In Conversation with award-winning authors of “The Reluctant Fairy Godmother” – Colette Freedman and Kimberly Much
One of our favorite things here at the Reading with Your Kids podcast is talking to authors about their work. After we read The Reluctant Fairy Godmother, we jumped at the chance to interview coauthors Colette Freedman and Kimberly Much.
Together they have created a fantastic new middle-grade series that is exciting and fun to read. In our exciting interview, we will learn everything about the first book in their series, The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed!
More about the author
COLETTE FREEDMAN- An internationally produced playwright, screenwriter and novelist, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild.
Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the country and internationally, 24 times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia. It is next up in Avignon in July 2019. She wrote the film which stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. It is available on Netflix. The NOVEL of Sister Cities is available on Amazon.
She wrote the award-winning indie film transgender love story And Then There Was Eve which she also co-produced along with the indie comedy Quality Problems. Both are available on Amazon.
In collaboration with The New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan). Her novel The Affair (Kensington) came out on January 29, 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. It is next playing in Antwerp in October 2016. Her sequel novel The Consequences (Kensington) came out on January 28, 2014.
Her YA novel Anomalies (Select Books) came out on February 9, 2016.
Her bio with Steve Dorff I Wrote That One Too (Backbeat Books) came out September 1, 2017, Her first kid’s book with Kimberly Much came out June 4, 2019
Colette’s new film Miles Underwater is in post-production. www.colettefreedman.com
The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed
Frankie Morgan was adopted into a large family and is convinced there is absolutely positively nothing special about her. On her 9th birthday, she gets an unusual visit from Ms. Petunia Page, her Fairy Godmother who tells Frankie she is actually a fairy godmother as well but needs to have training. Invited to the elite Fare Good Academy, Frankie will spend the next nine years “earning” her wings as she does a series of good deeds – but she mustn’t tell ANYONE. Yet, secrets are hard to keep, especially when you have two nosey older twin sisters, a precocious younger sister, well-meaning parents and a greyhound who never leaves your side.
Frankie navigates her normal home life and her not-so-normal school life as she overcomes obstacles and discovers how absolutely positively special she really is.
Any kid who’s felt like she’s never really belonged will relate to the feisty, funny, creative Frankie Morgan
“The Reluctant Fairy Godmother” is now available on Amazon!
To learn more about the book, visit www.thereluctantfairygodmother.com
In this interview, you’ll find out
- Synopsis The Reluctant Fairy Godmother: and the Absolutely Positively Impossible Good Deed
- What inspired Colette and Kimberly to create The Reluctant Fairy Godmother together?
- How did the two of them meet?
- What makes the Fairy Godmother so reluctant?
- What are the plans for releasing other books in The Reluctant Fairy Godmother series?
- Talk about the experience of writing for this age group. Have you both always wanted to write for kids?
- Are there any plans of Kimberly and Colette to collaborate to write a book for an older audience?
- What’s next for Kimberly and Colette?
- What are they currently working on, resources available on their AMAZING website and much more…Be sure to tune in to this insightful episode!
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