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Friday, April 27, 2012

Interview with Andrea Cefalo, author of The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen

Hiya, fairy tale-loving peeps!  Please join me in welcoming Andrea Cefalo, author of the upcoming The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen  to Fairy Tale Fortnight!  Andrea has popped by for a quickie interview.  She's also graciously offered up a copy of The Fairytale Keeper as a giveaway, so make sure to go enter - but first, check out her interview below!

Book in a Tweet: Your fairy tale in 140 characters or less?
The Fairytale Keeper presumes that all Grimm’s Fairytales come from one girl, a spitfire cobbler’s apprentice who will 1 day be Snow White.

Favorite fairy tale:
It’s hard to pick one, but if I had to, I would choose Rapunzel. It is such a beautiful love story.

Most underrated fairy tale?
I don’t think many people know the Grimm Brothers’ version of the Cinderella story. It’s much darker than the romantic retelling we are all familiar with.

Most overrated fairy tale?
I don’t think any of them are overrated. I love them all and I want to include as many of them as I can in The Fairytale Keeper series.

Last year we asked everyone’s fairy tale hero/heroine name; this year, we want to know your fairy tale villain name:
If I was a fairy tale villain my name would be Tornade Noire. It’s French for black tornado, a nickname my parents gave me when I was younger.

Using that name, give us a line from your villainous fairy tale:
No nook or crannie in a clean house is ever safe, poor Nancy thought to herself. Just then she heard a rumbling in the distance and knew Tornade Noire was moments from her door.

If a genie granted you 3 wishes, what would they be?
Okay, I could be very serious about this and say world peace and the ability to cure horrible diseases, but that wouldn’t be very much fun for your readers, so if I was to be completely selfish, my three wishes would be:
1. The ability to go back in time so I could see real history
2. To have enough money to pay off my student loans
3. To take a year off and travel the world with my whole family

Best way to read fairy tales? (ie location, snacks, etc)
Ideally, I like to be sitting in a dark room by a warm fire in a chaise lounge with a down-alternative blanket.

If one of your books was being turned into a movie and you could cast 1 character, which character would you cast and who would play them?
I would really want to cast Adelaide myself. I think Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in The Game of Thrones, would be a good fit though she’d have to a bit older. She has that spitfire quality that’s necessary and her face is very expressive which would be important because Adelaide really wears her heart on her sleeve.

Thanks for stopping by, Andrea!  
As for the rest of you, make sure to put The Fairytale Keeper on your to-read list, and stop by my giveaway for a chance to win a copy!

You can find Andrea on her website, where you can read the first chapter of The Fairytale Keeper.

Add The Fairytale Keeper on Goodreads 
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  1. The books sounds great! I can't wait to read it. And the cover art is beautiful. BTW: Nice childhood nickname...curious what you did to claim that name :-)

  2. This is why I love FTF I learn about new books I'd never hear of otherwise!
    I love how in the original Cinderella the steps cut off portions of their feet SO nasty but SO cool!

  3. Hi Kris! My parent's gave me that not-so-flattering nickname because I was an expert at mess-making. No room was safe from my hordes of toys and art supplies!

  4. Thanks so much for the interview. I'm looking forward to release day.


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