Maven’s new dream job–fairy godmother–presents more problems than she expects when she learns that Faery is on the verge of collapse, and the person who is training her isn’t giving her the facts–and may be out to kill her. Will she be able to make all the fractured fairy tales fit together into a happy ending, or will she be eaten by a troll?
About the Author, Charlotte Henley Babb:
I began writing when I could hold a piece of chalk
Writing healing fiction that makes people laugh while they are changing their lives.
I began writing when I could hold a piece of chalk and scribble my name–although I sometimes mistook “Chocolate” for “Charlotte” on the sign at the drug store ice cream counter. If you can remember drug stores that sold ice cream by the cone, you know how old I am.
When my third-grade teacher allowed me access to the fiction room at the school library, I discovered Louisa Alcott and Robert Heinlein, an odd marriage of the minds. These two authors, along with many others, have had the most influence on my desire to share my point of view with the world and to explore how the world might be made better. I had already read Black Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, and a good bit of King Arthur and Robin Hood.
Having (mis)spent my youth teaching English in high schools and junior colleges, I have had a few publications, first two SF story cycles of six pieces in a space opera anthology Port Nowhere and now, my first novel, Maven Fairy Godmother: Through the Veil. I won an Eppie for my poems in an anthology for Children, The Thing in the Tub. My other credits include “Fairy Frogmother” at Les Bonnes Fees, “Bubba and the Beast” at SteelCaves.com, an article in Circle Sanctuary magazine, and a meditation in the Upper Room.
Moving beyond the first half century of my life, I am writing the sequel, and have begun plotting a series of stories in a shared universe. I want to explore the clashes in societies between an engineered society and a lawless anarchy. In the meantime, I’ve fallen prey to steampunk and the gears are turning.
I bring to any project a number of experiences, including work as a technical writer, gasket inspector, cloth store associate, girl Friday, and telephone psychic.
I have finished grad school online, a new MA in Humanities: Mythology & Education, which required semi-annual trips to California, giving me more perspective on my Southern heritage. I met and worked with a dozen of the most wonderful women–and Barry–that I have ever met. GO JAGS!
I study mythology and psychology to deepen my work with themes from ancient sources. Sharing perspectives with people from across the country gives me time to delve into the cultural notions that are as invisible to us as water is to fish!
Now to get back to writing…or making my next steampunk costume or …?
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I give "Maven Fairy Godmother " a 5 star rating.
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I really intended the novel to be for women of a certain age (over 18), but I agree that younger readers might enjoy it.
What makes a novel a YA?