montage of CJ Henderson

Friend and Bad-Ass Faeries author CJ Henderson is battling lymphoma for the second time. We are asking everyone to sacrifice a small piece of their dignity both to raise awareness of our upcoming Kickstarter for an anthology to help with his medical costs and to cheer him up.

In homage to one of CJ's frequent sales pitches "I'll dance like a monkey for a nickel" we would like as many people as possible to record a 30-second clip of them or someone they know dancing like a monkey. This can be as simple or complex as you like, choreographed or on the fly.

In the description please put "I'll Dance Like a Monkey for a Nickel - in honor of CJ Henderson, who is battling Lymphoma, #CJHendersonKickstarter. Donate at" and we ask that you send us a link to the video Danielle Ackley-McPhail at greenfirephoenix @ aol . com or Gail Z. Martin @ gail @ chroniclesofthenecromancer . com.

You can use any means you have for the recording and posting of the video, but if you don't know how to start, I am told Vine is an easy to use app. Here are links to that:

Thank you

NEW FEATURE: Mab's Handy Guide to Surviving the Supernatural

Hi, All.

We have a new feature for you here from Bad-Ass Faeries editor and author L. Jagi Lamplighter. Reposted her with her permission these post are a bit of shared wisdom from Mab, the wind elemental from her Prospero's Daughter trilogy. Mab also appears in her BAF stories "Of Plunder and Soul" from Bad-Ass Faeries: Just Plain Bad and the "On Rocky Ground", which will appear in the upcoming Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental. These posts originally appear at

Mab Orange

Hey Folks,

Mab Boreal here. You know me—the Northeast Wind who works for Prospero Inc. as a company gumshoe.

It has come to my attention that you humans are woefully uninformed about the dangers of the supernatural world. You walk around all day, taking absolutely no precautions. Some of you are so crazy, you even go looking for trouble.

Well, I’m here to tell you: Don’t do that!

In the hopes of saving even one of you from an elf-related death—or worse—I am going to post a page of my journal every week.

Read. Pay attention. And maybe you’ll live.

This just in: Mustardseed, V.P. of Prospero, Inc. Priority Contracts, asked for some info on Tsukumogami. Apparently, these supernatural perps have been causing some trouble for Prospero Inc. employees in our Kyoto branch. So, I’m gonna start with them.

Name: Tsukumogami tsukumogami

Description: When Japanese household objects—such as mirrors, umbrellas, etc.—make it to their 100th birthday, they wake up and become animate.

Where To Find It: Japan

Frequency: As common as one hundred year old items.

Danger Level: Various. If you want to stay alive, don’t get near ‘em.

Mab’s Eye View: The people of Japan have known about this phenomenon since the 10th Century, and yet they do not destroy all their old objects. Are they crazy? Are they begging for trouble?

Let me tell you. In the next few weeks, I'll tell ya about various tsukumogami, and I'll share some hair-raising tales that will make you shy away from antiques ever after!

Bram Stoker Awards

Bad-Ass Faeries author James Chambers
has made the preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Award
with his novella Three Chords of Chaos: A Bad-Ass Faerie Tale

This novella covers the ongoing tale of Gorge,
Chamber's master of music magic from Way of the Bone (Just Plain Bad)
and Faerie Ring Blues (In All Their Glory).
All our best and congrats to James.


Hi All,

Our buddy and fellow Bad-Ass Faeries author, CJ Henderson is battling lymphoma, a donation site has been created to help defray his medical costs. If you can donate, great; if not, please boost the signal where you can. And always, please keep CJ and his family in your prayers.



Hello, everyone!

Here is an opportunity for all our loyal fans to help us compile the first ever BEST OF collection in the Bad-Ass Faeries series.

Between now and December 31st read (or re-read) the Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies (Bad-Ass Faeries, Just Plain Bad, In All Their Glory) and select the best story or stories from each volume. You can vote for more than one story, but can vote for each story only once. If one of your selections matched those of the editors, you could win a copy of THE BEST OF BAD-ASS FAERIES. (US winners to receive an autographed print copy, winners outside of the US to receive an ebook copy.)

To enter visit the contest page:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can find excerpts of each story on the Bad-Ass Faeries home page:

You can find the books on Amazon at:

Please do spread the word!

Good luck, and Get Your Bad-Ass On!

The Editors,

Danielle Ackley-McPhail
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Lee C. Hillman
Jeffrey Lyman


The Bad-Ass Faeries are multiplying with two new books in the Bad-Ass Faerie Tale spin-off series of novellas.

To celebrate we have this cool contest going:

To win an autographed copy of The Redcaps' Queen, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, come up with your own, original derby name.

Post it here, along with your real name for cross reference, then follow the below link to log your entry into Rafflecopter.

For idea and to see if your name is already taken, visit Please only post original names that are not in use.

To enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

We also have two GoodReads giveaways going on:

Stand by for more to come!


Just a head's up for all those who have contributed and are waiting anxiously for word on your submission.
Unfortunately, one of the editors had some health issues last year that resulted in surgery at Thanksgiving. The good news is the collection is still on, the bad news is we are very much behind. No decisions have been made and we have only just begun to review the submission.
We hope for a March 2013 publication date and anticipate authors will start hearing from us again after May. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you,

Danielle Ackley-McPhail
L. Jagi Lamplighter
Lee C. Hillman
Jeffrey Lyman

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We are very please to announce that Bad-Ass Faeries 2 has received another wonderful review:
"These tales gave me a feel of the dark faery tales of old [...] that have not been sugar coated for children.  They are wonderful!"--Mel's World blog
Follow the URL to read the full review:
Congrats to Trisha Wooldridge and Christy Tohara, Elaine Corvidae, Skyla Dawn Cameron, Lorne Dixon, Steven Earl Yoder, CJ Henderson, Lee C. Hillman, Steven Mangold and Jason Franks, and John Passarella for being highlighted in the review.

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The Bad-Ass Faeries editors wanted to share some good news. As you know, the Bad-Ass Faeries anthologies recently releases more widely in ebook format and I just discovered today that book one, the original Bad-Ass Faeries is the number one top seller in the fantasy category over at Fictionwise, not just for Mundania titles, but overall!

And Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad is 14 overall.

Way to go, guys!

For those not familiar with Fictionwise, you can get ebooks for virtually every platform from this site.


Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Senior Editor