Ceallaigh's Blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


Rebecca Buchanan recently gave me the opportunity to discuss Folklore & Fiction's 2018 inception as the first online folklore scholarship project aimed at storytellers. I also discussed my Pagan spirituality and practice, my forthcoming play and EP, the folklore of folk metal, and a few other things. Thank you, Rebecca, and thank you, ev0ke!

Monday, December 2, 2019

On the last night of When Words Collide, Joshua Pantalleresco graciously offered to interview me about my writing and academic careers. We sat in the lobby of the hotel and had a great chat, which evolved into a discussion of bullying and scapegoating in the writing community via my negative experience at Clarion some years ago. Afterward, we considered cutting that part of the interview, even though I don't provide details about my experience, and it isn't my intention to call the offending parties out for their misconduct. But in light of the recent revelation that Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savoy of Chiaroscuro Press have been abusing the good will of writers for years, I thought it was important to elevate the overall conversation about these issues of bullying, scapegoating, and the exploitation of unequal power in the writing community. Specifically, I care that listeners understand there are often long-term impacts of these behaviours upon the creative lives of writers.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I've been interviewed by Clare O'Connor for the January 2016 edition of Eastword, a printed publication of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rhonda Parrish begins a "Fractured Friday" blog series with my B is for Broken contributor interview. Check it out!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A. L. (Alex) Butcher of the excellent Library of Erana recently interviewed me on the topics of narration and writing. That interview is live now. Thanks very much, Alex! You'll find the interview here.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rebecca Buchanan of the excellent Eternal Haunted Summer recently interviewed me for its Spring Equinox 2015 issue. That interview is live now. Thanks very much, Rebecca! You'll find the interview here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Piper Perry at the Pagan Writers Community reached out to me recently and offered to feature my work in the PWC Author Spotlight. That interview is live now. Many thanks to Piper and the whole PWC crew for making such a generous offer! You'll find the interview here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The lovely Jolene Dawe has interviewed me for her Celebrating Pagan Fiction series. You can read the interview here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I've been interviewed by Deborah Blake! Check it out here.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I've been interviewed by Rebecca Buchanan for Eternal Haunted Summer! Check it out here.

Folklore Genre Series

2019 Newsletters

January 2019
Introduction to Folklore Genres
February 2019
What is a myth?
March 2019
What is a legend?
April 2019
What is a memorate?
May 2019
What is a personal experience narrative?
June 2019
Summer Solstice Newsletter 2019
July 2019
What is a ballad?
August 2019
What is a märchen?
September 2019
What is a fable?
October 2019
What is a tall tale?
November 2019
What is a ritual?
December 2019
Winter Solstice Newsletter 2019

2020 Newsletters

January 2020
What is a rite of passage?
February 2020
What is a superstition?
March 2020
What is a charm?
March 2020
Folklore & Fiction Supplement: Keeping a Journal in Uncertain Times
April 2020
What is a curse?
May 2020
What is a folk custom?
June 2020
Summer Solstice Newsletter 2020
July 2020
What is material culture?
August 2020
What is a conspiracy theory?
September 2020
What is language and verbal lore?
October 2020
What is child lore?
November 2020
What is performance?
December 2020
Winter Solstice Newsletter 2020

ATU Tale Type Series

2021 Dispatches

January 2021
Introduction to the ATU Tale Types
February 2021
ATU 60 "Fox and Crane Invite Each Other"
March 2021
ATU 365 "The Dead Bridegroom Carries off His Bride"
April 2021
ATU 780 "The Singing Bone"
April 2021
ATU 780 "The Singing Bone" Supplement
May 2021
ATU 852 "Lying Contest"
June 2021
Summer Solstice Dispatch 2021
July 2021
ATU 1096 "Sewing Contest"
August 2021
ATU 1284 "Person Does Not Know Himself" and 1326 "Moving the Church"
September 2021
ATU 2014 "Chains Involving Contradictions or Extremes"
October 2021
ATU 113B "The Cat as Sham Holy Man"
November 2021
ATU 450 "Little Brother and Little Sister"