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We all love fairy tales — so why not a “Happily Ever After” Museum for #MuseumDay?

I love museums.

I’ve traipsed through the Louvre, hung out at the Franklin Institute in Philly, and faced off with an Egyptian queen up close and personal in Berlin.

History…so precious. It shapes us and our stories.

But what the other history?

The one that exists only in…dare I say it…fairy tales?

Wouldn’t you love to see Cindy’s glass slipper? Her ball gown? See if her pumpkin coach has plush, orange satin cushions?

And:

Sleeping Beauty’s 100-year-old bed

Snow White’s poison apple

The Evil Queen’s Talking Mirror

Rumpelstiltskin’s spinning wheel

Aladdin’s magic lamp

What fairy tale historical items would you like to see in “The Happily After Museum?”

I’d love to hear your ideas for our “Happily Ever After Museum!”

~Jina

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My latest princess story is no fairy tale:

It ain’t easy getting clean, even for a Princess…

Find out how Violetta copes on her road to sobriety in ROYAL DARE.

And as always, thank you to Sariah Wilson for creating this wonderful character in ROYAL DATE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

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ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

 

 

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Limerick Day: The Princess and the Dragon

The Princess and the Dragon

There once was a princess so fair
Who was caught in the red dragon’s lair
Her drug of choice was meth
Which could only lead to death
So to rehab she went in Royal Dare.

~Jina

Asking for help is the hardest thing for an addict. The shame, the embarrassment and potential consequences for admitting addition often steer them away from seeking treatment.

Fortunately for the heroine in my Royals of Monterra Kindle Worlds story “Royal Dare,” Princess Violetta finally gets into rehab with the help of her family.

But it ain’t easy getting clean, even for a Princess…

Find out how Violetta copes on her road to sobriety in ROYAL DARE.

And as always, thank you to Sariah Wilson for creating this wonderful character in ROYAL DATE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

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ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

 

 

My first Princess story for #NationalOatmealCookieDay

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Do you see the book the little girl is reading?

“The Princess and a Turtle named LuLu go to Paris.”

Quite a mouthful for a little girl chewing oatmeal cookies.

I was in grade school and determined to write down the stories in my head and this was my first attempt. The pages have long been lost, scrawled by my young hand in Catholic school cursive writing, but the story line has always stayed with me.

My fictitious turtle LuLu helped me through hard times, moving a lot around the country and going to different schools, so I thought it only proper to celebrate my first princess story with National Oatmeal Cookie Day!

~Jina

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My latest Princess story:

I first met Princess Violetta in Sariah Wilson’s story, ROYAL DATE.

You can meet see what happened to her afterward in rehab in ROYAL DARE.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued tRD_KindleWorldso answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab. How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince when she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Who says girls can’t do math? #NationalPiDay

I’m dyslexic.

I transpose numbers when I write down a phone number.

I do the same when I type. Thank God for Delete on my keyboard.

When I was a kid in ballet school, I got thrown out of the chorus because I always went right instead of left. I worked hard to get a solo gig so I wouldn’t run into anyone when I chasséd across the stage.

Once when I was totally stressed in a department store trying to find someone, I tried to go Up the Down escalator. (I didn’t see it right in my mind.)

I sucked at math.

Until I learned not to panic and worked harder than everybody else. I’m not the greatest, but I can do it.

I love Japan. They read from right to left and back to front (I was at the top of my Japanese language class since right to left is more natural to me).

Yes, it’s a pain, but I’ve learned to find the pot o’ gold in all this. I’m left-handed and I’ve always been artistic. And I love to write. Create stories. Which is why on National Pi Day, I wanted to celebrate the fact that Girls Can Do Math.

Many women totally ace math and I applaud them. Girls need to know we can do anything…if you just don’t give up!!

~Jina

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The heroine in Kindle Worlds story, ROYAL DARE, The Royals of Monterra, Princess Violetta can’t do math either. My heart went out to this princess from Sariah Wilson’s (Royal Date). Princess Violetta is the younger sister of the hero, Prince Nico, in Sariah’s story.

ShRD_KindleWorldse’s also a meth addict.

ROYAL DARE It ain’t easy getting clean. Even for a princess.

I fell in love with the Monterra family, especially Violetta. I call her the “misunderstood princess.” She has everything—looks, money and a title—yet she fell victim to the seductive power of drugs. Why? I wondered. What led her down this path?

I was intrigued to answer that question, but more importantly, I wanted to know what happened to Violetta when she went to rehab.

How hard is it for a princess to get clean? And will she find her prince if she does?

I answer this question and more in my Kindle Worlds “The Royals of Monterra” story, ROYAL DARE.  

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