Newest Book Debuts!

EXCITING NEWS!  JoAnne’s newest book, The Official Faerie Cookbook, is here!


She will debut the cookbook at the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, with a percentage of sales going directly to help the Farm. After the Festival you can also order the cookbook directly. Full details and ordering information can be found here  Below is just one of the easy and scrumptious recipes included in the cookbook. Buy the book and start your culinary adventure today!

Cheesy Sprite Wings

12-16 Servings


3 ounces shredded Mexican 4-cheese mixture

1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

Dash garlic powder

Dash cayenne


  1. Distribute shredded cheese evenly over the bottom of a large skillet.
  2. Very lightly season with garlic powder and cayenne. Sprinkle caraway seeds over the top.
  3. Cook over medium heat until cheese forms small holes where it bubbles, and becomes crispy, about 10 minutes. If cooked too long it will begin to burn; not long enough and it will not be crisp.
  4. Slide from skillet onto cutting board. Cut into 12-16 triangle-shaped slices or “wings” with a pizza cutter or knife.  Serve warm or at room temperature.


Other semi-hard cheeses may be used.  Harder ones like Parmesan will work better.  Nokkelost is tasty, too! The caraway seeds can be omitted, if desired.


JoAnne’s Fae alter ego, Fabularia, is publishing The Official Faerie Cookbook! Watch for details about the exciting crowdfunding effort for the book! Raise money that will also benefit Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA!

New Cookbook!

New Cookbook!

Food is so important to Fae folk that much of their time revolves around planning and preparing their feasts.  They love to try unique and interesting dishes, and they are always ready for something new to cross their table.  This book is a treasure trove of Fae culinary delights, with over one hundred recipes!  Many of the recipes are inspired by the amazing dishes I have tasted at the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm and other Faerie Festivals up and down the East coast. Quite a few of them are vegetarian, but can be easily adapted for non-vegetarian (i.e., meat) palates, or for vegans, as well. A number of lactose-free and gluten-free recipes have also been included.  Nearly all have been consumed with relish by my own family!  Every cook will be able to follow the easy-to-read step-by-step instructions to create Fae deliciousness!

Yule Night Lullaby

Yule Night Lullaby      


When the wind blows through the pine boughs,

may it rock you fast asleep,

fill your dreams with velvet visions,

fill your heart with true belief.

I will sing of winter journeys

as the moon rides through the sky,

sing a song of ancient wisdom,

sing a Yule Night lullaby.


May the secret of the Holly

show the way through sacred stones,

give you courage and conviction,

give protection as you roam.

As the harp strings turn the Great Wheel,

spinning stars in veiled designs,

bringing music with their magick,

bring a Yule Night lullaby.


Now the Stag joins with the Archer

so his arrows bring no harm,

as the Green Man and the woodlands

hold you softly safe and warm.

May the Goddess lead you lightly

with the Sidhe and all the Fae,

through the labyrinth of the Solstice

with a Yule Night lullaby.


© 12/12 JD

New U.S. Poet Laureate


Stacia M. Fleegal

York Daily Record multiplatform journalist

Charles Wright, a native of Tennessee, author of 24 collections of poetry and winner of a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a Bollingen Prize, has been appointed the next poet laureate of the United States.

According to The Washington Post, “In an advance copy of Thursday’s announcement, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington said, ‘Charles Wright is a master of the meditative, image-driven lyric. Wright’s body of work combines a Southern sensibility with an allusive expansiveness, for moments of singular musicality.’”

Learn more about Charles Wright by visiting The Poetry Foundation, or by picking up a copy of one of his books. The author himself, in the Post’s story, recommends 1984′s “The Other Side of the River” and his most recently published book, “Caribou.”

Maya Angelou Passes

Today I am too sad for words, too sad to write anything poetically.  Maya Angelou not only inspired so many of us, her words were some of the most powerful and moving things I have ever heard or read.  We all lament her passing, and we all strive to be half the poet she was.

“Listen to yourself, and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God”—Maya Angelou’s final message

A Song for the Faeries

I wrote this song to celebrate the incredible experience of the Fairie Festival—enjoy!

Spoutwood Faerie Song

Come out, sweet Faeries, come out to play,

To celebrate Spring and the month of May.

The Green Man proclaimed a Festival day

For frolic and fun, both Mortals and Fae.


We’ll gather the Tribes from far and near:

Woodland and River will surely appear,

Mountain and Meadow, their air so clear

Bid welcome to Nature’s royalty dear.


Flitting and feasting and bubbles for some.

The Green Men protect and bless as they roam.

Fiddle and harp and pipes and drum

Delight King and Queen and all those who come.


The Bards will tell tales and stories of old:

Courage, adventure, and journeys unfold,

Copper bells gleaming and fortunes foretold

As Beltaine fires flame and turn all to gold.


“Kubiando” will echo all through the glade,

Music and dancing and wings arrayed,

Embers and Magick to light our way.

So come out, dear Faeries, come out and play!

© JD

A Rainy April Night

Sometimes I wish I could just sit down and write poetry, instead of setting up all this social media stuff—poems are much more fun!  Ah, well, it’s for a good cause if it gets the word out there.  So much wonderful poetry and writing information, and so many events!  I love that I am getting to meet new people who have such interesting and diverse points of view! 🙂