About Pretty Dark Tales

Pretty Dark Tales is a collection of hardcover, hand-bound zines featuring original and retold fairy tales, folk tales, and myths containing elements of horror and fantasy.

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My name is Lynn Novella, and I’m a librarian/writer who dabbles in calligraphy and bookbinding. I live in Washington, DC with my illustrator partner CNA and our two-year-old son. Like many others, I’ve been reading and writing fairy tales + folklore since my childhood. With PDT, my goal is to create a magical experience for readers through look + feel, as well as through storytelling.

I write, illustrate, and bind most of the PDT books by hand, except where noted. Feel free to contact me at pdfairytales@gmail.com!