“Kristina Wojtaszek weaves generations and transformations, and all the while, keeps the natural world deeply intertwined with the fates of characters that the reader roots for.” — Kate Wolford, Editor and Publisher, Enchanted Conversation
Kristina Wojtaszek grew up as a woodland sprite and mermaid, playing around the shores of Lake Michigan. At any given time she could be found with live snakes tangled in her hair and worn out shoes filled with sand. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management as an excuse to spend her days lost in the woods with a book in hand. She currently resides in the high desert country of Wyoming with her husband and two small children. She is fascinated by fairy tales and fantasy and her favorite haunts are libraries and cemeteries. Follow her @KristinaWojtasz or on her blog, Twice Upon a Time.
“Lyrical, beautiful, and haunting … OPAL is truly a hidden gem. Wojtaszek [is] a talented new author and one well worth watching.” — YA Fantastic Book Review
Published with World Weaver Press:
A Winter’s Enchantment, three novellas of winter magic and loves lost and regained, with works by Elise Forier Edie, Amalia Dillin, and Kristina Wojtaszek.
Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek.
White as snow, stained with blood, her talons black as ebony… The worlds of Fae and Men collide. The daughter of an owl, forced into human form by the death of her Fae mother, must seek the truth of her parentage. The son of a king, deep in the snowy woods, finds the love he’d only dreamt of in the arms of a Fae shapeshifter. The past is shrouded in secrecy, and the future wrapped in snow.
Opal by Kristina Wojtaszek (novella).
White as snow, stained with blood, her talons black as ebony… In this retwisting of the classic Snow White tale, the daughter of an owl is forced into human shape by a wizard who’s come to guide her from her wintry tundra home down to the colorful world of men and Fae, and the father she’s never known. She struggles with her human shape and grieves for her dead mother — a mother whose past she must unravel if men and Fae are to live peacefully together.
“Cinder” a short story by Kristina Wojtaszek in the anthology Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales.
In “Cinder” Kristina Wojtaszek opens the story inside a raging house fire. Rich with details of firefighting and steeped in folklore, “Cinder” doesn’t ask are there ghosts? but do we believe?
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Guest blogger appearances:
- Good to Begin Well, Better to End Well: Discussion with Amalia Dillin on the intersection of fairy tales and mythology.
- World Weaver Press: Up Close and Personal with Owlets
- World Weaver Press: The Snow White Connection
- World Weaver Press: Publication Day! It’s a bit like the cosmic birth of a star
- World Weaver Press: Friendly Monsters: NaNoWriMo
- Enchanted Conversation: Haunted Folklore Part Five: Animals, Objects and Other Oddities
- Enchanted Conversation: Haunted Folklore Part Four: Phantom Fatale
- Enchanted Conversation: Haunted Folklore Part Three: The Ghosts of Classic Fairy Tales
- Enchanted Conversation: Haunted Folklore Part Two: Spectral Celebrations
- Enchanted Conversation: Haunted Folklore Part One: Evolution of an Aparition
- World Weaver Press: Ghost Walk at the Sweetwater County Library
- World Weaver Press: Our authors’ favorite things about fall: A darkly spotted overcoat and splash of a red scarf
Reviews of Opal
Interviews with Kristina Wojtaszek