Serene Conneeley – Blessed Bee Books – is an Australian writer with a fascination for history, travel, ritual and the myth and magic of ancient places and cultures. She has written for magazines about news, travel, health, spirituality, entertainment and social and environmental issues, is editor of several preschool magazines, and has contributed to international books on history, witchcraft, psychic development and personal transformation.
She is the author of five non-fiction books – Seven Sacred Sites: Magical Journeys That Will Change Your Life, A Magical Journey: Your Diary of Inspiration, Adventure and Transformation, Witchy Magic, Mermaid Magic and The Book of Faery Magic – and creator of the meditation CD Sacred Journey.
The acclaimed Into the Mists Trilogy was her first foray into fiction, and she is currently finishing two more Into the Mists Chronicles.
Serene is a reconnective healing practitioner, and has studied magical and medicinal herbalism, bereavement counselling, reiki and many other healing modalities, plus politics and journalism. She loves reading books, chasing rainbows, working out, drinking tea with her friends and celebrating the phases of the moon and the magic of the earth.
Her pagan heart blossomed as she danced in stone circles, drank sacred plant medicine with shamans in the jungle, hiked through volcanoes to meet the goddess, walked in the footsteps of druids, kings and queens on an ancient pilgrimage, swam with wild dolphins in the Pacific, performed a dawn ritual inside the Great Pyramid and explored the powerful earth energy of Uluru with Anangu elders – and she’s also learned the magic of finding true happiness and peace at home.