Category Archives: fairy tales

And so, Restoration

Since I had word last night from The Beloved Publisher (AKA Jo Fletcher) that she doesn’t hate the new Verity novel, Restoration, (in fact she’s really rather fond of it), I shall post this in happiness and relief. Coming in August 2018.

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Shadow Writer: Paul Kane

Hello, 2018, sorry I’ve been slow – been having a bit of a nap. But almost awake now, so let’s get to it.

I thought we’d start the year with an interview with the lovely Mr Paul Kane!

Paul
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The Starlit Wood: Aliette de Bodard

In this week’s Starlit Wood blog post, the wonderful Aliette de Bodard talks about “Pearl”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The story of Dã Tràng and the pearl has always stuck with me: it’s a classic Vietnamese
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The Starlit Wood: Jeffrey Ford

Today in The Starlit Wood blog series one of my favourite writers, the amazing Jeffrey Ford, talks about his tale “The Thousand Eyes”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

We were asked by the editors to pick an
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When you get two PhDs …

… the degree of goofiness just increases exponentially. Best Brains, ready for the Mods and Monsters Banquet. Lisa with her nod to the Mods, me telling people the worst monsters are on the inside (don’t be fooled by the pretty dress).

The Starlit Wood: Kat Howard

Today’s visitor to The Starlit Wood is the delightful Kat Howard, talking about her tale “Reflected”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

My story, “Reflected,” is a retelling of “The Snow Queen.” My favorite part of that story has
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The Tallow-Wife

Random Alex says lovely things about The Tallow-Wife over here

“I can always rely on Angela Slatter to shatter my heart.”

My work here is done. *swirls cape*

 

The Starlit Wood: Max Gladstone

In today’s Starlit Wood post, Max Gladstone discusses “Giants in the Sky”.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

The term “beanstalk” has a second life outside of fairy tales, in fiction about space elevators. I wanted to play on this connection, and
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Heading back into …

… the lands of the Sourdough/Bitterwood world …

“Books were in the blood of the Briars; Sandor, great-great-great-grandfather of the clan, was a collector (less frequently a bookseller for he could hardly bear to part with the things), especially of tomes and fragments
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The Starlit Wood: Seanan McGuire

Today the prolific and generally amazing Seanan McGuire talks about “In the Desert Like a Bone”, her story in The Starlit Wood.

1. What was the inspiration for your story in The Starlit Wood?

I used to work in coyote rescue, and I
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