Episode 62 – Fairytale Talk: Magic Objects, Trope Updates, and True Love’s Fist Bump

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke as they talk favorite story tropes and ideas to refresh familiar fairy tales. Plus, why magical objects are always cool, and the importance of sidekicks as heroes.

Episode 60 – Retelling Myths and Fairy Tales: How to Keep It Fresh, Fun, and Legal

Join hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke in an exploration of writing myth and fairy tale retellings! Learn how to stand out in the retelling genre and ways to tap into universal themes. Plus, why Disney isn’t the answer–and could get you into trouble.

Episode 59 – Cities Between, Time Travels, and Fairy Tale Retellings: An Interview with Author W.R. Gingell

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke welcome author W.R. Gingell on the show. Learn what inspires her fairy tales, how her urban fantasy series got started, and her favorite books to write. Plus, a celebration of k-drama tropes!

W.R. Gingell’s Website

author-pic-2W.R. Gingell is a Tasmanian author who lives in a house with a green door. She loves to rewrite fairytales with a twist or two–and a murder or three–and original fantasy where dragons, enchantresses, and other magical creatures abound. Occasionally she will also dip her toes into the waters of SciFi.

W.R. spends her time reading, drinking an inordinate amount of tea, and slouching in front of the fire to write. Like Peter Pan, she never really grew up, and is still occasionally to be found climbing trees.

Episode 9 – Fairy Tales, Snark, and the Afterverse: An Interview With Kyle Robert Shultz

Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke feature snarky fairy tale author Kyle Robert Shultz on this special interview episode of Indie Book Magic! Learn what inspires Kyle’s Afterverse, why he writes romantic subplots in his stories, what makes a shippable couple, AND his answer to the all-important Random Question (yes, it involves cat-dragons).

Kyle Robert Shultz – Website

IMG_0721-1Kyle Robert Shultz began writing in his early teens after being bitten by a radioactive book. As a Christian, he strives to write fiction that is entertaining and wholesome, but devoid of overt “messages” or agendas. He lives in the wilds of southern Idaho, removed far enough from civilization to keep humanity safe should any of his rough drafts break through the electric fence. Aside from writing, his other passions are worship music, digital art, horseback riding, and raising miniature sheep.