The Girl Who Watched for Elves: A Short Fairy Tale

Half-Faerie Publishing
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One afternoon, a young woman visits a tarot reader. As he interprets the images in a twenty-card spread, she reframes her childhood sorrow and embraces her future. The poignant journey is a story of awakening to life's magic. 

Once Upon a Time Today is a collection of contemporary fairy tale retellings for those who have already left home. The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the collection and includes the three short stories: 

"The Girl Who Watched for Elves" 
"The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes" 
"The Girl Who Couldn't Sing" 

Novellas in the collection: 

Beautiful Beautiful 
Dreaming of the Sea 
The Tree Hugger 
I Am Lily Dane
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About the author

Heidi Garrett writes metaphysical and visionary fiction in the epic fantasy and contemporary fairy tale genres.

She's the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the author of the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi has also collaborated with B. J. Limpin on the yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses.

Visit Heidi's blog at www.heidigarrett.com or signup for her sporadic newsletter at http://eepurl.com/wWKUj.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. After spending a decade in Southern California, she now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

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Publisher
Half-Faerie Publishing
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Published on
Oct 17, 2013
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Pages
39
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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