Guest author: Beth Cooley – contributor to Wee Folk and Wise, edited by Deby Fredericks


Check out guest author, Beth Cooley, in this post on Sue Vincent’s blog

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Deby Fredericks is the  author of a number of fantasy books, including The Grimhold Wolf, a Gothic style werewolf novel and Seven Exalted Orders. She also writes children’s fantasy as Lucy D. Ford. She has also collated a collection of short stories from twenty authors including Beth Cooley, who writes here about her view on the nature of fairytales.


Illustration of Hansel and Gretel by Theodre Hosemann

The Sweet, Subversive Wildness of the Fairy Tale

by Beth Cooley

I generally consider myself a truth-teller, a seeker of facts and, for most of my career, a writer of realistic fiction and creative non-fiction. Even my poems are rooted in the “reality” of my life, past and present, or germinate from some compelling historical or scientific fact I picked up randomly.

Plunging into speculative fiction for the first time a few years ago, I wrote a story for Lilac City Fairy Tales, and anthology edited by Sharma…

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