Monday, March 21, 2016

Twisted Fairy Tales: An Anthology Tour - Author Spotlight on Erin Danzer

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

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)

Please tell us about yourself using 3 adjectives, 1 quirk and a pop culture addiction.
My three adjectives would have to be loyal, friendly, and compassionate. My one quirk is would be straightening the shelves and racks whenever I’m shopping. I can’t help it and blame my 10+ years of retail experience. It’s an ingrained habit now. And my pop culture addiction would be teen tv shows. I love shows like Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Gilmore girls (yes, I realize all of them no longer play on TV). I’ve also fallen in love with The Shannara Chronicles recently.

How do you come up with character names?  How do you come up with novel titles?
If characters don’t have names when they pop into my head, I usually look at baby names sites or I have a couple others that I use. has been my most recent go-to for almost all names. Of course, sometimes the characters don’t want to be named right away. As for novel titles, those usually come either right when the idea pops up or near the end of the book. If it’s the latter, it happens when I’m tying things up and I can see everything that’s happened in the novel. I really can’t explain it any better.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?
Write. Write every day. Even if it’s just 100 words a day, make time and write. When you’re not writing (or editing), read. Once you start writing and learn the mechanics, you will look at books differently and will learn from what you read.

What is your favorite fairy tale? What do you love about it?
Cinderella. I love the idea of Prince Charming and even though Cinderella has a bad life for quite a while, she ends up with a Happily Ever After.

Tell us something people might be surprised to learn about you-
I almost died shortly after I was born. Because I was so small and born so early (14 weeks early), it was touch and go for a while. Thankfully, even technology back then was enough to keep me going. Or it’s just my fighting spirit. ;) I also have scars from things that happened when I was born.

About the Author-
Ever since she was small, Erin's imagination has led her to tell stories and create worlds, including the world of Kalearnia (found in the Spiral Defenders series). Her school notebooks were doodled with pictures and writing notes in the margins beside class notes. No scrap of paper was safe from all of Erin's notes and creations. But writing wouldn't pay the bills for a very long time.

Erin spent three summers giving away smiles as she handed out clothes to the working populace of an amusement park. It was the best three summers of her life (also where she met her husband). Since then, Erin has become a mediocre cookie decorator, learned to make a mean pizza in less than two minutes, and has sold dresses as well as window dressings. 

When she isn't exploring worlds of her own creation, you can find Erin with her nose stuck in the worlds of others, supporting Indie Authors everywhere, hanging out on Facebook, or spending time with her kids, husband, and their cat. Erin loves connecting with her readers.

Social Media Links-
Twitter: @erindanzer

Rae of Hope - J. Laslie (Rapunzel)

The Beast Within - Elizabeth Sharp (Red Riding Hood)

The Other Half - Victoria Escobar (Cinderella)

The Trial Of Rumpelstiltskin - Susan Burdorf (Rumpelstiltskin)

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