If you're anything like me, you use podcasts to get you through the day - out walking, in the car, cooking dinner: all the stuff where sometimes it's great just to have some else's voice in your head for a while! I also spend a lot of time at the computer working with images and,…Read more Seven Podcasts for Fairy Tale Lovers
The creation of a book is often likened to the birth of a baby - it's a simile that works well, because really, that's exactly what it is. When authors call their books their "book baby", they are likening their creation to something they have nurtured from conception to birth, and has a deep connection…Read more Proof of a dream
Behind the scenes, Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, is shaping up beautifully. The book design is complete and we're now nibbling our nails in anticipation of the first proofs. Here's a sneak peek: And here's another: In exciting news, a proof will be going to the Frankfurt Book Fair…Read more Proof copies are on the way!
A terrific post from Sharon Blackie about women working together. The tale 'Kate Crackernuts', retold in Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, is a noteworthy example of this in which Katie helps her stepsister Lady Kate.
We hope that Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women will encourage people to rethink the fairy tales they have always known. Many people think of princess tales as the standard, but looking back through the history of fairy tales, you'll find many stories of women who slayed dragons, rescued princes and…Read more Twice Upon a Time: books that will make you rethink Fairy Tales
When you look at Lorena's illustrations, do you see paint? Ink? Paper cut outs? Her work is certainly inspired by the incredible pen and ink illustrations of Arthur Rackham and the watercolour and cut-out works of Jan Pienkowski, but she uses an altogether different method. In an extract from a conference paper she recently gave…Read more The Illustration Process
Inspired by Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women, we've trawled the Internet to seek out a range of gifts for the folklore and fairy tale lover in your life. From the stunning to the quirky, we're sure there's at least one thing here that will thrill its recipient. 1. Baba Yaga…Read more 10 gift ideas for folklore & fairy tale lovers