The Reluctant Owlet is a story about a baby owl who is quite reluctant to leave the nest. With encouragement from her family, she finally finds the courage to take the leap and fly.
This story was born from my observations of a real owl family during the summer of 2017. The artwork was created from the actual photographs I took of them. I’m so excited to share this story and my owl friends with you all!
I'm Yancy Lael (ly-ELLE) the author of The Poison Box and creator of the Briarlore series. I'm a storyteller and an artist. I've always been the record keeper in my family, the historian, the collector of tales. I cherish my stories, and the stories that come to me through the Muses. Stories are the best kind of soul medicine we have in this world.
I make stories with photographs, art, music, and of course, in my favorite way: with words. And I find all my inspiration in nature. I live (even if only metaphorically) in the deep, dark forest, roaming the endless deer trails alongside my closest companions, the great horned owls and my wild canine friends. This is the place where all my work is born.
You can read more about me here. Thanks for visiting!