Hi, and welcome to Wyrm Tales Press, Dragons and Dreams edition.
I’m Becca Price, and I write fairy tales. I live with my husband, two children, and three cats on ten acres of weeds, swamp, and trees in southeastern Michigan. Most of the fairy tales in Dragons and Dreams were stories I told my own children when they were of an age to appreciate fairy tales, but I’m not stopping there.
I’m currently reading The Uses of Enchantment, by Bruno Bettelheim. In this book, Bettelheim analyzes the structure and content of fairy tales, and why he feels they’re so important to the emotional growth of children.
Me, I’m not so scholarly. In future posts, I’ll be riffing off some of his work, and giving my own spin to it, just like I give my own spin to the genre of fairy tales. I love fairy tales for their beauty, their emotional resonance, and because they can be a gateway into the wider world of fantasy and literature.