Dee Dee Chainey
Dee Dee Chainey is a writer, and spends her time curating weird and wonderful folklore from around the world for digital communities as co-founder of the online folklore magazine and hashtag day #FolkloreThursday, featured on 'BBC Trending', in 'The Independent' and 'Vice UK'. Dee Dee also appeared on the 'BBC World Service' talking about the value of the Cinderella fairy tale to modern women, and in 'The Telegraph', debating how folklore is still relevant today. Her first book, 'A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe', was released in April 2018 from National Trust Books (buy it here: http://amzn.to/2An2N09). Her work has appeared in the national magazine 'History of Royals', and she regularly contributes to Future Publishing's international bookazines, including pieces on folklore, Norse myths, vampires across the world, the history of magic, Bronze Age artefacts, and Ancient Egyptian deities. (See more: http://bit.ly/3a7XCzG) Dee Dee writes a monthly column for 'The Countryman' magazine — one of the oldest, most respected countryside magazines in the world — 'A Treasury of Folklore' launched in the March 2020 issue, available here: http://www.countrymanmagazine.co.uk. Dee Dee's latest books, co-authored with #FolkloreThursday's Willow Winsham, from Batsford, were published in April and August 2021. She is represented by Sprung Sultan literary and talent agency.
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Watch my talk, ‘Journeying into the Otherworld: Death Rituals in Scotland, from the Merry to the Macabre’, from the ‘Skelling, Skeklers & Guising’ Halloween conference in Edinburgh.
Dee Dee Chainey: In the Media
BBC Countryfile Magazine
BBC World Service
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#FolkloreThursday’s new book Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves was released on August 5th 2021 from Batsford Books. Written by Willow Winsham and Dee Dee Chainey, it is illustrated by the amazing Joe McLaren!
Really pleased to be speaking at the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center symposium, Traditional Folklore in a Digital World, exploring folklore in the digital environment.
We’re so excited to announce our new book, Treasury of Folklore – Seas and Rivers, from the wonderful @BatsfordBooks.
Really enjoyed talking to Fergus Collins at BBC Countryfile Magazine about #FolkloreThursday’s new book, Treasury of Folklore – Seas and Rivers: Sirens, Selkies and Ghost Ships.
I regularly contribute to Future Publishing’s international bookazines, including pieces on folklore, Norse myths, vampires across the world, the history of magic, Bronze Age artefacts, and Ancient Egyptian deities. They’re available from W. H. Smiths, and online: http://bit.ly/3a7XCzG
My new folklore column for #TheCountryman starts in the March issue!
I really enjoyed speaking at Skelling, Skeklers & Guising: Exploring Liminality, a conference in Edinburgh just after Halloween!
It was lovely to really engage with the folklore of Halloween this year. I was asked to write a blog post on it for the National Trust, which you can read here. I also spoke to them about it for their podcast, do check it out!
It was lovely to go along to Charlecote Park on September 28th to give a talk on A Treasury of British Folklore: Maypoles, Mandrakes and Mistletoe, released by National Trust Books in April 2018. (Which you can read more about on the #FolkloreThursday website.) Furthermore, it was absolutely brilliant to meet the fantastic illustrator, Joe Read more about Folklore Trail & Book Signing at Charlecote Park[…]