Josephine Winter is a writer, teacher and geek from provincial Victoria, Australia. She has been involved in her local Pagan community for over a decade, helping out with organising the Mount Franklin Pagan Gathering for Beltane each year.
More recently Josie co-founded the Pagan Collective of Victoria, a state wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to networking, dialogue and fellowship between Pagans of all traditions in her home state.
After winning a national youth writing completion at 17, Josie worked as a director and writer for theatre groups in her area while she attained her Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing and Editing) and later a Bachelor of Education with majors in Literacy, History/Anthropology and Performing Arts.
Josie currently works as a teacher and freelance writer. Her writing projects currently include a novel and two screenplays. In terms of Paganism and writing, Josie’s interests include promoting the history, diversity and vibrancy of Australia’s Pagan community to the world in a factual, well-informed manner. She has presented workshops on community building in Victoria and interstate at the Australian Wiccan Conference.
Josie shares a little blue house in the bush with a hairy heathen, a dog, chickens and lots of books. You can see more of her writing on her blog, Winter’s Tidings.