Ever since I graduated from university I’ve been mulling over ideas for a book I wanted to write, and I have now (finally) begun work on the first few stories! This project will be called the Enchanted Herbal (at the moment, anyway – it may change before I get finished) and will basically feature retellings of old folktales that incorporate herbs at a fundamental level. It will hopefully be illustrated by a good friend of mine – more on that later once this has been confirmed!
So far, we have snake sisters and forest paths, blue eyed witches and girls with an uncanny connection to flowers, sorceresses made entirely from plants and heroic tales involving the humble dandelion. But this is where you come in, dear reader – for those of you who are herb inclined or plant inclined, if you hear of any folk tales about herbs, please send them my way! I have a fair few tales already but there is always room for more, from the four corners of the world, though I’ve always found that saying amusing given that the world is not square (or wasn’t the last time I checked, anyway!)
I also need proof readers – about five of them to start off with, so if any of you fancy proof reading and returning short stories to me with friendly critique then please get in touch! (And please keep it friendly, folks – I’ve had to work very hard on my self confidence to get to this point, and I’d like to keep it intact as much as possible!!)
More on this project as I get bits of it done – for now, though, I am off to write about Chicory! 😀