Word has come to us that author Bronwen Forbes passed away on April 10th from a heart attack, she was battling cancer and on chemotherapy drugs at the time. Forbes was the author of “Make Merry In Step and Song: A Seasonal Treasury of Music, Mummer’s Plays & Celebrations in the English Folk Tradition” and the forthcoming “The Small-Town Pagan’s Survival Guide: How to Thrive in Any Community,” both from Llewellyn Worldwide.
“Just found out a dear author of mine, Bronwen Forbes, passed away last night. Her family and friends all mourn her passing, and her new book is on the way to the printer right now… as she would have wanted. So, so sad.” – Elysia Gallo, Acquisitions Editor for Witchcraft, Wicca, Pagan, and magickal books at Llewellyn.
Tributes to Bronwen have been pouring in on her Facebook wall since her husband, Alex, announced her passing.
“May she go forth shining and my love and memory bless her loved ones.” – Ivo Dominguez Jr.
Forbes was a co-founder of the Free Spirit Alliance, a spiritual networking organization serving the Pagan and Pantheist religious communities. In addition to her books with Llewellyn, Bronwen also wrote a humorous Pagan-themed fiction novel, and several pieces for Pagan magazines and web sites like Circle Magazine and Witchvox.
My condolences go out to her husband, daughter, friends, and extended family. May she rest in the arms of the Goddess.