Happy New Year from Chrissy Derbyshire!
I am a writer, folklorist, storyteller and singer. I write stories and poetry, the odd song here and there, and I also write about myths, legends, folktales and fairy tales. Sometimes people ask me to talk about them at events such as the Mercian Gathering.
Most recently, one of my stories, ‘Sovay, Sovay’, has been featured in the new Honno Press anthology The Wish Dog and Other Stories: Haunting Tales from Welsh Women Writers. It has been named the WH Smith, Waterstones, Wales National Museums and Galleries and Wales Independent Bookshops book of the month for October 2014.
Also, my stories ‘Absinthe’ and ‘The Woodcutter’ have both been selected for the upcoming TV program Fragments of Fear – a kind of adult horror take on Jackanory. I’m honoured to say that cult horror actress Francoise Pascal (The Iron Rose) will be reading ‘Absinthe’. Fragments of Fear is filming now and is set to air in Brighton in December. It will then be available online.