I teach fairy tale, fantasy and children’s literature at Monash University. My PhD was on Disney animated and theatrical musicals and I can still sing all the lyrics to “Gaston.” My work has been published in a range of academic journals, including Women’s Studies in Communication, The Drama Review, Children’s Literature and Marvels & Tales, and in a few books, too, like The Gothic in Children’s Literature. I’ve also started publishing some of my own stories, including “Old & Cursed” in As You Wish.
What are my favourite fairy tales? William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’s “Finette Cendron” and “The Yellow Dwarf.”