Once Upon a Time…
There were fairy tales.
And from those fairy tales came MORE fairy tales because fairy tales have an amazing way of bringing truth to light in the most subtle of ways. This quote by author Ursula Le Guin or the one by famed Madeleine L’Engle puts the world of fairy tales into a bigger perspective.
And fairy tales have a way of community deep truth that few other tales can do.
So…how have fairy tales been woven through some of our more contemporary-published works? I asked readers and they gave me a few to share with you!
So, what are some great stories from the last decade that have been inspired by fairytales? Check THESE out!
The Not-So-Fairy Tales series by the amazing and hilarious Chautona Havig.
Sara Ella’s Unblemished Trilogy – which kind of ROCKED the CBA world with its awesomeness
Tinsel in a Tangle by Laurie Germaine (which has rave reviews from authors Chautona Having and Janine Rosche)
Melanie Dickerson, the ‘queen of inspirational fairytale-ish spinoffs’ just released a new one based on the story of Mulan called The Warrior Maiden, but if you’re wanting to know about MORE of her fairytale-ish stories, you can learn about the full gamut here. My daughter’s favorite is The Merchant’s Daughter!
AND since we’re celebrating fairy tale-ish stories, I’m giving away a paperback copy of my newest novella, Between Stairs and Stardust – a story inspired by Cinderella. This novella came out in the Finding Ever After compilation in February and you can get your copy of ALL four novellas (which are interlinked through the creation of a fairy tale book) HERE for only $4.99!
Just answer this question to be put into the drawing:
What is one fairy tale-ish story you’ve read recently that you’ve loved? If you’ve not read any fairy tale-ish story, share what one of your favorite classic fairy tales is?