Can you believe that C.S. Lewis’s The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe will turn seventy next year? This story has affected me in so many ways. I love the world of Narnia. Even when it’s winter there and they are waiting for Aslan to bring Spring, I wanted to sit down with a tea and chat with Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. I love how simple the story appears, yet has so many secrets hidden inside. This story even inspired my story, Brumbletide and the Daughter of Eve. Do you remember the mysterious White Stag that leads the Pevensies out of Narnia? I wondered who he was? What if he was paying a visit from another kingdom? Where would that be? What would it be like? There is already a lot of mythology surrounding the White Stag so it was fun to learn and imagine his world.

I named him Pippin.