Mr. and Mrs., Part Two

As promised, the second part of the prompt/short. In case you missed it, Part One is here.   “It’s not fair, Uncle Geirr, I don’t want to marry someone I don’t even know.” Sigrún sat on the crate, crossing her arms. “That’s why you will come to the Feast, Sigga, to talk to the men… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs., Part Two

It’s that time again

It’s November, and that means it’s time for National Novel Writing Month! I’ll be working on Of Bone and Skin, which is the sequel to Out of the Ashes. I’m already 20,000 words in, but I am planning for about 80,000 total, so NaNo is the perfect time to bump up that word count. It’s… Continue reading It’s that time again

A Fairy Excellent Adventure

With Out of the Ashes in the beta-reader stage, I have returned to working on the next Twinkle Dingle story (tentatively titled “A Fairy Excellent Adventure”). It’s a prequel to Don’t Piss Off the Fairies, and tells the story of how the whole mess with Nellie’s family came about. Today, I will share a small… Continue reading A Fairy Excellent Adventure

The Wisewoman

I am still working on editing Out of the Ashes – it’s getting closer! As I am re-telling The Wonderful Birch, the “fairy godmother” character is human, not a fairy, with magic that is less flashy than in Cinderella. In the first part of my story, this role is taken by Ásta’s (dead) mother. In… Continue reading The Wisewoman

Sisters

Out of the Ashes has gone through many revisions to become the story it is now. Originally, I wanted to weave in one of the Icelandic Sagas; it never felt right, so those elements were removed (but many of them will appear in a prequel story!). It’s gone through point-of-view changes, structural changes, and characters… Continue reading Sisters

Out of the Ashes excerpt: The Box

Given the setting of Out of the Ashes, it doesn’t have the flashy magic frequently found in Cinderella re-tellings. Specifically, there are no fairy godmothers creating ballgowns out of thin air. In The Wonderful Birch, a closer parallel to my version of the story, the beautiful dresses are given to the main character by her dead mother, and are… Continue reading Out of the Ashes excerpt: The Box