Melanie Dickerson reimages
fairy tales in historical settings,
but in the absence of magic,
spiritual warfare becomes more
real. She says, “For my fairy tale
retellings, I try to take the basic
fairy tale and expand it, fleshing
out the characters and asking
myself what the story would
have been like if it had actually
happened. With The Fairest
(Zondervan), my Snow
White retelling, I wanted a heroic
hero, which is missing from
the Disney version. In that one,
the prince is completely passive.
I wanted to focus on my two
main characters and their journeys,
both their literal journey
away from the evil duchess, and
their spiritual and emotional
journeys as well. They both had
things they needed to deal with
from their pasts.”

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About The Author

Melanie Dickerson is an award-winning author who earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama. She has taught in Georgia, Tennessee, Germany and the Eastern European country of Ukraine. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA), she now spends her time writing and taking care of her husband and two daughters near Huntsville, Alabama.