About the author

Philipp J. Kessler

Philipp J. Kessler is a man of many hats.  An accomplished High Priest in the Covenant of Kernunnos Tradition, Phil has been an active practitioner for 25 years and has followed his passion for knowledge by climbing the ivory tower of the written word, from some of the oldest available works to modern, in the moment writings.  

This desire for knowledge has led him to change his hat to pursue another passion, which is broadcasting.  He has been co-host of the longest-running pagan radio show, Murphy’s Magic Mess, for 10 years and has been co-host of Pagan-Musings on Blog Talk Radio for 9 and a half years, and co-host of Lavender Hill, a weekly LGBTQIA news show on KZUM public radio for 8 years.  

Phil changes his hat and is an editor and the founder of Saturn Returns Publishing.

He turns around again, changing his hat as he does, and he is an author of pagan fiction & poetry, with many stories in different genres (from horror to speculative historical fiction) in the works. His first title in the Dark of the Moon, New Beginnings series, Backfire, came out on April 1, 2017, quickly followed by volume two in that series, Waterfall, on May 1. Book two, Landslide, in the series, was released on August 21 of the same year. He’s hard at work on book four, Tornado, and expects to have it out shortly after the first of 2019.

Current projects include several anthology projects with Hydra Productions, A Writer For Life, and Stained Glass Publishing, as well as a number under Saturn Returns. He is also engaged in a handful of group-write and co-author projects. At last count, he has 50 projects due out by November 2021.

But most of all, he wears the hat of butler to his 3 feline rulers, tending to their every need with utmost devotion.

Look forward to much more coming from this energetic and thoughtful author...he will be producing marvelous works as long as the hats hold out...and the cats let him!