Author has written 17 stories for Lloyd Alexander, Star Wars, Chronicles of Narnia, A Little Princess, and Black Cauldron.
I'm 37, and I love children's books. There, I said it. Don't judge.
My first love is Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, a series loosely based on Welsh mythology, unfairly doomed to the lowest shelves of libraries and bookstores despite being critically acclaimed and Newberry-award winning. While its obscurity pains me, especially while so many other, less worthy works enjoy rampant popularity, that very obscurity has kept its fandom somewhat "purer" in 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 more than 100 stories, the majority of which are examples of excellent writing.
I also admin, along with adaon45, the Bards of Prydain forum, a collection of authors and readers that have formed an online community where we talk shop, critique, challenge and analyze all aspects of the books like the literary nerds we are. We're a friendly bunch and welcome newcomers with delight, so if you are a fan of the series, feel free to pop in. Liveliness waxes and wanes, 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 create Prydain artwork, which you can see at my gallery. I also recently began to interpret 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. While I hope I am above begging for reviews, they do certainly help to motivate. All creators like to be acknowledged. 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 Lloyd Alexander category in hopes that it would make the stories easier to find.
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