Diana L. Paxson


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Diana L. Paxson (born 1943) is a novelist and author of nonfiction, primarily in the fields of Paganism and Heathenism. Her published works include fantasy and historical fiction novels, as well as numerous short stories. More recently she has also published nonfiction books about Pagan and Heathen religions and practices.

In addition to her multiple novels and collaborations, she has written over seventy short stories. Her best-known works are the Westria novels, and the later books in the Avalon series, which she first co-wrote with Marion Zimmer Bradley, then took over sole authorship of after Bradley's death.

Paxson was nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards twice, in 1989 for the "White Raven" and in 1983 for "Lady of Light".

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Hail Great Washington

So this morning, in honor of Washington's actual birth date, I put on my playlist of Revolutionary War period music, starting with the "President's March", which celebrates Washington and the heroes of the Revolution. It is hard to realize how revered Washington was in this country's early days. And the amazing thing is, he seems to have deserved it. He may not have been the greatest general, but Read more of this blog post »
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“Dreams have the power to make real what the heart desires.”
Diana L. Paxson, Master of Earth and Water
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“I will give you a sheath worthy of your sword.”
Diana L. Paxson, The Dragons of the Rhine

“Go through the gate. Let our love support you through your own self-judgment. Over you the dark shall have no power. Farewell—we release you into the Lady’s waiting arms. . . .”
Diana L. Paxson, The Book of the Stone



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