2021 ScheduleNothing is on my schedule for 2021. A lot of writers are scheduling virtual readings and many conventions are going virtual, but I haven't signed up for anything just y et.
- Arisia 2020 Schedule
This year I'll be co-hosting two Meetups at Arisia. Meetups are small, intimate gatherings where participants sit together around a table (usually) and chat rather than sit in formal rows in a meeting room. Meetups give convention attendees a chance to get to know each other and to talk about things that are too […]
- Witches Almanac #39 - New Articles
The theme of the latest issue of The Witches' Almanac is Stones: The Foundation of Earth. Graced by a beautiful cover by Kathryn Sky-Peck, Issue #39, Spring 2020-2021 contains three articles I wrote.“Holey Stones” — The magickal power of stones with natural holes in the middle.“Witch Windows” — Why are […]
- The Sacred Herbs of Samhain
Author Ellen Evert Hopman, herbalist and Druid, gave me the pleasure of a sneak peek into her latest herbal tome, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain.Covering 216 pages, this book starts with some herbal basics and then moves on to categories such as herbs of protection, herbs to contact the spirits, herbs to communicate […]
- Number 1 Rule for Clearing Out Old Papers, Part 1
Most of the items cluttering my writing room are paper: Newspaper clippings, old magazines, marked-up manuscripts, correspondence, and samples of marketing ideas from other writers. Magazines and newspaper clippings linger in the hope that they will give me new ideas or substantiate facts for non-fiction articles. I […]
- 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 […]
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