So far Micah Genest has published "The Land of Ick and Eck: Harlot's Encounters," (an adult's children's fairy tale book) "Three Stories About Children Who Die," (three strange stories about children for adults) and "Wonder: A Story About a Boy and His Loss" (a morbid picture book).
He was born in Québec, Canada, graduating from both Concordia and McGill University in Montréal, Québec, studying English literature, theology, and education.
His works tend to use gallows humour, dark/bizarre fairy tales, absurdism, innuendoes, and satire (he's trying to be funny; not sure if it's working). Pushing the literary boundaries of contemporary conventional children's literature (or children in literature (or children's literature for adults)), his writings explore an array of troubling/controversial subjects, much like Victorian literature for children, and a touch of modern (if that means anything). For modern adults, his stories are not for children; though (if I may say) not long ago, a now seemingly far off world/culture, it would have been.
Inspiration for his stories derive from dark European and American fairy tales; episodic classic children novels, such as "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and its series, "Peter and Wendy," and "Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland," (Oh Alice...) as well as medieval fabliaux and chivalric romances, and Georgian literature on sensibility.
(There’s more, but...)