Author of 2 and a half books, a comic novella, a quarry of faerie tales, and poetry by the dozen, Fahren is owned by a white horse of wavering dispostion.
Contemporary Comic Novella, 'Towards a More Perfect Union: New Orleans Alliances,' placed in the Novella-in-Progress Short List of the 2010 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary competition. 'Drift of Tallow,'(finalist in same) and a number of Fahren's poems have been recently presented (four broadcasts) on Canadian radio read by Ken Cowle on his weekly program, Soul Asylum.
"a ragamuffin-like Minstrel sacrifices himself to save a Princess and is shunned by a King. Years of peace and prosperity follow but eventually darkness befalls the kingdom at the hands of a Dark Wizard. The Minstrel, who proves to be an eternally youthful wonder, returns, and …." Andy Potter review
The Girl Who Tweaked Two Lions' Tails
on Nov. 08, 2011
Pierre Van Rooyen is getting a solid reputation for his young heroines of unflinching character. He is coming to the public fore in his prose, which is lively as their adventures. Read a few lines and you are 'in' there. Go a little further and you're following an adventure of the natural world that takes you up several notches above the norm, while defying your expectation to find a 'way out' into a controlled reality. You see, Pierre is Not controlled. Not by any standard of the forbidden kingdoms of either man or manuscript. . .He's got a formidable mind with an imagination which matches his experiences.
Like his little girl, Maudie, in "Saturdays are Gold," we know by page one that Angelina is going to defy the odds.
Voraciously. We ask in vain with her parents, "Gogga, we love you, and I reckon you tweaked his tail, but please don't do it again."
Right. We can count on it.
Van Rooyen does it again.