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Different Spelling and Meaning of Fairy, Faery, Fairie and Fay

Fairies World are often asked about the different spellings and meanings of Fairy.

We asked Terri Windling the renowned writer, folklorist, and consulting editor for Tor Books in New York City. She is best known for her editorial work in the field of fantasy literature, where she has long been a passionate advocate of mythic fiction. She has published over forty books, she told us

"faery vrs. fairy, both spellings have historical roots and it seems to me that it's simply a matter of individual preference."
Terri Windling author of "Victorian Fantasies,"

Terri WindlingTerry Windling
Writer, Editor, and Artist Arizona and Devon, England

Terri Windling is a writer and editor in the field of fantasy literature, where she has long been an advocate of Interstitial Arts. She is also a visual artist, folklorist, and the director of The Endicott Studio, an organization for creative artists whose work is rooted in myth and folklore. She is the co-founder (with Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner) of Endicott West, a Writers/Artists Retreat in Tucson, Arizona. She has been a Consulting Editor for Tor Books in New York City since 1986.

For more information about Terri Windling visit:

" If there is a single person at the nexus of fantasy literature . . . it is Terri Windling—as editor, as writer, as painter, as muse."
— Jane Yolen





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