I have always thought of myself as a science fiction writer. I admit that in 2006 I realized that my province was not serious science fiction, but rather humor-driven science fiction.
In 2015 I wrote Magical Miss Morgan, a novel about being a teacher, but basically also a fairy tale. So, I guess, with fairies invading my fiction and magically taking over at least half the stories they are part of, I am turning into a fantasy humorist rather than a straight science fiction writer.
I am at the moment re-reading my novel Magical Miss Morgan for Goodreads.com now that it has reached publication in 2018. I am experiencing all the cringes and all the “oh, no!’s” of being a writer in print. You end up thinking, “How could I have been so stupid as to write THAT?” way more often than is good for your continued mental well-being. But I am also still tickled by and laughing at the best jokes and funnies in the novel, at least enough to know it is (however self-delusional it is to say this) still a good book.
But that book is not the end of the fairy invasion. Oh, no. In 2016 I wrote the book Recipes for Gingerbread Children. This book was not only about an old German woman and holocaust survivor who is a very good teller of fairy tales, but also about the fairies of Tellosia who live nearby and invisibly attend to her constantly. She even creates for them a whole race of magical gingerbread men fairies.
This book is currently a part of the Inkitt novel contest and is available to read for free on their site this month. Here is the link; Recipes for Gingerbread Children. You can actually read the whole thing, and hopefully review it to help me get the needed buzz to get it published through Inkitt.
So, why fairies? I have to admit… I don’t know. I think I have been be-spelled, bewitched, and serious glammered with pixie dust.