The Celtic Imram

The ancient Celts told epic stories of voyages across the seven seas in a boat. The destination—to travel uncharted waters, to go beyond the ninth wave, to the golden lands of the Otherworld. The travelers embarked on what they called an Imram. The Imram is an allegory for a soul quest, a spiritual journey, a … Read more

The Article that Started the VFA

I write Visionary Fiction. It’s my passion. I published an article defining it in Writers Journal, May 2009, hoping to promote the relatively unknown genre. In November, 2011, I posted a link to my article on the Goodreads page for the Visionary Fiction Group. From that Goodreads post emerged a small network of author colleagues who also … Read more

Visionary Fiction: What is this fiction genre anyway? Part 4

This is Part 4, the final part in my Visionary Fiction series, describing this increasingly popular fiction genre. You can read Part 1 here, and Parts 3 & 4 in the posts immediately below. Visionary Fiction speaks the language of the soul. My own visionary fiction series is told through the eyes of the Goddess of the … Read more

Visionary Fiction: What is this fiction genre anyway? Part 3

This is a four part series describing the increasingly popular fiction genre of Visionary Fiction. (you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 immediately below this post.) Visionary Fiction is like the legendary Celtic Imram, the soul’s voyage. The drama and tension of the characters’ adventures is one layer of the tale. All of … Read more

Visionary Fiction: What is this fiction genre anyway? Part 2

The genre of visionary fiction is a journey of the soul. I write fantasy, urban fantasy, magical realism, and paranormal romance. But I primarily write visionary fiction. It’s not a genre that is as well known as, let’s say, urban fantasy. But, it has a loyal following, and it is no longer meshed under fantasy … Read more