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Last weekend, I hopped in the car and drove to Yosemite for a weekend learning how to photograph moonbows. Yosemite in the spring has a wild, fey feel to it. And in honor of spring’s fairy energy, the ParaYourNormal twitter feed is focusing on all things fairy!

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Wanna dive into the wild world of the fae? Here are a few things I’ve written about fairies past and present, near and far! Victorians and the Fae, a mash-up of a presentation I made at Clockwork Alchemy. A fairy/steampunk pathworking (also a product of Clockwork Alchemy). Is the Natchez Trace an old fairy trail? A fairy pathworking featuring Floralia, Roman goddess of flowers.

A lot of our guest posters have also written about fairies. Author Marina Myles writes about the influence of gothic fairy tales on romance. Cornelia Amiri of the Valkyrie Vampire Ball guest posted on the vampire fairies of the Scottish highlands. And finally, we have the legend of Queen Mab and Mother Vesaria, by Isabelle Saint-Michael, author of the hilarious, The Dragon’s Guide to Slaying Virgins.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out one of my favorite sites, Faerie Magazine on Facebook. The magazine itself is lush with gorgeous fairy photography, poetry, articles and stories. The Facebook page is also good fun for fairy inspiration!

I’ll also be speaking about fairies and the modern world on May 20th in San Mateo. If you’re in the area, sign up and stop on by! (I’ll also be presenting at Clockwork Alchemy this year, but for once my presentations will be a fairy-free!)

About the Author

The Hermetic Detective Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearlyfourteen twenty years, in the fringes of the former USSR and in South-east Asia.  Her experiences abroad sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. Sign up for her newsletter to get free updates on her latest work at:


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  1. Eoin says

    Just reading a book I bought in Newgrange in Ireland a couple of years ago. Book is called The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. Written over 100 years ago by W.Y Evans-Wentz. Breifly, It mentioned fairies in Yosemite, little Red men. Has anyone ever heard any stories or fables of these before? Would love to hear replies.

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