…the meeting place of the Sidhe

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Lea Ann Douglas is a playwright, poet, and  essayist. Her plays Alligator Mansion and The Neophyte have been seen in Charlottesville, New York, Los Angeles, and London; her short stories and political essays have appeared in numerous online and print magazines and she is a regular columnist for TReehouse Magazine. Lea Ann is best known for creating the culture, philosophy and language of the World of the Sidhe and its colorful heroine Sionne Angbarad.  Lea Ann  currently teaches English at Old Dominion University and playwriting and storytelling at the Muse Writer’s Studio.

Dr. Shannon Avery grew up in New Orleans, where her grandmother's cook regaled her with tales of a noble, mystical, adventurous  people only referred to as “Them.” Dr. Avery's interest in folklore and     mythology grew when she learned to read, and she began to notice a     stunning  similarity between the tales of Them and depictions in literature of elves and fairy folk. Dr. Avery's interest led her to study comparative  literature at Tulane University and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. In 2002, she received her doctorate in cultural anthropology and linguistics from the University of Virginia. Since then, she has been traveling the world in search of stories and poems about the mythical creatures she has come to know as the Sidhe.

Danae Bentely grew up outside of Washington, D.C. She first     became involved with the Sidhe when she took a class with Sidhe author Lea Ann Douglas at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The Queen’s Rune and Other Tales of the Sidhe is the first book she has illustrated. Ms. Bentley currently lives in Northern Virginia.