Thursday, November 15, 2007

Nicola"s Book Signing

Well that event went quite well! A nice turn out, especially considering that it was a drizzly Monday at dinner time.
Pictures and comments here...just scroll down.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Coming, this Monday, November 12

Ok, the Meet the Author (and his accomplice) event is nearly here...
or there> Monday, November 12 at Nicola's Books <(clik and scroll down)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Uh Oh!

Circumstantial evidence certainly... but...
Goblins may be moving in:

Some unique aspects of this "fairy door":

• It is quite a bit taller than the others found in Ann Arbor. ~11 in. vs ~7 in.
• The location is somewhat less "seemly". (There is quite a bit of pigeon poo there)
• Because of the proximity to the fairy Ticket window at The Ark and the mistreatment of the tickets... I am suspicious of the intentions and habits of the occupants of this door. Circumstantial, I know, but I will be watching.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Porch Pumpkin Fairies return!

It's nearly Halloween & They're back on the porch!
I brought home a pretty big and VERY heavy pumpkin for carving. Before I could whittle a face in it, there was a fairy cottage with a working chimney-stem and shuttered window-ears! Somewhat more elaborate than last year.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Back from the Fairy World

Whew! We made it back from the FaerieCon in Philadelphia.
Pretty crazy. We met some of the Big shots of the Faery World... writers and illustrators.
Brian & Wendy Froud, Ari Berk, Michael Hague, Charles Vess, Holly Black...

It'll take me a bit to regroup and put down the details.

The Autumn edition of Faerie Magazine came out.It includes a 3 page article about the urban fairies and fairy doors in Ann Arbor.

Also the November issue of a British magazine, The Doll's House Magazine, is out with a 2 page spread on the urban fairies and fairy doors.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Meet the Author (and his accomplice)

Kathleen & I will be at

Nicola's Books
2513 Jackson Rd.
Westgate Shopping Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan


at 6pm, Monday, November 12, 2007
For a "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?" booksigning
and story telling by Kathleen
& interactive fairy drawing with Jonathan
(illustrating type drawing not fairy-winning type drawing)

We will also answer questions about urban fairies, fairy doors and our projects.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Happier News

A while back I received an e-mail inquiry about the possibilities of urban fairies at the Google building in Ann Arbor. Today when I went to investigate... I did indeed find a fairy door to photograph.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sad News:

Jake Woods passed away on September 16th.
Most of us knew him as "Shakey Jake".

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Borders Book Signing

That was great!
Our daughters came along to help at the signing and it was well attended! I met some more great people, including another contributor to the book ~ Maddie, from page 4!

Thanks to everyone!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Live at Borders!

Book Signing
"Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?"
Borders Books Store #1
612 East Liberty, Ann Arbor
(734) 668-7652

Saturday, August 25, 2007
1:00 pm

Funny, On Tuesday, August 7, while "Up North" I received a call from Sweetwaters Café that people were there for a book signing. Apparently it was in the Ann Arbor Observer that was a scheduled event. ummm... not so much. If I had been in town, I would have hopped over there. Sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

not just "best", but #1!

Whoo hooo!
"Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?" moved up from #5 (June) to #1 (July) bestsellers list at Nicola's Books.

Luckily in the NON-fiction, after all, I can't beat Harry.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Hot Rods?

Well PeZz has, once again, entered his 2006 UFO cumooter, alternative fuel (Vernors™ with Mentos™ öber thruster) fairy vehicle in the Rolling Sculpture Car Show. The show will be downtown Ann Arbor on Friday, July 13 from 2-10 pm..

the Rolling Sculpture Car Show

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Best Seller.... fer real.

Well, lookee, lookee! Nicola's Books Best seller list for June in NON-Fiction
(hmmm hows that for people who think fairies are fictional?)
...still behind Al Gore (ain’t THAT an inconvienient truth?~ heeheee)

For an expanded list of Nicola’s Books Bestsellers, visit!
Nicola’s Books June 2007
Adult Bestsellers
1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
2. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
3. Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
4. The Overlook by Michael Connelly
5. Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2. Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
3. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
4. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
1. The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
2. The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn & Hal Iggulden
3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
4. The Antiques Investigator by Judith Miller
5. Who’s Behind the Fairy Doors? by Jonathan Wright
1. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
3. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
4. The Final Season by Tom Stanton
5. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


At this time of year the fireflies are out in numbers. GENERALLY the fireflies are quite benign... However there may be an arsonist or two in the bunch.

They have torched the fairy door at the top of Jefferson Market. Luckily it is a brick building and no other damage incurred. A police report has been filed with the Ann Arbor Police Department.

Monday, June 25, 2007

BOOK SIGNING @ Sweewaters Café

Coming up on 7-7-07... 10:00am-1 ish (WHOOPS! I had the time wrong.
at Sweetwaters Café on W. Washington in downtown Ann Arbor.)

Urban Fairy Stuff Happening

Friday, June 15, 2007

Books are Selling, Fairies multiplying...

I am really pleased that the books are selling and I have been getting a lot of positive feedback from those who have read it.
Even our dog is getting in on it:

I've also noticed a proliferation of fairy doors popping up in town and out.

Monday, June 4, 2007

WILDLIFE other than urban fairies

I met a bundle of "toddler" raccoons sans mother, while I was Downtown on Friday. So I gathered them up in a box and relocated them to a less trafficy area. Most people don't realize that the raccoons use the sewer system as their personal subway.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Posting Blogs about Urban Fairies

I opened a LiVEJOURNAL blog , but it seems you have to register in order to comment. That may discourage many from posting.

ANYWAY, the image above is the cover of the just published book: "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?". It is a collection of fairy drawings by children (mostly) that I have gathered from my journal/guestbooks. Opposite the original drawings are my own "Augmented" drawings of the same fairies & my commentary about those fairies. It's darn cute and kinda funny.

The book is being sold in Ann Arbor at most of the stores that host urban fairies and also on my web-site: