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?”

Three Things Thursday: Newsletters, Poetry, and Deities

Each Thursday, I share three things that are on my mind, inspiring me, or informing me as a Druid and a writer. Hope you enjoy! My Newsletter I’m starting off with a bit of shameless self-promotion. My first newsletter will go out into the wide world this weekend! It will feature information about my debutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Newsletters, Poetry, and Deities”

Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!

Each week, I share three things with you, usually media from others that informs and inspires my spirituality and writing. I hope it helps you grow and learn with me! Intersectional Environmentalism If you’ve done any reading about race and feminism, you should already be at least familiar with the term intersectionality. I recently learned aboutContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Intersectional Environmentalism, The Tigers of Scotland, and Camp Nano!”

Ready for some River Magic?

I was going to post this several weeks ago, but the time wasn’t right. It’s since been released on Twitter, but I waited until June 28th to share more on my social media because today is my main character’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Lacey Moran! (I actually bought her a gift… more on that below.) MyContinue reading “Ready for some River Magic?”

Return to the River

Like many of you, I’ve been striving to keep my family safe. We stayed home and only my husband and I went out for essentials while always wearing a mask. We took my daughter to the greenhouse once in May, but she fussed so much with her mask that we worried about bringing her placesContinue reading “Return to the River”

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”