I’m frequently asked about my playlist. Many authors curate a list of songs to play while writing their novels. These songs can help set the tone for an exciting scene, for instance, such as a dramatic piece from a movie soundtrack. Or a love song can help the...
This year for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I’m writing about the 1800s. In particular, I’ll be focusing on the events surrounding Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s race around the world in 1889 in celebration of my new novel based on this adventure, Liz and...
Get ready to meet Beauty, Beast, and three meddlesome-yet-kind-hearted fairies in this playful re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast.
This short story explores the idea of a new beginning between Beauty and the Beast from the classic fairy tale.
Readers are often curious as to how authors get their ideas, so this is a sneak peek at the direction I’m going with the full historical fairy tale.
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SHONNA SLAYTON writes historical fairy tales and is the co-creator of the Fairy-tale Forum group on Facebook.
She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today.
When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.