A riveting retelling. Snow White has grown a backbone and a half to save her kingdom. And she doesn’t do it alone.
When Lorelai’s parents are murdered, she wants to save her family and her kingdom. Ravenspire is in the throes of death, the earth of the kingdom itself drained by Queen Irina’s lust for power. When Queen Irina comes for Lorelai and her brother Leo, the princess discovers strengths greater than she knew through her struggle to tame shape-shifting dragons, defy an evil queen, and do the right thing. Continue reading →
Envy is a con man, a tugger at your sleeve, a knocker at your door. Let me in for just a moment, it says, for just one moment of your time. … The antidote to envy is one’s own work. Not the thinking about it. Not the assessing of it. But the doing of it. The answers you want can come only from the work itself. It drives the spooks away.
–Bonita Freedman, from Walking on Alligators, by Susan Shaughnessy.
And, I would add, envy kills your joy in your work, your work that none other can do.
And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all men … ~ Galations 5:9
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ J R R Tolkien