Living for the Revel (catvalente) wrote,
Living for the Revel

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Book of Your Own Making

The last book in the Fairyland series, The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home, comes out today.

And I’ll be talking about my book a lot over the next week while I tour the eastern half of the country. Doing the authorial dance, trying to talk people into buying this funny orange thing with a wyvern on the cover. You know the drill by now–if you like the book, tell people about it. Any way you can. That’s really all there is to it.

But I wanted to take a minute out of the publicity waltz to say something with all my heart.

Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who made this book real. Everyone who read Palimpsest and asked where they could find that Fairyland book I mentioned. Everyone who read and linked and donated when Fairyland was just a baby story, posted on this website every Monday. Everyone who fell in love with September and Ell and Saturday and wanted the best for them. Everyone who has ever bought a copy, come to a reading, sent me a note telling me how much the stories meant to them. Everyone who ever brought me coffee or a cross-stitch or a necklace or a hug. My family and my friends and my readers, who are both.

You are my Green Wind and my Leopard of Little Breezes. You took me to Fairyland. Gratitude doesn’t begin to cover it.


Fairyland is the real and true piece of magic in my life. It has made everything else possible. I am beyond lucky to have spent these years with September and with you. Nothing is the same as it was before the Green Wind came to that little girl’s window. I owe my whole life to those who have believed in me and my stories, to you.

I say it’s the last book in the series. But I would be shocked if I never return to this world I love so much. This is September’s story finishing–but never really finishing. Nothing ever does, you know. The curtain closes but the play never even slows down. Fairyland doesn’t stop. She just catnaps.

I hope to continue writing for a long time yet, and hopefully I’ll manage to make something else half as wonderful as a Wyverary. I hope to meet every single one of you, somehow. I’ve got a good fifty or sixty years left. It’s doable.

But in the meantime–thank you. Thank you for reading, for caring, for loving, for dreaming along with me. For being the magic in Fairyland.


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I think I am for sure going to cry when I finish this book. I've loved Fairyland since Palimpsest, and I've loved reading through every adventure as you write it. I won't be able to say so on the book tour (you're skipping DC!) so thank you. Thank you for writing this, it has been a pleasure.
It's been a pleasure to see your work evolve over the years. :)
You're welcome. It's been a lovely journey (so far). ;-)



March 5 2016, 00:02:28 UTC 5 years ago Edited:  March 7 2016, 22:09:07 UTC

I am very excited for this. <3 Thank you for all of the joy you have shared with this series (and others). I added it to my list of books to look forward to 2016 on my website, and I am very excited to hopefully share it with new readers (I love nothing more than influencing people to read stories I love).
Oh. Oh my.

I don't check Livejournal very often these days, but when I popped in today and saw this announcement on my feed, tears sprang into my eyes. I remember first falling into Fairyland by chance when September's story came in once-a-week updates on the website, and waiting anxiously for each new installment. I was in - man, was it high school? - back then, and I'm well on in a Serious Adult Job now, but wow...

I can't really express how magical it felt to read each new chapter every week, and hearing that September's story has ended after all these years is bringing all those feelings rushing back.

I can't wait to read this book. I just know I'm gonna cry a lot, haha.