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Allyse Near

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I'm a twenty-six-year-old writer, magical girl and ghost enthusiast.

My début novel, 'Fairytales for Wilde Girls', was published in June, 2013, by Random House Australia. It's a pulp-fable about grunge girls, Victorian ghosts, and slightly sinister talking rabbits. Your grandma will love it.

I do love making new friends! So come and strike up a chat on my Twitter, Facebook, or my Tumblr blog.

I also have a secondary blog, which serves as an outlet for my obsession for all fairy-stories dark and lovely.

I'm repped by the magnanimous Pippa Masson.
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“There was something familiar but strange about her - Snow White with a suntan. Cinderella in biker boots. Tough and delicate and magical and real all at once.”
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“A memory: Isola as a toddler, sugarlump teeth, skin still smelling of milk. Hair that curled without use of an iron and sweet dresses that didn’t matter were dirtied. When she was old enough, she demanded the usual suspects at bedtime: The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast.
Even then, Mother’s contempt for non-Pardieu fairytales was obvious.
‘Hmph,’ she snorted derisively, folding up her knees to perch on Isola’s bed. ‘Listen to me, Isola. The original Beauty’s just an encouragement to young women to accept arranged marriages. What it’s really saying to impressionable girls is, “Don’t worry if your new husband is decades older than you, or ugly, or horrid. If you’re sweet and obedient enough, you might just discover he’s a prince in disguise!’’

Mother’s Most Lasting Advice
‘Never be that girl, Isola. Never pick the beast or the wolf on the off-chance he won’t devour you.”
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“Her lips were frosted with sugar and faeriedust.”
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“A memory: Isola as a toddler, sugarlump teeth, skin still smelling of milk. Hair that curled without use of an iron and sweet dresses that didn’t matter were dirtied. When she was old enough, she demanded the usual suspects at bedtime: The Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Beauty and the Beast.
Even then, Mother’s contempt for non-Pardieu fairytales was obvious.
‘Hmph,’ she snorted derisively, folding up her knees to perch on Isola’s bed. ‘Listen to me, Isola. The original Beauty’s just an encouragement to young women to accept arranged marriages. What it’s really saying to impressionable girls is, “Don’t worry if your new husband is decades older than you, or ugly, or horrid. If you’re sweet and obedient enough, you might just discover he’s a prince in disguise!’’

Mother’s Most Lasting Advice
‘Never be that girl, Isola. Never pick the beast or the wolf on the off-chance he won’t devour you.”
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“Once upon a time, Isola Wilde was watching late-night television with her eldest brother, Alejandro, when Channel 12 broadcast a live suicide.”
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message 7: by Sarah

Sarah Well done on being longlisted for the Inkys. You deserve it, and I hope you do well! :-)


Allyse Near Saturday's wrote: "Hi Allyse,

I have voted for your novel in 3 categories of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. I hope other fans also do. Best of luck."


Wow, thanks sweetie!~ I really appreciate it! ^__^


Saturday's Child Hi Allyse,

I have voted for your novel in 3 categories of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. I hope other fans also do. Best of luck.


Amanda Hey lovely,
Great to see you on here :)
xox


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Robin Clark Hello Allyse, thank you for being my friend.
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Allyse Near Estelle wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to reading to your book :D"

Thanks, Estelle! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it! ^__^


Estelle Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to reading to your book :D


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