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Fantasy, Lore, & More: Once Upon Thyme

Fantasy, Lore, & More: Once Upon Thyme

Hi, I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode, Celine Jeanjean is joining me to talk about her book, Once Upon Thyme.

What's it about?

  • In this quirky fairytale retelling, nothing goes as expected for Princess Adrianna. Her evil stepmother is obsessed with gardening, her stepsister is adorable, and her fairy godmother drinks and flirts with the gardener.

  • When Prince Charming proposes to her stepmother, Adrianna quits being a princess. But to save her home, she must find a way to get a prince to rescue and propose to her for a "happily ever after" - meaning finding a dragon for him to slay.

  • Once Upon Thyme is a delightfully twisted fairytale full of misfit characters, unexpected twists, and the importance of embracing life's imperfections.

What's in this episode:

  • Celine Jeanjean will transport us into the quirky fairytale world of Once Upon Thyme with an excerpt, and we'll explore aspects like the unconventional fairytale tropes and misfit characters.

  • We'll find out what inspired this unique take on a fairytale retelling.

  • We'll discuss Adrianna's journey to accept her imperfect situation and redefine "happily ever after" for herself, despite not fitting fairytale norms. 

  • Join us in a place where fairytales get turned upside down and find out what happens when nothing goes according to plan.

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About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 6 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.

My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. ⁠⁠⁠Join me⁠⁠⁠ every week for a new story.

What series do I write?

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>