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AUTHORS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART
- Neil Gaiman– His curly hair is full of STORIES and SECRETS. You can read his blog here and follow him on Twitter here.
- Robin Hobb– Her worlds are so fabulous that you’ll yearn to live in them. Then you’ll read about what happens to some of her MCs and think, “You know, maybe I’m good here.” Still, it’s all beautifully written plotty goodness. Her website is here, and you can follow her on Twitter here.
- Robin McKinley– Author of some of the best fairy tale retellings I’ve ever read (DEERSKIN!!!), not to the mention the fantastic original work, THE HERO AND THE CROWN. Her blog is here, and you can find her on Twitter here.
- Naomi Novik– I was lucky enough to meet her at Dragon*Con in 2015, and she’s a genuinely lovely person. Her novel, UPROOTED, is similarly lovely. Check out her website, or follow her on Twitter.
- Juliet Marillier– Her novel, DREAMER’S POOL, was one of the best things I read last year, and TOWER OF THORNS was equally fabulous. Check out her website here.
- Sir Terry Pratchett– Sir Terry may have strolled on into eternity in the company of a certain cowled friend, but his works will never be forgotten. Check out this site to learn more.
- Stephanie Law– Have you ever seen art so beautiful that it makes your heart squeeze pleasantly in your chest? Well, that’s how I feel when I visit Ms. Law’s website. Viewing her art is like dreaming with your eyes open.
- Kinuko Y. Craft– Whenever I meet a child I really like, I buy said child copies of Ms. Craft’s gorgeously illustrated fairy tale retellings. “Sleeping Beauty” is my particular favorite. Check out her site here.
- The real story of Gawain and the Green Knight, via the Toast
- The Animaniacs translate a scene from Hamlet
- Harry Potter in the Hood
COOL FOLKLORE/FAIRYTALE/MYTHOLOGY LINKS
- The Three Princesses of Whiteland- A Norse fairy tale
- A great blog post by Terri Windling about “healing tales” in mythology and folklore
- A site cataloging Native American Legends
- An article on Spain’s version of the Wild Hunt, the Holy Company
- An article on the Leanan Sidhe or “Barrow Lovers”
- An amusing trailer for a Thomas the Rhymer TV show
- A collection of arboreal folklore and mythology
- An article about Polish folklore
- The Poison Gardens of Alnwick Castle
- 10 Legendary Monsters of Europe
- An interesting catalogue of superstitions
MISCELLANEOUS LITERARY LINKS
WRITING ARTICLES I ENJOYED
- Pinterest for Writers
- Writing Exercises and Prompts
- Kameron Hurley talks about giving writers your car at conventions.
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