I have a secret. I create entire worlds; make dead bones bloom with my magic wand, that is actually a pen. In the nighttime hours, I journey through the land of dreams. When I wake, I weave puzzle pieces, transforming words into stories. I am a writer.
I wrote my first book when I was seven years young. Even as a small child I was always conjuring magical and mysterious stories—sharing them with my loved ones. Since then, I’ve experimented with various writing styles until I discovered my own voice. My first poetry collection, Spinning Hair Into Gold, was published in 2019. I’m currently working on my first novel; which explores themes of love, loss, magic, and community. It’s inspired by the selkie stories from my spirit (and ancestral) home in Britain.
Fairy Tale Poetry
Spinning Hair Into Gold is a poetry book containing magical poems and story threads that traverse the path between destiny and free will, remind us that enchantment can be found lurking in every corner, and delve into the mysteries of dreams and the Otherworld. Spinning Hair Into Gold is one of the best new poetry books by Caitlin Keely Gemmell, author and founder of #enchantedsimplicity and #truenorthpoetry on Instagram.
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