The Wondersmith
Rewarding curiosity and gifting magic all over the Pacific Northwest

Writing

 

I’ve never been one to follow tradition, so I’m once again “breaking the rules” by announcing publicly:

I’m Writing A Book

I’ve had enough people show interest in my events and wonder how I plan them that I have decided to create a book detailing my entire process. I envision it being part workbook and part journal, filled with colorful photos and hand-drawn illustrations of the narrative structure and brainstorming activities I use to create truly memorable events. But before you get too excited, know that I must first find a publisher, which is a process that can sometimes take years. (If you happen to know of a great acquiring editor or agent or are one yourself, please feel free to email me directly at misswondersmith@gmail.com for a proposal and sample chapters!)

I also have a longer-term goal of making a series of books, divided up seasonally. Each book would contain 3 months worth of my seasonal foraged recipes, essays, and rituals. I’ve been working for over a year now to build content and still have a ways to go. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to see all of that hard work come to fruition in a beautiful, heirloom-quality set of marvelous books.

Meanwhile, you can find lots of my writings over on my blog, or in numerous other publications! If you are a publication that shares my values of nature, plants, wonder, and community, please feel free to reach out to me for contributions in the form of articles, interviews, and recipes!

 

Portfolio of Publications:

The Winter 2018 Issue of Enchanted Living features my recipe for Dark Forest Bitters and my recipe for Crescent Moon Sorbet, which is accompanied by a crescent moon ritual as well.

The December 2018 Issue of Witchology Magazine features my recipe for a savory Buche de Noel cake filled with wild mushrooms and a Yule Log ritual to accompany it.

The Winter 2018 Issue of Thrive Magazine features a mini portfolio, interview questions, and my recipes for Candy Cap Moss Truffles and Pine Nut Cheese Roses.

 

The November 2018 Issue of Witchology features my recipe for Juniper Beetroot Truffles and some tips for mindful eating.

 

The Fall 2018 Issue of Faerie Magazine features my recipe for a Magic Potion filled with elderberry, mullein, star anise, and horehound.

 

The September 2018 Issue of Witchology Magazine features my recipe for “Letting Go of Summer Cider” and a short article about the changing seasons.

 

The Summer 2018 Issue of Faerie Magazine features a Feature article about my art practice and events, photos of my event Shipwreck, and my recipe for Yarrow Labradorite Soap.

 

The Spring 2018 Issue of Faerie Magazine features my recipe for Stinging Nettle Moss Cake, an article about Moss Gazing, and photos from a past event.

Lagom #4 Features a Feature Article about my event “Eat Dirt” along with many photos from the event.