#GuestPost: Writing Fairy Tales By Isabelle Saint-Michael
Please Note: The reviews will be posted soon.
When I first thought about writing fiction a friend told me to write what I know. My first thought was that the characters were going to all be fire-dancing, sword-wielding, videogame-playing, power shoppers that loved to bake. Strangely, this was harder to write then you may have imagined. With a little soul searching and sagelike advice from my favorite guru, aka “Mom”, I decided to write what I did know. Fairy tales.
She was right, because in many ways I feel like I am a princess with the heart of a rock star. Who better to write modern fairy tales for grown-ups? More than that, though, I love writing and telling these stories. I love developing characters and tossing them into these situations where they are forced to discover who they really are what they can do. Like many of us, they shine brightest in their darkest hours.
I hope that as people read my stories they grow to love the characters, settings, and adventures as much as I do. I try to write a story I would want to read. I know that I am not everyone, but I also know that a story we can connect with is a lot like bok choy. Many people may not know what to do with it, or how it tastes, or even what it is, but once they do a lot of them really like it. (You read that right, I just compared my books to a vegetable.)
The ideas for Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears and Holiday Spirit for Hire all started on my blog ElvenLife.com. Readers have the chance to follow along the daily life of a woman who discovers she is a Changeling. Her adventures in self-discovery open up a world of magic she never knew existed. Over time, readers started sending me messages asking about the different realms and Otherworlders that they came across in the blog. I decided it was a great chance to tell some stories in book form.
There are several more books coming, all of which you can read more about as announcements come at the Elven Life blog. You can also see what your favorite characters are up to and meet some new ones.
Finally, with the last of the space left to me, I would like to give a big thank-you to Lissette Manning for hosting me today on the book tour. I hope all our readers have wonderful and safe holidays.
Synopsis For Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears:
Lillian Chambers was just an ordinary high school teacher, until she fell through a Fairy Circle. When she came to on the other side, she was surprised to find herself in the company of an Elven prince she thought only existed in her dreams. Now she’s slaying monsters and rescuing Prince Tallyn, instead of playing the part of the damsel in distress.
Tallyn had been the protector of his kingdom for over one hundred years. He knows that the world is filled with danger around every corner, but these days he’s finding himself babysitting the annoyingly fearless Lady Lillian.
When their worlds collide sparks fly, humorous situations ensue and the only thing for sure is that neither will ever be the same. Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears takes readers on an adventure into a modern fairytale where we explore what it really means to fall for Prince Not-so-Charming.
Available at Amazon.
Synopsis for Holiday Spirit for Hire:
When life handed half-werewolf Grace MacGregor a pink slip four weeks before Christmas, she was determined to get back to work as soon as possible. She just didn’t expect it to be the very next day – or at the North Pole. She now has four weeks to make other people’s holiday wishes come true, but will she be able to grant her own while she is at it?
Justin Kringle is the nephew of Santa Claus and his job is to keep operations of the Pole on point. When Grace is dropped bed and all into his work shop, he can’t decide if it’s love or hate at first sight. First impression: she’s a total mess. Can he keep her on track and remember to not mix business and pleasure?
Available at Amazon.
About The Author:
Isabelle Saint-Michael is a cupcake enthusiast, shoe addict, and globetrotter. She is known for her sense of adventure and geeky hobbies. She is frequently seen haunting coffee shops and pubs into the wee hours of the morning. No matter where she goes, shenanigans and mirth are never far behind.
The blog that started it all- www.Elvenlife.com
Twitter @IsabelleStMike or https://twitter.com/IsabelleStMike