Author has written 15 stories for Lloyd Alexander, Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia, and A Little Princess.
I'm 36, and I love children's books. There, I said it. Don't judge.
I am chiefly devoted to Lloyd Alexander's brilliant Chronicles of Prydain, a series loosely based on Welsh mythology that remains unfairly doomed to the lowest shelves of libraries and bookstores despite being some of the best YA fantasy ever written, critically acclaimed and Newberry-award winning. While it sometimes pains me that it languishes in obscurity while so many other, less worthy works enjoy rampant popularity, that very obscurity has had the fortunate result of keeping its fandom somewhat "purer", in terms of quality, than most, even as it has slowly grown. I started the Lloyd Alexander section on this site myself, with my first fic, Princess Diaries*, and have had the delight of watching it grow to a respectable over 100 stories, the majority of which are examples of really excellent writing. I encourage lovers of the series to explore the section in detail.
I also admin, along with adaon45, the Bards of Prydain forum, a collection of authors and readers that have formed a most enjoyable online community where we talk shop, critique, challenge and analyze all aspects of the books like the literary nerds we are. I invite any Prydain fan to join us there. We're a friendly bunch and welcome newcomers with delight. The forum waxes and wanes in liveliness, so don't be discouraged by perceived inactivity - sometimes a newbie is just the catalyst we need to wake everybody up, and I like to think we carry on a very Alexandrian theme of friendship and loyalty there.
In addition to writing, I do Prydain artwork, which you can see at my gallery. I also recently began attempting to realize the first book as a graphic novel, which you can see . (Yup, I'm THAT ONE, and no, my obsession knows no bounds).
Enjoy, all. Please don't be a wallflower. I respond to all signed reviews (this is a new resolution; don't come after me if you've left one in the past and it went unanswered) and if you leave a novel you will get a novel in return.
*qualifier, lest I come off like a complete egomaniac: I was not the first to write Prydain fanfic or post it on ff.net - there were a few floating around in the "miscellaneous" category, and there's also a separate category for Westmark, another series by the same author. I just requested the category because I didn't want Diaries to be impossible for Prydain fans to find, and because I hoped others would join in. It proved productive. :)
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