Creating Faeryland: The Defeat of the Troll King

The idea for Faeryland started in early 2015 as an idea. I've always been drawn to the different stories and movies of Alice in Wonderland and I had already formulated an idea about writing a book about faeries.


Originally I was staring at the ceiling in the summer of 2013 in my run-down apartment. I was trying to relax and think. I had some incense burning in the background with some candles. Each time I stared at the wall or the ceiling since I was a kid, I've been able to formulate images of creatures— usually grotesque-looking monsters, but some were pretty. In this instance, my mind formulated an image of two faery lovers entwined in each others arms surrounded by these sharp contorted thistle bushes with evil troll-like creatures. However, I didn't feel qualified or experienced enough to write a love story when all I knew was the heartbreak on the other side of the love spectrum and I wasn't writing about that. The story stuck in the back of my mind until 2015.