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Happy Release Day

Today–well, technically tomorrow, but Amazon decided to start the party a little early–is the release day for Unburied Fables. As many of you know, my short story “Li Chi and the Dragon” is a part of this anthology, which re-imagines fairy tales from a queer perspective. 120 more words


You are on a ferryboat and they say you have to discard everything that’s weighing you down or we’ll all drown.
You raise your hands to indicate you travel light – No, the captain says. 650 more words

Fairy Tales

BOOK REVIEW: Cinderella and the Colonel

Cinderella and the Colonel by K.M.Shea

I did not intend to go on a retelling kick…but I went on a retelling kick. What can I say. 504 more words


How to Become an Award-Winning and Published Illustrator

Children’s Books, Picture Books

Welcome to my guest blog series:

Success in the Arts – Touching the Lives of Children

This week I’m featuring award-winning illustrator Lili Avakem, originally from Tehran, Iran and now living in LA. 567 more words

Children's Age Range/ Ages 3-5 Preschool

Tiny Little Worlds

What if?

What if, somewhere, near or far, a whole tiny world exits?

What if, somewhere, near or far, a whole gigantic world exits?

Have your read Gulliver’s Travels as a child? 95 more words

I Was Thinking


When I was a kid, I became enchanted with Cinderella stories, but my versions never had princesses.  They had houses and they had witches.  It was the house and the witch who would be transformed and made beautiful.   699 more words

Sometimes the Witch Gets the Prince

While looking for something in the storage room the other day, Bea and I found one last box of books from my teaching days. This one was filled with fairy tales, books on character building and feelings, and books that taught specific idioms used in the curriculum. 656 more words