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

Story Excerpt

I’ve been posting a lot about my “Tales of Twinkle Dingle” stories, but I am also writing another series. It’s a collection of loose fairy-tale retellings set in a highly fictionalized version of viking-era Iceland. Today I thought it would be fun to share an excerpt from my work-in-progress, “Out of the Ashes”, which is inspired… Continue reading Story Excerpt