Tag Archives: Fairy Tales

TV Review: Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV show)

I found myself with a hole in my television viewing a while back, when Once Upon a Time and Castle both went on hiatus at the same time. I needed something to fill in for my fairy tale show and … Continue reading

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A Beyond the Tales Update on an Atypical Fairy

Hello talented, discerning and patient readers of fantasy novels!  It’s been a while since I last updated on my next book…the third installment in my Beyond the Tales series, The People the Fairies Forget.  I’ve been hoping to share the … Continue reading

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Back from Fairylands

Summer is beginning, and that means an end to the springtime Once Upon a Time reading “challenge.”  A couple weeks ago, actually…but I have a somewhat belated wrap-up post today! This is always a laid-back challenge, and I have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ugly Stepsister

You all know how I am about retold fairy tales, especially ones with a twist.  I certainly couldn’t resist The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling, retelling Cinderella from a very unusual perspective. Kat is a typical modern teenager…who suddenly finds … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fairy’s Return and Other Princess Tales by Gail Carson Levine

I’m a huge fan of Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted, and I consider her clever twists on fairy tales to be literary ancestors of my own writing.  Among my favorites of her books are The Princess Tales, six very short … Continue reading

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