This story began with a conversation in the Fairytale Courtyard Facebook group. Erika Everest and I were discussing Charles Perrault's version of Sleeping Beauty and wondering about the woman with the spindle. Who was she? How did she come to be in the castle and not know about the ban on spinning wheels?
This story is my attempt to answer that question, as well as many others raised by our discussion. I am telling it in parts and pieces. The first two are The Woman with the Spindle and The Farmer with the Story.
I hope you enjoy them.
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I first met Lisa through her blog, but she's a fiction author as well! I recently interviewed her about her books, her blog, and all her favorite things. She's always in the know and has a very cool take on all things princess. Here's our conversation.
I love to sew, and fashion creeps into my books pretty often. Clothing design is a major part of the Salarian Chronicles (and the Fairy Tale Adventures as well). In Rook and Shadow, fashion plays a major part in the story line as Princess Salara deals with the way people view her fairy-enchanted beauty.
Read the first chapter of Rook and Shadow for free here.
Since using my real name in publishing has made it increasingly difficult to pursue my true passion of being a spy, I have decided to use a pen name for future books.
A. G. Marshall
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