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Who's Behind the Fairy Doors? Revised Edition.
The book has been printed and distributed. All the kickstarter backers have received their copies and any addition rewards. The book is available at:

• NIcola's Books (Wesgate Shopping Center in Ann Arbor)

• Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea (123 W. Washington in Ann Arbor)

• FOUND Gallery (2nd floor of KerryTown MArket in Ann Arbor)

• The Peaceable Kingdom (210 S. Main Street in Ann Arbor)

• On-line HERE

and at various events.

Who's Behind the Fairy Doors? revised cover press sheet, fairy doors, fairy doors of Ann Arbor
November 27, 2012
Here is a press sheet of the cover of
Who's Behind the Fairy Doors? Revised Edition.
The pages have been printed and folded and sent to the binder along with the cover and end sheets. I expect to pick up the finished books next week, the first week of December. The reprinting was made possible by the generous support of people via Kickstarter. The revised edition will be on buff paper and will feature several new fairy illustrations.

"Who's Behind the Fairy Door?"

The first printing sold out.

Published! >

And the first run of 2,000 copies has sold out.

for A SNEEK PEEK<clik.

To read about
the Making of
"Who's Behind...?"

#1 on


#5 on Nicola's Books JUNE 07

Moved up to
#1 on Nicola's Books JULY 07

Award-Winning Finalist in the "Children's Novelty & Gift Books" category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards.
Book Signings
Ann Arbor News
#1 Best Seller
Front Cover
"Who's Behind the Fairy Door?":

3rd Place Grand Prize Winner,
Winner in two catagories and Finalist in two catagories of
the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
(for independant publishers)

Book(s) Coming Along:

Fun stuff is coming together!

Coming Along:

Urban Fairies Field Journal
(being written & illustrated now)

This book will have much of the information from the web-site PLUS a whole lot more; back ground information, sketches, drawings, photos....
Prototype...with VERY rough pages is shown below.

Prototype Back Cover Prototype Front Cover
Prototype spread concept minus text & photos.
Prototype spread concept minus text & photos.
Prototype spread concept minus text & photos.
Thumbnails of layout.

Tons of compilation of photos, comments, journal entries, scanning, notes, drawings...

I have more than enough material.
The design work...scanning and prepping in photoshop is the most time consuming. Each page is a separate image (big file). I could do it in a simpler way, but I feel pretty strongly about this presentation concept.
It is amazing to see all the new developments. I think that there will need to be future editions of this book (assuming the first gets published and sells... hee hee).

There COULD be an entire book devoted to droppings and one for journal/guesbook entries.
I have not posted all my material on the web-site so that there will be some surprises in the book.

Well we are still plugging ahead with revisions, illustrations, page layouts. We are in talks with publishers and getting quotes on printing.
I hope to be able to assemble a more accurate prototype soon. A physical copy is very helpful in studying the pace and content.
The publishing world rotates a whole lot slower than the gift industry that I have been part of for the past 18 years. Seems that a gazillion books are published each year and a gazillion times that are submitted to publishers. Never the less, I believe we have something really great here, we just have to find the right match.
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This is where it (fairy doors) all began — the concept, the phenomenon. This site is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan (the original fairy doors) and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright , certified fairyologist, discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies®, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, Found Gallery, Mott Children's Hospital, The Michigan Theater, Google Offices, Nicola's Books, Found Gallery, Flying Pumpkin Cottage, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop, Flat Fairies, Clarence the Bridge Troll, fairy droppings. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises and a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies®. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy® phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.

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