Jaclyn Roche Interview
1. What fairytale(s) have you chosen to retell and why?
I’m taking a page out of Once Upon A Time’s book, the popular T.V. Series a few years ago. I’ve created a fairy tale world where my characters are reinventions of popular tales old and new. I have King Midas featured in a very interesting way and he happens to be Cinderella’s father. I’m not retelling the Disney versions either. I’ve researched different fairy tales from all over the world and found many different versions dating back thousands of years and am using that for inspiration. So, this isn’t your ordinary Cinderella and Prince Charming.
2. What makes your story unique?
My novel is unique because it goes further and creates a whole fairy tale world based on some of the original tales. Those tales were cruel and horrible; not the version Disney shares. And, the Prince doesn’t necessarily save the Princess.
3. What was your favorite fairytale growing up and why?
I love Beauty and the Beast because I love to read and identified with Belle early on. I love to write about broken people who find a way to save themselves and those that they love too. I love the idea that the Beast is more than a man, but that he made a mistake and now Belle can save him from a life of misery.
4. Who was your favorite villain?
Maleficient. I feel like she is misunderstood and was taken advantage of.
5. Is this a standalone or do you have more books planned?
I have a whole series planned for Charming. I was thinking that Han (Prince Charming) and Elle’s adventure can’t quite end in the first book.
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S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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