Fairy Tale Friday: Spotlight on Paul Hiscock, a Fairy Tales Punk’d Author

Welcome back for another interview with a Fairy Tales Punk’d author, Paul Hiscock.

What is the title of your story in Fairy Tales Punk’d? Tell us a little about it!

‘Wound’ is a story of love, lust, loss, and jealousy set in a clockwork kingdom.

Did you start with an existing story and punk it, or create something from scratch? Did you discover any cool resources along the way?

My story is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty with added clockwork, fair folk, and a dash of Beauty and the Beast. The traditional fairy tale is not without its problematic aspects, and I enjoyed using the punk genre to explore this a little.

Have you always been interested in fairy tales, or was this your first time working in the mythpunk genre?

I’ve always loved myths, legends and fairy tales, but this is my first published foray into the genre.  

Have you dabbled in any of the punk sub-genres before?

I wrote a steampunk Sherlock Holmes story called ‘The Deductive Man’ for the collection Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk – Mechanical Men and Otherworldly Endeavours.

What is your absolute favorite genre to write and why?

I love detective stories – the challenge of trying to keep the reader guessing, while at the same giving them everything they need to solve the mystery. Plus, you can set them in any time or place, so the possibilities are endless.

Where can people find out more about you and your previous writing?

My website, Detectives and Dragons, is full of information about my writing. I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

The Kickstarter campaign for Fairy Tales Punk’d is going on until Oct 19. Find out more.

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