I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.
—Joan Didion, “Why I Write” (1976)
I’ve been in love with the written word as far back as I can remember. The power of words to reflect and create reality, to transmit thoughts and feelings from one mind to many, has been a central element of both my personal life and my professional and academic lives. I’ve been a copywriter, an editor, a technical writer, a scholar, an English tutor a ritualist, a liturgist, a theologian, a philosopher, a poet, a storyteller, and a songwriter for an indie rock band. (No, really. There are photos.)
My first book, Outside the Charmed Circle: Exploring Gender & Sexuality in Magical Practice, was published by Llewellyn Worldwide on January 8, 2020. You can preorder it from Amazon (US, Canada, UK), Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, or directly from Llewellyn.
My articles “Rethinking the Cup and the Knife: Decoupling Gender from the Practice of Witchcraft” and “A Queer Liminality: Exploring and Embracing the Fluid Gender and Sexuality of Witch-Gods” appear in the 2021-2022 edition of The Witches’ Almanac – The Sun.
My devotional piece “A Prayer to Aradia, in the Wake of Charlottesville” appears in the Revelore Press anthology The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance.
My “Ritual for Coming Out” appears in Phoenix LeFae and Gwion Raven‘s breathtaking book Life Ritualized: A Witch’s Guide to Honoring Life’s Important Moments.
On my Patheos blog Outside the Charmed Circle (August 2017-January 2020), I wrote about gender, sexuality, magic, witchcraft, devotional polytheism, philosophy, politics, geeky pop culture, and my ongoing obsession with working as many references to Dungeons & Dragons into completely unrelated topics as I could.