|Jenniffer Wardell Fairy Tales and Frogophopic|
Johnny: I think it’s so cool how you bring old fairy tales into the modern world. They’re classic tales, full of ancient wisdom and moral truth.
Jenniffer: The originals are hundreds of years old, but people haven’t changed all that much.
|This one made my legs go numb|
Jenniffer: Ewwww. Do you have to do that now? That’s kind of gross in real life.
Johnny: I only need one of them to become a prince or a princess and I prove my theory and will win a nobel prize.
Jennifer: Suit yourself.
Johnny: Want one?
Jenniffer: No thanks.
Johnny: You don’t know what you’re missing. So tell me about BEAST CHARMING. What’s it about?
Jenniffer: Beauty’s father has been trying to stick her into various fairy tale situations for years – he’s hoping for rich in-laws – when she runs away and joins a temp agency. Her latest assignment brings her to James, who’s been cursed to live life as a beast and has therefore decided to give up on pretty much everything. After that, everything kind of explodes in a hilarious way.
Johnny: Does it take place in the same universe as Fairy Godmothers Inc.?
Jenniffer: Yes. I actually make a quick little reference to that in the book.
Johnny: This one is bitter.
Jenniffer: Some frogs are poisonous you know.
Johnny: Okay, I’ll stick with the toads. This one’s local. Colorado River Toad.
Jenniffer: Do you have to put the whole thing in your mouth?
Johnny: Ah booo doh ack rnl maer fa imratn?
|This is a fun one.|
Johnny: Oooo, that was a good one. We might have the right one.
Jenniffer: What was your question?
Johnny: Oh. I said do you go back to the original material for your inspiration?
Jenniffer: There’s no real “original” material when it comes to fairy tales, but I love making references to all the different versions of the story. They’re like little inside jokes for all my fellow fairy tale geeks out there.
Johnny: Look. The toad. It’s changing.
Jenniffer: What? No it’s not. It looks like it did before, maybe a little peeved at having you suck on it, but the same.
Johnny: No, don’t you hear it singing? It’s glowing! Don’t you see it?
Jenniffer: No, afraid not.
Johnny: You’re glowing too.
Jenniffer: Must be my creative side shining through.
Johnny: What do you do to get in touch with that creative side?
Jenniffer: I just have to let myself get playful. Stories are like toys, and it’s fun to take them apart and put the pieces together in different ways.
Johnny: What’s your writing process? Do you ever use hallucinogenics?
Jenniffer: Sadly, no. Clearly, giving a writer hallucinogenics is a terrible mistake.
Johnny: I can see your words like streams of colors. Ooooooooo
Jenniffer: Do you want to ask me about marketing?
Johnny: Okay. You’ve had a year with Fairy Godmothers, Inc. How’s your marketing been? What’s worked?
Jenniffer: I’ve found that targeted marketing is really important, which is where the Internet is really helpful. I can connect to fellow fairy tale fans.
Johnny: You get along with Jolly Fish Press. Jolly Fish! That’s a funny name. Oooooo
Jenniffer: I don’t know whether to be envious or worried right now.
Johnny: When and where is your official launch for Beast Charming? Will there be munchies?
Jenniffer: It will be March 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Layton (1780 Woodland Park Drive). And of course there will be munchies.
Johnny: Sure you don’t want to try a toad? Really good. Ooooooooo
|Not as tasty as it looks|
Johnny: Awesome cover, by the way. Really comes alive. Ooooooo colors…...
Jenniffer: Maybe you should put the frog down now.
Johnny: The frogs are speaking French. I don’t understand what they’re saying. I know it’s about me. Amphibians are not to be trusted.
Jenniffer: Or put in your mouth.
Johnny: You’re one to talk with all your glowing jiggling multi-color faceted tentacles.
Jenniffer: Maybe I should go
Johnny: No, wait. I’m fine. Beast Charming. Great book. Where can people find out more about you and it.
BARNES AND NOBLE
Johnny: Do you have a giveaway going?
Jenniffer: I do. Readers have the chance to win one of five copies of Beast Charming.
Johnny: I’m telling you Jenniffer, there’s weird stuff happening with that toad.
Jenniffer: I think you’ve poisoned…. Oh…. Oh I see it.
Johnny: Yeah that one.
Jenniffer & Johnny: All Glory to Hypnotoad!