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Review of Thornwood by Leah Cypess

| June 2, 2021

Thornwood by Leah Cypess (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2021) is a delightful retelling of the Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of her sister. Written for a middle grade audience, the book is a wonderful read for kids and adults alike. The book begins with the premise that Sleeping Beauty’s story went mostly as the […]

“The Cobbler’s Daughter” in Denizens of Distant Realms

| April 23, 2020

The concept behind “The Cobbler’s Daughter” started with the idea of magical shoes, of the sort you see in fairy tales. But I wanted to write a story about magical shoes that hadn’t been told before, and a story of two characters falling in love over a span of years. And thus, “The Cobbler’s Daughter” […]

Review of Once Upon a Fact

| August 8, 2018

I’ve got another book review up this week at Mad Scientist Journal, for an anthology of futuristic fairy tales called Once Upon a Fact. If this sounds like the sort of thing you might enjoy, you can check out my review here!