|At a druid gathering with my first lap harp|
|At the book launch for In the Moors|
t felt like a good idea, so I started writing. Once I’d sent a draft to my agent, I created a piece of magic to send it on its way. This, like the ceramic tile, was a physical act, which I hid in a small golden casket (that I found in a charity shop – not really gold, of course!). On that equally magical day when my agent rang to say that I’d been offered a three-book contract, I dismantled the items inside the golden casket.
|The first Shaman Mystery, available from Amazon|
Interested in magic? You can find every spell known (almost) in The Element Encyclopaedia of 500 Spells by Judoka Illes (Element Books). You can read more about British Shamanism in Singing the Soul Back Home by Caitlin Matthews (Connections Book Publishing) and more about the history of druidry in Blood and Mistletoe, by Ronald Hutton. Also try the website for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids