The Parliament House team is no stranger to a fantastic retelling (or two!) Ask our senior editor, Chantal Gadoury who penned the not-so-well-known Grimm fairy tale retelling, Allerleirauh...or even our most recent release, A Wild & Unremarkable Thing, which has some parallels to the story of Mulan!
Today, we are super excited to introduce not one, but TWO new authors and their fantastic retellings. Both titles coming very soon...
Nicole Knapp's PETER PAN retelling (tentatively-titled Second Star To The Right) will launch you back into Neverland with familiar characters like Tinker Bell and Captain Hook! But seventeen-year-old Elena Hart wonders if she has lost her mind when a girl appears in her bedroom claiming to be a fairy from Neverland, sent by Peter Pan, who wants Elena to come to Neverland and be his queen. Elena refuses the offer, but when the boy with strange, entrancing green eyes shows up, Elena agrees to go with him. When the pair arrives in Neverland, the strange boy wastes no time showing Elena the wonders of the magical island. But when the island is attacked by pirates, Elena is injured and wakes on the ship belonging to those pirates where she comes face to face with the striking but daunting Captain who tells her a very different version of the strange boy's story. Elena realizes that in her own story she must figure out for herself who the heroes and villains are.
Nicole Knappis a 27 year old author currently living in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born in Southern California on May 10th 1990, where she lived until she was 16, when her family relocated to Oklahoma. Her love for books and writing started at a very young age, and only grew over the years. Originally, she had big dreams to go to law school and become an attorney, going so far as to attend college with a major in history and a minor in pre-law. Things changed when she became a mom though, and she decided to take her love of books to a new level by writing her own. She wrote her first book, The Missing Piece, over the span of a year and in August 2017 it became available to the public. Her love of the classic story Peter Pan was what inspired her to write her new book, a twisted, Young Adult retelling of the story of Peter Pan.
Our second retelling is (are you ready for this?)...drumroll please...
an ALICE IN WONDERLAND retelling by author Aislinn Honeycutt!!! Called Wandering In Wonderland we can't wait to bring you this twisted adventure:
Far away and down a rabbit hole, there's a magical place where time is lost and the pains of mortal life are healed. A second chance of life, love, and adventure for those brave enough to explore it and a chance to forget the life you once knew. Jessica finds this world but can’t find her memories thanks to a treat with frosted words saying Eat Me but now she’s thrust into the politics left behind from ancient ruling houses. With only riddles from a disappearing man with a hookah and mysterious whispers behind her ears, Jessica must find who threatens the Queen of Hearts, and keep her own head in the process.
Aislinn Honeycutt is a former theater arts major turned zoo and aquarium sciences student who resides in California. Fantasy and imagination always inspired and captivated her as she sought the magic hidden around every corner!
We are BEYOND THRILLED to represent both of these fantastic retellings and look forward to bringing them to a shelf near you very soon!