Today we sadly mark the passing of author Raven Grimassi, who authored several bestselling books, including The Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. Raven's wife Stephanie Taylor posted on Facebook that Raven passed away on March 10, 2019 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Raven published his first of over 15 books and decks with Llewellyn, Ways of the Strega (later republished as Italian Witchcraft), in 1995, and also contributed to several of Llewellyn's annual calendars, datebooks, and almanacs.
Sandra Weschcke remembers that, "Carl respected Raven and his work, and valued his relationship with Raven over the many years. I personally enjoyed meeting Raven at various
It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of DJ Conway. DJ crossed over last week after a brief illness.
DJ authored more than 35 books and helped create several tarot decks—the majority with Llewellyn. She wrote on Paganism, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, and even some fiction. Most of her earliest books remain in print to this day (including her first book, Celtic Magic). Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was proud to have published her books and spoke of her fondly because she was an important voice in the community. Like Carl, DJ spent her time reading, researching, and writing. She is respected for her knowledge and as a teacher.
DJ's work was also innovative and
Congratulations to Breathing Love and Jennie Lee!
Breathing Love is a winner of the 2018 American Book Fest Best Book Award (Self Help/Motivational Category), and a finalist for the 2018 Independent Author's Network Book of the Year Award (Spirituality/Inspirational Category). It was also named one of the top 10 inspiring books of January 2018 by Aspire Magazine!
Additional Praise for Breathing Love:
"In this beautiful treatise, Jennie Lee gives practical ways to embody love itself; a true path to connection with our inherent divinity."—Tosha Silver, author of Outrageous Openness and Change Me Prayers
"Jennie Lee's Breathing Love is extraordinarily important, because our
Congratulations to Daily Writing Resilience and Bryan Robinson, winner of the 2018 New York City Big Book Award (Writing and Publishing Category)!
The NYC Big Book Awards are for independent authors and publishers as well as big and small presses.