Writers to Watch
Interviews, Book Recommendations, Short Stories, and More!
Ink and Fairydust Managing Editor Courtney Seybold Assistant Editor Sarah Levesque
Contents Editorâ€™s Note
Pen Ink and Mascara
Graphics Assistants Kristina Martell and Courtney Seybold
Illustrators Mary MacArthur, Anna MacArthur, and Courtney Seybold
Follow the Leader
Submissions Editor Elizabeth Troup Graphics Editor Jansina G.
Proofreader Marie Jeannette Authors Jansina G., Marie Jeannette, Rosaria Marie, Courtney Seybold, Elizabeth Troup, and Una Van Der Stroom Photographer Megan Dominick Mr. Wade Font Courtesy of www.kevinandamanda.com
by Courtney Seybold
by Elizabeth Troup
by Various Authors
by Una Van Der Stroom
by Marie Jeannette
by Jansina G. 20-21
The Castle on the Hill by Courtney Seybold
The Tenth of April by Marie Jeannette
The Ravens of Rhondda by Rosaria Marie
June/July 2015 Ink and Fairydust is a free emagazine and blog created by teens and young adults. We seek to inspire with a mix of creativity and faith.
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Editor’s Note Courtney Seybold
Dear Readers, How’s it going? To be honest I wasn’t sure we could pull this off, but here it is: the first of Ink and Fairydust’s renewed bimonthly issues (and isn’t that a mouthful?). Of course, there are several people who need to be thanked for the enormous amount of work they put into making this issue—and Ink and Fairydust itself, really—possible. Among them are our amazing new Submissions and Assistant Editors, Elizabeth Troup and Sarah Levesque, who put countless hours into getting everything together and polished; our previous Managing Editor, Jansina, who was endlessly patient with me and so very helpful as I learned my way around Ink and Fairydust, and who also provided incredible writing and brilliant graphic layouts for this issue; Marie Jeanette, who took on the bulk of proofreading these articles; and, of course, all of our contributing authors who’ve shared their talent with us in this June/July edition of Ink and Fairydust. This issue is a bit special for another reason, since our theme was Writers to Watch, and we had the good fortune to find four different authors of various backgrounds and interests to feature. They took the time to answer our staff ’s questions about writing and their experiences in the delightful interviews found on pages 4-16. We hope you find some entertainment in our stories, learn some things from our interviews, and enjoy the reading of this issue as much as we enjoyed the making of it. Until next time!
Courtney Seybold Managing Editor
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