Here is the very first review of the new book by Kenny Klein and myself! Fairy Tale Magic, coming out in May on Llewellyn (Amazon is already taking pre-orders). Review by Eryn Bagley for puretextuality.com:
“Klein and DeVoe execute brilliant relationships between engaging archetypal iconography embedded in non-mainstream cultural folk tales with their applications in the setting of practical earth-based magic. The authors elegantly correlate primitive and sacred meanings of magical theory in fairy tales and guide beginning magic practitioners through lessons based in ancient lore. Klein and DeVoe’s research of each apologue offers an impressive understanding of the implications that magic practitioners face when utilizing and calling upon the energies of the universe. By following the precedence set forth in Fairy Tale Magic, those who use the natural elements in their workings will not be steered wrong by the guidance that this work offers. Not only are the stories that the authors chose engaging, their explanations of archetypal significances are concise and extremely valuable. In this reader’s opinion, I would grant this title a 5 out 5 stars. Thank you to Netgalley and Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd for the opportunity to enjoy this read.”
I just wanted to let you all know that my partner and I are getting ready to leave for Pantheacon! We leave tomorrow afternoon and will be at the Double Tree on Thursday. If you want to meet up, say hi, grab a drink, come yell at me, whatever, let me know!
(I’m in the tiny print on the bottom!)
I will be on a Panel on Sunday in the Llewellyn Suite at 11 AM on “Pagans and Ancestors: Living with the Honored Dead.” Kenny Klein and I will be also be presenting that afternoon in the Llewellyn Suite at 5:15 PM on our new book and telling New Orleans ghost stories! (I have to say, we are pretty entertaining, I promise to keep you entranced!)
I will also be performing with Kenny during his concert, Saturday night at 9 in Club Max.
(Sadly the whole band can’t come, but Kenny and I can keep you tapping!)
It’s going to be a busy week, but I’m excited to get started! See you there!
This weekend I will be visiting the Gryphon’s Nest campground for their Spring Gathering! Come on by for a wonderful campground experience, a gracious host, good music and some good workshops. It’s going to be a fun little festival for all ages.
The last few weeks have been extremely busy as my partner and I finalize the first draft of our book. We submitted it today to Llewellyn and will hopefully have it approved for publication within the next few weeks!
In the meantime…
Tonight my partner and I will be discussing fairy tales on the Pagan Warrior Radio & Wyrd Ways Live/Pagan Music Project! Chime in at 9 PM Eastern time to hear the show!
I am very pleased to announce that Kenny Klein and I will be writing a book about fairy tales together for Llewellyn! The book will be a follow up to Kenny’s last book, Fairy Tale Rituals. This book will focus on fairy tales NOT collected by the Grimms: tales from England, France, Russia and more!
We signed our contract today. The finished manuscript is due in June so stay posted for updates!
This will be my first book, but Kenny’s fourth. If you want to catch up on what Kenny has already had to say on fairy tales, check out two of his other books: