Once Upon A Time…

...there was a headstrong fairy princess and a frog with an axe.
But that's another story.

My name is Dawn Metcalf and I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction. My debut novel, LUMINOUS, is a YA paranormal fantasy about a Latina-American superheroine who saves people from dying before their time. The Twixt series, including INDELIBLE, INVISIBLE, INSIDIOUS and INVINCIBLE is just your average fairy tale about a guy, a girl, a deadly mistake, a number of sharp, pointy objects and a plot to end the Age of Mankind.

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Cheers, Good Omens!



Ever find a book that works for you on every level? When I first discovered Neil Gaiman, it was with Neverwhere and I devoured every other book of his I could find. I had already been a fan of Terry Pratchett's hilariously clever (and often poignantly truthful) Discworld series, so when the two of them worked together to bring a book to life--as opposed to the Necronomicon--then I know I'll be hooked.

And I was.

My copy became well-loved and well-worn. A bought copies for friends and (eventually) my kids to read as well. When there was news of an adaption for television, I was both thrilled and nervous: Would they get it right? (As the adaptation of Neverwhere had proved, done horribly wrong, but offset by the incredible radio play.) Who would they cast? What gems would they keep and cut? So many reasons to doubt and yet I couldn't stay away so when Good Omens came out on Amazon, there I was: hooked again! And, delightfully, so were my kids!

So as a gift to my eldest who adored the books and the show, I managed to piece together a special LEGO Aziraphale & Crowley. (Maybe the best present I ever gave them besides life itself.)

Sometimes, the best stories can exceed your expectations!

Inspiration of the Week: Hair

I titled the picture "Going Rogue" and it was probably one of the most popular things I've ever put out on social media. I couldn't be mad about it, but the fact that it had run rings around my pithy humor, my poetic introspection, my honest appraisals of things happening in our world, the fun of being a parent or any rant about something that moved me proved two things to me:

  1. A picture really is worth a thousand (PLUS) words; and
  2. I have fabulous hair!

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