Fairytales are a wonderful form of storytelling. There is action, adventure, magic, heroism, love, romance, honor, loyalty…well the list goes on and on. And the villains are clearly defined. They’ve usually betrayed their friends and family for power or money.
The lessons fairytales have to teach us are good ones. Granted, the stories aren’t always politically correct in our own time, but the ideals are still relevant. So, rather than try to pull our favorite stories into a pleasing 21st century version of themselves…why not write new ones?
That’s what I did, when I decided to write Robin and Jamie. I was inspired by many things, but mainly the idea that boys and girls (or men and women) shouldn’t be defined by our gender. Fairytales are normally the action seeking guy and the lovely girl, out to stop the evil that is overtaking their land.
In this story, Robin and Jamie could be a man or a woman. You decide! It’s your story, so make it your own. If the noble, who has access to a large library and carries a sword is your preference, then make Robin the man or woman. If the commoner, with the crossbow and the fighting experience is your choice, then make Jamie the man or woman.
Here are the first twelve books/chapters in the series. Enjoy!