Today is the release day of my very first novella, SEVEN, a retelling of the Snow White fairy tale! It’s also my first contribution to our lesbian fairy tale series, SAPPHO’S FABLES.
Snow White has always been one of my favorite stories because it evokes such powerful images. It’s a dark story (Disney version notwithstanding), and I wanted to explore those darker aspects in SEVEN–themes of death and resurrection, of “evil” ambition–and reimagine some of its iconic elements, like the poisoned apple and the cottage in the woods. At its core, SEVEN is a love story and a tale of metamorphosis and becoming.
Writing it has been a transformative experience for me. I am thrilled to release it out into the world, and I truly hope that you will enjoy it!
The strange witch girl Neve has skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and a dark secret. Her father Lexander, an alchemist, harbors an evil obsession, and Catalina, his newest bride, made the grave mistake of becoming his wife. When Catalina finds herself falling in love with his daughter, Neve, instead, the deepening bond between the women sets in motion the final chapter of a story that began long ago, with a desperate longing and a handful of apple seeds. Together, Neve and Catalina must venture into the Huntsman’s haunted forest to undo what has been done and set themselves free.
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