Amber Sewell is an upcoming author. Currently she has a story that is being written called Kiss of the Flame. This is a tale about a midwife who finds herself being accused of witchcraft, by the very people that she had for generations nursed back to health during times of grave illnesses, due to a series of events and betrayals. This tale will transport its readers back to a time when being different could invite the fury of one’s neighbors, and even cost you your very life.
Children are taught to never “cry wolf” when making false claims, yet until they are explained, or the wrongs are pointed out to the child. In the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop, the child lacks understanding of the consequences of taking up someone’s time when there is nothing wrong. Aesop is famous for having morals to his fables hoping to teach others a valuable lesson through storytelling.
If you’re an author in the fantasy realm or a business owner of deliciously dark products or services, you already know the power of creativity. You create your thing, whether it’s a book, comic, sculpture, jewelry or art piece, because that’s what you love to do. Because that’s what you’re good at. Because that’s what you were born to do.
During the last few years the media has been focused on bringing comic books to the big screen. This has extended to new comics and video games being created based on the heroes and villains we grew up reading about. Due to the new release of Spider-man, PlayStation created a new video game based around the famous web swinger.
During the winter holidays people enjoy celebrating it with their family by either going to see the musical, The Rockettes or the ballet, The Nutcracker. Disney has decided to take the familiar story of The Nutcracker and adapt it for the big screen. Adding a new classic to their holiday films.
What if everything you knew was based off nothing but lies? That the monsters you read about in faerytales existed in the real world? Even worse, what if you were one of the monsters born from legend? In The Medusa Files by C. I Black focuses on the journey of Morgan Jacobs and her discovery of her monster half. The first book in the series Written in Stone, shows her introduction into the paranormal realm.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first animated film created by Walt Disney. Like most Disney films, this was based off the German fable Little Snow White. The fable tells the tale of the young princess and the fate of her evil stepmother, who shows how far a person will go for their own selfish desires.
Disney’s Aladdin is a beloved tale of a street rat with a heart of gold that gets the girl of his dreams in the end with the aid of a magical lamp. The movie Aladdin is based on the Middle East fable Aladdin and the Magical Lamp. The tale is found with a collection of stories titled The Arabian Nights or The Book of One-Thousand and One Nights in its original language. The story was written by Antoine Galland.
Many know the iconic red cloak was the symbol for Little Red Riding Hood but what if there was an organization marked by this same cloak? What if instead of being chased by wolves they oversaw tracking down werewolves and other supernatural creatures? In Wolves and Daggers by Melanie Karsak combines steampunk with the mystical world of fantasy.
I was fortunate to meet J.T Joseph through a Facebook group for fantasy writers where I had posted an ad for the blog looking for writers, authors, and poets to contribute their work. I think advertising other author’s works is a positive way to network, plus it helps other readers become aware of their work especially if they might not of known of them previously.