Here’s a fresh new take on fairy tales, with stories oriented toward adult audiences but with enough burlesque humor to make them attractive for the very young.  One king, for example, spends tax money on cheese and crowns and “fancy socks.” Another is married to a woman who eats too much cake and “falls off her shoes.”  The happy endings carry satisfying morals that are less disciplinary than inspirational, e.g., “I learned that lesson from you, my boy!  After all, there is nothing worse than being bored.”  It’s always a positive in my book when the young teach a lesson to the older and “wiser” generation.

The book comes out officially in October 2015 and then you can read about “kings, bogs and marrying frogs–and a queen with very bad hair.”