Welcome to the website of writer Jamie Wood. Jamie is a free spirit in search of the transcendence from riding the Backside of the Wind.  She writes stories, articles, blogs, and books to inspire and encourage her readers, just as much as she plays with the swirling of words to understand the mysterious unfolding of life. Dive in and learn about her books, wanderlust adventures, articles and Goddess Workshops.


Jamie Wood has a gypsy’s spirit and a writer’s soul. There is nothing more fun for her than playing with the muse.. preferably on the road, in nature, with the wind in her hair and pencil wrapped in there somewhere.

Jamie has authored eight books. She has written The Wicca Cookbook with the help of Tara Seefeldt, Ph.D. in Early Modern European History. Next came The Hispanic Baby Name Book and an active pursuit of promoting literature, participating and speaking at the Latino Book and Family Festival, the Festival of Books at UCLA, elementary schools, and other writers’ events. She hosted a cooking show treatment (The Cauldron, produced y Sci-Fi Channel), received an international award for Best International Reference Book, and has taught earth spirituality at retreats, specialty shops, and festivals.

Over the years six other books, The Teen Spell Book, The Wicca Herbal, The Enchanted Diary, Latino Writers and Journalists, Rogelia’s House of Magic, and Faerie’s Guide to Green Magick in the Garden, (also available in French) followed suit.

Jamie currently writes a travel blog, Backside of the Wind: Gypsy Wanderings from Behind the Orange Curtain and for Cali Communications. She has hosted retreats and workshops on earth spirituality and writing across California and the Fiji Islands. Recently she teaches classes at the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium and ongoing workshops as part of the Return to Self Workshop Series. She is now a regular columnist for Witches & Pagan Magazine with her column Herbal Journeys. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Depth Psychology and will be teaching and speaking at a town near you very soon.

Contact: jamie@jamiewood.com


Exploring the world from an ever-widening sense of appreciation for community, culture and nature, Jamie Wood crafts articles of passion, connection and insight.

sky and meOC Family Magazine: On the Road to Oregon: A Costa Mesa mom forges a new connection with her teenage son as they travel the Pacific Coast.
I tossed a canvas bag of fruit from the Costa Mesa farmers market behind the driver’s seat and took off with my oldest son Skyler for our first one-on-one road trip. My car was packed with sleeping bags, a tent, water and clothes; and we headed north for a drive along the California coast to Oregon…read more

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Photo Courtesy of Nature Commission

Daily Pilot Commentary: Banning Ranch Warrants Protection from Development
What is Banning Ranch? Banning Ranch, the last large, open land in private hands on the Southern California coast, is in danger of irrevocable damage. The wild 400 acres sits along the Santa Ana River on the west and Superior Avenue on the East, near Newport Beach city limits…read more

Orange Coast Magazine: A Fading Scent

One of my first sexual experiences was in an Irvine orange grove. I can still remember the intoxicating scent of orange blossoms mixing with the pungent aroma of rotting fruit….read more

Backyard BeesEdible OC: What’s the Buzz with Backyard Buzzers?

The buzz of a bee happily working a copious, vibrantly-colored garden is a wondrous spring and summertime sound. Unfortunately due to the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) the hum of bees isn’t as ubiquitous as it once…read more

Brewing Craft Beer low resEdible OC: Brewing Craft Beer in the OC

Enjoying craft beer at our local breweries has become a viable means of supporting community and the creativity that ensues. The trend for the local breweries in Orange County is growing and each has a unique style and something different to offer…read more

MediaEdible OC: Does Media Inspire or Discourage Healthy Eating

Whether or not traditional or social media influences our eating habits is barely a question. We wouldn’t have an influx of food programs on radio and television, a plethora of foodie bloggers and magazines if the business model wasn’t working…read more

edible ocEdible OC: Pioneers of Health

Meet Seven catalysts who brought health consciousness to Orange County. Does following your passion create a healthy food system? It certainly can if you weave together enthusiasm for a healthy lifestyle…read more

Edible OC: GMOS What are they and Why Should We Care?gmos

“All eyes are on California,” says Pam Larry, who initiated the California Right to Know campaign in support of Proposition 37. On the ballot this November, Proposition 37  would require the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs)…read more

Sage Woman MagSageWoman Magazine: The Healing Cloak of Womanhood

The three of us – my cousin Elise, Aunt Judyth and I – exited HIghway 101 onto a dusty, dirt road. We bumped over a stream that tumbled over rocks and moss, a jack rabbit calming watching us drive by. Sage Woman article


Jamie has written and published eight books that explore cooking, gardening, herbal medicine, earth spirituality and her Mexican inheritance.

Click on any of the books to purchase on Amazon.

The Wicca Cookbook and The Teen Spell Book are now available as e-books!


Magickal Nonfiction Books


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Hispanic Nonfiction Books

Latino_Writers_&_JournalistsThe Hispanic Baby Name Book: Como te Llamas, Baby?

Magickal Hispanic Novel and Book Trailer

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