Hello, dear Reader! I’m continuing my series of posts answering questions about Stone Curse or expounding on questions that were asked at the launch party. Today’s question is:
Do you have any plans to write more fairy tale retellings? Will you ever return to the world of Stone Curse to write further stories?
I have always loved fairy tales – and I really enjoyed writing my Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast retellings – so I am sure that I am not done with them. My Grandpa gave me a book of fairy tales when I was very little (six or seven) and I devoured it. I loved reading all the stories, especially the more obscure ones, and though I love the Disney animations, I often feel vaguely dissatisfied by many of them. I really enjoyed writing Stone Curse and filling in the “plot holes” I perceived in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
The Cinderella story that I wrote for the Five Glass Slippers contest is next on my list of priorities (right after Yorien’s Hand is completed and my first pass of edits on book #4 is done and I’ve handed that off to my line editor). I am collaborating on that with a very good friend who is doing some illustrations for it and I am so excited to introduce you to her talents and to that story!
I hadn’t really thought about future stories in the world of Stone Curse until this question was asked, to be perfectly frank. I don’t have any ideas at the present moment, but that doesn’t mean inspiration won’t strike.
Currently, I don’t have any plans to write any more retellings in the near future, as I said, I have several other projects that need to be attended to first. But I am sure I will return to fairy tales eventually. I have a retelling of “The Princess on the Glass Hill” bouncing around in my head, though I’m not sure where it’s going, yet. I’ve discovered that it’s quite a lot of fun to have a smaller project to work on every now and then, they are more manageable than my normal, longer endeavors! It’s really nice to be able to see a project from concept to completion in such a short amount of time.
And that’s it for questions, unless you have others you’d like me to answer! Thanks for reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series of mine.