Publication date: May 5th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Rowena thinks the Grimm’s infamous podcasts are simply another teen fad until she finds herself trapped in a land of nightmarish storybook characters. She tries desperately to flee Mezzanine and return home, but Dresdem, Mezzanine’s wicked monarch, plans to use Rowena’s access to her world to bring dark magic and absolute rule into Georgia and beyond.
But when Rowena’s dear friend Madeline falls into Dresdem’s grasp, her battle with him becomes war, and all hopes of home are temporarily thwarted. With the help of an invisible hero, a beast, and an owl, she sets out to free Madeline from a deadening sleep. But Rowena must become her own hero when she finds herself bound by the kingdom’s darkest family. She must make the ultimate choice – align herself with her enemies or live on the run forever.
1.) Where did you get your inspiration for your book?
I studied the Grimms for nearly a year before I started Fabled. I wrote an academic
paper “Fairy Tales Revisited: Cause and Effect of Adult Enchantment” and presented
it at the PCAS Conference in 2012. Later, I attended a poster session at my university
with my paper, “A Grimm History: Nazi Uses and Abuses of Fairy Tales.” It wasn’t
until I understood the true purpose of folklore that I realized how pivotal and
timeless it is. I hope in some small way to have contributed to the literature with
Fabled by not retelling what’s already been told but building on it with new stories
2.) What is Fabled about in two lines?
Easier said than done.
be and why?Probably Jacob Grimm from Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away. That’s one of my favorite
books of all time. I’ve had a fascination with the Grimms since I spent a year
researching them academically. I’d ask him to share all his wisdom and teach me
how to tell off bullies in German.4.) What are you working on now?
I’m currently drafting a young adult southern gothic about an orphan who finds her
family in another time, and I’m also working on Book Two of Fabled.
5.) If you could give any advice to writers what would it be?
Live a life worth writing.