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Sunday, January 12, 2014

$25 + Giveaway Interview TALESPINS by MICHAEL MULLIN @talespinsbooks @toobusyreading

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A trilogy of alternative fairytales and retellings. Discover the real Snow White story through the eyes of Creepy, the unknown 8th dwarf! Meet a teen princess who hires "The Frog Prince" witch to get revenge on a Mean Girl at school! And learn how the giant, boy thief and magic beans tale truly went down!  

  Praise for Tale Spins

 Not usually enamoured of either re-tellings or poetry I was totally taken aback by just how much I relished this trilogy of alternative fairytales and re-tellings aimed at the Young Adult market. ~Tracy (Goodreads)

 TaleSpins was like walking into a vintage store and finding a true treasure. This book takes the fairytales we all grew up on and gives them an interesting and modernized version that I enjoyed. ~Rose (Goodreads)

mike mullin  Author Michael Mullin Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is the author of TaleSpins, a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. TaleSpins stories (in the 1-book collection) are "8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf"; "The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny"; and "Jack'd". Michael is also the co-author of the successful "Larry Gets Lost" children's book series. His screenplay "Zooing Time" was recognized by the WGA's Written By magazine. Before all this writing, he taught preschool and college, two positions he found disconcertingly similar.


1. Do you have a secret talent?

I can hold a deck of cards and using just one hand, pull a card from the bottom, to have it face up on top, then flip it over and put it back in its place on the bottom of the deck. (Not many opportunities to show that off!)

2. Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?

My favorite song is Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel. It’s about giving up what you have for what you could have. It doesn’t remind me of my book, specifically, but it does remind me of the process and the decision to write it and self publish it.

3. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

For me the rough sketch or outline comes easiest. Which is great because then I can focus on the execution, crafting the finer details, while not losing sight of or betraying the broad strokes of the story.

4. Is there a word you love to use?

I wish I had an answer more interesting than “no.” It’s probably a good thing that I’ve never become enamored by any one word. Or maybe it’s “enamored.” ;)

5. Any real or imaginary pets?

Neither, I’m afraid. I used to think it would be cool to have a well-trained bat. Not sure such a thing exists, though.

These were rescued from a flood. Against stereotype, wouldn't you say?

  Tour Giveaways Giveaway #1 - Open to US only

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Giveaway #2

 $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

 Ends 1/21/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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