Sunday, March 27, 2016
On Funerals and Fairy Tales
This week in the Bordello we're discussing our favorite fairy tales.
I have to be careful with answering these kinds of questions because the last time I did, my writer brain started spinning on the idea and I ended up writing my own retelling of The Goose Girl, HEART'S BLOOD.
Also, one of my very first fiction releases was PETALS AND THORNS, which is a BDSM version of Beauty and the Beast.
I have a long and passionate relationship with fairy tales, so many of them crowd into my head when I'm asking for my favorite, vying for attention to be the next I obsess over.
The one in my head right now? Rapunzel.
There's something about the princess trapped in a tower, with her hair the avenue of entrance and escape for everyone but here. In fact, the new fantasy I'm writing has a lot of those elements, though it's not a retelling precisely. But there is a princess in a tower, and she's trapped into that life in many ways. Until the arrival of the prince. I think this book will be called LONEN'S WAR. You heard it here first, folks! I haven't talked about it publicly yet, because I tend to be pretty secretive and protective of the newborn books. This one is a whole new world, too, so I've been particularly close-mouthed about it. But she's going off to school now, to be read by my editor and educated in how to be a grown-up book. Stay tuned for more info!
What about you all - what's your favorite fairy tale and why?