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It is October! The month when we have the annual visit of the urban-fairy Fairy Pumpkin Cottage!

I hope to see it again this year (this month). I have begun work on a book detailing some of the history of the Fairy Pumpkin Cottage and its background.


Good news! Sold out of "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?"... 2,000 copies (plus or minus).

Bad news. Sold out of "Who's Behind the Fairy Doors?"..just before holiday shopping.

Good news! Peaceable Kingdom ordered extra from me, knowing that I was running out. So, they are still available at:

about 24 copies
• The Peaceable Kingdom
210 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 668-7886

about 10 copies
• Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
123 W. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 769-2331

about 12 copies
• Nicola's Books
westgate shopping center
2513 jackson ave
ann arbor, mi
(734) 662-0600

2 copies
Borders Store #1
612 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 668-7652

1 autographed
Cabbages and Kings
36 Center Street
Douglas, MI 49406
(269) 857-1950

Bad news. I don't have the money to reprint right now. Not even certain that would be wise.... market saturation...?


I just received the following e-mail:


I am writing to let you know that I am currently offering the domain name for purchase.

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If you would like to purchase this domain name or have any questions please reply to this message as soon as possible as I have emailed many parties who would benefit from this domain and expect a fast sale.

An escrow service can be used for the transaction to give you complete peace of mind and provide protection for both parties involved.

Thanks for taking the time to read this message and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

I find that a gross example of opportunistic capitalistic bottom feeding. It came from "down under", by the way, so it is not only an American thing.

I'd sooner call the fairy doors "Canned Squirrel" before giving that person any money.


A nice article was just posted in The Michigan Daily. yay!

Some disturbing news from another news publication.
Who supposedly, "...are currently in the process of getting some fairy doors installed..."

In my experience, the fairies are much more discrete than that!
I have a baaaaad feeling that this might not be the work of fairies!


I was lucky enough to catch a Bee-Bear. (without being stung or bitten).

A Bee-Bear is just what you might think.... part bee and part bear.
As it turns out this is the brain child of a genetic-engineering artist, Aleah Klay.

Once I am came into position of this Bee-Bear I followed it around as it visited several of the urban-fairy fairy doors in Ann Arbor.


They're Back! Last night a bright light caught my attention. When I went outside I saw the Fairy Pumpkin Cottage had returned (though it was made from a fresh pumpkin).


Uh Oh! It seem that not only fairies are getting into the spirit of the season. However, the goblins are pretty much ALWAYS in that spirit.

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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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