The Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum is a bi-monthly series of free online roundtable events that feature your favorite Llewellyn authors discussing topics important to you and answering your questions.
Our sixth in the series, on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal, featured The Dictionary of Demons author Michelle Belanger and Elements of a Haunting co-authors Mustafa Gatollari and Brandon Alvis.
Did you miss the live event? No worries! Stream it here.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by M. Belanger, author of several titles, including The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide, Walking the Twilight Path, and the new Dictionary of Demons: Expanded & Revised.
Let's face it. Demons are the low-hanging fruit of paranormal reality television, the over-used "gotcha" guaranteed to keep folks glued to the screen between commercial breaks. Even outside of TV-land, far too many paranormal investigators toss out the word "demon" the instant they encounter something they deem negative, usually defining negative as something they themselves personally find frightening or unsettling.
But there are plenty of reasons why non-demonic spirits
While summertime is the busy season for outdoor Pagan festivals and gatherings, it’s indoor Pagan conventions that dominate the calendar in February and March. Here is a quick run-down on upcoming events PantheaCon, Convocation, and Paganicon, and which Llewellyn authors you’ll be able to see there.
PANTHEACON: February 15-18, 2013
The grande dame of indoor Pagan conventions, PantheaCon is held over President’s Day weekend every year and attracts more than 2,000 guests annually. This year Llewellyn will have a table just outside the vendor room for author signings and giveaways, so come by and visit us! I will also be chairing two panels; one on community (Friday afternoon) and one
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 of Visionary Resources – not the cover of the book!) in the Wicca / Paganism category for Witchcraft on a Shoestring. This is her fifth book with us, and in it Deborah gives advice on practicing the craft without breaking the bank.
Since it’s summer, here are a few suggestions from her book for ways to make your yard and garden less expensive and more satisfying.
Use seeds: Most flowers, herbs,