Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 18

Episode 18: “Sweetheart Roland” (8:58) Imagine, after escaping from certain death and all you had been through together, that your sweetheart leaves you for another woman. At the end of the story it sounds like Roland had been put under a spell by this woman, but I didn’t really get that while I was reading it. See what you…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 17

Episode 17: “The White Snake” (9:35) Whenever I read this type of story I always wonder who it was that first ate a white snake and realized he could suddenly hear animals speak. For that matter, I would love to see a fairy tale version of Chopped. “In your entree basket: “Whole duck, leg of Horse, White Snake, and…

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Tennesse Bound

…but first I have to put in a shift at the bookstore. That’s right, kiddies — this afternoon, I am headed back to Tennessee, for far less time than I’d like to stay, of course. One day I’ll kick the renter out of my house and use it as a summer spring winter home, but for now I must…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 16

Episode 16: “The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean” (3:07) This little tale reminds us that busting a gut while laughing is a time-honored tradition. It also tells us why all beans have black seams. I must say, though…I have never felt bad for a bean in my entire life. That must have been one very unique tailor.  …

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Beer for Breakfast

Today’s my day to blog over at the Waterworld Mermaids. I encourage you to pop on over and discover why I interrupted the Fairy Godboyfriend in the middle of his breakfast and asked if he could grab me a beer..and what the heck that has to do with writing. Heehee! The things we do for art. Man, his face…

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The Jewelry Designer Diva

Just because it’s not May anymore doesn’t mean I won’t be hosting interviews on my blog anymore. They just don’t always have to be about writers…like this one! I talk about my sister Soteria and her spectacular jewelry all the time–heck, I’ve handed out her business cards to people who have complimented me on the New York subway–but how…

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#YAsaves

I have a lot of hours at the bookstore this weekend, so I crashed last night shortly after this Wall Street Journal article came up in conversation on Twitter and Maureen Johnson started the #YAsaves hashtag. My only regret is that when I woke up this morning I missed all those inspirational tweets…but I’m starting to see that they’re…

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B&G&B&G on Cast Macabre

My Civil War ghosty-story “Blue and Gray & Black and Green” is now up for your listening enjoyment at Cast Macabre. I’m so glad this story was picked up for podcasting, as it works best as a told story. Barry J. Northern’s voice also adds that gorgeous level of mystique. Do you know anything about the General Jenkins house…

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Ask a Stupid Question

June 1st was my day to post over on the Waterworld Mermaids website — in which I shared my thoughts about May’s Month of Writers Blog Festival (I know you didn’t miss it). Feel free to pop on over, read & comment with your favorite stupid question! I’d love it if you did. The Month of Writers interviews were…

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