New BOOK Coming Soon!

“In the fall of the year, when the leaves were blushing red in the sunshine and the trees were yawning and stretching and shaking loose from the apples and acorns and chestnuts they had been carrying all summer, I left my cottage and walked the seven miles to Witherly, a little village on the edge…

Of Bullfrogs and Snapdragons: Coming Fall 2019

Hedgehogs, O most faithful of readers, make excellent writing companions. I would not admit this to anyone but you, for some of my friends would be terribly jealous if they thought that I was choosing favorites. Belinda Munkindot, who I am sure that you remember from my previous letters, would fly into the most ridiculous…

FREE BOOKS: Last Day!

Hello, my friends! Friendly reminder that today is the LAST DAY that my books, Of Mice and Fairies and The Birdwoman, will be FREE on Amazon. Of Mice and Fairies is a charming collection of fairy tales written by a forest witch, in the form of a series of letters to her niece. They spin…

Woodpiles, FREE Books, and Snowy Mornings

My house has a wood burning stove. It’s beautiful. I love it. In the evenings before I go to bed, I light a fire and turn off all the lights and watch the firelight flicker on my wood floor and let all the heaviness of the day slid off. Then, if it’s cold enough, I…

Free BOOKS!

  Today, we are celebrating! Several things, in fact. Firstly, it is November. And we have snow. And I love snow, especially when I know my woodpile is going to last me through the month. That is definitely a good feeling. Secondly, this blog recently passed its one year anniversary, AND reached 100 followers! YAY!…

In Which Wignilian is Heroic

I must be completely honest with you, dearest of readers, and admit that the old mill down by the pond is not really a part of Bushkyn Hollow. It is, in fact, in a different part of the forest altogether, and one must walk quite ten minutes from one to the other. But the mill…

In Which Belinda Meets Her Neighbors

I’ve told you about Belinda Munkindot, have I not? I’ve told you about her sweet button nose and her dreadful vanity and her most appalling foolishness. I must have, because, to tell you the truth, she would be absolutely livid if she thought that I had forgotten to tell of all her adventures. She does…

Of Mice and Fairies

Today, my new book, Of Mice and Fairies, is being released to the world. It’s very exciting. And intimidating. But mostly exciting. My gorgeous, wonderful, talented sister, E. Noel, illustrated Of Mice and Fairies for me. She’s an artist. Like, a real one. It’s super cool. My mom always told us that we should publish…

Of Mice and Lilies

This story, as with all the very best and greatest stories, begins with an impossibility. After all, I am telling this story, and I have seen a great many impossibilities in my time. It comes of being a dreamer, and of thinking like a writer. All writers deal in impossibilities, of course. It’s how we…