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  • Witches' Almanac #37: New Articles

    The Spring 2018-2019 edition (issue 37) of The Witches Almanac has just been released. This issue's theme is The Magic of Plants.In addition to its usual features — Moon Gardening, the Moon Calendar, Moon Cycles, and Presage, where Tom Lang gives us the climate outlook and astrologer Dikki-Jo Mullen gives […]

  • Witches' Almanac #36: New Articles

    The Spring 2017-2018 edition (issue 36) of The Witches Almanac would make a good Yule gift. This issue's theme is Water: Our Primal Source.In addition to its usual features — Moon Gardening, the Moon Calendar, Moon Cycles, and Presage, where astrologer Dikki-Jo Mullen gives us the astrological outlook for the […]

  • Broad Universe Reading at Readercon 28

    I'll be reading at Readercon with other members of Broad Universe, an international organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative genres.If you've never been to a Rapid-Fire Reading, give it a try. […]

  • Necon Panel on July 22

    On Saturday, July 22, at 9:00 AM, I'll be participating in a panel at Necon in Portsmouth, RI.With two exceptions, I’ve been attending Necon since 2000. It’s a different type of convention; only one track mostly horror, but well-worth attending. They cap attendance at 200 (with the addition of some […]

  • Oh, Those Holiday Decorations

    I'm decluttering in preparation for an eventual move. As I go through every nook and cranny of the house, I'm thinking of two things: How much would it cost me to move this, and if my new living space is a lot smaller, would this crowd out my writerly possessions?As a writer who is inspired by the supernatural and […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 2

    Part 2 of guest blogger Kathryn Ptacek, a writer who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 2by […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 1

    Today's guest blogger is writer Kathryn Ptacek, who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 1by […]

  • Paperwork, Be Gone!

    I don't have all the answers; there are still many de-cluttering problems I haven't figured out yet. So, being the crowd-sourcing type of person that I am, I reached out to the broader writing community to find out how other writers handled their clutter problems.Sometimes you just can't do it alone. Writer Loren […]

  • VWnG036 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 3
    by morvenwestfield on January 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    This is part three of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about the […]

  • VWnG035 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 2
    by morvenwestfield on December 18, 2013 at 2:47 am

    This is part two of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna Arthen traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about […]