V-Something Esoterics

writing, photography, esoterica

My books Bites and Pieces of America and The Dracula Tarot are available through Lulu 
The Dracula Tarot Deck is available through my Webstore

For my latest writing visit my blog vsomethingspeaks

Visit They Draw & Cook for cupcake recipes written by me and illustrated by Anne Belov aka Bob T. Panda

I had a great time contributing to this cartoon caper!

The Case of Inspector Panda and the Petulant Princess

A Panda Chronicles Collaboration

by Bob T. Panda (aka Anne Belov)

with Laurie W. Smith & Vicky Vladic


Cordelia’s Mom, Still and Not Cordelia’s Mom hosted a fun collaborative work which I was happy to be a part of.

Published Work

Bites and Pieces of America:

Exploring food and friendship in Whidbey Island, Salem, Boothbay Harbour and Boston

Lulu, June 23, 2018

The Dracula Tarot
Lulu, May 29, 2011

Nothing Tepid About Vlad

The Age Travel, August 5, 2006

The Chocolate Faery (Cocktail Recipe)

The Age - Epicure Chocolate Book, 2006

Couscous Coffee Cake (Cake Recipe)

Herald Sun – City Style, July 2006

Numerology and Halloween

Silver Wheel, Samhain 2004

TV Teen Witches 

Silver Wheel, Samhain 2003

A Complete Guide to Night Magic (Book Review)

Silver Wheel, Spring Equinox 2003

Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark  (Book Review)

Silver Wheel, Midwinter 2003

Bewitched By Tarot

Practising the Witch’s Craft (Allen & Unwin) Feb 2003

Pathworking Death

The Magician, December 2000

Female Archetypes and the Four Phases of the Moon

The Magician, March 1999

Dare to be Different: but be prepared to walk alone

Postgraduate Handbook, La Trobe University Postgraduate Association, 1999

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Film Review)

Asian Studies Review 15, April 1991

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