I’m part of a new multi-author series!

I have been sitting on this announcement for nearly two years.

At the beginning of 2020, I was invited to my very first multi-author series, A Villains Ever After. It was one of the most fulfilling and fun things I have ever done as a writer. At the end of 2021, the collaboration was wrapping but, I knew I wasn’t done.

I had SO MUCH FUN doing a multi-author series that I made a very typical decision . . . I decided to throw my own party and organize my own collaboration!

I had barely finished publishing The Goblin and the Dancer before I was reaching out to other indie authors to make my budding idea come true.

And now, at last, I get to announce that the dream has become a reality.

I am thrilled to announce my next project is a multi-author series called A CLASSIC RETOLD: ten fantasy retellings of classic literature as you have never seen them before!

All my love and gratitude go to Emily Hayse, Emily Golus, Alissa Zavalianos, Nina Clare, Jenelle Schmidt, Rosie Grymm, Hannah Kaye, Penny Kearney, and Tor Thibeaux for joining me on this glorious adventure and for writing such amazing books for A Classic Retold

And yes, in case you haven’t guessed it already, I’m going to lead off the series with my retelling of Beowulf, Break the Beast!

Here’s what the other ladies are retelling!

Emily Hayse – Hamlet

Emily Golus – Les Misérables

Alissa Zavalianos – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Nina Clare – Jane Eyre

Jenelle Schmidt – Oliver Twist

Rosie Grymm – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Hannah Kaye – Moby Dick

Penny Kearney – The Hound of The Baskervilles

Tor Thibeaux – The Tempest

You can check out our group website for more information!

You can sign up for cover reveals at the link below! Just check the boxes for which authors you would like to help in their cover reveals or, if you want, just select ALL so that you can help reveal all ten covers!



Do you have any questions about A Classic Retold? Do you have any questions about Break the Beast? Respond to this email and let me know!

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  1. This is so exciting, Alli!! I’m so happy for you guys, and I can’t wait to check these books out 😀 ESPECIALLY Tor’s retelling of “The Tempest,” my favorite Shakespeare play!!!

    • Ah, thank you, Katie!!

      *BEAMING* Summon the Light is really special – I can’t wait for it to be finally released!

  2. *flails and dances and shrieks in pure joy* THE NEWS IS HEEEERE!!!!! This makes me SO. HAPPY. I cannot wait to see the covers and get my hands on all this goodness. I am so beyond proud of you for heading all of this! I know every bit of it is going to be AMAZING. My excitement knows no bounds.

    • *FLAILS AND DANCES WITH YOU* Thank you, thank you, my friend! I can’t tell you what your excitement and support means to me! *hugs*

  3. I’m so excited, Allison! Les Misérables is my favorite classic ever, so I can’t wait to read that retelling. And of course I’ll just be counting down the days until I can read yours. I’ve loved each one of your books and I’m confident this one will be no exception!

    • What Emily Golus is planning for Les Mis is AMAZING, and I can’t wait to read it myself! 🙂

      Awwww, THANK YOU, JOY. You just made my day! <3

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