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CONTEST: Rob E. Boley’s That Risen Snow & That Wicked Apple

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What if the apple’s curse didn’t stop with true love’s kiss? What if the real curse happens after Snow White wakes up from her death sleep? Rob E. Boley The Scary Tale series spins this classic fairy tale with a dash of the zombie curse. The author was kind enough to give us signed copies of his first two novels to give away to a lucky reader, along with a gift card to Amazon.com!

Read below to find out how you can win.

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Blog Tour: Snow White & Me

ThatRisenSnow—Guest Post by Rob E. Boley, author of That Risen Snow: A Scary Tale of Snow White & Zombies

It seemed like an appropriately authorly technique to start this post by reminiscing about my first memory of the iconic character Snow White. The thing is, my memory sucks.

I do vaguely recall sitting in my childhood bedroom and playing with seven dwarf figures that my parents bought for me on one of our first trips to Disney World. The dwarfs weren’t very exciting—just frozen hunks of painted plastic with no articulation.

My first clear recollection of the lady herself was actually a parody from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, in which three fed-up co-workers, played by Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda, enact revenge on their sexist boss, Franklin Hart, played by Dabney Coleman. In one memorable dream sequence, the three ladies get high and share their wild fantasies for killing Hart. In Tomlin’s story, she assumes the role of a chipper Snow White, complete with animated birds and fairy tale music. Tomlin plays the scene with the perfect amount of wicked glee and tongue-in-cheek innocence as she poisons Hart’s coffee. The scene not only played with the notion of a male-dominated workplace, but also the role of the stereotypical passive fairy tale princess.

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Ep. 242 The Scary Tales by Rob E Boley

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Rob E Boley is the author of The Scary Tales, a series of books about fairy tale and zombies. His stories answers the question: what if the curse didn’t stop at “true love’s kiss”? Listen in as Rob geeks out over cartoons with The Space Pirate Queen while chatting about writing, Snow White and other Disney Princesses.