I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.
It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.
There wasn't a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I've ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades.
Don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. But you'll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked.
Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is also the author of BEASTLY, a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is now a feature film starring Vanessa Hudgens, and A KISS IN TIME, an edgy twist on Sleeping Beauty. Her other books include BREATHING UNDERWATER, an American Library Association Top-10 Best Book for Young Adults, BREAKING POINT, NOTHING TO LOSE, FADE TO BLACK and DIVA. She lives in Miami with her husband, two kids, a cat and dog. Visit Alex on the web at www.alexflinn.com.