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Snow White in the Old West and Book Giveaway

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I’m tickled to give you a sneak peek at the illustration for “Band of Seven,” which is being republished soon! The talented artist is Aili McGill, Executive Director at Nickel Plate Arts. I thought she captured the adventure and farcical tone of my piece perfectly. Great job, Aili!

So why the axe? And who’s that old biddy with the specs? Well I wrote “Band of Seven” as an editing exercise last winter. Splickety Magazine, which publishes flash fiction, did an issue with a Wild West theme. Since I am the fairy tale lady, I thought the Old West was a natural setting for say, a band of seven female dwarfs? Ones who took a note from temperance ladies like Carry A. Nation and attacked saloons? Splickety published the piece last year, but now I have the rights back to republish, so I am sharing it with a new audience.

I may lack qualifications as a dwarf (I am 6 ft tall), but I have experience as a Victorian temperance lady. Most of them were not militant, btw.

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Nickel Plate Arts (a great supporter of artists of all media) will use this rollicking flash fiction piece to promote their upcoming Fairyville Trail. I’ve participated in Fairyville Trail for 3 years now. The event invites artists of all ages from the community to make miniature houses for fairies, which are judged and placed throughout a local park. Too cute!

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Live fairies also wander the Nickel Plate Campus, eager to chat and talk up fairy-themed crafts.

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Last year coincided perfectly with the release of Waking Beauty, so Nickel Plate helped me launch my first book. In other years I have recited some of my spoofy fairy tale poetry, such as Rapunzel the Hairbrained and Goldilock-Picker.

I’ll let you know more details about Fairyville and Band of Seven soon!

In the meantime, it’s not too late to enter the fairy tale crossover contest!

Just leave a comment here answering this question:

If you were writing a fairy tale crossover, which fairy tale and which genre (Western, horror, sci fi, etc) would you combine?

 

It doesn’t matter which January blog post you left your comment on – I’ll find it! There have been so many great ideas left so far. I really hope you people write these stories because now I want to read them all!

Winner (selected Feb 1) receives:

  1. Free signed copy of my novel, Waking Beauty
  2. Waking Beauty bookmark
  3. Password to unlock bonus discussion questions on this website

 

 

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