Stephanie--Thanks! I love BEAUTY by Robin McKinley and THE MOORCHILD by Eloise McGraw, and Donna Jo Napoli does a wonderful job with fairytale interpretations. My favorite: BEAST. And I enjoyed Shannon Hale's THE GOOSE GIRL.
Dear Mrs. Levine,
I've been a huge fan for years. I love the way your stories come to life. I've read almost all your books, and they help inspire me with ideas for my own writing. I just finished reading "Writing Magic" and thought it was super helpful. I'm starting on my second novel, and it's going to be a fantasy. I was wondering, how do you know how much magic to put in? I know that I want some in my book, but I don't want it to seem too unbelievable. Thank you so much for all your wonderful stories!