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Terrifying fairy tales for Hallowe’en

When I was a child I was fascinated by fairy tales, and I still love them today. I love anything with a fairy tale feel to it, from Stardust or The Princess Bride, to C.S. Lewis’s tales of Narnia, or romance novel retellings such as The Cinderella Deal, by Jennifer Crusie. A lot of people…… Continue reading Terrifying fairy tales for Hallowe’en

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From the darkness of Grimm to Disney’s fantasies: what draws us to fairy tales?

I’m delighted to welcome author Mary Waibel back to my blog today.  You may remember Mary’s visit last year, and if you weren’t around then, please do check out her brilliant interview. Mary is the author of the Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, and Different Kind of Knight).  Her stories…… Continue reading From the darkness of Grimm to Disney’s fantasies: what draws us to fairy tales?

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Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel

A few weeks ago I read Mary Waibel’s first novel, Quest of the Hart, which is a lovely reinvention of a fairytale.  It’s a reverse sleeping beauty, where the princess goes on a quest to save the prince.  The villainous baddie is also a female.  It was brilliant.  Power to the girls! I’m delighted to…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Mary Waibel