The Baba Yaga is one of my favourite mythic characters, and she seems to be making a bit of a cultural reemergence, so I thought I'd share a few contemporary books where she plays a starring role. Out recently is Sophie Anderson's wonderful The House on Chicken Legs. I loved it so much. It's a delightful…Read more Baba Yaga Books
Last Thursday, Castlemaine Library hosted the first launch of Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women. About seventy people came along and shared the celebration, one that's been several years in the making. The wonderful Carmel Bird gave the launch speech and began: Once in a kingdom far far away there lived…Read more Castlemaine Launch
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!