Old Tales in New Clothes: Once upon the Internet

I’ve been super MIA from this blog during the pandemic, but not because I haven’t been busy! This post from Once upon a Blog came at just the right time; I’m working a lot with fairy tale retellings again, and here we have some fun re-contextualizations of popular fairy tales for modern times. Click onContinue reading “Old Tales in New Clothes: Once upon the Internet”

File Under: Things That Make Me Embarrassed to Be a White Woman

Halle Bailey is to be Disney’s newest princess as Ariel in the upcoming Disney live-action “The Little Mermaid” “It was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” said (Director Rob) Marshall.Continue reading “File Under: Things That Make Me Embarrassed to Be a White Woman”

Cinderella: Stop Blaming the Victim – A Timely Interpretation of Disney’s 1950’s ‘Cinderella’

A thought-provoking video was posted this morning on YouTube and we felt it so important, we decided to do a full post, rather than just retweeting. (Video is embedded below.) This interesting  – and wonderful – analysis of the iconic 1950’s Cinderella, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. And it might just makeContinue reading “Cinderella: Stop Blaming the Victim – A Timely Interpretation of Disney’s 1950’s ‘Cinderella’”

Coming Soon: FOREST SECLUSION

These five fairy tales feature LGBTQ characters, many of whom begin life in castles, yet make their way into the wild forests for love, truth, and a sense of themselves. This free anthology takes the classics and makes them ours. White Deer by Jess Martin – Curses, shape-shifting, and shrimp fairies: welcome to Jenn’s versionContinue reading “Coming Soon: FOREST SECLUSION”

Prison Made of Mirrors Release Day!

Aithne is a warrior kidnapped from her homeland during a Viking invasion and forced to marry her captor. Shortly before the raid that claims his life, she becomes pregnant with a child whom she believes cursed. Spurred by the dark sorcery she learns from relics her late husband’s mother left behind—including a magic mirror—Aithne descendsContinue reading “Prison Made of Mirrors Release Day!”

Now Available for Pre-order: Prison Made of Mirrors

Aithne is a warrior kidnapped from her homeland during a Viking invasion and forced to marry her captor. Shortly before the raid that claims his life, she becomes pregnant with a child whom she believes cursed. Spurred by the dark sorcery she learns from relics her late husband’s mother left behind—including a magic mirror—Aithne descendsContinue reading “Now Available for Pre-order: Prison Made of Mirrors”

5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales – Writer’s Edit

The simple structure, clear elements, and unadorned style of fairy tales are something all writers can learn from. After all, fairy tales have passed the test of time. They engage readers (or listeners) exactly because their simplicity makes for dynamic (and dramatic!) stories. Regardless of what genre you write, here are the top five thingsContinue reading “5 Things Writers Can Learn From Reading Fairy Tales – Writer’s Edit”