In which I sneak into Harry’s place, steal the cupcakes and drink all the coffee …

From the exquisite Kirsty Mitchell

From the exquisite Kirsty Mitchell

The lovely Harry has included me in his series on Women in Genre.

I don’t know why, but I have a thing for fairy tales. Despite most female characters in fairy tales fall in two categories – subordinate, good girls or wicked, petty monsters of women, I’m drawn to the aesthetic, the narrative and the outcome. Perhaps it’s the novelty to magic and trickery or the economic style where few words are needed to dress a horror in.

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