Author Archives: akuivalainen

About akuivalainen

I am a Finnish Australian writer that is obsessed with magical wardrobes, doors, auroras and burial mounds that might offer me a way into another realm. Until then, I will write about fairytales, monsters, magic and mythology because that’s the next best thing.

Friday essay: why grown-ups still need fairy tales

Edmund Dulac’s 1910 illustration of Sleeping Beauty. Wikimedia images Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle For as long as we have been able to stand upright and speak, we have told stories. They explained the mysteries of the world: birth, death, … Continue reading

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Blaise is on Pre-Order a.k.a Let me put my words in you

Hey Everyone! December is going  to be a massive book month here in Camp Amy so here is a brief rundown. If you have been on my social media in the last few days you would have seen me FREAKING … Continue reading

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On Pre-Orders

Hi Everyone   Following up from my last blog. I have looked into doing pre-orders for Ashes of the Firebird and Rise of the Firebird for their universal release in December but due to being enrolled in KDP until 3rd December, I’m not … Continue reading

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An Update and Sexy Second Editions

It’s been a while guys…I know. I always feel a bit guilty about leaving it so long between drinks but when you’re working, doing uni, writing books and publishing, shit is bound to get a bit hectic. Right. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Journeys to the Underworld- Greek Myth, Film and American anxiety

A fascinating read, courtesy of the Conversation Gil Birmingham (Cory) and Jeremy Renner (Martin) in Wind River: grieving fathers who come together in the realm of the dead. Production Co: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media Paul Salmond, La … Continue reading

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Cry of the Firebird – Free!

Hello Everyone Just dropping in super quick to let you know that Cry of the Firebird book one of The Firebird Fairytales is now permanently Free across all retailers! Hurray! Grab yourself a copy here

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Friday essay: Joan of Arc, our one true superhero

Ali Alizadeh, Monash University One need not be a parent of a young child, as I am, to be conscious of the full-blown resurgence of the superhero in contemporary popular culture. Beyond the dizzying proliferation of fetishised merchandise to do … Continue reading

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