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DIY MFA Radio Episode 152: Interview with Lisa Preziosi — Writing a Modern Day Fairy Tale

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In this DIY MFA Radio episode Gabriela Pereira interviews author Lisa Preziosi about her debut novel, The Ice Maiden’s Tale. Lisa’s middle grade novel is a modern day fairy tale, with a nested-story framework and dual point of view. In this interview, Lisa gives us a window into she crafted the various layers of this story, and explains how she used traditional motifs, various settings, and strong characters to drive the plot of this unique book. For more detailed show notes:


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