Magical Realism, Pagan Symbolism in Fantasy, and Working Class Writing with Sarah Buhrman

As part of my Kickstarter, I’ve been interviewing people who are doing things that relate to my project, a Paganesque hybrid of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi and Weird Western, with a dash of high fantasy and steampunk, called Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West! Sarah Buhrman, whom I’ve mentioned before, and whom you probably know from the Pagan Musings Podcast, is also a Pagan fiction writer, author of the Runespells series. She joined me to chat about magical realism, Pagan symbolism in fantasy, and the challenges of being a working class writer. Here’s the video replay for you to enjoy! Please skip ahead to 10:45 to avoid the technical issues with the setup (I was trying to make a utility work that didn’t.)

If you’d like to watch book trailers for the separate parts of Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West (originally released as an ebook serial,) click here. If you’d like to watch the whole series of interviews for the Wyrd West Telethon, click here.


As of today, I have three and a half days left to fund the Kickstarter or the 109,700 word large-size print trade paperback will not happen! You can pre-order and support the book, or just check out the page and then decide, by clicking on the teaser graphic below. There are other rewards offered at lower tiers, too. Thanks for your support!

About Sable Aradia
Lady Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison) is a traditional witch, licensed Wiccan minister and an initiated Third Degree High Priestess in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions. A popular writer at both PaganSquare and the Patheos Pagan channel, she has been teaching and advocating Witchcraft and magick for about twenty years. She is also a science fiction and fantasy writer and a National Novel Writing Month winner. She lives in Vernon, BC, Canada. You can read more about the author here.
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