Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Virtual Book Tour & Interview for Funny Fairy Tales by Reut Barak #interview #giveaway

Date Published: 13 March 2017

A long time ago
in a faraway land
there lived a woman
who was allergic to dust.
Her name was Cinderella

Funny Fairytales are a twist on the old beloved Grimm and Disney Fairy Tales. They are fun short stories people can read in a couple of minutes when waiting for the bus or on a train ride. Work just like an app, with story plot changes, new adventurous characters, mysteries and danger. 

Funny Fairy Tales 1 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The new Snow White, with the vicious queen Anagrola, the confused and sarcastic mirror Shraga, and the most gifted seven men you've ever met. 

The traditional tale, with a new development - snow white is not pretty, but smart, the mirror, Shraga has a hate-hate relationship with the jealous queen, and the dwarfs are each craft masters. 

Funny Fairy Tales 2 – Cinderella

The new Cinderella, with the mysterious blue fairy godmother, the cunning step-sisters, and a woman, who for the life of her, just can't stop cleaning! 

The traditional tale, with a new development - a new young fairy godmother, cinderella as a neat freak allergic to dust and with step-sisters who are good and desire to save her. 

Funny Fairy Tales 3 - Red Riding Hood

The new Red Riding, with the hood that leads to fame and fortune, the mysterious wild wolf, and a grandmother so evil, she could rewrite the history of sin. Red’s not little anymore!
The traditional tale, with a new development - the grandmother is exceptionally vicious and the wolf very wise, red riding hood is a young curious and passionate woman exploring the life of fame, and the topic of false accusation is strong in the book.


What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I think the fact that this type of book has never been done before, so I  have to sort out a lot of technical and style aspects. They are really a new type of book. It works like an app and feels like someone is telling you a story. They are also a very quick read, a bit like a snack, something fun you read on the plane or waiting for the train.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
Let it Go from Frozen and Can't Stop this Feeling by REO Speedwagon. Maybe there's a connection, but I love them in different ways. They are both very happy songs.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Yes, I have one beta reader who is great at giving honest advice at what needs to be tweaked for the story to work better.

What book are you reading now?
I'm currently reading the Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, which is really funny. I get inspired by reading humorous stories.

How did you start your writing career?
I actually started by babysitting a friend's kid, and telling her the story of Snow White. Only, when I started I thought how much more exciting it would be to make it about talent and not beauty, so Snow White was ugly and smart and the dwarfs had each an expert profession. I then came home one night and wrote a funny adult version to a friend and that's how Funny Fairy Tales got started.

I can now confirm that Funny Fairy Tales 4 - Hansel and Gretel is out on Kindle, iBooks and Nook, and that Funny Fairy Tales 5 - Rapunzel is in editing. I love how Hansel and Gretel came out. They have to go out into the woods alone to save…. their little brother Charlie, who is addicted to chocolate! They are in way over their heads.

About the Author

Reut Barak is a freelance journalist, previously published in National Geographic online. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford, and has worked and traveled internationally. This is her first book series.

Well, no not really... The true story is:

Reut was born in Camelot in the year 1201, following the famous explosion of the northern dragon tower.

She has a degree in fantasy and science fiction from the University of Atlantis and this record can be found in the central library, now twenty thousand leagues under the sea.

She likes phoenix riding, dragon fighting and painting the roses red.

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  1. Thank you for posting

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thank you for reading and good luck on the giveaway :)

  2. Thank you for having Funny Fairy Tales on you blog!