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 Laurie's Place:
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 a more personal note on my life:
Please welcome my guest Reut Barak who is here to share a little bit about her series of Funny Fairy Tales.
I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales. My earliest memories include my mother and my grandmother reading me fairy tales. Later, when I went away to camp at the age of 12 or 13, there was a boy at camp that delighted us with what he called fractured fairy tales. His fractured fairy tales combined elements from several fairy tales into one story…and they were quite funny and quite ingenious. How he ever managed to come up with all the twists and turns that brought together strings from Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Bears to create one story – extemporaneously, I’ll never know. But I must admit, I was impressed. It’s partly because I was impressed and hoping for a similar literary experience that I was excited to host Reut and her Funny Fairy Tales Series.
Please join me in welcoming Reut.
Hi, I’m Reut and I’m an adventurer.
I think this is the first thing people like to know about me. I don’t look it. I look like your average shy girl, but when nobody’s looking, I’m off somewhere exploring and trying new things.
I love life and I love people. I think that’s what fascinates me so much with folklore, culture and myths and why I’m writing Funny Fairy Tales.
I go hiking a lot, here in Scotland, and I’m inspired by the ruins of castles, and the mossy forests and I can understand why there so many fairy stories here.
When I first started writing Funny Fairy Tales, I was excited about inventing 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. The stories themselves are based on Grimm and Disney’s well loved fairy tales.
I think I also bring some of my challenges to my writing. I had a rough start in life and I’m so happy and lucky to be able to do all the things I get to do now. That’s why there’s always an element of growth in my stories. I really got to change my life. I spent my twenties as a singer, and I was very sick. Eight out of every ten people I knew were on drugs, but I got a scholarship to study business in the University of Oxford, and I became a raw vegan, which gave me strength and health and now I’m hiking every weekend and I get to explore this beautiful country.
I think anything is possible in life and I can’t wait to see what comes next. I’m curious to explore this world of fairy tales that everyone loves so much and learn and grow from those stories.
Let the tale begin!