Q+A: Do my books promote Wicca?

A commonly asked question that I get about my books is if I'm promoting Wicca (or any general Pagan beliefs). This is a natural thing to wonder because I'm open…

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Why I Will (Not) Use My Religion in My Stories

I have been religious for my whole life, and my faith is important to me. It’s as much a part of me as anything else, and it’s especially important when I make decisions about how I live. I want the things that I do to honor the gods and show my respect for their creations. You will not hear me talk about this very often, though. My spirituality is very personal for me, and very private.

More to the point, though, I do not think that a story is a good place for religion. Of course there are characters for whom religion is important, and it may affect them in good or bad ways. And creating religions is a personal favorite of mine for world building. A story should also reflect the ethics and philosophy of the author in certain ways. But a story is a very bad place to preach about ideas, religious or otherwise. (more…)

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Sacred Space

While I was growing up, my parents always had one room of our current house or apartment set apart from the rest. This room was always quiet, kept in a…

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