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A. F. Stewart is from Nova Scotia, Canada, is fond of good books (especially science fiction/fantasy), action movies, and oil painting as a hobby.
Ms. Stewart has been writing for several years, her main focus being in the fantasy genre. She also has a great interest in history and mythology, often working those themes into her books and stories.
To date she has authored and published several short novels, collections of poetry and short fiction and non-fiction entertainment guides. Her most well-known books are the Killers and Demons series, Ruined City and Chronicles of the Undead.
on Dec. 26, 2016 :
Oh my gosh! What a wonderful way to twist fairytales. It was a completely new take on "fractured fairy tales" and I loved every one of them. Set up as news from Fairyland, it's a great collection of both light-hearted and dark stories. Looking forward to reading more of A. F. Stewart. This was a great starter.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on July 02, 2016 :
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book immensely. A.F. Stewart gave the familiar fairy tale characters a dark side, and it was quite the treat. It was written well, except for a couple of typos, but that does not stop the enjoyment that I felt reading these tales. I highly recommend this book.
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
on April 17, 2014 :
I have read a number of works that tried to use public domain characters is a new, wonderful way. Most fail badly.
This is well written and feels very real. It is a collection of short works, that occur in the same universe. As with group of short stories, there are some I like better than others. When I finished reading the first "Fairy Tale News" I was trying to figure out what I would need need to do, to convince Smashwords to let me post 6 stars on 5 star rating system.
This is a realistic and believable, strong possibility it is not fiction.
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
on Dec. 02, 2013 :
A perfect blend of humor, horror, snippets and stories, and fun!
If you’ve read Once Upon a Dark and Eerie, by A. F. Stewart, you’ll already have met the newscasters at Fairy Tale News, and you’ll recognize the flavor of this slim volume. The author skillfully intersperses short sharp news snippets (“Mary’s soft wool and yarn... Rumpelstiltskin was apprehended... the wedding of Jack and Jill...”) between longer tales of mystery behind the headlines, and suspense behind the myth. Long-running stories continue after the break with breaking news. The search for the Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe continues. And Fluffy the Clown reappears with a satisfying picture of his secret.
Fairytales have always had their undertones of horror. Here they have horror and family fun, perfectly blended, and, as the tagline so enticingly declares, “things get messy in the Riding Hood.”
Disclosure: I won a free ecopy and thoroughly enjoyed it.
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)