Autumn has Arrived and Life is Busy

Day light savings has finally ended this weekend and now the autumn’s arrival is starting to be more noticeable, even if the temperature seems to say otherwise.

March has been a rather busy month for me. It commenced with me taking part in what was billed as the “largest online magical conference in the world”, that being WitchCon, over the weekend of 5 to 7 March 2021 (8 March here in Australia). My presentation on Exploring the Shadowy Realms of the Dark Goddess was well received with some 40 watching live despite me being up against a number of other presenters including Laurie Cabot, “Salem’s resident witch”. As all the presentations were recorded, from what I understand you can still purchase tickets which will entitle you to unlimited access to all the 90 odd presentations.

For the remainder of March I seemed to be manning my LunaNoire Creations stall at various markets around Adelaide and the surrounds, with still more markets taking place over the coming months.

My book, Encountering the Dark Goddess: A Journey into the Shadow Realms, was finally released at the end of March so copies are now available through all the usual outlets. If your local bookshop doesn’t stock it, they now can contact their distributor to do that. Signed copies are available directly through me.

On Good Friday, I joined Jo Avalon with her Cuppa Chat that should be made available on her web site, Avalon by Nature, soon. And in a couple of weeks I will be sitting down the wonderful Lucy Cavendish for her Witchcast.

As the cooler weather approaches, it seems the perfect time to start getting crafty. May dates have been set for a number of practical crafting workshops including the Making a Witch’s Protection Bottle and the Sacred Scents – Incense Making workshops being held back to back over one weekend. This means that if you book in for both workshops, I will give you a discount.

In June I will be taking part in MoonCon, a free weekend event consisting of talks, panels and live Q&A sessions hosted by Moon Books, the publishers of my most recent books. The event will be live streamed on Moon Book’s Facebook page and I will be forming a panel with Julie Brett and Jane Meredith, two other Australia authors, on Sunday, 6 June at 10am (British time) which equates to around 6.30pm Adelaide times.

Later in June I will be running the Spells, Amulets and Talismans workshop that was postponed last year due to COVID. This will be followed up in July with a workshop on Poppet or Attraction Doll making.

Once August comes around, that will mean the official release of Contemporary Witchcraft: Foundational Practices for a Magical Life, my second book to be published through Moon Books. If you are not able to wait until August, I have pre-release copies of this book also available through LunaNoire Creations.

As if all this is not enough, I am also in the process of designing better and more topical videos for my YouTube channel. It is just finding the time at the moment. However if there are specific topics that you would like me to discuss, please subscribe to the channel and let me know.

All this activity is setting the foundations for something that is slowly starting to manifest behind the scenes, with the proposed birth around the spring equinox. If you are interested in finding out more, make sure that you follow the Temple of the Dark Moon on Facebook.

Blessings, Frances