Welcome to Monthly Missives from The Dream Pedlar!

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Hello, there!

Thank you for subscribing to Monthly Missives from The Dream Pedlar, a newsletter about the simple joys of writing, reading, parenting, and living the creative life.

You will hear from me on the last Sunday of every month with updates on my writing life, book recommendations, short fiction and/or poems, and occasional surprises, most of which will remain exclusive to this group.

These missives tend to be long, and intentionally so, like handwritten letters to a pen friend I haven’t written to in a while. 

My hope is that you’ll be able to set aside 5—10 minutes of your time on a slow Sunday afternoon to savour these notes, to read, reflect and reply if you’d like to.

I love hearing from you and I always respond to every message I receive. It is a conversation, after all. An open, heartfelt one.

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A Surprise Gift!

I'm so thrilled to see you here that I'd love to share with you an original work of fiction.

Titled Hide-and-Seek, the story won an Honourable Mention in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Allegory Magazine, Volume 39/66. Only subscribers to Monthly Missives have exclusive access to this short story.

It is a tale of ... Well, you will have to read and find out for yourself!

fiction: hide-and-seek
You’ve become terrific at playing hide-and-seek. There was a time, not too long ago, when you were only too eager to give yourself away. A not-so-muffled giggle. A deliberately conspicuous thump. A noisy swish of fabric. And when all else failed, I only had to ask, “Where are you?

Bonus Scenes from Published Works

If you came here after reading one of my books, here is where you will find scenes and chapters that appeared in the original manuscript but didn't make it to the final published copy, or pieces that were written later so you could delve a little more into the lives of the characters you've spent an entire book-journey with.

bonus scenes from published works
Something more to indulge in after the story has ended!

Tales for Dreamers

Each Monthly Missive includes a story from the Tales for Dreamers collection of short whimsical tales paired with an image each. I have been writing these tales for more than a decade now, and they have proved to be an endless source of delight for many readers.

You can find out more about Tales for Dreamers and read a few tales right away!

Tales for Dreamers
an image + a tale = plenty of whimsy and wonder

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Receiving a lovingly woven gift of musings and magic in your inbox is a special experience, and it would be quite sad to miss an edition. To ensure that doesn't happen, here are a few things you can do:

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  3. If my email lands in your junk folder, mark it as "not spam".

All this will help your email provider know that I am not spamming you or sending nightmares your way. Even algorithms tend to need a little magical coaxing at times.

All Monthly Missives are also archived upon publication. Past newsletters can be found here! If you're prompted to sign in, please enter the same email ID you used to sign up for your subscription.

Setting Your Subscription Preferences

In addition to the Monthly Missives, I may send an occasional email, no more than 2—4 in a year, to alert you to time-sensitive news, such as when my books are featured in a promotion or sale for a limited time.

You can always opt in or out of receiving these emails in three simple steps, as detailed in this nifty little guide!

setting your subscription preferences
All you need to know to manage which emails you receive from The Dream Pedlar!

If at any point you fall out of love with Monthly Missives, you can always unsubscribe. Please do not mark my missives as spam, as this would hamper delivery to those readers who look forward to receiving these notes every month.

Parting Words

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter! I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have you here. It will be a magical ride, I promise.

Parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow

the next last Sunday of the month.

~ Adapted from Shakespeare's immortal words

If you'd like to reach out in the meantime, email me at anitha @ thedreampedlar . com (without the spaces). Send me your thoughts, feelings and musings. Secrets and confessions are welcome too.

Until then, happy dreaming!

~ Anitha Krishnan

Burlington, Ontario