General details

  • jlorian

  • English

In short

  • Folks like to ask me if I'm Wiccan. That answer would be no. 

    I'm just an old fashioned Kitchen Witch.  Most of my so called glamour can be found in my cabinets yet it's impact can be widely felt.  Tools are fun but not necessarily necessary. 

    Life dances with me constantly.  It only becomes truly complicated when I try to lead.  It has taught me that all I own is intellectual; if I can put it down it was never really mine.  The flip side to that is, what is mine can never be put down and, therefore, can never be lost.

    Read deeper into what I write if you would do more than scratch the surface; if you would know the writer.  Life really is just a dream,  you know.



  • At ten I was on a children's tv show where I preempted Simon Says by singing my rendition of Leaving on a Jet Plane in its entirety, much to the comical horror of the host. 

    Winner of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest way back in high school, I have won numerous poetry contests that have landed my work in an anthology or two.  Currently working on a (forgive the term) gothic romance novel and a children's book, I also have a book of poetry that I hope to have published.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Children's, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: Art, Architechture & Photography, History, Humor

    Poetry: General

  • The Red Tent, the Gunslinger Series except the end...what was that?? EarthSea Trilogy, most of Stephen King. Wuthering heights before recent literary drivel made it fashionable.  Mooses Come Walking.  Christmas ghost stories up to and including A Christmas Carol.  Great Expectations. I also like books on alternative spirituality as well as books on spiritualism and occultism from the 19th century.  They make wonderful food for thought.  Zen Speaks, A Tale of the I Ching, Many Lives Many Masters, The Operator's Manual for Planet Earth, The Prophet Kahlil Gibran, The Beginners Guide for the Recently Deceased, Good Omens
  • True life ghost stories of New England as research and inspiration for a story I'm writing.
  • my front porch.
  • Fiction: Short Story

    Poetry: General

  • God.  But only for a day.
  • Poe, Twain, Morrison, King, Dickens, Shakespeare, Both Brontes, Longfellow Steinbeck, Guthrie, Seuss, among others.