1) What fairytale (s) have you chosen to retell and why?
Snow White. People used to compare me to her when I was a child, always remarking how good she was and how that made her even more beautiful. Deep inside, I always questioned those arguments and asked myself: what if Snow was a regular flawed human being? Then came the opportunity to tell that story, and of course I jumped on it!
2) What makes your story unique?
It’s the fact that Snow is an imperfect woman. She’s faced with the loss of her parents at a very young age and that scars her heart, transforming her into a wary person, unable to open her heart completely for fear of being hurt again. At the same time, she’s a woman who lives on the edge and wants to experiment all life has to offer because if there’s one thing she’s learned is that life is too short and everything can go away in a blink.
Then, of course, we have The Seven, a posy of rebel mages who defied the rules of Magic. Forced into a mercenary life, they’ve set their lair deep in the Black Forest, where their paths will soon meet Snow’s.
There is more than meets the eye to Prince Ashton Charming. He’s become somewhat of The Seven’s protégé. Ashton’s secrets have cast him out of his home, Thorn Hall, and may threaten Snow’s purpose to defeat The Evil Queen.
Snow, Charming, The Seven… my perfectly imperfect characters struggle for redemption. They want to make right out of their curses.
And who knows? Maybe they will.
You can download Chapter One of Ash and Snow here: https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/KUH7FqFO
And watch the book trailer here:
3) What was your favorite fairytale growing up and why?
Sleeping Beauty. I’ve always rooted for the bad guy. The aesthetic of Maleficent’s realm and her as a character always appealed to me, and it still does.
Look for this retelling in my Cursed Kingdom’s series soon!
4) Who was your favorite villain?
Maleficent. She’s everything an empowered woman should be: mighty powerful, determined, assertive… and can turn herself into a dragon if the occasion calls for it! Lol.
5) Is this a standalone or do you have more books planned?
Ash and Snow: The Curse of the White Throne is book one of the Cursed Kingdom series.
I can tell you the name of book two. “Belle and Beast: The Curse of the Black Keep” which is in the works at the moment.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”