Silver Ravenwolf was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as Jenine E, Trayer on September 11, 1956. Her wildly successful career as a pagan author began with short stories and how-tos. Her first book was published in 1991. With the introduction oh her books To Ride a Silver Broomstick and Teen Witch, she became wildly popular with young Wiccan readers. Young people seemed to like the lighthearted anything but traditional take on witchcraft.
It was that lighthearted approach that likely caused Silver Ravenwolf to become one of the most controversial pagan authors of her era. With the introduction of Silver Ravenwolf’s Teen Witch Kit, she may well have become one of the most hated author in the pagan community. Many felt for Wicca and witchcraft to be taken seriously it could not be sweetened, condensed and sold in a box which doubled as a cardboard alter. But with controversy came fame.
Silver Ravenwolf would never be embraced br Gardenerians, Alexandrians, or other old school traditions of witchcraft. She would never be loved by the echo feminist witchcraft crowd. Few who followed in the footsteps of great pagan world changers like Starhawk would ever do much but step around the Teen Witch Kit. But it and products like it served a tremendous purpose. In just one generation, witches went from being satanic to being silly. From being feared to being funny. As it would turn out, there were a great many consumers who benefited from that sort of product. As a result, her career was launched.
As a result of her rapidly growing career as author and public witch, Silver Ravenwolf was interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report and other newspapers. She has been featured on PBS, A & E, and other TV and radio broadcasts.
Witchcraft would not be where it is today without Silver Ravenwolf.