From author Kate Frieman ( This series of writer resources originated as a handout from a Toronto Romance Writers’ workshop.

Ahlquist, Diane, Life After Death, Alpha

Auset, Priestess Brandi, Goddess Guide, The, Llewellen Press

Briggs, Constance Victoria, Angels, The Encyclopedia of, Penguin

Campbell, Joseph, Hero With a Thousand Faces, The, Princeton

Campbell, Joseph, Power of myth, The, Bantam

Coghlan, Ronan, Irish Myth and Legend, Appletree

Colbert, David, Magical Worlds of Harry Potter, The, Penguin

Coleman, J. A., Mythology, Dictionary of, The, Arcturus Publishing

De Lys, Claudia, 8,414 Strange and Fascinating Superstitions, Castle Books

Farmer, David, Saints, Oxford Dictionary of, The, Oxford Press

Gill, Sam D., Native American Mythology, Dictionary of, Oxford Press

Hazlitt, W. C., Faiths & Folklore, Dictionary of, Bracken Books

Head, James G., Myth & Meaning, McDougal, Littell & Company

Joseph, Frank, Atlantis and Other Lost Worlds, Arcturus Publishing

Keightley, Thomas, World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People, The, Gramercy Books

Keith, William H., Science of the Craft, The, Citadel Press

Knight, Sirona, Complete Idiot’s Guide to Elves & Fairies, The, Alpha

Lewis, James R., Angels A to Z, Visible Ink

Lyle, M.D., D.P., Forensics: A Guide For Writers, WDB

Matthews, John & Caitlin, Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures, The Element, Harper

McBrien, Richard P., Encyclopedia of Catholicism, Harper Collins, The, Harper Collins

Monaghan, Patricia, Celtic Mythology and Folklore, Encyclopedia of, The, Checkmark Books

Nozedar, Adele, Secret Signs and Symbols, Element Encyclopedia of, The, Element

Ogden, Daniel, Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Oxford Press

Opie, Iona & Peter, Classic Fairy Tales, The, Oxford Press

O’Sullivan, Patrick V., Irish Superstitions and Legends of Animals and Birds, Mercier Press

Paul, Ltd., Routledge & Kegan, Dictionary of Symbols, A, Barnes & Noble

Sykes, Egerton, Who’s Who in Non-Classical Mythology, Dent

Wilkerson, Tanya, Persephone Returns, PageMills Press

Writer’s Digest Books: “Writer’s Essential Bookshelf,” “Howdunit” & “Behind The Scenes” Series