It's so exciting! Funny Fairy Tales is going on its first blog tour.
Today, we have three stops. This one is with the amazing Kit 'N Kabookle:
Feel free to go in and start the conversation! You can also sign up for the $50 Amazon or B/N GC given to a randomly drawn winner on the blog tour!
Today we are featuring an interview:
-What inspired you to become a writer?
I think it was a combination of things. I started writing in my late teens, with the encouragement of one of my schoolteachers. Like many authors, my first work was not ripe, but her faith in me gave me the safe space to explore. My first Snow White was actually a story I used to tell my friend’s kid, where I made Snow White smart instead of pretty and all the dwarfs were masters of their professions. This time I wanted to invent something. Funny Fairy Tales are a new type of book. It works like an app and feels like someone is telling you a story. They are also a very quick read, a bit like a snack, something fun you read on the plane or waiting for the train. I am inspired by both Disney and Grimm fairy tales.
-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book series
Great question. Guess what? I found out that the Grimm version of Cinderella doesn’t have a Fairy Godmother! or Glass Slippers! Would you believe it? Cinderella was helped by birds living in a magical tree and the famous shoes were made of gold. I admit, I like the Disney version better. And.. not to give any spoilers, but I added a very special fairy godmother that I think everyone will love.
-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?
Hmm.. I think I’d take a ride in a pumpkin carriage. Fairy Tale world is very cool. I think I’ll make a lot of stops. Try a poisoned apple, kiss a prince, talk to a mirror, wear glass slippers, eat a chocolate house!
-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?
Oh no! I start running. Very fast… Use my magical phone to call every witch I know for my rescue. I try to remember everything my marshal arts teachers have shown me and I wish I had a better memory!
-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?
Hands down, the Wolf from Red Riding Hood. I wouldn’t just go out for drinks. I’d make him dinner, and talk all night. I have so many questions. I based him on two inspiring men I met in my life, who were older and wiser and I thought they were so strong and inspiring, and mysterious to me. But he’s also the mythological wolf, that I will never meet, the one that is part of the fairy tale and folklore world. I want to know him for real, to see what his taste is like. What does he say? Will he make me laugh?
-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?
I could never write a suspense novel. I think I would kill all the wrong characters, and it would come out like Woody Allen meets Game of Thrones. It would be too much. But it would be funny. Guaranteed.