Cover Reveal: From the Stories of Old: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

Cover Reveal: From the Stories of Old: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings

I know I’ve been quiet for the past month or so, but there’s a good reason why! I have exciting news to share today: my writer’s group, the Just-Us League, will be publishing our first anthology on December 7th, 2016! One of stories will be my own, a retelling of the selkie myth called “Beneath His Skin”.

Today, I’m revealing the cover and the blurb, and there will be more posts in the near future, including an interview with one of the anthology’s authors.

The anthology is comprised of thirteen stories, each accompanied by an illustration created by my talented sister, Heidi Hayden.

Our cover was designed by Louis Rakovich of Indigo Forest Designs, who also designed Augment‘s cover. Once again, I was blown away by how perfectly he captured the essence of our anthology!


The blurb:

In this international collection, new life is given to fairy tales, both classic and obscure.

Mythical creatures put the fairy in Fairy Tale. Mermaids, selkies, and ocean guardians experience the best and worst of humanity; sisters encounter an unusually friendly bear; a brave bride meets a silly goose; and a spinner of gold sets the record straight.

Urban fantasies modernize classics: a Frenchman learns the truth about magic, his past, and his girlfriend; a girl sets out to find love but receives a curse; and today’s naughty list makes Old Saint Nick not-so-jolly.

New worlds bring a fresh sense of wonder! In the future, a young woman fights for her people and herself; a bastard son finds acceptance in a world ruled by women; and a farmer’s wits win the heart of a frosty king.

Discover unexpected twists on old favorites, and fall in love with new tales and worlds to explore!


Intrigued? More information will be forthcoming soon… And on December 7th, 2016, this beautiful anthology will be available for Kindle and in paperback.


  1. I so wish hardcovers were easy to have printed, because this in hardcover would be like just wow. It deserves to be on a pedestal under a glass dome in the middle of a grand library.

    I’m going to be buying two when it comes out so that I can donate one to my local library. 🙂

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