Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Sue Gibb, an imaginer! Yes, that’s me. It says so on my business card.
I have developed a fantasy community of affectionate, affable flying insects better known as “The Fancifulls of Oh Valley.” Here, you will discover a multitude of various species that work, play, learn, and even dine together in harmony. The cornerstone of the community is their Insect Inn – naturally. Travelers check in and rest, departing refreshed; rejuvenated owing to their stay. However, some guests, as you will see, are so enchanted with Oh Valley, they opt to remain forever. All are welcome.
The Oh Valley community is loosely based on my home, the Ottawa Valley. Both communities are that inviting. Readers may recognize local landmarks in my writing. I hope they conjure memories and elicit smiles.
In conjunction, I have created tangible copper dragonfly and butterfly garden ornaments each depicting a particular character in my Fancifull stories. Along with garden ornaments, some styles are brooch pins and hair combs for personal adornment. Please check my SHOP tab above if you would like to learn more about the collections. My Bumble Bee Collection of ornaments is scheduled for release for Christmas 2020. Now, where did I put that furry, copper prototype?
For now, I invite you to follow the lives of these remarkable critters, the Fancifulls. Their stories are lighthearted, funny, and sweet. They centre on a reoccurring theme of acceptance and inclusion: That we can be ourselves; We can be different and get along with others who are not exactly like ourselves. The Fancifulls are accepting of each other, overlooking physical and invisible differences. You will soon notice that it is the varied differences in each species that binds this community, allowing it to thrive.
My wish is that you have a young child in your life who would like a new bedtime story. Each story is ten to fifteen minutes in length, the first few MUCH shorter, and promise a happily-ever-after finish. Loosely written in serial format, each one can stand alone.
Thank you so much for stopping by… Relax and transport your mind, your favourite cuppa within reach.
Physical Copper Fancifulls
The Fancifulls of Oh Valley
Please read these stories chronologically as each story builds on a previous one.