As we stood on the steps of my AirBnB in Berkeley, my hostess Yvonne told me she was heading to a story slam. She’d been working on an essay for weeks and would probably tell the story of a cad she once loved if her name was picked. A bright ascot stylishly tied at her … Continue reading Take a Ride on a Witch’s Broom
Behind the scenes of a Witch’s Broomstick ride... Symbols, messages and visits from the Other Side happen with startling yet inescapable irregularity for a Witch on a book tour. This feeling of riding a mysterious wave of Magick is like being blindfolded on a roller coaster. I must practice mindfulness with the Four Directions and … Continue reading Are You a Trained Witch?
To publish a book is to look inside your heart, describe what you see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and know, then share that with the world. Signing The Book of Spells for Kimmy Tejasindhu, my editor at Ten Speed Press who came out to my book launch party at Copperfield Books with designer, Sara Weitzman. … Continue reading Vulnerability of the Heart
My first book, The Wicca Cookbook, was released on September 27, 2000. It is the most incredible feeling to hold a book that you grew inside the cauldron of your soul and spirit. I wrote eight books from 1999-2009 and then took a decade off of writing books to raise my beautiful sons. And now, … Continue reading The Book of Spells is on Sale!
I stayed in the broom closet throughout my public relations career in Orange County, California, because when I dared to let my true self out, I lost clients, accounts, and colleagues. When attending chic work events, I parked far away, so that people getting out of their luxury cars wouldn’t see my unconventional bumper stickers … Continue reading 20th Anniversary as a Witch Author
I have been searching for a word and as a writer, this can be a consuming endeavor. I have written ten blogs since March 2012 about the word, but never straight at it, until recent events serendipitously placed the elusive word at the forefront. I knew somehow there had to be a word that encapsulated … Continue reading Hygge: The Art of Creating Comfort
The greatest and most frustrating aspect about Witchcraft is there is no one way - no hard or fast rules. We are each a unique expression of the Divine and therefore all the magickal wisdom lie within. Mentors will often tell you, "You are your best teacher." You decide the path you want to walk. … Continue reading A Magickal Life
Today we celebrate the pagan holiday of Lughnasadh, a festival in honor of Lugh, the Celtic Sun God, also known as the Long Arm for the long rays of August sun and Samildanach, the Many Skilled. Lugh was a poet, harper, smithy, carpenter, scientist, physician, a master of artistic and medicinal fields. Lugh represents the … Continue reading Your Gifts are meant to be shared