“Do you believe in Faeries? I do, I have held one in the palm of my hand. It’s funny, but people go their whole lives not noticing other worlds existing within our own but when they become real, life is never the same again. Faeries are not just winged pretty things you see in picture books, all magical beings and creatures are considered part of the Faerie world and they exist everywhere. They are wild, complicated and dark, but I must warn you, once you have seen them, they notice you too...” - Rose Montgomery-Diaz
The day Rose saves a tiny mermaid her life is changed forever. Not only does she discover that faeries and mythical creatures do exist, but that very same night her parents disappear. Left under the guardianship of her unconventional grandfather, Rose is sent to boarding school. Five years later Rose returns to the town where it all began to start afresh at a local school. Within days of her return, the faeries begin to gather around Rose and along with her new friends, Thomas Parish and Owen Finch, she sets out on an adventure to free Kallan, a faerie King of the Unseelie court, and to repair the delicate weave of the faerie world. As one mystery unravels, other secrets come to light. Convinced that there is some sort of link between her parent’s disappearance and the unveiling of the mythical world, Rose becomes obsessed with helping Kallan in the hope of uncovering the truth; but this alliance just might change her in ways she never thought possible.
It had been raining for days - it was quite a torrent, Suddenly the pond became more like a current.
You see, Alistair was very aware of his own splendor and presence, And believed that his needs were of greater importance.
When they finally stopped they were in a pond that was new, The poor little things did not know what to do.
Stop motion Advertisement "The Amazing Greeno"- hand carved stage, painted sign, back drop and curtains
Born in Buenos Aires, Natalia La Fey moved to Australia as a child and was first published at the age of six with the book, Our World, by the Kids of Australia in association with McPhee Gribble, in which her full page illustration and musings about a land of frogs was featured. A natural artist and writer, she was drawn to art college, where she studied narrative based art, including illustration, animation and film. Upon completion of her studies she began an animation career in stop motion on a cinematic advertisement (Doppleganger) and worked alongside legendary director/animators such as Nick Donkin (The Junky’s Christmas) Mike Johnson (The Corpse Bride) and Paul Berry (Nightmare before Christmas). Her love of creating characters and stories continued and she began to dabble in script writing. She eventually produced her first picture book, Just Me. Three more titles followed and, while living in Asia, she wrote her first novel for the series The Rose Diaries. Natalia then moved to London and freelanced as an illustrator. It was here that her work was noticed by literary agents. Wishing to return to the basics of art and further hone and refine her illustration and writing skills, she decided to attend the San Francisco Art Institute´s Post-graduate Program majoring in painting and film. Natalia currently resides in Portland and is an illustrator for children’s educational software at IXL Learning.