You can celebrate fairy tales every day, but if you’re in the U.S., you might not know that February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day!
Yes, this is a totally made-up holiday. But it gives you another excuse to celebrate fairy tales! 🙂 Here’s a look at a few collections of fairy tales retold, reinvented, and reimagined.
What if Cinderella was the wicked one, and manipulated her kind, loving stepmother and stepsisters? Is being a handsome, charming prince really as effortless and trouble-free as it seems? Would you be alarmed if you realized that the beautiful red shoes you’re admiring change their appearance to appeal to whoever is looking at them? And speaking of shoes, how did Cinderella manage to dance in glass slippers without them breaking and slicing her feet to shreds?
In these two collections, you’ll find beauty and treachery, magic and courage, innocence and wickedness…and at least some happy endings.
From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful (and sometimes chilling) twists, in Once Upon a Star.
What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses were undead clones? What if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space? These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again.
And there’s more! The first three volumes in this fabulous series are Once Upon a Curse, Once Upon a Kiss, and Once Upon a Quest.
The Uncollected Anthology is a group of authors who release three ebook bundles each year. Fairy tales often pop up in their stories, and the 16th collection has a fairy tale theme—in fact, the name of this issue is Fairy Tales! Investigate twelve missing sisters, deal with an inheritance, choose your destiny, review a strange invitation, celebrate Midsummer, and make the sale of a lifetime in these masterful fairy tales!
Tell a Fairy Tale Day wouldn’t be complete without a few fairy tales being read aloud. 🙂 If you’re in the Denver, Colorado area, stop by BookBar on Tuesday evening, February 26th, and listen to a group of eight authors reading from their own fairy tales. And if you aren’t in the neighborhood, read about their thoughts on fairy tales in this interview.