We’re Writing a BOOK?!

May 14, 2024

The secret is officially out: we’re writing a BOOK on FAIRYLORE.

Behold, the official announcement from Publishers Marketplace.

*deep breath* AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

(THAT’S been bottled up for a hot minute!)

You know what’s even more bananas? 

The first draft is written. This book exists.

Granted, it currently exists as a massive explosion of research notes from a couple hundred sources, tethered delicately together by our observations, but it’s well over 45,000 words. 

By ‘tethered delicately together,” we do mean that we have headings like “What is a fairy?” followed by “No really, then what IS a fairy?!” followed by hundreds of words of notes because there is no tidy answer for this that everyone agrees on. But we did read a whole lot of Katharine Briggs and W.Y. Evans-Wentz and then go down some cool Greek theory rabbit holes in the process!

And we eventually came up with a very expansive working definition that we really like. For now. We’ll see how much things change by fall 2025 when the book comes out!

We’ll have a LOT more to say about this project (we’re thinking a future email about some of our favorite research books? If that sounds good, shoot us a reply and let us know!), and there’s still SO much more work to be done. We’re still very much at the beginning of creating this dream book.

And honestly? We still can’t believe any of this is happening. We’ve literally DRAFTED the thing, but neither of us can really believe that this is all real?

But yeah. Fairylore. 2025. It’s on.

Add A Comment