Ever wonder how people deal with a broken heart? As an author of more than 11 books, I have written my share of heartache and loss. Come along and read a scene from my book Lost: Cinderella’s Secret Witch Diaries and I’ll walk you through the anatomy of the scene and the meaning behind it. The Cinderella we grew up with might be a happy ever after story, but my retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale is more complicated and darker than that…
The following Cinderella story takes place about 10 years before the events in Lost (book 1 in the Cinderella’s Secret Witch Diaries series). I hope you enjoy!
Under the Dark Gray Clouds
Cinderella held her head high and stood by her father. The rain came down heavy, incessant, as though the sound of the rain drops hitting the frozen ground could erase, or at least numb, the pain.
I have some great news to share. Lost: Cinderella's Secret Witch Diaries is in the final stages of being made into an audiobook for Audible. Before the book is launched on Audible, I wanted to share an interview with Jessica Mann who narrated the book. Enjoy!
I took a little time to write up a prequel story to the Cinderella's Secret Diaries series. If you're new to the series, the premise is simple: What truly happened after Cinderella married the Prince? I'll give you a hint in that it all wasn't all "happily ever after." Below is a short story I wrote that takes place right before book 1, Lost, of the Cinderella's Secret Diaries series. I hope you enjoy the story below. Thank you.
The Prince leaned forward and it took him a few seconds for his eyes to focus on me. “I would have taken the shot but Bennet walked in front of me.” He pounded the table and the wine in his glass sloshed to the top and nearly spilled over. “He walked in front of me. The man had never been on a hunt before in his life. You would think that he would know not to do that. You cannot get good help these days. You cannot!”
With my being on crutches for another 6 weeks at the least, my wife and I wanted to sit down and watch a movie with our kids. The problem when you have a 10 and 6 year old is that they like different things and it's a challenge to find a movie that the entire family would like. (Neither of our children like scary movies or any intense freaky stuff so even the animated Sleeping Beauty with the dragon scene is out).