1) Tell us about your story
My story, the Legend of Tremaine, is the origin story for an evil pair of crystal shoes and a good looking glass. These magical items go on later to appear in more modern fairy tales I’ve written about other common fairy tales (Cindi/Ella, the Little Mermaid, and so on). It’s great fun to read up on the traditional fairy tales and but a different or interesting spin on them.
2) What inspired you to write it?
I’ve always wanted to tell sort of an alternate beginning for the shoes in Cinderella and her evil stepmother. Since I already have a Cindi/Ella retelling, it seemed to make the most sense to go on and tell about the crystal caves and the magic there.
3) Do you prefer Villains to Heroes?
I love both, I think, but I’m a sucker for an amazing hero. The villains definitely need a chance to tell their side of the story, but heroes win the day in my books. ;)
4) Is your story a standalone?
The Legend of Tremaine is the prequel to a series of Modern Fairy Tale retellings I’ve done. My Cinderella retelling comes next in the series, then the Little Mermaid, and then Snow White/Rose Red, but you can pick these up in a boxset bundle. They’ll also be out as an audiobook later this year. I have a related Princess and the Pea retelling that will be out in August, but the whole series comes to a close in a Snow White retelling where Snow White is the villain (ha! Maybe the villains really are my favorite!) in the story from Cindi/Ella’s point of view. It all wraps up in August 2020.
5) What's next for you, writing wise?
Next… Hmm… That’s a good question. I’m actually working on the conclusion to my modern fairy tale series now, and I’m pretty pumped about that. Cindi must dodge seven foul dwarves, a host of mythical creatures, and a bevy of sentient poisoned apples before she can face down the wicked Snow White Queen.
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.”