Five questions

Five questions with Hannah Whitten

It doesn't look like the plethora of fairytale-inspired fantasy novels is going away any time soon and we at Breaking the Glass Slipper are enormously grateful! After all, I first met Charlotte at a convention where she was on a panel discussing fairytales – and with...

Five questions with C.L. Clark

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark has been one of my favourite reads this year. It was one of those novels that manages to be so different from everything else you've read while simultaneously capturing everything you've loved in the books you have read. This is...

Five questions with Heather Walter

Anyone else hate the idea of 'love at first sight' in fairytales? Heather Walter is very much in agreement. At Breaking the Glass Slipper, we are absolute suckers for a gorgeous love story, but we are SO HERE for the trend of creating healthier and more interesting...

Five questions with Caroline Hardaker

Yes, we know we only just featured Caroline on the podcast (great episodes by the way...), but we loved her so much we were happy to feature her again on the blog as part of the Composite Creatures blog tour. Get your copy of Caroline's exquisite novel, Composite...

Five Questions with JJA Harwood

We spoke to author and editor JJA Harwood about the enduring power of fairytales - their darkness, their happy endings, and why they work on such a universal level. The Shadow in the Glass is described as a fairytale retelling. And fairytales, in their original forms,...

Five questions with Elly Bangs

An underwater city! Explorations of shared consciousness and identity! Finding the beauty within a desolate post-apocalyptic world! Sounds great, doesn't it? We thought so too! We are pleased to welcome debut author Elly Bangs to the blog today to discuss her novel...

Five questions with Polly Ho-Yen

It isn't the first time we've addressed the issue of motherhood – for instance, we have featured Aliette de Bodard and Julia Fine on the podcast discussing the representation of mothers and parents in speculative fiction. But it is a perennial problem that mothers...

Five questions with Angela Slatter

Are mermaids having a comeback? Last year we featured Beth Cartwright on the show for Feathertide and this year we've already featured Aimee Ogden and her retelling of The Little Mermaid. Now we have the extraordinary Angela Slatter to weigh in on the subject! Is the...

Five questions with Aimee Ogden

Re-inventing the fairytale and fairytale mashups have become more popular in recent months. Writers are thinking beyond the tropes that shape these stories, experimenting with new settings and themes while retaining the kernel of the original tale. Aimee Ogden is here...