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Friday, June 18, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen


The Dragon of Ynys
by Minerva Cerridwen
Genre: Clean LGBTQ Fantasy
Every time something goes missing from the village, Sir Violet makes his way to the dragon’s cave and negotiates the item’s return. It’s annoying, but at least the dragon is polite.

But when the dragon hoards a person, that’s a step too far. Sir Violet storms off to the mountainside to escort the baker home, only to find a more complex mystery—a quest that leads him far beyond the cave. Accompanied by the missing baker’s wife and the dragon himself, the dutiful village knight embarks on his greatest adventure yet.

The Dragon of Ynys is an inclusive fairy tale for all ages.

Minerva Cerridwen (she/xe) is a genderqueer aromantic asexual writer and pharmacist from Belgium. She enjoys baking, drawing and handlettering.
Since 2013 she has been writing for Paranatellonta, a project combining photography and flash fiction ( Her first published work was the queer fairy tale 'Match Sticks' in the Unburied Fables anthology (2016). Her short stories have also appeared in Atthis Arts anthologies Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove (2019) and Community of Magic Pens (2020).
For updates on her newest projects, visit her website ( or follow her on Twitter (

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  1. I love stories about fairy tales, this one sounds like a great one.

  2. The blurb is interesting. I like fairy retellings. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I would so enjoy reading this book and I like the cover too. How long did it take to write it?

    1. Hello, thank you so much! You can find more work by the amazing cover artist via

      The first draft took about a month. I was inspired by a specific call for submissions that asked for books about dragons and with LGBTQIA+ characters, and I discovered that call less than two months before its deadline, so I knew I had to work fast. I spent the first weeks brainstorming, but when there was only a month left, I started writing. Fortunately I had some time off work in that month, so I could get the entire story written and edited in time to submit. (Thanks to my wonderful friends who helped with the editing!)

      However, that "finished" story was not quite what you can read in "The Dragon of Ynys" today. In the following months, there were the editing rounds from the first publisher - and when that publisher went out of business in 2019, I revised the whole story before submitting it to its current publishing house, Atthis Arts. I was lucky to get to work with E.D.E. Bell, who is a wonderful editor and helped me to go further in the revision than I could ever have done on my own. So, technically, the book as it is now was only finished last year, and the answer to your question is either one month (of effective drafting) or 44 months (between starting work on the book and the finished 2020 publication).

      Thank you for leaving a question!

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful book!