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New life is given to eleven old stories in this second collection of irresistible fairy tale retellings.

Royalty faces magical challenges: a prince uses his powers on a rescue mission and reveals a terrible secret about his people; a king takes drastic measures to save his daughters from a troublesome curse; and a princess befriends an unusual frog.

Mythical creatures can be friend or foe: three brothers face a depressed dragon with a legendary treasure; an ancient crow brings a child’s wishes to life; and one young girl discovers dragons aren’t always the enemy.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes: a miser is in danger of losing everything one cold night; a struggling mirrorsmith meets an invisible recluse; a boy must relive the fairytale based on his ancestor’s life; a child is rejected because of his love of drawing cats; and an evil witch is sealed in a glass coffin.

Be transported to new worlds and enjoy fresh twists on old favorites.

Interview: Authors 4 Authors Publishing
Interview: Authors 4 Authors Publishing
Authors 4 Authors Publishing A publishing company for authors, run by authors, blending the best of traditional and independent publishing. Just-Us League members Renee Frey,...
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Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites
Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites
When you are a blogger or writer, you may find you need pictures or photographs to include in your work. You should always ensure you...
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Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon
Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon
A new tool for writers: The Writer's Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann Blurb You’re a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding...
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Writing a Book: Stages of Awesomeness
Writing a Book: Stages of Awesomeness
Writing a book is a lot of things. Fun and hard work. Terrifying and exhilarating. Time-consuming and all-absorbing. So if you are yet to take...
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Interview: Meet Sophie Edwards – Cover Designer
Interview: Meet Sophie Edwards – Cover Designer
As an indie author, you are more than a writer. You are responsible for writing, editing, publishing, marketing and all the different aspects that go...
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Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Books
Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Books
Discussing gender and its attributes always seems to be a touchy subject. And yet, I still think it's something we need to talk about. I've...
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Book Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Book Review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Epic fantasy in a classic style At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change...
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Fantasy Careers: Defender
Fantasy Careers: Defender
Fantasy Careers is a blog series where I interview characters from fantasy books about their interesting jobs and unusual careers. Elise: Please welcome Sara! Where...
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Of Legend and Lore: Introducing J.E. Klimov
Of Legend and Lore: Introducing J.E. Klimov
Welcome to the Of Legend and Lore Blog Tour! Now, J.E. Klimov is no stranger to Magic Writer, as I interviewed her last year about her...
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The Elements of Dystopian Fiction
The Elements of Dystopian Fiction
I've been a fan of dystopian novels ever since I read The Handmaid's Tale as a teenager. That was over twenty years ago. Back then,...
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My 2018 Reading Challenge
My 2018 Reading Challenge
This post should really be titled, "Books I intend to prioritise reading in 2018 but probably won't get through more than half of, if I'm...
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Reading Challenge 2017 Results!
Reading Challenge 2017 Results!
At the beginning of the year, I made some reading challenges for 2017. I had a general challenge of 80 Goodreads books, and a specific...
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What is Young Adult Fantasy? 
What is Young Adult Fantasy? 
What is Young Adult Fantasy? Young Adult (YA) Fantasy is a subset of fantasy fiction aimed at a teenage audience. Fantasy is a wide genre...
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Author Interview with J.E. Klimov
Author Interview with J.E. Klimov
I'm excited to welcome J.E. Klimov to Magic Writer to help celebrate the release of her new fantasy novel, The Aeonians, which you can purchase...
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Interview: Authors 4 Authors Publishing

Authors 4 Authors Publishing A publishing company for authors, run by authors, blending the best of traditional and independent publishing. Just-Us League members Renee Frey, B.C. Marine, and Rebecca Mikkelson own a publishing company. I’ve invited them along to Magic Writer to chat about all things literary! Authors 4 Authors …

Spring Book Sale!

Pick up any of these great reads for only 99c from 1st – 7th April 2018!   From the Stories of Old – a JL Anthology Vol. 1 A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure. Mythical …

Fantasy Careers: Defender

Fantasy Careers is a blog series where I interview characters from fantasy books about their interesting jobs and unusual careers. Elise: Please welcome Sara! Where are you joining us from today, Sara? Sara: *Sara grins* Hi, I’m Sara. I call Ketewah home probably about half the year, and I travel …

Of Legend and Lore: Introducing J.E. Klimov

Welcome to the Of Legend and Lore Blog Tour! Now, J.E. Klimov is no stranger to Magic Writer, as I interviewed her last year about her fantasy debut novel, The Aeonians. So I’m excited to welcome her back again to tell us all about her latest publication, a short story entitled The Charcoal Cat …

Of Legend and Lore Release Day!

Finally, Of Legend and Lore is here! CLICK TO BUY ON AMAZON New life is given to eleven old stories in this second collection of irresistible fairy tale retellings.  Royalty faces magical challenges: a prince uses his powers on a rescue mission and reveals a terrible secret about his people; …

Introducing Of Legend & Lore: Cover Reveal!

I’m excited to share the following cover reveal with you all! My short story, The Firestone, will be included in the next JL Anthology: Of Legend and Lore.  This lovely cover was designed by Louis Rakovich, cover designer at Indigo Forest Designs: New life is given to eleven old stories in this …