About Lisa

I’m a Witch, a Priestess, and a writer living in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade. A measure of my success might be that I am also stable (in all senses of the word) and own my own house and have a mundane job that I love.

I am the author of The Virtual Pagan (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002) and CyberCoven.Org (self-published ebook, 2004) as well as Magickal Connections: Creating a Healthy and Lasting Spiritual Group (New Page, 2007). I have contributed to the Magic on the Edge anthology (Immanion Press, 2006), the Pop Culture Grimoire (anthology, Immanion Press, 2008) and am an ongoing contributor to several Llewellyn annuals.

I am the owner/editor of Facing North: A Community Resource, my web space for hundreds of reviews of books and items of interest to the Pagan/New Age/Spiritual community.

I coordinated the Review Circle for The Beltane Papers for seven years. Over the years I have contributed articles to several magazines, including SageWoman, PanGaia, newWitch, and The Blessed Bee. My work can be found online at BeliefNet, PaganNews, and London Bytes (the journal of the University of Western Ontario)

In late 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the first woman in four generations of my family to be afflicted,  and began the most unpredictable Universal Lesson my life has manifested for me. In early 2010 I went through a 12 week course chemotherapy to lessen the odds of breast cancer returning. My blog charts my progress with cancer and chemotherapy (tagged) and is open to all readers. I passed the crucial five year mark and my journey to health has been astonishing and humbling as well as hugely successful. That said, I’m still learning.

I have at least another four decades ahead of me and I intend to keep living it as fully as I can manifest.

3 thoughts on “About Lisa

  1. ramblingwoods

    I love to go read ‘the about’ sections as you never know what you will find. I don’t think I know anything about this..but I will have to take a look…interesting… Michelle

  2. Violetcrone

    Congratulations on a year… I had BC in 1980 and am still here growing into a very happy crone. Take care and know you still have lots of time to enjoy life.

  3. Laura

    Hope you are doing well. Found your editor name in what is now Curlie. (was ODP/ dmoz). Came to visit your site and say hello. The directory is up and running independently now. A lot of sites in the Pagan categories are gone and not found again. I think this is due to marketing and commercialism. There are far fewer sites which don’t try to sell something rather than exist for public information alone.

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