Are Fairy Tales a Waste of Time?

This is a guest post by Brent King. As a Christian urban fantasy author I have been confronted, as have many of my writing partners, by those who doubt that fantasy, or fairy stories, have any anchor in the real world. Worse yet, some have argued that they take their reader far out of this [...]

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We’re All Evil Stepchildren

Cinderella has never been one of my favorite fairy tales. Maybe that’s because its familiarity through the years has turned it a bit drab for me. Maybe it’s because the danger isn’t fierce enough or the stakes aren’t high enough. Or maybe . . . maybe it’s because I can’t relate to a girl who [...]

The World of A WISH MADE OF GLASS

Instead of simply introducing the characters in A Wish Made of Glass, I thought I’d go a little further and give you a peek into some of the enchanting places and settings in my story as well. I saw them all so clearly as I wrote them, people and places and props alike, it was [...]

A Wish Made of Glass: RELEASE DAY!

A FAIRY TALE A Wish Made of Glass is a story that has been through many changes. When I first began writing it, I wanted nothing more than a simple fairy tale told from an alternate point of view from the original Cinderella version I was loosely basing it upon. That's what I got with [...]

A Release Date at Last!

A Wish Made of Glass will be releasing Friday, August 14th, 2015. Yes. As in NINE DAYS FROM NOW! Here are the things that will be happening at this point: Launch day. Where happy, interesting, launch-ish things happen here on my blog. If you'd like to help when the time comes, feel free to do [...]

Cinderella Schemes #3: An Interview with Melanie Dickerson

Today I have the enormous privilege of chatting with Christian fairy tale author Melanie Dickerson. She has written a beautiful series of medieval fairy tale retellings which, if you haven't read already, you most definitely should. One of those retellings (of course!) is based on the Cinderella tale. Here's a bit more about it: ____________ [...]

The Cost: A Retelling of Pandora’s Box

I wrote this short story last year for publication in the Timeless Tales fairy tale magazine and thought I'd share it on my blog for those of you who haven't yet read it. If you're unfamiliar with the original Pandora's Box myth, you may want to refresh your memory at this link. ____________ The Cost by [...]