List of Fairy Tales Referenced in Enchanted

Because I get asked this so many times–and because I have the audiobook to refresh my memory–here’s a handy-dandy list for you. I am sure this is incomplete, but at the very least, these are all the stories I meant to include ON PURPOSE. List of Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Classic Fantasy Novels Referenced in Enchanted (in order…

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I Saw Elvis Last Night

Not this Elvis: THIS Elvis: I’m amazed I a.) got a decent picture and b.) managed to take anything at all before the Ryman Camera Nazis descended. They were in rare form last night. So was Elvis…during every second of his 90-minute encore. We just about "one more song"ed him to death. Welcome to Nashville.

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Susan Boyle: It Takes One to Know One

I was all set to write an Apex essay about introverts and tornadoes, but–as happens to writers from time to time–recent events compelled me to take my thoughts in another direction. Not about the huge lot of repairs my car suddenly needs, or the Unabomber squirrel who’s taken up residence in my attic, or the convention season I’m about…

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…speaking of Ice Capades

Local boy Scott Hamilton came to visit Ingram today and talk about his book, The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to Be Miserable). My favorite bullet point? "Think Positive, Laugh, and Smile like Kristi Yamaguchi."

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Robert Asprin, RIP

Apparently Bob passed away on Wednesday, but  lrainey  just brought it to my attention. He was only 62. I had no idea he was such a legend in the SCA, but it makes sense. I will miss seeing him at Dragon*Con and various other conventions we frequented…he was someone who brought joy into my life, and I’m sorry that…

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Genre Chick Interview: Anne McCaffrey

The reigning Grand Dame of Science Fiction, Anne McCaffrey is known to many as “The Dragonlady.” To me, she is the permanent resident of at least two entire bookshelves crammed full of cherished (and often re-read) titles. I leapt at the chance to interview this fascinating woman who has done more in her 81 amazing years on this planet…

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