Criminally Good News

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who loved fairy tale bedtime stories.

I’m not sure why I’m wearing pastel boxing shorts, or why I have them on sideways…but then again, it was the 80′s & my style icon was Punky Brewster.

Once upon a time, my long-suffering and infinitely-patient parents banned certain fairy tales from bedtime… because I asked too many questions. With all my whys and hows and wait-a-minutes, it could take hours to reach the happily ever after. And none of their answers were particularly satisfying.

The Princess and the Pea was one of the first stories to be eliminated from our bedtime repertoire.

I’m not a little girl anymore, but I couldn’t forget those questions.* So, I came up with my own answers…

Starting in winter 2015 you’ll be able to find them in:

HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH : Once Upon a Crime Family– book 1

As the name implies, the books are crime family fairy tale retellings. And the crime families traffic human organs.

It’s YA. A little bit thriller. A little bit fairy tale. And, of course there are kissing scenes!

Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:

*yes, I’ll definitely share a whole lot more about which questions inspired this story, but you’ll have to be a little bit patient…

6 comments


  • Congratulations!
    I love a good fairy tale reworking and I’m excited to see a crime family fairy tale. It sounds so fun!

    September 25, 2013
    • Tiffany

      Thanks, Andrea! <3 I’m a huge fan of fairy tales in all forms :)

      October 1, 2013
  • I’m so squeal-happy excited for you! I love this story, and you, and eeee, I’m just so happy that now everyone will get to read this! :-D

    September 25, 2013
    • Tiffany

      Thanks, Katie! I’m thrilled and thank you for all your help <3

      October 1, 2013
  • I WANT TO READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS RIGHT NOW :D

    September 25, 2013
    • Tiffany

      Thanks so much, Paula! I can’t wait for you to read them! 2015 hurry up and get here! *impatient!*

      October 1, 2013

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