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  • What are the fairies?
    Are they tiny, winged things that live at the bottom of the garden? Are they shadows that flit through the forest or ride, laughing, upon the wind? Are they a motley crew of wild and ragged beings, sometimes foul but often fair, that appear in all shapes and sizes, as changeable as a storm cloud, as bright as the moon? Are they creatures from a bedtime story? Fairies are all of these things and so much more. In fact, to even attempt to answer the question "What are the fairies?" is to be lost in a forest of possibilities. To me, the fairies are a mysterious, magical people, like us but not like us, who live in a secret commonwealth under the mounds and between the trees and maybe even among the stars. Betwixt and between what is known and unknown, to follow them is to both be lead astray and to find yourself in a world of enchantment and imagination. The fairies are magic.
  • What fairy books (non-fiction) do you recommend?
    The Sidhe by John Matthews The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies by Robert Kirk Ancient Legends of Ireland by Lady Wilde Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee Good Faeries, Bad Faeries by Brian Froud Gnomes by Will Huygen The Ultimate Fairies Handbook by Susannah Marriot The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by W.Y.Evans Wentz Conversations with the Sidhe by David Spangler Elves in Anglo-Saxon England by Alaric HallMore
  • What fairy fiction books do you recommend?
    ​​​​​The Crock of Gold by James Stephens The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald Fire & Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones War for the Oaks by Emma Bull Irish Folk and Fairy Tales by Michael Scott Winter Rose, Solstice Woods, The Changeling Sea, Something Rich & Strange, and the Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia A. McKillip The Moorchild by Eloise McGraw The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope An Earthly Knight by Janet McNaughton
  • What fairy movies/shows do you recommend?
    Labyrinth Legend (1985) The Dark Crystal Willow Secret of the Kells Pan's Labyrinth Spirited away Painted Skin: The Resurrection (This one doesn't have the best story but the visuals are beautiful and I liked the depiction the fox demons) Mushi-shi: Next Passage (this one is a TV show. I particularly liked the first episode, which is called Banquet at the Forest's Edge) The Last Unicorn (more about unicorns than fairies, but it has a fairy feel) Song of the Sea The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • What about fairy music?
    Fairy music is as mysterious and elusive as the fairies themselves. No one really knows what it sounds like, but all those who claim to have heard it describe it as heartbreakingly beautiful. There's one song in particular I like that has a fairy rumour around it -- Paddy's Rambles Through the Park . According to legend, a fiddler from Donegal took a shortcut through a fairy fort late at night and overheard this music (or something like it) winding up from underground. If you'd like to hear some music I like with a fairy feel, check out this playlist I created on my channel.
  • What is your novel about and when will it be available to read?
    My novel is a young adult fantasy about a teenaged girl named Nelly who comes from a family with a history of mysterious deaths. And if that's not enough, the town she grew up in is said to be one of the most haunted places in the world. Coincidence? The townspeople don't think so. They blame Nelly and her freaky family for all their ghostly troubles. But when a couple of fairies attack Nelly's grandmother, she realizes that ghosts are the least of this town's problems. Now, to save her grandmother and the town, Nelly must venture into the strange and twisted world of the fairies and there face the truth about the town, her family and herself. The novel will be called The Ghosts of Nothing and will give you an idea of what I imagine the fairy world to be like along with a magical and slightly shivery adventure with the same feel as my channel. My plan is to release it before the spring of 2022. I wish it could be sooner, but there are all sorts of details to work out between then and now. But it'll be so exciting when I finally get to share it with you!
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