From an early age, Michael Bryan Kerr imagined himself as a writer. He has been a member of the Shoreline Writers’ Society for many years, during which time he has experimented with various forms and styles, and played with the novel form. A number of his stories have been published in chapbook anthologies.
While studying at UBC’s School of Library and Information Science, a chance assignment in a children’s storytelling class led to an early version of the title story of this collection. “The Nervous Prince” was a finalist in the North Shore Writers’ Association 2015 short fiction contest; the remaining stories just happened along, wanting to be part of the fun.
Michael Bryan Kerr is a librarian at the North Vancouver City Library.
Cinderella from the prince's point of view? Rapunzel's hairdresser? Hansel and Gretel forced to eat a paleo diet? These updates play with point of view and are intended to amuse an adult audience in addition to holding children spellbound.