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Elysia    

Elysia

Elysia is the Senior Acquisitions Editor for Witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan, and magickal books at Llewellyn. She has been with Llewellyn since 2005 and a fan for much longer.

Will you be watching The Secret Circle tonight?

The CW is launching a new TV series, The Secret Circle, based on teenaged witches in Washington. The first episode will air tonight. From CW Publicity: Cassie Blake’s world is turned upside down after her mother dies in a mysterious accident, forcing Cassie to move in with her loving grandmother Jane in the small town […]

Author news round-up

So much has been happening this summer, it’s hard to keep up! But I wanted to share some good news and a few links regarding some of the authors I work with. First of all, the big news was that one of my favorite witchy authors here, Deborah Blake, won the COVR award (that’s Coalition […]

The Small-Town Pagan’s Survival Guide

If you haven’t heard about this amazing book yet, please check out the description, excerpt, or my previous blog posts about it. For now I just want to invite everyone who’s ordered the book, bought the book, borrowed the book, read the book, or added the book to their wishlist, to join the conversation that Bronwen […]

Are you out of the broom closet?

Today is the first ever International Pagan Coming Out Day. Some people are all for it, others have difficulties with it. What are your thoughts on Pagan Coming Out Day? Are you more or less likely to come out because of this drive? What are your concerns about coming out if you haven’t? And if you have, what were the rewards and the difficulties?

Spotlight on Walpurgis Night

Witches and Wiccans around the Northern Hemisphere are gearing up for Beltane, or May Day, this coming Sunday. Falling on Beltane Eve is a holiday called Walpurgis Night, which has long been regarded as the time witches would gather on a rocky mountain in Germany known as the Brocken. While Walpurgis and Beltane have similar timing […]

Pickin’ Up Trash

In honor of Earth Day this Friday, this week our Llewellyn blogs will be dedicated to environmental issues small and large. Watch for discussions on our facebook page as well! For today, I’d like to start out by talking about cleaning up our environments, one step at a time. So the other weekend as part […]

Bronwen Forbes, 1963-2011

It is with great sadness that I write these words… author Bronwen Forbes died on the night of April 10th, 2011 from a heart attack. She was undergoing chemotherapy for inflammatory breast cancer and it is believed that the chemo drugs were a major contributing factor in her death. She was only 48 and left […]

TSA fires Witch

Just a quick post today, because I want people to spread the word about this. This weekend I had an amazing time at Paganicon getting together with like-minded people in a safe and educational environment. At times like these I really feel like being Pagan is no big deal; it’s just another spiritual path that […]

Hope Springs Eternal – But Spring Never Comes

This past weekend we marked Ostara, the vernal equinox – the first day of spring. But it turns out – especially if you live in Minnesota – there can be many definitions of spring. Astrologically speaking, I’m positive the Sun is in Aries and “spring” is upon us. However, driving to work today in several […]

Paganicon – a new hotel convention for the Midwest!

If you’re anything like me, sometimes it can be… well, inconvenient to go camping. You need tents, coolers, sleeping bags, camping stoves…and you might even get dirty! Well, for those of us who love nature but also appreciate soft sheets and comfortable beds, there are hotel conventions. I’ve been to many hotel conventions, all of […]