Author has written 2 stories for Fairy Tales.
Hey! So my name's Nicole, just turned 20 (something my sister never fails to mention while adding "you're so old!") and I'm about to start my Junior year in college as an English major. A study that, as we all know, will probably have me living in a hovel on some backroad while my friends make the big bucks studying business/radiology/what-have-you. But you can't run from what you love! My pen name, as you all have cleverly surmised, is Clara Spencer, if it sounds cheesy it's because it is but I couldn't think of anything better so... whatever. I really like Beauty and the Beast and pretty much all fantasy/ fairy tale whatnots so that's usually what I'll be writing about. And as much as I love writing and all that jazz I really stink at writing at profiles so I'll just leave it at that I suppose.
Favorite BatB Retellings:
1. East by Edith Pattou- it's actually based on the Norse tale East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon, but that's a version of Beauty and the Beast so it counts.
2. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast- I read this when I was 15 and have loved it ever since, the scenes are so touching and the characters are amazing.
3. Rose Daughter- Another Mckinley adaptation of the story; I gotta say I like the simplicity of 'Beauty' this had some weird descriptions, the character would try to describe some sort of feeling or emotion and I would be left feeling extremely confused.
4. Beastly- It's a modern version and absolutely amazing, if you haven't read it do so NOW, it's so funny and touching. From the Beast's perspective, Flinn (the author) really pulls off the situations in a present tech world.
So there you go! Not the most interesting profile I'm sure you've ever gazed upon but what can you do?