The time has finally come to reveal one of the big secret projects I've been working on! Today I'm thrilled to announce that I am part of an exciting collaborative project with five other terrific indie authors: a collection of historical fairytale-retelling novellas, releasing in ebook format this December. Ladies and gentleman, may I present the cover of Once:
It hasn't been easy to keep from spilling over with excitement as the months of planning and work have built toward this day! Especially after seeing that gorgeous cover designed by Suzannah Rowntree. I'm proud to be working with all these great indie authors, whose work I've already enjoyed in the past, on something that I think is going to be pretty special.
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may already be familiar with the name of my own contribution: The Mountain of the Wolf, a suspenseful Western take on "Little Red Riding Hood" filled with secrets, outlaws, wild horses, mountain storms and revenge. I'm very fond of this story, which I'd say probably plays a bit more freely with the elements of the original fairytale than any of the retellings I've written so far! I've been working it throughout most of this year, and it's been an adventure—from the Camp NaNo first draft in April through rounds of editing, feedback, tweaking and polishing it into its final form. For a sneak peek into the story's atmosphere, you can visit my Pinterest storyboard and my YouTube playlist of music that helped inspire the story.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit all of our authors' announcement posts to get a preview of the five other fascinating stories in the collection:
Having read all of these stories myself, I can tell you, you're not going to want to miss this collection! Each story is an imaginative take on a different classic fairytale, set all over the world in a dazzling variety of historical eras. If you're as excited as I am (or even just a little bit excited), you can help spread the word by sharing the announcement using the hashtag #OnceFairytales on Twitter, Instagram or other social media, and adding it to-read on Goodreads. We're also looking for advance reviewers! If you'd like an e-ARC of Once and can commit to posting a review during the first week of its release, drop us a line at cinderella19395[at]gmail[dot]com.