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Fairytale Friday: Karen Heuler – Revising a fairy tale

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

REVISING A FAIRY TALE   In many beloved fairy tales, a girl or boy is discovered to be more than their appearances suggest. Cinderella, for instance, although a royal child in most versions, becomes a scullery maid because she is de-classed by her step-family. In Donkeyskin, a daughter escapes the lust of her father the […]

Fairytale Friday: Black Apples is here!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

We are thrilled to announce the release of Black Apples, 18 new fairytales. Now available in print from, and with Kindle- and e-book editions right around the corner. The collection features stories from eighteen international authors, each with their own take on the fairytale princess and the mythos surrounding her. In this book you’ll […]

Fairytale Friday: Gingerbread Season

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Hurray! It’s back! The season where we celebrate the story of a little girl’s victory over a wicked witch in the forest:

Fairytale Friday: The Problem of Good and Evil

Friday, December 13th, 2013

More musings from the editing table: Fairytales would be nothing without evil: the dragon, the curse, the step mom or the wicked witch, there must be something there for good to battle. But what does evil want? In the older tales the motivations are often obvious, especially if read within the context of their time: […]

Fairytale Friday: Beauty is a Bitch

Friday, August 16th, 2013

A fairytale princess is not necessarily infused with blue blood, but defined by a set of other qualities like virtue, kindness, youth, innocence, the ability to feel a pea through twenty mattresses – and first and foremost: beauty. Beauty is what sets her apart in the first place, and more importantly: the key to the […]

Fairytale Friday: The Snow Queen and The Splinter in The Heart

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

“But now the looking-glass caused more unhappiness than ever, for some of the fragments were not so large as a grain of sand, and they flew about the world into every country. When one of these tiny atoms flew into a person’s eye, it stuck there unknown to him, and from that moment he saw […]

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