Once Upon A Time…

…there was a headstrong fairy princess and a frog with an axe.
But that’s another story.

My name is Dawn Metcalf and I write dark, quirky and sometimes humorous speculative fiction. My debut novel, LUMINOUS, is a YA paranormal fantasy about a Latina-American superheroine who can change her skin and my current novel, INDELIBLE: Book One of the Twixt, is just your average fairy tale about a guy and a girl, a deadly mistake, a number of sharp, pointy objects and a plot to end the Age of Man. The second book in the Twixt Series, INVISIBLE: Book Two of the Twixt, is due out from Harlequin Teen in September, 2014.

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INVISIBLE: Back-to-Front

Invisible cover hi-def INVISIBLE back cover

Harlequin TEEN recently released the full front-and-back cover of INVISIBLE! It’s one step closer to being a real book ready for its debut and now it’s dressed for the occasion! I like the bold themes and colors, appealing to both old readers and new. And as for the question whether there is some significance to the cover art, I can only say, “Do you remember INDELIBLE, Book One? It’s sort of but not completely unlike that.”

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Inspiration of the Week: Lessons Learned

Remember what I was saying about stop-motion animation? Well take that and multiply it times fifty for anything Jim Henson related and multiply that by another fifty for anything Froud-related and you can only imagine how much I adored projects like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.

Now multiply *that* times about a hundred in anticipation of this, the first second-generation collaboration between Toby Froud (son of Brian and Wendy Froud and babe in the striped-pajamas ala Laybrinth) and Heather Henson (daughter of Jim and Jane Henson): Lessons Learned.

All the magic, all the puppetry, all the history…I can’t wait!

Lessons Learned Trailer from Toby Froud on Vimeo.

Henson and Froud have inspired me all of my life–it was my fondest wish to work for The Jim Henson Company (as a miniaturist, actually, although I’m a fair puppeteer) and while that never happened, I like to think that I channel some of that dark beauty and raw emotion into my novels because honestly, this is where my heart beats.

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