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A Reading Vocation

"I Must Read, Read, and Read. It is my Vocation." - Thomas Merton

This is where I chronicle my reading life.  I also blog about writing at Lacey's Late-night Editing.


This is the trailer for my retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," which will be available March 3. If you would like a review copy (Kindle, ePub, or PDF), please PM me. Synposis below.


Rumpelstiltskin knows his whole life would be different if he were tall, strong, and handsome--rather than frail, bent, and ugly. But although he can change anything he touches into gold, he cannot change himself. For that, he must rely on the sorcerer Laurus. The price Laurus demands is high: a child in its first year of life.

When Rumpelstiltskin meets Emily, a commoner whose deluded father claims she can spin straw into gold, he may have the chance to get what he wants at last. He helps her keep up the ruse for three nights in exchange for her firstborn child. But when the King decides to marry her, the pretense must continue. And what Emily offers Rumpelstiltskin in return for his continued help has the power to change everything.

This retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" is best suited for ages 14 and up.