The Fayborn Reading List (to date)

Readers of my Fayborn novels know that the story begun by Her Unwelcome Inheritance is a story full of other stories. As my namesake character in the novel puts it, "The more stories I study, the more I become convinced that there is only one story; and that we are, all of us, engaged in telling it." At the back …

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On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Adults

My dear Lucy,I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old …

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The Eighth Square

Scheduled for release on September 25!   Dodging unwelcome encounters with the supernatural is making Petra Godfellow's freshman year very difficult. Emissaries from the imprisoned Faerie Queen are looking for her. Members of the Green Kingdom Militia watch her everywhere she goes. Worst of all, servants of James Oberon keep trying to kidnap her. All …

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Her Unwelcome Inheritance

I'm very happy to announce that my new book is out! It is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble for Kindle and Nook for $3. It's about Faerie.  Also: supernatural stalkers, family tensions, going off to school, and what to do when people you respect suddenly reveal that they believe in something absurd and impossible. …

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On the Supposed Unsuitability of Fairytales for Children

Shortly after supporting a local library event promoting fairytale literature, the folklore department at Lightfoot College received an animated communication from a very concerned mother regarding, in short, the "unsuitability of fairytales for children."  As this seems to be a rather widespread idea (I might mention the Daily Telegraph article of February 12, 2012) as well as an oddly …

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In Defense of Escape

There are still people who criticize the fantasy genre for being “escapist.” They are not wrong; they are missing the point.Readers, fans, lovers of fantasy do not return to the same shelves at the library only because we want a temporary respite from our own lives, although fantasy does offer such respites.We do not pre-order …

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