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When I was first asked if I wanted to pitch an idea to Bad-Ass Faeries I was reluctant. Then I decided to pitch a story so very different that it would be rejected before I wrote it. Except they loved it, so I wrote it and had a blast doing it. It’s a comedy, it’s noir, it’s anime, it’s a fairy story. Anyway, BAF’s copy reads:
Clap Your Hands…Now! Because you better believe the world is full of Bad-Ass Faeries! Toss out your childhood notions of faeries that are all goodness and light. No golden pixies clothed in gossamer, dancing on the wind, here to make the rainbows shine and the birds sing. These tales are of faeries on the raw edge, battle-worn and in black leather, with a glimmer of darkness in their eyes, if not their very hearts. From the meanest city streets to one dusty, disturbing saloon, on the wing or the back of a Harley, no matter where you look, they are headed your way, trailing attitude, bodies, and a dust devil of magic in their wake. Good or bad or just plain rotten, you’ll never look at faeries the same way again. Featuring the works of Monica Richards (of Faith and The Muse), Adam P. Knave, Lee Hillman, Den C. Wilson, Brian Koscienski, Christ Pisano, Jeff Lyman, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jesse Harris, Lorne Dixon, L. Jagi Lamplighter, James Chambers, Vincent Collins, Elaine Corvidae, R. Allen Leider, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, John Sunseri, Patrick Thomas, and CJ Henderson.