Kat Gracey Interview
1) What fairytale(s) have you chosen to retell and why?
I have chosen to retell the story of the witch from Hansel and Gretel for an upcoming anthology called Villainous. (Out June 2020) She will have a new backstory and a reason for seeking out these particular children. We were given a choice of characters to choose from and I thought that this witch would be great because there isn't a lot written about her before she builds her gingerbread house. It will be quite dark and not for younger audiences.
2) What makes your story unique?
I think that I have created a good backstory and a reason for her behavior. It is not just about luring children in, she needs a particular child in order to survive...
3) What was your favorite fairytale growing up and why?
I loved The Little Mermaid. The songs were great and it was one of the earliest Disney movies that I remember watching. I didn't read the real tale until later on and it was very different.
4) Who was your favorite villain?
I love Ursula, she is great fun and wicked at the same time.
5) Is this a standalone or do you have more books planned?
This story is a standalone for now. I might dive back into fairytales later in the year, but for now I am working on a werewolf novel and don't have the time.
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S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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