“What happened before Sleeping Beauty slept?”
Genre: Fantasy (fairy tale retelling)
Length: 97,000 words
Status: First draft completed, shelved for now
Notes: Book 2 of a trilogy
And then, the wicked fairy doomed a princess to death. . . .
Delia Morningstar, fresh out of fairy school, has to find a way to make a living now that everyone thinks her life’s work is spooky and off-putting. Her last desperate attempts to change the minds of those in power do not yield the desired results, so Delia’s off on her own . . . investigating the land of the dead. Because that’s what dark fairies do for fun.
Because of Delia’s life and death connections, she’s able to help the king and queen of her kingdom conceive the baby girl they’ve always wanted. But she didn’t count on the connection she would have with that princess, and a few sloppy decisions lead Delia to get blamed for cursing the baby. Faced with the wrath of her old enemies the three good fairies, Delia may have to undertake extreme measures to stay alive long enough to save the princess from death. . . .