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,
Join us LIVE via USTREAM February 18th – February 20th for “Llewellyn Author Chat” to pose your questions and interact with Llewellyn authors attending Pantheacon.
On Friday, February 18th at 11:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM CST / 2:30 PM EST we'll be talking with Jhenah Telyndru author of Avalon Within.
On Friday, February 18th at 3:30 PM PST / 5:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM EST we'll be talking with Lon Milo DuQuette author of Low Magick.
On Saturday, February 19th at 10:30 AM PST / 12:30 PM CST / 1:30 PM EST we'll be talking with Deborah Blake author of Circle, Coven and Grove, Everyday Witch A to Z, The Goddess is in the Details, Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook and
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Deborah Blake, author of Circle, Coven & Grove; Everyday Witch A to Z; Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook; The Goddess Is in the Details; and the new Witchcraft On a Shoestring.
Every book has its own origins. I wrote my first one—Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice—because I wanted an easy guide for my first year leading a coven, complete with a year of rituals, and couldn’t find one. So I wrote it myself. I wrote my third book—The Goddess is in the Details—because people kept telling me that they wanted to integrate their spiritual lives as Pagans with their everyday world, but didn’t know how.
The Magical Buffet is one of our favorite magical blogs – besides merely reviewing books, blogger Rebecca Elson also does in-depth author interviews, profiles on musicians, and articles dealing with “religion, the paranormal, First Amendment issues, popular culture, magical practices, and whatever else is on Rebecca’s mind at any given moment.” (Not to mention that she’s a sweet gal.)
The reason I bring up The Magical Buffet is because Rebecca took some serious initiative and put together a great line-up of magical and paranormal authors for a one-of-a-kind bookstore event at the Barnes and Noble in Saratoga Springs, New York on September 11. It’s even called “A Magical