Bestselling author Carolyn Turgeon is a FaerieCon favorite. She’s the author of five novels: “Rain Village”; “Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story”; “Mermaid”, which is currently being developed for film by Sony Pictures; “The Next Full Moon”, her first children’s book, and “The Fairest of Them All,” a novel the intertwines the stories of Snow White and Rapunzel.
“Carolyn Turgeon has a gift for mingling the magical and the mundane. Her earthy, sensual and richly imagined take on the fair folk should appeal to fans of Holly Black.” – Alisa Kwitney/Sheckley, author of “Flirting in Cars” and “Moon Burn.”
Turgeon also runs the profound and illuminating blog I Am A Mermaid. She will be participating in several panels and presentations at FaerieCon East this year!
“I love fairy tales. I love the combination of all those wonderful, vivid, magical details with all that darkness and strangeness that you find in almost every story. That beauty and pain, mixed together. And they feel like real life to me, just taken up a notch or two. These are foundational kinds of stories, I think, stories you heard as a child, and so to go in and twist them about a bit, I think there’s something profound in that. Taking a story you know, that’s part of you, and illuminating it in a brand new way. I feel like one of the most basic and sometimes most difficult tasks for us as humans is just to be able to get inside someone else’s head and heart, and retelling a story from a new perspective is really just an exercise in doing that.” – Carolyn Turgeon