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Enter…. story through rich vocabulary, rhyme and alliteration booming like thunder

Social skill stories steering to sunny shores 

Effective choices bringing win-win scores

Reality revealed through watercolour paint and pencil sketch magical stroke 

Adult parables providing a portal to resources that provoke

Blogging bits and links to help guide parenting ponder

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To celebrate the launch of the website redesign, MC is offering free e-book copies of the novel “The Executive Gardener and the Fairy” and the children’s stories “Wishing Upon the Stars” and “Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, ‘Who’s Steering Your Ship?'”. Follow the links to learn more or click the download buttons to pick up your free copy!

The cover for the novel "The Executive Gardener and the Fairy"

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy

Novel

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The cover for the children's story "Wishing Upon the Stars"

Wishing Upon the Stars

Children’s Story

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The cover for the children's story "Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, 'Who's Steering Your Ship?'"

Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s Steering Your Ship?”

Children’s Story

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Limited Time Offer!

To celebrate the launch of the website redesign, MC is offering free e-book copies of the novel “The Executive Gardener and the Fairy” and the children’s stories “Wishing Upon the Stars” and “Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, ‘Who’s Steering Your Ship?'”. Follow the links to learn more or click the download buttons to pick up your free copy!

The cover for the novel "The Executive Gardener and the Fairy"

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy

Novel

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The cover for the children's story "Wishing Upon the Stars"

Wishing Upon the Stars

Children’s Story

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The cover for the children's story "Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, 'Who's Steering Your Ship?'"

Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s Steering Your Ship?”

Children’s Story

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About the Site

Fairy Dazzle offers celebration services, thought provoking stories for children and adults and a weekly blog. It is a forum where topics such as compassion, humility, service, responsibility and forgiveness are tabled.

Sound flaky, flighty and frivolous? Take heed, many a truth is said in jest, countless serious essential skills are learned through play and poetic reflection has inspired innumerable acts of compassion and positive change. Alchemy through words and applause, can melt even the steeliest hearts, bringing forth insights of compassion, inclusiveness and choice. 

Come peek into our garden of services and literary products. See what bouquet of inspiration awaits you, your family and friends.

A selfie of MC in her fairy costume
A selfie of MC in her fairy costume

About the Site

Fairy Dazzle offers celebration services, thought provoking stories for children and adults and a weekly blog. It is a forum where topics such as compassion, humility, service, responsibility and forgiveness are tabled.

Sound flaky, flighty and frivolous? Take heed, many a truth is said in jest, countless serious essential skills are learned through play and poetic reflection has inspired innumerable acts of compassion and positive change. Alchemy through words and applause, can melt even the steeliest hearts, bringing forth insights of compassion, inclusiveness and choice. 

Come peek into our garden of services and literary products. See what bouquet of inspiration awaits you, your family and friends.

MC posing for a photo with a copy of the book In Search of Something Green

Fairy Dazzle is a place where you can find:

MC’s writing for children and adults. Stories that hope to inspire effective choices and positive perspective and action. So far she has self-published four picture books In Search of Something GreenHappy Cat and Merry Cat, Timely Umit Upturns Tim and Watchful, and two business parables The Executive Gardener and The Fairy and The Corporate Family. She has written over 27 children’s stories.

Support activities and lessons for the picture books.

References and resources that support social skill development through effective choices, servant leadership and win-win collaboration.

Parental resources, (articles, videos and blogging discussions).

MC posing for a photo with a copy of the book In Search of Something Green

Fairy Dazzle is a place where you can find:

MC’s writing for children and adults. Stories that hope to inspire effective choices and positive perspective and action. So far she has self-published four picture books In Search of Something GreenHappy Cat and Merry Cat, Timely Umit Upturns Tim and Watchful, and two business parables The Executive Gardener and The Fairy and The Corporate Family. She has written over 27 children’s stories.

Support activities and lessons for the picture books.

References and resources that support social skill development through effective choices, servant leadership and win-win collaboration.

Parental resources, (articles, videos and blogging discussions).

Mary Catherine Rolston a.k.a. Dazzle

M.C. has taught since 1984 at the elementary level. March 11, 2016 she retired from teaching full day kindergarten in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Victoria, BC where she spends her time writing, engages in various art mediums and of course spreading joy as Fairy Dazzle. She has also owned a craft business, bed and breakfast, and worked extensively in her community as a volunteer. As a trained Toastmaster with her CTM designation, and trained in Glasser’s Choice Theory, she enjoys speaking on topics which inspire personal growth. Together with her performance artistry, talent for poetic metaphor, she is on a mission to promote servant leadership, living passionately, and infusing life with fun. She spends her spare time researching and writing on these topics. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and maintain our sense of humility.”  In addition, her passion has lead her to writing poetry and children’s stories on themes of compassion, values, relationships and awestruck wonder.

Fairies are known to be the guardian angels of the earth and animals. Fairy Dazzle, (a retired kindergarten teacher), believes that the wee folk are also protectors and ‘besties’ of children. Through her metaphorical performance artistry and writing, Fairy Dazzle is committed to playfully challenging people to laugh, walk in faithful optimism, and let go of the trappings of the web-weaving ego.

MC posing for a photo in an elevator
MC posing for a photo in an elevator

Mary Catherine Rolston a.k.a. Dazzle

M.C. has taught since 1984 at the elementary level. March 11, 2016 she retired from teaching full day kindergarten in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Victoria, BC where she spends her time writing, engages in various art mediums and of course spreading joy as Fairy Dazzle. She has also owned a craft business, bed and breakfast, and worked extensively in her community as a volunteer. As a trained Toastmaster with her CTM designation, and trained in Glasser’s Choice Theory, she enjoys speaking on topics which inspire personal growth. Together with her performance artistry, talent for poetic metaphor, she is on a mission to promote servant leadership, living passionately, and infusing life with fun. She spends her spare time researching and writing on these topics. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and maintain our sense of humility.”  In addition, her passion has lead her to writing poetry and children’s stories on themes of compassion, values, relationships and awestruck wonder.

Fairies are known to be the guardian angels of the earth and animals. Fairy Dazzle, (a retired kindergarten teacher), believes that the wee folk are also protectors and ‘besties’ of children. Through her metaphorical performance artistry and writing, Fairy Dazzle is committed to playfully challenging people to laugh, walk in faithful optimism, and let go of the trappings of the web-weaving ego.

Children's Stories

The cover for the children's story "Timely Umit Upturns Tim"

Timely Umit Upturns Tim

In 1950’s Turkey, along the banks of the Dalyan River, lives a timid, tender, tolerant, thankful, thoughtful yet socially awkward turtle. Poor Tim is misunderstood by the other animals, so he is a lonely, grumpy fellow. One day a monsoon causes the river to flood, sweeping Tim upstream where he is deposited on a furry striped rug— it’s Umit, a tiger and potential predator who offers to help him. Should Tim trust Umit? Will Umit be a tiger of his word and deliver Tim home, or will Tim have the same fate as the classic gingerbread man? Can Tim’s courage carry him to a new outlook? This charming children’s book uses rhyme and the alliterative sounds of “T” words to help build vocabulary while also raising awareness of the plight of the Caspian tiger and loggerhead turtle.

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The cover for the children's story "In Search of Something Green"

In Search of Something Green

A picture book dedicated to all the grandparents who lovingly coach their grandchildren while fostering dreams and a sense of awestruck wonder. It addresses over coming childhood anxieties with optimism, strength building strategies and courage (in this case, swimming in a big dark lake), moreover, it celebrates the power of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. Summer time is finally here, and Matthew is excited to spend a week at his grandparent’s cottage. But even though he has taken swimming lessons at his local pool, Matthew is still petrified of jumping off the dock into the deep, dark lake. Everyday Grandpoobee offers him swimming strategies while Nanabana takes him on nightly walks into the forest in search of a rare green charm that will bring him luck. Does Matthew find the courage he needs? Does Grandpoobee’s coaching help? Or does he find a lucky charm? Or maybe Matthew just made a leap of faith and courage!

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The cover for the children's story "Happy Cat and Merry Cat"

Happy Cat and Merry Cat

This rhyming children’s book tells the story of two best friends—both spunky nine-year-old girls named Catherine. Nicknamed Happy Cat and Merry Cat, the girls love to dress up, drink tea, and eat sandwiches and sweets. Always looking for adventure and fun, they dream of a chance to have formal tea in their town’s tea shop and devise a plan to sing and dance on the street and collect change in a teapot until they have enough. But soon after they are seated inside the shop, their mothers find them and scold them for running off, teaching the girls a valuable lesson about always telling their parents where they are.

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Children's Stories

The cover for the children's story "Timely Umit Upturns Tim"

Timely Umit Upturns Tim

In 1950’s Turkey, along the banks of the Dalyan River, lives a timid, tender, tolerant, thankful, thoughtful yet socially awkward turtle. Poor Tim is misunderstood by the other animals, so he is a lonely, grumpy fellow. One day a monsoon causes the river to flood, sweeping Tim upstream where he is deposited on a furry striped rug— it’s Umit, a tiger and potential predator who offers to help him. Should Tim trust Umit? Will Umit be a tiger of his word and deliver Tim home, or will Tim have the same fate as the classic gingerbread man? Can Tim’s courage carry him to a new outlook? This charming children’s book uses rhyme and the alliterative sounds of “T” words to help build vocabulary while also raising awareness of the plight of the Caspian tiger and loggerhead turtle.

Learn More
The cover for the children's story "In Search of Something Green"

In Search of Something Green

A picture book dedicated to all the grandparents who lovingly coach their grandchildren while fostering dreams and a sense of awestruck wonder. It addresses over coming childhood anxieties with optimism, strength building strategies and courage (in this case, swimming in a big dark lake), moreover, it celebrates the power of the grandparent and grandchild relationship. Summer time is finally here, and Matthew is excited to spend a week at his grandparent’s cottage. But even though he has taken swimming lessons at his local pool, Matthew is still petrified of jumping off the dock into the deep, dark lake. Everyday Grandpoobee offers him swimming strategies while Nanabana takes him on nightly walks into the forest in search of a rare green charm that will bring him luck. Does Matthew find the courage he needs? Does Grandpoobee’s coaching help? Or does he find a lucky charm? Or maybe Matthew just made a leap of faith and courage!

Learn More
The cover for the children's story "Happy Cat and Merry Cat"

Happy Cat and Merry Cat

This rhyming children’s book tells the story of two best friends—both spunky nine-year-old girls named Catherine. Nicknamed Happy Cat and Merry Cat, the girls love to dress up, drink tea, and eat sandwiches and sweets. Always looking for adventure and fun, they dream of a chance to have formal tea in their town’s tea shop and devise a plan to sing and dance on the street and collect change in a teapot until they have enough. But soon after they are seated inside the shop, their mothers find them and scold them for running off, teaching the girls a valuable lesson about always telling their parents where they are.

Learn More

Novels

The cover for the novel "The Executive Gardener and the Fairy"

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy

This thought-provoking parable was written to address the issue of attitude. So often we are asked today during workshops, how do you want to be remembered? Furthermore, in today’s world when there are increasing numbers of baby boomers approaching retirement, people are asking themselves, “What’s it all about Alfie?”  This story was written to address these questions. It is about a retired executive, who not only is faced with the door of retirement, but a haunting question from his daughter Olivia, “Would you do it all over again? Would you give more to your family than to the office?”  The hope is that the reader will follow Frank’s strategies of self-examination, fine tuning his or her own priorities, releasing tensions and inhibitions, bringing forth a sense of flow, fun, creativity, balance and above all service.

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The Corporate Family

A distant cousin to The Executive Gardener and The Fairy. The questions that plagued my writing mentor Jonathan Bennett, were:  What about Lilly, how did she feel? What were her interactions with Frank? He provoked further asking me to have the courage to delve into the sweetness and spice of their relationship. Hence, the birth of the Corporate Family. This novel attempts to address the perspectives of the stay at home partner verses the workaholic  over achieving mate. At the end of each of Lilly’s chapters, the reader is introduced to Lilly’s poetry, which therapeutically  comforts and guides her. Throughout the story the reader is to resources that Frank uses to find a greater understanding of himself as a business executive, husband and father. At the end the reader is offered a resource guide which offers to be a portal to further self discovery on leadership coaching for life and business.

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Novels

The cover for the novel "The Executive Gardener and the Fairy"

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy

This thought-provoking parable was written to address the issue of attitude. So often we are asked today during workshops, how do you want to be remembered? Furthermore, in today’s world when there are increasing numbers of baby boomers approaching retirement, people are asking themselves, “What’s it all about Alfie?”  This story was written to address these questions. It is about a retired executive, who not only is faced with the door of retirement, but a haunting question from his daughter Olivia, “Would you do it all over again? Would you give more to your family than to the office?”  The hope is that the reader will follow Frank’s strategies of self-examination, fine tuning his or her own priorities, releasing tensions and inhibitions, bringing forth a sense of flow, fun, creativity, balance and above all service.

Learn More

The Corporate Family

A distant cousin to The Executive Gardener and The Fairy. The questions that plagued my writing mentor Jonathan Bennett, were:  What about Lilly, how did she feel? What were her interactions with Frank? He provoked further asking me to have the courage to delve into the sweetness and spice of their relationship. Hence, the birth of the Corporate Family. This novel attempts to address the perspectives of the stay at home partner verses the workaholic  over achieving mate. At the end of each of Lilly’s chapters, the reader is introduced to Lilly’s poetry, which therapeutically  comforts and guides her. Throughout the story the reader is to resources that Frank uses to find a greater understanding of himself as a business executive, husband and father. At the end the reader is offered a resource guide which offers to be a portal to further self discovery on leadership coaching for life and business.

Learn More