YA / Fairy Tales / Verse

A (Princess) Penny’s Worth of Trouble

September 12, 2012
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The Plight and Plot of Princess PennyThe Plight and Plot of Princess Penny
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Indie author Michael Mullin

Fairy tales are no longer just hand-me-downs from long-ago generations in faraway places.

From Michael Mullin, author of “8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf” now comes another original fairy tale, called “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny”

Penny Lemieux is a fifteen-year-old princess, deep into high school cliques, who desires revenge on a “mean girl” at school named Darcy.

Then Penny stumbles on an ad with the strange headline, “Got Enemies?” placed by the witch from “The Frog Prince,” promising help in getting what she wants — and Penny hatches a diabolical idea.

But a troll she meets along the way thinks it’s a very bad idea…

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The Indie Author Life

Indie authors learn early on that their path to success, however they define success, is often a bit non-traditional. For Michael Mullin, it includes a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to publish a hardcover collection of stories:

I’ve self-published 2 short eBooks for YA-and-up readers, both of which have been well received in the book blogosphere. In addition, “8” has become a bit of a cult hit on Facebook. I’m seeking funds here on Kickstarter to publish a hardcover printed collection of the 3 TaleSpins stories.

You can learn more at Michael’s Kickstarter project page.

Now, if you’re fascinated by how book covers evolve, Michael has blogged about how the art for “The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny” came about:

Early book jacket art

….it all started with this sketch I did while still writing the story. I’m the first to admit, I’m WAY too proud of it and attached to it. Thankfully, I knew the ultimate task was to let the professional artist do his job . .

More at Michael Mullin’s blog.

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