Profile: Jennifer Preston Chushcoff

Jennifer Preston Chushcoff, AKA: The Fairy Gothmother, is an award-winning children’s book author, poet and designer. Her tales for children are a mashup of the macabre, dark-humored storytelling traditions of Edward Gorey, Brothers Grimm, Shel Silverstein and Charles Addams. Born in Southern California and educated at UC Berkeley, Jennifer now lives in Washington State where she regularly frolics in the woods and water searching for her lost childhood.

Her latest middle grade, The Fairy Gothmother: A Collection of Cautionary Tales, is a spooky collection of stories, poems, and games in over 100 full color pages to haunt and delight the brave and curious. Learn to play The Halloween Hunt, make a Bad Dream Box to banish nightmares, or snuggle under the covers and read what happens to unlucky children in Little Lucy Poppletred and Late Bloomers.

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Awards

  • Edward Gory Award, Crow Toes Quarterly
  • Moonbeam Gold, Independent Publishers

Featured Work

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Halloween isn’t just on Halloween, if you know what I mean.

Come closer, my Pretty . . .

The Fairy Gothmother presents her spooky collection of cautionary tales, poems, and games in over 100 full color pages to haunt and delight the brave and curious.

Learn to play The Halloween Hunt, make a Bad Dream Box to banish nightmares, or snuggle under the covers and read what happens to unlucky children in Little Lucy Poppletred and Late Bloomers.

Hear the creaking door of a haunted house? She’s inviting you inside.

Come in. If. You. Dare. . . .

This collection from the Fairy Gothmother is a new addition to the macabre, darkly humorous storytelling traditions of Edward Gorey, Brothers Grimm, Hilaire Belloc and Charles Addams.

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Other Work:

  • A Blaze of Dragons and Other Fairytale Families Goodreads | Amazon
  • Crow Toes Quarterly: Tales From a Playfully Dark World Goodreads

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