Sunday, September 1, 2013

3 Little Pigs Get an Extreme Home Makeover

Yes, I have written another book. It's not like anything else I have previously published. It is a children's book, but it's not as girly as Princess Marina. It's a modern, humorous "twist" on familiar fairy tales. The stories are written and I am now waiting for the illustrator to do his magic. As you can see if you click that link, he's in high demand and there's a waiting list. He will be doing one illustration for each story. The best illustration will also be used for the cover and then that picture's story title will be the basis of the book title, like so: "Featured Story and other Modern Mashups". This is the synopsis for the Amazon page or the back cover (if I do paperback):

Three Little Pigs Get an Extreme Home Makeover -- Three pigs build houses in Florida. Hurricane Wolf huffs and puffs and blows two houses down. The oldest pig calls Ty Piggington of the Sty and Garden Network to help them rebuild.

The Flaxen-haired Freeloader -- After breaking and entering, stealing food, and damaging furniture belonging to an upstanding family of bears, Goldilocks must wash dishes and mop floors as restitution.

Don’t Eat the House! -- If an old blind hermit-hag offers to let little German children eat her house during a famine, there's a really good chance it's a trap.

Jack and the Genetically Modified Beanstalk -- Jack sells the family cow for some "advanced" hybrid beans.

The Plaid Pipers of Hamelin Elementary -- A classroom science experiment gets out of hand and rats take over the school. The principal must find a humane way to drive out the rats because everyone knows PETA is just one letter away from PTA.

It's Always a Bad Hair Day -- Having long hair is not all it's cracked up to be. Tired of being used as a ladder, Rapunzel escapes from the tower, cuts her hair, and lives life on her own terms.

So, what do you think about this ebook concept? I will check CreateSpace, but I have a feeling a full-color paperback will be so expensive that it won't sell, but I'll probably put it out there anyway.


  1. These all sound SO cute! The Plaid Pipers one (PETA is one letter away from PTA) actually made me snort... :P

    1. They are, of course, a bagpipe band, driving the little ratties to highland-dancing their way out to the waiting no-kill traps. When the principal renegs on the promised "prize", the bagpipers stage an all-night jam session outside his house. Then the whole school gets pizza.

      Thanks for reading my blog!

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    1. It was fun. I hope people will find it funny enough to buy it. Thanks for stopping by the old blog.