Tonight on the Write Stuff — Recreating Fairytales with J. M. Butler

Write StuffFairytales are timeless. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was written they are woven through human history. They comfort us with happily ever after, frighten us with monsters and evildoers, and sustain us with adventure. Most of them we know by heart. We only have to say one character or an element and we know exactly what it means or it refers to. We like the tradition that comes with fairy tales, knowing that no matter what happens, happily ever after is right around the corner.

A common theme going on with a lot of writers is recreating fairytales. One of the more popular ones is the Lunar Chronicles which is a sci-fi fantasy space opera retelling of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. And the movie Snow White and the Huntsman, Tangled, and others try to recreate traditional fairytales but oftentimes, it can be too repetitious, too predictable, or so off the wall that it falls flat.

Join me as I talked with J M Butler, author as we talk about how to recreate our beloved fairytales with an edge, and smart. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, you can click on the link here:

Mermaid Bride CoverYears of war between the Children of Air, Land, and Sea have exhausted the lives and resources of its people. Nobles and royals must spend twenty years at least serving as peace healers to those who were devastated during these conflicts. Ishana, the youngest of her sisters, remains alone in the old Fortress of Elspeem, preparing for her time to go forth and serve.








Surprise AttackJ.M. Butler writes speculative fiction with a particular focus on multicultural fantasy and suspenseful adventures. When she isn’t writing, she works in the law firm with her husband, James Fry, or volunteers at her church’s youth program. Some of her favorites are reading all the books she can get her hands on, studying mythology, cosplaying on occasion, practicing knife throwing (you’re fine if you stand by the target), and looking for adventures.
You can learn more about her and her writing at or connect at

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