An Interview with Soman Chainani

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.

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  1. An Interview with Lisa Frenkel Riddiough
  2. An Interview with Hayley Krischer
  3. An Interview with Soman Chainani
  4. An Interview with Jessica Vitalis
  5. An Interview with Michelle Mason

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.

MAD Blurbs

My guests are given a brief blurb about the book, but I have taken out key information and replaced it [noun], [adjective], [character], and [verb].

MADblurbs

AuthorBookDateScore
Soman Chainani (interview)Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales9/18/20213
Jessica Speer (interview)BFF or NRF8/16/20213

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.

AuthorBookDateScore
Michelle Mason (interview)Your Life Has Been Delayed8/30/215/10*
Hayley Krischer (interview)The Falling Girls10/15/216/10*
Soman Chainani (interview)Beasts & Beauty: Dangerous Tales9/18/216/10*
Jessica Vitalis (interview)The Wolf’s Curse9/10/216/10*
Brandie June (interview)Gold Spun6/26/218/10*
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Published by J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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