Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
Hannah Russell
Features Writer
10:49 AM 8th March 2021

The Scary Hair Fairy

This week marked World Book Day across the UK and Ireland. It was a little bit different this year for many authors, as a lot of us usually have a full diary, travelling to schools, hosting workshops and getting involved in lots of activities which involve our books and life being an author.

This year due to the current national lockdown it was a day in the office instead, and although we didn’t get to travel to schools, we had so many children send in images of dressed up as Alfie and me on World Book Day which was so heart-warming. As an author it’s so lovely to see people enjoying your stories and characters in the book.

Although this year’s World Book week wasn’t like usual there were still lots of book activity happening in my world. I launched a new book on Thursday 4th March called ‘The Scary Hair Fairy’ based on a fairy who travels around at night causing lots of adventure and mischief!

Hannah with her new book
Hannah with her new book
I wrote the story a few years ago when I was 17 but never had it published. It’s a book which rhymes throughout and is very much a character from my childhood. Every time I woke up with messy hair my parents used to say to me ‘The scary hair fairy must have visited you last night’.

And then as I got older, I adapted it into a story, as I’m always making up magical stories and have new ideas for characters and stories!

This book is aimed at children under 6 years old and is a fun magical bedtime story, full of illustrations.

Due to the hairdressers being closed over lockdown, I had the idea again for the book to get published, as my parents kept telling me ‘The scary hair fairy’ had visited and I thought why not finally make it into a magical tale for others to enjoy.

Now that the book has been published I'm looking forward to seeing it on the shelves of the book shops when they open. I’ll now be working on the next Little Alf book which I’m hoping to launch this Spring.

Purchase Hannah’s new book online here

Or Via amazon here