About

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Hello and welcome to the virtual home of Brenda Davis Harsham, award-winning Author and Children’s poet.

Together with her fantastic husband and three story-telling children, she enjoys the unpredictability of life in New England.

Her ever-growing Publications page keeps track of where her stories and poetry may be found in the wild — anthologies and journals and magazines, oh my!

Art Prints are Available at Society6

Occasionally, her busy schedule allows time for school or club visits. Puppets shows with audience participation are her specialty. But don’t ask her to read her poetry! She loves that WAY too much. Craft of Writing workshops are available, one-day or longer as negotiated.

Her fine art photography is available for purchase on the Society6 website, including an Abstracts in Nature series.

She is not soliciting manuscripts from children at this time, but a few are available in the By&4Kids group by clicking here.

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All website content was written by Brenda Davis Harsham, all rights reserved by the Author, unless otherwise noted. Do not copy for commercial purposes without the express written permission of the Author.

Any work of fiction is invention and any similarity to real places and/or people is accidental, unintentional or, possibly, your imagination. 😉

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All photographs were taken by Brenda Davis Harsham unless otherwise noted. Please don’t use without permission and without crediting Brenda Davis Harsham 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: 2013 Photo of Author above, taken by K. Harsham

Woo-hoo!! So Many Awards — 

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876 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Brenda. It is a pleasure to have you join my growing number of followers ( I think that makes two now. After the first one I lost count). I see that you are a lover of fairy tales. I suspect my story of Angus and the Elephant would likely become a white elephant in here. Still, I had to come by and say thank you for your decision to follow me. You may note other more qualified writers are reading my blog. Its not their fault though, they came for a visit and found themselves trapped because I had the doorknobs removed, and thus became contaminated. I wouldn’t worry about the same fate befalling you though, I’m sure there’s a window in “My Attic” somewhere. I’m sincerely pleased to have you as one of my followers, Brenda, and promise not to lead you astray—too much. 😀

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  2. Brenda, what a wonderful blog you have. I’m glad you stopped of at mine so I became aware of it!
    Thanks for the like on Summer Solstice, I’m just padding into the territory but reactions like yours may one day persuade me to add the rest of the letters to my name 😉
    Best wishes.

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  3. Hi Brenda-thank you for following my blog! Yours is very cool, and I like hearing about how you all like to tell stories. My daughter makes up tall tales daily, to my delight! Good luck on your blog, and keep having fun with your family. 🙂

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  4. Brenda, You have a beautiful site! Makes me wish I were a grade-schooler again and that you would come and visit my class to tell and hear stories! Thanks so much for the follow. I haven’t looked at your Other Authors page yet. I just began reading (again!) George MacDonald’s ‘The Princess and the Goblin.’ Magical writing about deep things.
    Cheers and Melts of Spring!
    Elouise

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I don’t know where in New England you live, but it’s a nasty year to be here. Plan to put my house on the market as soon as I can fix it when spring arrives (if it ever does) and move South! 🙂

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    • Oh my, I have thoughts of doing that myself, if only it didn’t mean uprooting my three kids. I’m afraid my roots are sunk well below the frost line. I read your H&R Block story, and WOW! They are charging more than partners in law firms.

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  6. Here’s a message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Hope you have a great day…

    SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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  7. I guess I am an old Kid at heart.. I always believed in Fairytales… and they all have to have Happy Endings.. You have a wonderful blog Brenda.. and it sounds like you have a wonderful family.. and great talent..
    Congratulations on receiving the Dreamwalker’s Hearts As One Award.. You are most deserving of it..
    Wishing you and yours Peace Love and Happiness for 2015 and beyond..

    Love and Blessings Sue ❤

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    • Sue, I am a kid at heart, too, and my kids keep me in touch with youth, lest I forget. Thanks for your kind words. You award has a special place in my heart, as it is recognition of how far I’ve come from the bitter, unhappy youth I was, long ago, who didn’t always feel able to make good choices. These days, I live a more mindful, joyful life, trying to stay young and follow my heart. May your dream walk in sunshine, Brenda

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  8. Brenda, you have a beautiful page…I’m a great believer that we all need a little magic in our lives., for they would be; a lot less colourful without the faerie folk and their wonderful magical creatures? I quite like Unicorns myself, and I’m partial to a dragon, or two.

    Travel safe!

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  9. Hello Brenda: I’m new to your blog and met you through Linda Bethea and ” A Tour Through Blogland.” When creative thinking fizzles to a feeble end, my work-around-place is a whimsical fairyland complete with magical fairy dust! I don’t write about fairyland though, and I’m intrigued with your writing. I’m a collector of sunsets and have a Sunset Gallery on my Welcome Page. I found your sunset photo while browsing your site, and I’d like to showcase it in the gallery (with full credit to you). Could I please have your permission? I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. Christine http://cerobinsonauthor.com

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  10. Hello Brenda: I’m new to your blog and met you through Linda Bethea and ” A Tour Through Blogland.” When creative thinking fizzles to a feeble end, my work-around-place is a whimsical fairyland complete with magical fairy dust! I don’t write about fairyland though, and I’m intrigued with your writing. I’m a collector of sunsets and have a Sunset Gallery on my Welcome Page. I found your sunset photo while browsing your site, and I’d like to showcase it in the gallery (with full credit to you). Could I please have your permission? Looking forward to reading more of your work. Christine http://cerobinsonauthor.com

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  12. Hi – I’m happy to have come across your blog. I love poetry and fables/fairy tales (I don’t think they’re only for children). I’m intrigued by the Albert Einstein quote 🙂 I’m now following your blog.

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    • I loved your swallows. The first novel I wrote was with swallows as characters. It was such fun to write. I still like seeing them in photos. I love that they swooped around you but never hurt you. 🙂 That fits everything I know about them. I bet you had tons fewer bugs, too, to balance out the messy floors.

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      • Another blogger said something about her mother having some bird nests around the house and didn’t have too many mosquitoes. After I thought about that, I haven’t seen as many this year as before. But the flies are very bad this past week. Guess the barn swallows don’t like flies. But then they are not around quite as much these past few weeks. 🙂

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  13. Hi Brenda, I have been wondering whether anyone has heard from Ajaytao recently? I know he has been dealing with a serious illness and the last I read from him he also was having cardiac problems; then I haven’t heard anything since and miss his daily poems and photos. Blessings!

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  14. I enjoyed my visit here. I believe we are kindred spirits with our love of words and art and all things creative. As a first grade teacher, I know there are many cool things for me to come back for, especially fairy tales! (We grew up with a love for them.)
    ~Nemaste, Marie :0)

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  15. Hi Brenda,
    Thank you for the like for my ‘Flowers have Visitors’ post. It was a great photo opportunity. I was only planning on flower pics.

    I am not a writer per se, but your blog is quite impressive. My daughters are between 13 and 25 but I think most of them (we have 6 altogether, 1 of whom is married) will find this site fascinating. I know I have.

    Thanks again, and stop by soon. I have been on a roll lately with posts – I have some more traveling posts to publish over the next couple of weeks.

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  16. Hi Brenda, thank you so much for visiting my blog. Now I found yours and I can start following you! I’ll be back to read more from your collection. Have a great day (:

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  17. The first word that flashed across my mind on seeing your blog was : lovable! I am an a writer myself and I began by writing for children. Your blog is great! Look forward to your posts

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