidance? “Invasives” by M. A. Phillips Yesterday, Issue 3 of Stone, Root, and Bone ezine released! That means myContinue reading “My Newest Short Story: “Invasives””

Transplanting Chant

I normally start peas outside, but the chipmunks decided to look at my early spring gardening as rent. It was frustrating, yes, but their family has lived on this land long before mine. I want to reside in harmony with them, especially since I’m not gardening for my survival at this time (thankfully). I’m alsoContinue reading “Transplanting Chant”

Three Things Thursday: “Invasives,” a Giveaway, and Dandelion Cake

“Invasives” My latest short story, “Invasives,” is nearing publication in the third issue of Stone, Root, and Bone magazine from Hagstone Publishing. During her lunch break, Justine encounters a startling scene on the docks. She reflects on how she could have handled it, but dealing with invasive species is a tricky matter. Perhaps the riverContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: “Invasives,” a Giveaway, and Dandelion Cake”

Portraying Bealtaine in RIVER MAGIC

Ah, it’s that time of year again! The trees are budding, song birds fill the air with their joyous melody, and many Pagans are celebrating Bealtaine. It’s one of my favorite holidays, mostly because it’s the anniversary of when I first joined with other Pagans to celebrate! Thankfully, that time never involved orgies or anyContinue reading “Portraying Bealtaine in RIVER MAGIC”

RIVER MAGIC Characters During Covid-19

RIVER MAGIC takes place in the mid 2000s, before COVID-19, but I decided it would be fun to imagine how my characters would handle this whole situation.  LACEY knew this was coming. She experienced repeating dreams of suffocating isolation since December. Her hours at the cafe are reduced, and the magic shop is closed. She’sContinue reading “RIVER MAGIC Characters During Covid-19”

Three Things Thursday: Wild Remedies, Writing Outside, and Nettles

Wild Remedies I’m thrilled that the new book, Wild Remedies, by Rosalee de la Foret and Emily Han, arrived at my home this week. It is gorgeous! You can see me flip through it on my Instagram. I’m so glad it came out just as the land is waking up around me. Now I justContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Wild Remedies, Writing Outside, and Nettles”

Three Things Thursday: Sacred Stitches, “Cooked,” and Novel Aesthetics

Sacred Stitches Each day, I draw an ogham card as an omen. I ask the Kindred what guidance, lessons, and blessings they have for me. Yesterday, I pulled Ioho /Idad/ Yew. Most of my sources refer to this as Idad… I’m very fond of Erynn Rowan Laurie’s interpretation of the ogham, and I embrace thisContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Sacred Stitches, “Cooked,” and Novel Aesthetics”

Big News! River Magic to be Published!

  If you follow my instagram, you saw my cryptic post yesterday that I had a secret about my novel River Magic, but I couldn’t share it yet. Well, now that it’s official, I can! Shadow Spark Publishing is going to bring River Magic to life! You can see my official bio on their authorContinue reading “Big News! River Magic to be Published!”

How to Make a Spider Your Ally

The Adirondack Center for Writing decided to inspire its members and supporters with weekly prompts to help us get through this alarming time in our history. When they posted this week’s prompt, “How to make a spider your ally,” it immediately spoke to me as an animist. I had so much fun with this project,Continue reading “How to Make a Spider Your Ally”

Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt

Once more, I’m squishing three mini blog posts together into a big one for your viewing pleasure! Here you’ll find some musings on the Spring Equinox, an activity for you to do with the little ones during isolation, and a new excerpt from an upcoming short story! Growing Food   My seeds from Pinetree GardenContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Growing Food, an Equinox Scavenger Hunt, and a New Excerpt”