Faey Bonne Author Interview
by Kathryn Bax
Faey Bonne is a collaborative pseudonym used by affianced authors John Riley and Felicity Partington. They wanted to branch out and explore a more magical world, creating stories and narratives which subtly entwine. So began their Twisted Tales series. Letting their imaginations delve to the darkest of places and spinning popular stories into unrecognisable adult stories.
What happens when normal people, people with flaws, problems, undesirable traits end up mixed with magic? Can 'happily ever after' really be the end? And surely, happily ever after is subjective? One woman's happily ever is another's nightmare. What happens to the villains? If the good guys are perfectly good and the bad guys are perfectly evil it's clean cut. What happens when the good guys have flaws, or make bad choices? When the bad guys do bad things for good reasons? There’s so many shades of grey between black and white and we wanted to explore them all.
"We don't want to read about perfect people getting a perfect ending. We want to read about genuine characters coming head first with emotions, fears, magic and monsters and reacting accordingly. We want to read about things going wrong, about bad decisions. And since we couldn't find them, we wrote them." Faey Bonne