More Than Just Pixie Dust

There are so many different representations of fairies (sometimes spelled faeries) in fiction.

We’ve got gauzy, etherial benevolence who are helpers.

Mischevious-but-good like Tinkerbell. Sometimes they are winged, sometimes not.

The fairies in the Network Series are bloodthirsty and pointy-teethed.

But the fairies in Out of Ordure by Ramón Terrell blew me away.

I mean just look at the cover.

This fairy is grumpy. I kind of love her.

In Out of Ordure, the fairies are funny. I’m not talking adorable and cute, but I mean laugh out loud hilarious. Ramón’s sense of humor totally shines.

He has the usual fairies that help flowers bloom and babies learn to giggle, but he also has engineer fairies and waste management fairies.

It’s not all glamour and glittering pixie dust.

I have known Ramón for years. (Bias acknowledged.) But these fairies totally swept me away.

Ramón has created an entire culture of magical creatures. It’s light and fun like you want fairies to be, but it also broke the mold. I mean magically processing waste? Srsly.

Check out this interview below where Ramon and I get into all the goods.

You can catch more from Ramón at his website here:

And, yes, if you go check out his books… he posed for his own covers.

How cool is that?

  • Craig Douglas
    Posted at 07:23h, 14 September Reply

    Loved this interview! It was nice to finally get down to the reality level from Ordure to every day shit!

    • Katie Cross
      Posted at 14:33h, 14 September Reply

      Ha ha! Thanks Craig. I agree, my friend 🙂

  • Shawn Breckenridge
    Posted at 08:18h, 14 September Reply

    Good interview. Interesting how everyday events can lead to such amazing results. Keep up the good work.
    We need audio versions of these books

    • Katie Cross
      Posted at 14:33h, 14 September Reply

      I’m in total agreement! And Ramon is an amazing actor, so I’m hopeful he’ll narrate his own 😉

  • Penny Hoff
    Posted at 13:39h, 14 September Reply

    I love, love, love fairy’s!,,

    • Katie Cross
      Posted at 14:33h, 14 September Reply

      Same! I love all the variations we can run into.

  • Barb Lewis
    Posted at 13:55h, 14 September Reply

    Love reading your chats

    • Katie Cross
      Posted at 14:33h, 14 September Reply

      Thanks Barb! I love hearing that. Many more coming! Let me know if you want to hear from anyone specific 🙂

  • M Mohamed
    Posted at 15:38h, 14 September Reply

    You are both so likeable 😄 It was fun to hear your enjoyment of his work, and Ramon’s idea generation. I’ll be checking his boot out!

  • M Mohamed
    Posted at 15:40h, 14 September Reply

    Book not boot 😂

  • Julie Eves
    Posted at 18:42h, 15 September Reply

    Awesome concept Ramon.
    Great casual friendly interview Katie.

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