Once Upon a Retelling

Once Upon a Retelling

Welcome to my Once Upon a Retelling interview series! I'm a huge fan of retellings, and I'm really interested in hearing about authors' own love of the original stories, and what inspired them to retell those stories. And so Once Upon a Retelling was born, a feature in which I interview authors about their versions of well-loved tales.

Below are the retellings whose authors I have interviewed to date, organised by type. Click on the book cover to be taken to the interview.

Fairy Tale Retellings


All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews

Sleeping Beauty

Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans

Original Fairy Tales

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Classics Retellings

Frankenstein/Mary Shelley's writing of Frankenstein

The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick

Children's Classics Retellings

Alice in Wonderland

A Blade So Black by L. L. McKinney

Peter Pan

The Navigator's Touch by Julia Ember

Historic Events/People Retellings

The Legend of Anastasia

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury

The Gunpowder Plot

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Henry VIII / His Wives

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

Mary Read

The Unbiding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara

Sophie Scholl

White Rose by Kip Wilson

Legend Retellings


The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

Tristan and Eseult

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina PĂ©rez

Myth Retellings

Greek Myths


Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi


Cassandra by Kathryn Gossow

The Trojan War

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Indian Myths

The Mahabharata

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

Shakespearean Retellings

King Lear

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

The Tempest

Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher


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