Amber Barnes is a psychic medium, tarot card reader, candle and jewelry maker, paranormal investigator, softball mom, and eclectic witch from deep in the heart of Texas. She runs an Etsy shop. When not at the softball fields for her girls, she enjoys studying various magickal subjects with a nice cup of hot herbal tea by the fire. She has practiced mostly as a solitary practitioner, but now is a member of Raven Oak Coven near her hometown. While surviving in the wilds of suburbia, she enjoys gardening, baking, attracting the local wildlife such as songbirds, squirrels, rabbits, and crows to her small HOA-approved backyard, and of course reading.
Judy Blackstone is a long-time practicing astrologer, numerologist, and tarot reader. She is the author of Opening Your Cosmic Toolbox and the former owner/operator of Jupiter's Door, a metaphysical bookstore in northern Ohio..
Elizabeth Hazel is an astrologer, tarotists, author and speaker. Her books include Tarot Decoded (Weiser, 2004), The Whispering Tarot deck and book (Kozmic Kitchen Press, 2008), Little Book of Fixed Stars, Antiscia: Secrets in the Mirror, and Twelve-House Tarot Spreads (Kozmic Kitchen Press 2020). She contributes articles to professional astrology journals. Liz is an active speaker at tarot and astrology conferences around the country. She is a long-time board member of SMARRT, the Ann Arbor Chapter of NCGR. Liz lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her spoiled kitties and enjoys gardening, art and music. Contact her through her website at www.kozmickitchenpress.com.
Lisa Mc Sherry is the author of several books, including Magickal Connections: Creating a Lasting and Healthy Spiritual Group and The Virtual Pagan: Exploring Wicca and Paganism Through the Internet, a contributor to a number of anthologies, including Magic on the Edge and the Pop Culture Grimoire, Lisa has many articles published in SageWoman, Witches & Pagans, and other publications. The High Priestess and Founder of JaguarMoon Coven, she is also the editor of Facing North. Her personal website is: cybercoven.org.
Rowan Moonstone grew up Southern Baptist, but got better! She "studied a family tradition of Witchcraft with two ladies in Oklahoma City from the Ozarks, Erin Angel and Gracie Weber. Angel was an astrologer and Gracie did tarot. The tradition they handed on to me was like nothing I’ve ever seen before, internally consistent, but fragmentary, and heavily overlaid with Christianity. . . but it WORKS! I later trained in the Georgian Tradition of Wicca and took all three degrees of initiation under Georgia, their HPS in Oklahoma. I later was HPS of Silver Acorn Circle in OKC. When Silver Acorn wanted to be a more open public circle, several of us broke off and formed Coven Amber Moon. I served as HPS of Amber Moon until I moved to Colorado in 1989. In 1986, she discovered the Fidonet community online and joined Magicknet which later became PODSNET. Many of the things I shared there are now to be found in the “Riders of the Crystal Wind BOS” online. While living in Colorado, she formed Bristlecone Glen in Colorado Springs, which existed for several years before breaking up. Took a few years off and then formed Anam Taith which again, lasted for several years before she retired.In the late 80s and early 90s, I was part of the anti-defamation efforts to counteract the “Satanic Panic”, and monitored anti pagan activities by the Christian right. I was the person who discovered and exposed the infamous “File 18” newsletter and eventually formed and wrote a newsletter to counteract such misinformation called “CultWatch Response”. At its height, CWR was read in 6 countries. She is now retired, but still practices privately and is active on Facebook, still keeping in touch with many of the people sheI met in the old Fidonet days long before the Internet."
Larissa Carlson Viana is an art school dropout with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese. She works in a helping profession in which it is best to bite one's tongue. In her spare time she is a mother, an amateur artist and an explorer. An erstwhile book worm, she enjoys chewing on a good story.