Cinderella

Free Cinderella Short Story: Under the Dark Gray Clouds

Free Cinderella Short Story: Under the Dark Gray Clouds

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.

Free Fiction: A Room of My Own

Free Fiction: A Room of My Own

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!”

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

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).

World Building, Writing a Book and Sharing with Your Kids

When I started writing the second book in my Cinderella's Secret Diaries series, an idea popped into my mind and I ran with it: How could I share with my two children the creative process I journeyed on in writing a book? What if I asked them to draw pictures for me? The process was extremely simple and went like this: I had some old business cards lying around that I wrote the names of characters and locations on. Over the course of a week, I would hand one business card to my son or daughter each night and then would ask them to draw the person or place onto the page as they saw it.