Today, Jerry Mahoney — the writer of the popular blog, Mommy Man — moves into new territory and releases his four-book middle grade series, My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Fairy Tales. Here, Jerry talks about the inspiration behind reinventing popular fairy tales, the shift to writing for young readers, and the role that blogging continues to play in his journey as an author.
The last time we chatted, you had just published Mommy Man, the book based on your blog. What have you been up to since then? How did this new book series come about?
My focus these days is still pretty much the same — dadding and writing — although my kids are a bit older now. They’re about to turn eight and are going into third grade. They tell all their friends their dad is an author, which is always a bit awkward, since
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