Here is some pretty cool news for anyone who is a fan of my illustrated and comic book tales. I recently discovered the KDP formatting tools and I’ve been able to remaster a selection of my stories for the Kindle. From my superhero story Fabula Zero to the cuddly heroics of the Teddy Bear Tales and the magic of Once Upon A Time; they all have a glorious new look. Check out these shiny new titles after the jump.
The Princess Archer story is one of my original Once Upon a Time Adventures called The Wonder Tales, it is the story of a Princess called Gwendolyn who is flung by magic to the Land of the Sun and her journey back to her home – the Ninth Kingdom. On this quest she is joined by Kurt the Wolf Boy, cursed by Baba Yaga to be Werewolf, or Wolf, but never a boy, a nervous faire creature Will O’Wisp and their guide Tobisum the Inch High Samurai. You can read their adventures at The Wonder Tales. Continue reading →
Once Upon a Time I started a Kickstarter project to get The Daughter of Frost, a fairy tale I wrote for my Daughter, illustrated. The Kickstarter project was successful and the last few months what started as a simple Kickstarter publishing project ran into problem after problem… Now though The Daughter of Frost – Illustrated Edition has finally arrived on my doorstep and now it is time to distribute it out to everyone who helped Kickstart this book. If you are interested in ordering the Fairy Tale I wrote for my Daughter, you can take a look at this tale of wonder, a classic story of love and the power of innocence by clicking here.
To everyone who supported this Kickstarter thank you! And I am deeply sorry for all the delays this project has been a quest all of its own. I hope you all enjoy and find your happily ever after in this beautiful new book.
The Daughter of Frost – Illustration by Terra Bidlespacher
Terra Bidlespacher the artist for The Daughter of Frost Kickstarter project sent me the first finished page for this whimsical Fairy Tale. It is the Woodcutter and his wife making a snow family as Jack Frost looks on.
Together in the morning light, they rolled snowballs and built three snow people. One was the Woodcutter, the other was his wife, and the smaller was their snow child that they never had. Arm in arm they looked at the snow family and smiled, lost in the memory of what they might have had. The wife cried small tears of sadness. “I am sorry my dear husband, I know you mean well. I just wish for a child so I can see you glad.”
The Woodcutter smiled and kissed his wife on the check, “Do not worry my dear wife, we have lived a good life and one day we will get our reward. I love you deeply and wish for no more.”
Aneira the Daughter of Frost by Terra Bidlespacher
Once Upon a Time in a land far far away the Fairy of Spring and Jack Frost had a daughter they named Aneira. Who they gave to a childless Woodcutter and his wife so their daughter could experience the love and affection of mortal parents. This is her story, a classic fairy tale of winter, of love, of good, of evil and the power of innocence…
What is the Daughter of Frost?
The Daughter of Frost was written for my beautiful Daughter, so I could read to her a story that started with Once Upon a Time. She really enjoyed the story, and after awhile it became part of my original all ages fantasy fairy tale series called The Wonder Tales.
I want to do something really special with this story, I’ve recruited the services of the amazing almost ethereal Terra Bidlespacher of White Stag Art to help me illustrate this tale with some magical, whimsical illustrations. With her help I hope to turn The Daughter of Frost into fully illustrated fairy tale book, the sort of book we turned the pages of when we were young, that fired our imaginations to the magic and wonder of the world just beyond our fingers. A story that can be treasured and shared with your kids. Help this story get illustrated by helping it launch on Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/altworld/the-daughter-of-frost-a-fairy-tale-written-for-my