Thursday, June 21, 2012

Little Red is Alive and Well


A few years ago, I was at a conference, and I overheard someone in the bathroom tell her friend, "I just had my one-on-one and the agent told me that the fractured fairy tale market is completely flooded."   He had basically told that fractured fairy tales were no longer selling.  But what he was really saying was "Fractured fairy aren't selling...  unless they are kick-ass awesome!"

I am not the only one who sold a Little Red  spin off this month.   Tara Lazar just sold Little Red Gliding Hood to Heidi Kilgras at Random House.

And she wouldn't have had the idea if I hadn't come up with the title during PiBoIdMo 2010.

And I would never have written GOLDI ROCKS AND THE THREE BEARS or NINJA RED if it hadn't been for Tara's PiBoIDMo 2009!

Tara and I definitely have a symbiotic thing going here.

But my real point is...  there is always room in the market for something if it is GOOD.




9 comments:

tinamcho said...

I love fractured fairy tales! Congrats on all your ideas that made it into books! Great inspiration!

Jackie Castle said...

I'm glad to hear Fractured Fairy tales are indeed selling. I love reading them. Such fun. And yes, they do need to be good, but don't they all?

Kristin said...

So thrilled for you, Corey! Hooray! You've worked hard.

Lori Degman said...

Congrats to both of you!! I'm hoping the PiBoIdMo, fractured fairy tale luck holds out - I've got one I'm almost ready to submit!!

taralazar said...

THANKS COREY! I OWE A LOT TO YOU!

Hannah said...

Exactly! You really are a ninja. :)

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations to both of you! :o)

Julie Hedlund said...

So glad for both of you! If you write a great story, you'll find a publisher AND readers. We just need to keep writing!!

pennyklostermann.com said...

Glad to hear!!! Both books sound wonderful.