Announcement – Witches&Pagans, Dec. 2017

Fantastic news, witchlings! A review of my best-selling book, Grovedaughter Witchery, is set to be published in the December issue of Witches&Pagans magazine!

I’ve read the advance copy of the review, written by one Hugh Eckert, and I can tell you – it’s a review that ANY author would be proud to have attached to their first solo effort. It’s a red-letter day when words like “impressive” and “innovative” are used to describe a book by an indie author in the pagan circuit.

Please join me in supporting the magazine by picking up a copy next month!

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Feedback Gives Me Life

Okay, I just want to take a moment here to thank my latest Amazon reviewer for Grovedaughter Witchery. I’ve gotten some amazing and thorough reviews in my time, but this one just might take the cake.

Verified Purchase Review from Jax:

Great for secular practitioners!

This is my favorite book to recommend to people about modern secular witchcraft. First, it’s the most secular book on witchcraft I’ve read to date. Second, it has a little something for everyone from the secular beginner to the more advanced secular witches. There’s really no dogma or deities to speak of in this book. Some of you might not realize, but there was just a collective cheer from the secular witch community 😜

First, her advice for beginners is practical. She assumes you’ve got no tools and no common sense. This is a good thing. We should be discussing fire safety, consent, curse positivity, and cultural appropriation with every new witch. Add in how to create your own spells, accumulate tools and materials practically, even make some of your own tools, info on color magic, and herbal guides, there’s some solid beginners advice.

Where beginners will come for the intro, others will adore the spells. The collection of oil, powder, potion, and incense recipes, along with witch bottles, charms, poppets, and spells (including curses) had me giddy. I was adding spells and recipes to my Grimoire left and right like a greedy witch. Sorrynotsorry. These spells are the kind you want to see in modern witchcraft. Sure, sometimes we want to feel like a 16th century witch stirring twigs, body parts, and herbs in a cauldron looking dark af, but other times I just want to use common herbs and use my glue gun and freakin microwave. Let’s be real.

Then, there is a great herbal correspondences section at the end of the book a la Cunningham, meaning listed by purpose/correspondence, including a herbal substitution list and notations on poisonous plants. There are even special lists for herbs used in warding/protection and curses. I literally copied the whole thing into my grimoire. I’m not joking, it took hours.

Lastly there’s a section on suggested books and texts, and a few suggestions on where to find herbs and spell materials online. Much appreciated.

Do yourself a favor, especially if you’re a secular witch, and get this book. It’s not very long, but it focuses on quality.

I hope this review was helpful to you. Happy reading!

Jax, I don’t know who you are or if you’ll see this, but I wanted to thank you. Seeing this today gave me SUCH a lift, and I’m so glad to know that my book is having a positive impact.

Thank you to all my reviewers for taking the time to give me feedback! You have no idea how much you help. 🙂

Thank You, The Broom Closet!

The Broom Closet Witchcraft Supply Shop has purchased my books for inclusion in their Regina, Saskatchewan shop! (My first international sale!!!)

From the website:

Gone are the days when you have to search far and wide for Witchcraft items. At The Broom Closet, you have access to an incredible collection of candles, cauldrons, herbs, oils, and other commodities related to spell craft. When it comes to magical supplies, we are definitely the place to visit in Regina, SK.

We have earned the trust of the city’s Witchcraft and Pagan community because we offer excellent products at reasonable prices. […] Since we opened our business in 2013, we have provided a large assortment of goods to the local Pagan community. Aside from our products, we hold free events that focus on various spiritual topics.

Please help me say Thank You to the wonderful staff of The Broom Closet by giving them your business! 🙂

Thank You, Ascended Gifts!

Ascended Gifts has just purchased my books for inclusion in their Milwaukee, WI shop!

From the website:

Our Spiritual Shop is based on the belief that our customers’ “spiritual” needs are of the utmost importance. We believe in helping others to continue along on their own spiritual path, by continuing our own spiritual studies and advancement in the Spiritual Arts. We offer the following services to our clients and to our customers (just to name a few): Angelic Oracle card  readings, Tarot readings, Angelic & Ascension Reiki Aura & Chakra Clearing,   Home Cleansings & Blessings, Stress Relief Classes, Wicca Classes, Yoga Classes, Spiritual Ascension gatherings, World Healing Prayer, Ascension Reiki Healings, etc.

Please help me say Thank You to the staff of Ascended Gifts by giving them your business! 🙂

Thank You, Celtic Myth & Moonlight!

Celtic Myth & Moonlight has purchased my books for inclusion in their West Reading, PA store!

From the website:

Celtic Myth and Moonlight was established in 2003 to enlighten and inform those interested in the traditional wares and spirituality of the ancient Celts.  By spinning a web which links the past to the present, the Old Ways are interweaved into our daily lives.

Stepping through our doorway, one journeys through space and time into a different realm.  Willowy tree branches beckon you to enter a place of magic, where fairies frolic amidst colorful, swooping dragons.  Swords and daggers grace the walls, while brightly-colored witch balls catch your eye as you wander throughout the rooms.

Jewelry from the Celtic Isles grace the brightly lit cabinets, shimmering from the glistening light of candles made by local artisans.   Pewter goblets and chalices sit amidst clusters of quartz, amethyst, fluorite, and more. Celtic crosses of seeming antiquity draw one from room to room, as eyes wander to the many rare and special treasures abounding within.  Handmade woolen and silken cloaks drape gracefully over renaissance clothing which will warm and protect you on the darkest of nights.

Please help me say a big Thank You to Celtic Myth & Moonlight by giving them your business! 🙂

Thank You, Akasha’s Treasures!

Akasha’s Treasures has purchased my book for inclusion in their Killeen, TX shop!

From the website:

We are a boutique business located in Central Texas, USA, approximately one hour from Austin, and mere minutes from Fort Hood. We carry a wide array of herbs, spices, and our own custom blended herbal teas. All of our loose incense, candles, and bath and body products are handcrafted within our store.

Akasha’s Treasures started out in Colorado as Ancient Ways in 1992. In 2006 we moved to Texas and started our website to share our products with more customers. At Akasha’s Treasures we research and craft all of our incense, bath salts, whipped shea butters and salves, candles, oils, and herbal teas.

We take pride in handcrafting our products ourselves. All of the ingredients we use in our incense, bath salts, soaps, candles, and oils are natural and made from plants and flowers.

Please help me say Thank You to the wonderful staff of Akasha’s Treasures by giving them your business! 🙂

Thank You, Phoenix & Dragon!

Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore has purchased my book for inclusion in their Sandy Springs, GA store!

From the website:

Phoenix and Dragon was founded in 1987,  residing in a small bungalow on Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Owner  Candace Apple brought to life a vision far greater than that of a  specialty retail store. She saw Phoenix and Dragon as a community   center: a place filled with the energy of serenity and healing, where   people of any spiritual path might find sustenance on their continued   journey.

Relocating in 1995 to our current 5500  square foot location, the Phoenix and Dragon offers not only a broad  selection of holistic and spiritual merchandise, but also classes,  workshops, psychic readings, art shows, and other special events. The  facility features a serene meditation garden, designed by Candace’s son  Rob, four rooms for psychic readings and other healing sessions. Our  beautiful gallery and classroom features large windows overlooking a  stand of mature hardwood trees.

We are here to offer service to the community as a retail and  spiritual center, and for the exploration of new and meaningful ways to  contribute to interfaith harmony and multi-cultural understanding.

Please make sure that you help me say a big Thank You to Phoenix & Dragon by giving them your business!