Hello and welcome! I’m Brenda Davis Harsham.

I live in New England with my fantastic husband and three story-telling children. We are surrounded by music, gardens and magic.  

I’ve been telling stories and seeing poetry in rain puddles. For as long as I can remember.

This site is for kids of all ages.

My poetry and prose has been published at the places listed in Publications.

Art Prints are Available at Society6

Fine art prints are available to purchase on the Society6 website. These include a series of abstracts in nature. 

I publish occasional fairy tales written by kids, but I am not soliciting manuscripts at this time. They are published under the By&4Kids group, just click here or on the side bar. 

I love visiting schools. I perform puppet shows, do readings, teach poetry, and discuss writing as a career/craft. My email address is below. 

If you’re interested in collaborating or illustrating a post, please contact me at the email address below. 


All stories, unless otherwise indicated, were written by Brenda Davis Harsham, all rights reserved by the author. No copying for commercial purposes will be permitted except by written permission of the author. 

All work is fictional (except the About Page, obviously) and any similarity to real places and/or people is accidental, unintentional or, possibly, your imagination. 😉


All photographs were taken by Brenda Davis Harsham unless otherwise noted. Please don’t use without permission and without crediting me and friendlyfairytales.com.

Author can be contacted at friendlyfairytales @ gmail . com.

Member of SCBWI and the 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge.

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Note: Photo of Author taken 2013 by K. Harsham

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859 thoughts on “About

  1. Poetry is an art that started in Iraq ( masoptuamia) in the language of cuneiform . Poem writing was the beginning of poetry I have great respect for poets because they are one step above from common people. In The language of Farsi we say اگر تو می خوای که باشی خوش نويس
    می نويس می نويس تو می نويس meaning if you wants to be a great poet , keep Writing keep writing just keep writing until miracle take place. Beautiful blog

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  2. You have a fascinating blog, Brenda. I love fairy stories, too, although I’ve only written a couple of longer ones. I’ve had a quick browse through a few of your pages, and will pop back and read some of your lovely stories and poems properly later on. Loved your poem on Aquileana’s blog!

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      • Thank you for that lovely comment, Brenda! A Dash of Flash came about as a consequence of writing flash fiction on my blog. It probably seems a bit strange publishing a book of short pieces when I’m in the middle of writing a historical fiction trilogy. I really should learn to focus on one thing at a time! Book 3 might get finished some time this century. Lol

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  3. Pingback: Guest Poetry from Brenda Davis Harsham, S. Francis, Chhaya, Ameena K.G., and Martian Poet | Solid Writ3r

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