Saturday, August 31, 2013

I'll be Vending at Parafest 2013

Broad Universe. Promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women.

September 6-8, 2013
I'll be heading down to Parafest 2013 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA where I will staff the Broad Universe table with members Terri Bruce and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.

This is our first time at the paranormal and horror convention to be held. It's a little different from the fan conventions I usually attend, but I'm looking forward to the change of pace.  For one thing, it has celebrities (including cast members from True Blood, one of my must-watch TV shows).  Also, it's more about the paranormal than about writing and publishing. The front page sums it up nicely: "If you love ghosts, the supernatural, the paranormal, horror and the just plain weird, then this is your chance to meet your favorite celebs and learn from the experts!"  We're hoping that some of the media-loving attendees love to read, too.

If you're attending the event, please drop by the vending room to say hello. The hours are Friday 12-9, Saturday 10-9 and Sunday 10-4. Look for the Broad Universe table.

Broad Universe is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror and other speculative genres.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Witches' Almanac #33: New Articles

"Since 1971, The Witches’ Almanac has been the source of fun, wisdom, trivia, and magical lore for hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the world. Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual Moon Calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, interviews, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue."

So reads the description of the Witches' Almanac, Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 Issue (#33). I've been contributing articles since the 2006-2007 edition and am happy to announce that I have two articles in this one:

"The Power of Hair" ‐ A discussion on the magical properties of hair.

"Graveyard Dust" - A description of the uses and legends regarding graveyard dust (also known as "goofer dust").

You can view the Table of Contents by clicking here and you can also order this year's edition from the same page.

(P.S. The Witches' Almanac web site features extra articles. Looking for a job? Read this article on how astrology can help, from WA astrologer Dikki Jo Mullen.)