Today my guest is author Stephanie Greenhalgh, author of The Twistedly True Tale of Ruby Hood and If The Silver Slippers Fit, which she co authored with Jennifer Paquette. Stephanie is somewhat of an expert on fractured fairy tales. Her unconventional take on Little red Ridding Hood has brought her multiple four and five star reviews. While not horror in the true sense, this fairy tale is certainly not for kids. It mixes classic elements with romance, mystery and a little bit of intrigue. Take a look:
Stephanie is following up with the second book in the series, The Twistedly True Guardian Tale, and has a few other projects up her sleeve. She is one busy woman, but I was luck enough to get her to answer my seven questions on horror and paranormal writing. She gives us another great perspective.
The second Ruby Hood, “The Twistedly True GUARDIAN Tale”, is simmering, so to speak. She just got back from the editor, and I haven’t laid eyes on her in over 2 months, so I’m chomping at the bit for a slice of time to reconnect with the story! In this tale, we follow Ruby as she adjusts to being a Guardian. Just when she’s on the brink of some peace and chance to connect with Kent, Ivy Snow and some crazy dwarves show up in an RV. Their mystical dilemma requires Ruby’s special Guardian-ness, even thought she has no idea what to do with seven men turned into dwarves over night. Then I added a dash of Knox Hood, followed closely by his merry men, and a bit of evil twistedness. It was tremendous fun to write, and it is the perfect segway into the third book, which I think will be the final installment in this series. I hope to have the second book out in time for the holidays, with the third coming out over the summer. Then I have plans for a spin-off series, so I’m excited to see where it all goes.
Stephanie:As more of a paranormal writer, my scare is more ‘sad, fateful’ scary than ‘crazy lunatic killer’ scary, so I understand tragedy strikes, and bad things happen to good people. I have killed animals and teenagers, but not in a gruesome horror manner, more in a tragic-moving-the-story-forward manner. And I’m certainly not maiming and/or defiling children and/or animals for kicks, by any means!
Stephanie:Pretty much any movie based on a Stephen King movie. He terrifies the shit out of me. But in all honesty, I’m a big horror movie wuss. I can’t watch them alone, at night, in the dark, or the boogie man will get me! Seriously, my already active imagination needs nothing to stir it into a terrifying frenzy.
I love Stephanie, she is so honest, real and down to earth. And she is a fellow Buffy fan! Come on who doesn't love Buffy? ;)
Stephanie Gave us another great treat in the spirit of Halloween, an expert from her new book The Twistedly True Guardian Tale. Enjoy: