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.