Soman Chainani, the author of The School for Good and Evil, stopped by to talk about his upcoming title, Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales. We talked about some amazingly horrific documentaries as well as the importance of updating fairy tales for the modern era.
An Interview with Lisa Frenkel Riddiough – All By My Shelf
You think you know these stories, don’t you?
You are wrong.
You don’t know them at all.
Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life . . . and death.
A prince has a surprising awakening . . .
A beauty fights like a beast . . .
A boy refuses to become prey . . .
A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.
New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.
My guests are given a brief blurb about their favorite books, but I have taken out key information and replaced it with [noun], [adjective], [character], and [verb].
Never Have I Ever Spoiled My Own Book
Guests are given a series of tropes based on their upcoming or recently published work as well as stereotypical writerly things to do (EXAMPLE: Never have I ever written at a coffee shop, Never have I ever written a smoking gun, etc). If they have done more than half of the scenarios, they have to spoil something from their book.
*Marked scores indicate interviews with spoilers.
|Michelle Mason (interview)||Your Life Has Been Delayed||8/30/21||5/10*|
|Hayley Krischer (interview)||The Falling Girls||10/15/21||6/10*|
|Soman Chainani (interview)||Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales||9/18/21||6/10*|
|Jessica Vitalis (interview)||The Wolf’s Curse||9/10/21||6/10*|
|Brandie June (interview)||Gold Spun||6/26/21||8/10*|