Reflections on the Pagan Writing Life

The writing life can be crazy sometimes! But if you want to join the insanity, a Pagan Fiction Anthology is looking for submissions. [Read more…]

From the Shadows: That’s Not What Free Speech Means

Right wing writers in the media are framing the debate, forcing us to argue about the whichness of the why. They present the reaction as if it’s an attack on “free speech,” instead of allowing us to talk about the things that the alt-right is saying, and the way in which they deliberately provoke reaction. [Read more…]

6 Dystopian Sci-Fi Plotlines I’ve Seen in the News Recently

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. But it seems to me that lately, truth has become the dystopian fiction that sci-fi writers warned us about. [Read more…]

Pagan Musings Podcast and Indie Authors Care

I was on the Pagan Musings Podcast last night to talk about my new book. And I’m doing a charity event to raise money for premature babies and autism awareness tomorrow evening, and it continues on Wednesday as well. Here are some links to take you there. [Read more…]

8 Reasons Why This Author is Opting OUT of Digital Rights Management

As a new indie fiction author, I’m opting OUT of Digital Rights Management. Here’s why. [Read more…]

Pagan Fiction Authors Takeover!

What do these fantastic authors have in common? They are all fiction writers, and they are all Pagans! [Read more…]

Witchcraft’s Not a Real Religion, so the Police Won’t Protect You

For police, a hate crime involving property would require the commission of the mischief to be based on bias, prejudice or hate based on religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin. But Dominique Smith can’t get equal protection under the law because witchcraft isn’t a “real” religion. [Read more…]

An Ordinary Day: My Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Right now, while I am enjoying what is, for me, an ordinary day, women are routinely murdered all over the world for daring to claim these rights which I blithely take for granted. How little I appreciate my blessings. [Read more…]

The Indie Author Community is Awesome!

Since I decided to publish my Wyrd West Chronicles as a self-published serial before I take it to print, I have discovered a whole world out there in the indie author community that I was not expecting, and it’s awesome! [Read more…]

More Than One Way Home: The Medium, the Witch & the Shaman

A few years ago, when I still owned a metaphysical shop, we used to have an open event once a month that we called “The Medium, the Witch and the Shaman.” My friends Lois Gueret (the Medium) and Victoria Willard (the Shaman) and I would propose a topic and invite people to come and discuss it, from our various perspectives. [Read more…]