Avril Tyrrell, author and storyteller.
"Be good fairies. Do no bad deeds." - Eritha, from The Illustrated Fairy Gazette

Links

Woodland Nutcracker

Grandmother's Tree

The Illustrated Fairy Gazette

Frances Tyrrell's website

Avril's Blog

Avril Tyrrell is a writer, storyteller, and a seeker of fairy paths. Her published books, all illustrated by Frances Tyrrell, are:

Woodland Nutcracker
"Long ago, far away from highways and city lights, where bright stars touched the tree tops and forest roots touched the edges of frozen lakes, a woodland family welcomed friends and relatives to a Christmas Eve party in their cozy island home."
This is the beginning of little Clara's journey to the Ice Palace of The Great Bear.

Grandmother's Tree
The treasured ornaments we place in our Christmas tree year after year often seem to take on a life of their own. In "Grandmother's Tree" the story of three generations is told through the eyes of the tiny characters who are placed in the tree each year.

The Illustrated Fairy Gazette
Created and written by Avril Tyrrell, this fairy-to-fairy miniature publication is 4.25 x 5.5 inches in size and has 16 pages of articles and advertisements of interest to fairies, all exquisitely illustrated by Frances Tyrrell. Hand stitched with fairy thread, it captures the essence of life for all the inhabitants of the peaceful Fairy Realms. Five issues of the magazine are currently available.

"Woodland Nutcracker" opening illustration.
"Grandmother's Tree", extract from cover art.

"May King and Queen", from the cover of The Illustrated Fairy Gazette, Spring edition.