Fairy Tale Novella Contest and Cover Reveal

Rooglewood Press is delighted to introduce their third fairy tale novella contest— Five Magic Spindles a collection of “Sleeping Beauty” stories The challenge is to write a retelling of the beloved fairy tale in any genre or setting you like. Make certain your story is recognizably “Sleeping Beauty,” but have fun with it as well. Make [...]

Cinderella, Edits and Assassins

So what do Cinderella, edits and assassins have in common? It's not a riddle, I promise 🙂 They're all the things that have been driving me bonkers lately, that's what! (Don't worry - the assassin isn't after me...) CINDERELLA I have been working on several things. First and foremost has been the Cinderella retelling I've been [...]

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 [...]

The Moon Master’s Ball: A Charming Cinderella Retelling

The Moon Master's Ball, by Clara Diane Thompson, is one of five short stories in the awesome new fairy tale collection, Five Glass Slippers. Each story is a unique retelling of the classic Cinderella tale ... here's what I thought of Miss Thompson's story! Oh, my ... what can I say about this story? It [...]