Royal Things Author & One Day Sydney Author, Sam McWilliams On “Fairycakes”

Play Audio Clip Listen to audio clip. A group of siblings gather in their summer home in Florida to have what they know is a summer fantasy. Drue, her sisters and mom have a…

Royal Things Author & One Day Sydney Author, Sam McWilliams On "Fairycakes"

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A group of siblings gather in their summer home in Florida to have what they know is a summer fantasy. Drue, her sisters and mom have a few picnics, grab a few eggs and some fish, listen to some music, and hopefully sleep in one bed. They have some adventures, make some new friends, try on new outfits and realize they are ready to take on the world.

Drue lives in Brooklyn and even though she is the first to find out the Disney line they are working on is dead, she is determined to stay in the business. She has to save her company and keep her dream alive.

In this adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Shirley Jackson, writers Channing Gilliam and Jessica Winter take the story and flip it on its head. The “Who, What, Where and When?” of the story are the ones with a job to do in the woods.

Each character has a crisis to handle, and the siblings remain comically childlike while going about those tasks. Everyone has a lot of fun in the woods, but things don’t go as planned, which leads to the plot taking off like a rocket. The new characters become funny as they blend in with the family, and the water is let loose in hilarious ways.

Channing Gilliam and Jessica Winter let the story float out from the cabin, and it’s an intelligent and entertaining read.

Click HERE to learn more about “Fairycakes.”

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