When I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than to be read a fairy tale before bed. The handsome prince saving the princess, their first kiss, the whole happily ever after. It was great, just exactly what a little girl needed to hear to make sure she had sweet dreams at night.
Who doesn't love fairy tales? Sure, there is that whole post modern feminist thinking about them, that they promote women sitting around and for the men to rescue them, but to that I say, pshaw! We all need to take a break from reality sometimes, and fairy tales - which I believe the Romance Genre is a direct descendant of - are a welcome diversion from reality and the craziness which makes up real life.
Several months ago, in one of those random pop-up thoughts that we writers have way too many of, I wondered about that secondary character in many a fairy tale, the Fairy Godmother. Fairy Godmothers did lots of good and were so useful in helping the heroes and heroines, but they never got any action themselves. Was that fair, I asked myself. Was that right? Of course not!
And thus, the seed for my short story Loving a Fairy Godmother took root.
Loving a Fairy Godmother is my very first story to be published. That I have a story published is both a culmination of a dream and the first step in what I hope will be a career filled with stories told. I can't be happier or more grateful that I have been given this blessing.
Loving a Fairy Godmother will be released April 11 from Liquid Silver Books. I believe LSB policy is to release only on their site first, and then a few weeks later release to all the third party sites such as Amazon. I will give a quick shout out when that occurs, though I promise I will not take up a whole post again just to talk about me, me, me! :)
Thank you for indulging me and allowing me to share my excitement with you. Oh, and of course, I got to share the cover - special thanks to artist Tuesday Dube for its creation.