The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.
150 super-short illustrated fairy tales, updated for the modern day. Looks good with a red bow. Is prettier than a gift card. Is not as alcoholic as a bottle of wine but will bring about equal or more laughs and heart-warmth, and may or may not lead to making out.
Get it at B&N, Amazon, Indiebound, or your local bookstore. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to personalize your gift with a little note or drawing from me.
There is so much to say, but for now: Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s Book Release Party + Storytelling Show at the powerHouse Arena. It was a night I will never forget.
A very special thank you to Erin Barker, Tara Clancy, and Jen Lee for sharing their own killer stories of real life fairy tales. And thank you to Vintage Cakery for providing the nom noms. (We ate 200 cupcakes and drank four cases of wine last night, folks).
The Little Mermaid was human now, but she still felt out of place. It seemed like nobody understood her, and she wasn’t sure they ever could. Her only relief came from reading; a good book always reminded her she was not alone.