Inspiring Example of Visionary Fiction

  Visionary Fiction inspires, catalyzes, and expands consciousness. One classic example of this reading experience can be found in an excerpt from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” (above excerpt image). Years and worlds apart from our current times, these are such relevant words of inspiring wisdom. They moved me when I read them. … Read more

Marriage of the Muse and the Mess

I was in a writing group for 14 years. They were my first line readers. I truly appreciated how their frank critiques helped my manuscripts grow into their best versions.  During one writer’s meeting, we pondered the question, “Who writes?” When we sit down at the computer, who is it that comes forward to communicate the … Read more

10 Free Ways to Show Gratitude to the Writers You Love

Authors write in isolation. It is a solitary craft. Perhaps we eventually go on to share our manuscript with trusted friends or family, or perhaps we bring our rough drafts to a critique group or editor. But writing is a basically autonomous craft, and as such, a writer’s life leads us to especially appreciate feedback. … Read more

Visionary Fiction and Nature

   In wilderness lies the hope of the world. Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. ~John Muir I have published articles about the Corona virus and the role of Visionary Fiction in catalyzing sacred and transformational visions. Our visions serve to “imagine a world as we can dream it … Read more

Visionary Fiction and the Global Pandemic

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work… We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” ~Toni Morrison, author During this turbulent era of the coronavirus, I am sheltering in place, staying at home with my husband and our cats. The situation may or may not have changed by the time you … Read more

The Writer’s Life and my Newest Award

“You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” ~sports columnist Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith, 1949. “I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”~William Carlos Williams Words come from an author “drop by drop.” ~Reverend Sydney Smith, 1855 “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” … Read more

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

Ancient Call of the Avalon Priestess

Glastonbury, England, a.k.a. mystical Avalon, is my soul’s home.  When I lived there, I visited the Chalice Well Gardens every day. The Well was a source of deep, mystical meditations and inspiration for me personally, and also for all of my Visionary Fiction novels. In honor of Glastonbury, the Legendary Isle of Avalon I made a video … Read more