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Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales

Hello friends! Today I brave sickness, packing to travel out of state, and a really annoying but hopefully helpful diet to bring you some exciting news!

Five friends/fellow authors and I are announcing our latest story project. What is the project? Why, it’s an ebook boxset containing six fairytale novella retellings in different historical genres. It’s been such a blast to work with these talented ladies, and I absolutely can’t wait to share the stories with all of you. When will they be released? December 2nd.  (Lord willing!)

My contribution to the set is a steampunk story called Rumpled. In it, a poor miller’s daughter gets her chance at a better life–but there’s a catch. She has to make high-functioning AI machines out of junk. And there’s also a problem–she has no idea how to such a thing. When a little, mechanically altered, rumpled man shows up, could he be her salvation?

Other authors include Suzannah Rowntree, Hayden Wand, Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, and Emily Ann Putzke. I’ve read most of their contributions, and y’all are in for quite a treat!

Stay tuned for further news, and in the meantime, please share the news! Use the hashtag #OnceFairytales, if you don’t mind–it helps to keep everything nice and organized. And if anyone is interested in an advance review copy, please email cinderella19395 [AT] gmail [DOT] com to request one.

This has been a tough project for me because I’ve had so much on my plate lately, but it is so worth it to be able to collaborate with these wonderful writers, and to be able to tell a story I’ve been sitting on for a very long time.

Let the anticipation begin!

6 Responses to Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales

  1. This is so exciting!!


  2. Ooh, sounds interesting! 😀

  3. YAY!! This has been such a fun project! I hope you feel better soon!