I currently have an essay out in an anthology called
Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.
(I wish that was a direct link to buy, but since the book is a Borders Store exclusive, you can’t get it on Amazon or BN.com. However, I’ve seen copies in just about every Borders store I’ve visited recently, so run run run and pick up yours!)
It’s edited by bestselling fantasy author Herbie Brennan, and you can usually find it in the Young Adult section of your local Borders. Here’s the isbn:
Step through the wardrobe … and into the imaginations of sixteen friends of Aslan as they explore Narnia, from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle, from the heart of Caspian’s kingdom to the Eastern Seas.
Join in on the adventure, the battles, and—of course—the celebrating!
- How in Narnia (like in our world), bigger isn’t always better
- Why Edmund Pevensie is totally crush-worthy
- What tea and Turkish Delight have to do with religion
- And why it’s okay to have an occasional temper tantrum
My essay is called “King Edmund the Cute” and it’s about my vast love for the character of Edmund Pevensie.
A recent review of the anthology has this to say about my essay:
“Don’t let any of the essay titles fool you! Diana Peterfreund’s essay “ King Edmund the Cute” may seem like it’s about one of those raving fan girl crushes on a literary character of Edmund Pevensie, but instead it ends up being in the end a thoughtful, insightful analysis of the character.”
The same site interviewed our Benbella series editor, the fabulous Leah Wilson:
JS: Do you have a favorite essay in Through the Wardrobe? If so, why?
LW: It’s very dangerous to play favorites, but I will mention two I think were particularly inventive: “King Edmund the Cute,” a fantastically engaging, smart account of Diana Peterfreund’s childhood crush on Edmund Pevensie; and “Eating in Narnia,” a topic that’s been well-covered but that Diane Duane treats in a very fresh, charming, and earthy way, starting with the insight that Narnia, unique among fantasy worlds, is a place you’d actually want to go for dinner.
Oh yeah. You know you want to read it now!
All next week, there will be special blog posts celebrating the release of this book, with appearances by me fellow contributors, and giveaways. Stay tuned!