The world where the Island of Arlynia can be found began to form when
a young mother sewed a stack of loose pages into
a book for her baby son to color.
While he illustrated the pages, she narrated the story.
That home-bound book became the first
glimpse into Arlynia,
and the little boy, when he grew old enough to talk, called it Faraway Castle.
The family grew, and everyone joined the adventure. In time, there were hundreds of stories.
There were plots and counterplots, recipes, paintings, and even a deck of playing cards. Arlynia became real for us.
The young mother is a grandmother now, and it's about time to share these stories with the world.