Imbolc Giveaway

I want you all to go buy a copy of Imbolc. Of course I do… but I also want to give you something in return.

From now until February 2nd at midnight, if you purchase a copy of Imbolc from either Amazon or Smashwords, click here to send me the receipt – I’ll send you a copy of Yule in your chosen reader-format PLUS a sneak peek at Ostara, absolutely free. If you’ve already got Yule – I’ll put your name down, and send you the complete copy of Ostara when it’s ready to go. < |:^) And, if you're on Twitter or Facebook, follow/friend to retweet or share the links when they come through. There's always something waiting to be given away, just around the corner! Follow me on Twitter: bychwych
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Yule-Creating New Pagan Family Traditions

The girls and I have been working on the former chapbook project off and on for some time now. In the last week, we’ve polished up the Yule selection, and it’s now available through Kindle and in multi-format ebook through Smashwords.

ierne (Morrighan Corvidae) of Glas Celli presents a short handbook to introduce traditional pagan information, ritual, meal plan and activities for new pagan families.

Yule, also known as Saturnalia, Alban Huan, Sol, and Midwinter, is celebrated at the winter solstice, on or around December 21st.

It is the time of darkness, and yet a returning of the light. The night of the solstice is the longest period of darkness each year; with the breaking of dawn, the light returns a little more each day, until the summer solstice in June. It is now that the Oak King returns to defeat the Holly King, symbolically replacing the aging deity with a younger, stronger self. The son replacing the father to become the son once more, the circle of life – the wheel of the year – facilitated by the Great Mother. She has given us her greatest gift, and in exchange, we honor both herself, and her son.

I honestly can’t say when the next one will be available, but when I get a few moments of spare time, I’ll probably try and re-format the Litha chapbook for official publication as well. Should all go well, I hope to have the next one done and ready for Beltaine (which would be the Beltaine collection…)

This is also a bit of an experiment for my formatting skills… I’ve never included images in the ebooks for Belfire or myself, and Yule has an abundance of them. I’m hoping to get some constructive feedback through reviews etc.

I have to admit to having some fun tracking down open source, easy to customize coloring pages!

Sprites Update

I’ve found some wonderful public domain images for coloring pages that are going to be included in the Sprites Pagan Kids stuff as soon as I have time to sort it all out.

Also, I’ve done five new word search puzzles, and there are word scrambles, crosswords and connect the dots coming soon, too!

The girls and I realized we’d not updated the Kids BOS since at least 2005. Definitely time for some fresh bits and bobs… we’re also hoping to get some of the recipes transferred to the BOS as well. Kids can help in the kitchen – mine have since they were waist-high and could barely see onto the counter.

Thing is, we’re omnivorous. If anyone out there has some fun, vegetarian or vegan recipes that kids can get involved in, please get in touch – you’ll be dually credited on your contribution!