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Sunday, March 27, 2016

'Twisted Fairy Tales: An Anthology' Tour- Author Spotlight on Victoria Escobar

Twisted Fairy Tale: An Anthology
Authors-Bethany Lopez, Elizabeth Sharp, Erin Danzer, Heather Marie Adkins, J. Laslie, Jill Cooper, K. Laslie, Magan Vernon, Susan Burdorf, Victoria Escobar
Genre- Fairy Tales

These aren’t the fairy tales you grew up with. New twists reimagine the classics to all sorts of places you’d never expect. This anthology was written solely for the purpose of raising money for the DM Currier Foundation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Research. For more information, you can visit savethemamas.org.

To stop a zombie plague, Snow White will need to kill the evil Queen before the last apple falls.

When Veronica Chapman falls into a coma in a horrific car accident, Trigg Chapman has the second chance to rekindle their rocky romance once upon a dream.

A princess cursed, a blind man kidnapped, and The Beast who threatens their happiness.

Aria inherited a century-long battle among the merfolk nations along with the crown, but a tenacious human looking for restitution could change everything.

A sapling of a dying magical tree desires revenge before the flames turn to love and grant Pinocchia her one wish—to be a real girl.

A princess becomes a pauper, but then must fight to save her kingdom.

Leukemia may have stolen Rapunzel's hair but not her dreams.

When Grandma becomes the latest victim in a string of murders, the wolf just might have to be the hero.

Rumpelstilstkin is not the only criminal in the kingdom.

At the stroke of midnight the spell will break, but there's no proof that it's true love.


True Love's Kiss - Jill Cooper (Snow White)

The Only Chance - Magan Vernon (Sleeping Beauty)

Beau and the Beastess - Bethany Lopez (Beauty and the Beast)

MerQueen - Heather Marie Adkins (The Little Mermaid)

Pinocchia - K. Laslie (Pinocchio)

The Princess and the Pauper - Erin Danzer (Prince and the Pauper)

Rae of Hope - J. Laslie (Rapunzel)

The Beast Within - Elizabeth Sharp (Red Riding Hood)

The Other Half - Victoria Escobar (Cinderella)

Please tell us about yourself using 3 adjectives, 1 quirk and a pop culture addiction

Generous, Spaztastic, and imaginative. I collect anime, and I’m uber fangirl over Sailor Moon. Like if I had to pick between a picture with a rock God or a really good Sailor Moon cosplay, I’m going with cosplay.

How do you come up with character names?  How do you come up with novel titles?

Depends on the character. Some of them name themselves. Sometimes I get an idea of a character and ask friends/family for a name that matches the personality. Nameberry is an awesome resource.
Novel titles are their own special brand of torture. In most instances I have to give an elevator pitch to friends and ask for help. I don’t think I’ve named one without help since Unnatural Selection.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Write. Don’t stop writing. Even if it’s a poem, or a half page short story. Even if you feel it’s insignificant. Write. There is no way to get better without practice.

What is your favorite fairy tale? What do you love about it?

I don’t have one favorite. They all have their own special meaning and individual characters, so I can’t really pick one.

Tell us something people might be surprised to learn about you-

I have severe social anxiety issues. I put on a pretty good brave face, but under the facade I’m shaking in my shoes.

About the Author:

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in Kentucky. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.

The Trial Of Rumpelstiltskin - Susan Burdorf (Rumpelstiltskin)

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