Friday, July 31, 2015

Launch Week - Five Enchanted Roses

And today marks the final day of our week-long celebration of Five Enchanted Roses and the five amazing authors whose work made this collection possible. Hayden Wand, the talented young mind behind, "The Wulver's Rose," brings you a vlog version of her answers to the interview questions. I hope you will enjoy this glimpse into her mind and heart!

But first, here's a little more about her story:



HAYDEN WAND is a Christian and a homeschool graduate who has loved the classic story of Beauty and the Beast since the age of three, when she saw the Disney movie for the first time. When she’s not writing, reading, or bribing her siblings to read the classics, you can find her baking, crafting, practicing her archery skills, or watching her favorite shows on the BBC. She lives in South Carolina with her parents and four energetic younger siblings.


In honor of this exciting release, the authors of Five Enchanted Roses have teamed up with Rooglewood Press to offer an exciting Giveaway Bundle for one lucky winner! Included in the bundle will be:

1 print copy of Five Enchanted Roses 
1 "Book of Omens" red leather journal from Kaycee Browning
1 Lilla Rose cameo hair clip from Savannah Jezowski
1 pressed rose bookmark from Jenelle Schmidt
1 pair of jaguar sunglasses from Dorian Tsukioka
1 gorgeous rose and pearl necklace

If you would like to enter your name for a chance to win this awesome bundle, here's what you do:

 Share any of the following images (or any of the images from the previous posts in our Launch Week Celebration) on your social media sites -- Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, etc.

For every image that you share, copy a link and compile all your links into a list. Send your link list in an email to David Cross ( using the subject header: "Five Enchanted Roses Giveaway." Be sure to send him your links NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 3. The winner will be selected later that week.

You may also gain one free entry by leaving a comment for Hayden down below, congratulating her on her new story or asking her a question about "The Wulver's Rose."

 Have fun spreading the news about this awesome new collection from Rooglewood Press!



Are you an aspiring author? Would you like to see your work featured in the next fairy tale collection from Rooglewood Press? Then don't miss your chance to enter the contest for Five Magic Spindles, currently in progress!

We look forward to reading YOUR stories . . .


Anastasis Faith said...

Congratulations, Hayden! I cannot wait to read your story!! :) :)

Anastasis Faith said...

Congratulations, Hayden! I cannot wait to read your story!! :) :)

Unknown said...

Great answers! I really enjoyed learning more about The Wulver's Rose, which is such a sweet and heartfelt retelling.

I asked this question at the launch party, and after listening to your vlog and reading The Wulver's Rose, I REALLY want to know your answer to it! In Five Enchanted Roses, there are incredibly different retellings. Villains are added, erased, and sometimes redeemed, settings vary drastically, plots are changed, and even the two main characters are sometimes warped in unique ways. And yet, in all five retellings, there is a Beauty and there is her father. What do you think is it about the father/daughter relationship in Beauty and the Beast that caused all five of us to keep it in our respective stories? :)

Savannah P. said...

After listening to your vlog, I am ten times more interested in reading The Wulver's Rose :). What was your favorite part of the publishing process for this book? ~Savannah P.

Hayden said...

Kaycee: that's really a brilliant question! In the original story, Beauty is willing to sacrifice herself for her dad, and that kind of love is just so powerful and really sparks inspiration, I guess. I know that I love stories with a strong father/daughter relationship theme, maybe because I adore my own dad so much :) It is interesting that all five of us kept that, though.

Savannah: okay, this might be a little shallow, but my favorite part of the whole process was getting to see the title page designs! I have a weakness for pretty book covers, and one of the great things about Five Enchanted Roses is that it has, in a way, six covers in one. As soon as I found out that I won, I was on pins and needles waiting to see what all the title pages were going to look like :)

Savannah P. said...

I have a thing for pretty book covers, too :). Sometimes I'll pick up a book just because its cover is gorgeous! I love all the title pages for the Five Enchanted Roses books, and the front cover of the book is so pretty! ~Savannah P.

Meredith said...

Phenomenal job, Ms. Wand and congratulations! The Wulver's Rose was so enthralling, so tender and heartfelt. I loved how closely in tone and plot it mirrored the original tale but had its own share of surprises. I loved the deeper examination of Bonnie's family and how each character was so vivid. The theme concerning the rosebush moved me to tears. Keep up the wonderful work.

Question: I think I read in one of your older blog posts that you're planning to write a Sleeping Beauty retelling. Do you hope to publish that story as well? Best wishes.

Sarah Pennington said...

Your story sounds great, Hayden! I can't wait to read it!

Hayden said...

Meredith: yes! I do have a full novel-length Sleeping Beauty retelling planned. I actually have a 20,000 words written so far, but it's sort of been put on the back burner lately while I deal with other projects. I do plan on publishing it when it's finished, though!

Unknown said...

I loved Wulver's Rose! It was beautiful!

Esther Brooksmith (wisdomcreates) said...

Congratulations, Hayden!!!! I look forward to reading The Wulver's Rose!

Joy said...

Oh my goodness!! I've been busy the whole week so I'm just getting to these posts now and ARE THEY AMAZING! Congratulations to each of you authors and to Anne Elisabeth for the release! It must be so exciting for you all. :)

Hayden, I found your blog quite some time ago and have been an avid reader ever since. I'm so glad you won! Wulver's Rose sounds like a beautiful story, and I'm so excited to get my hands on it and read it. Congrats!!

Congrats again to everyone involved! I absolutely cannot wait to read this amazing collection. :) *throws confetti* Happy Launch Week!!

Christine Smith said...

Congratulations, Hayden! I LOVE that you set your story in Scotland. I basically love all things Scottish, and B&B is my favorite fairytale, so combining those two things makes me very, very excited! I am so looking forward to reading The Wulver's Rose!

It was so fun watching your interview and hearing all your answers. What you said about your "Beauty and the Beast moment" really resonated me. We really don't think much about that part in B&B, but I so often get distracted away from God as well. So much. Your words really encouraged me.

Congrats again! I just know I'm going to love The Wulver's Rose!

Becky said...

Yes, your story was beautiful.

Georgina said...

Congratulations on having Wulver's Rose picked for the collection! I'm excited to read it soon. :)

E.F.B. said...

Hello fellow homeschool graduate. :) Wow, Wulver's Rose sounds amazing and I think it's cover page is my favorite of the whole collection! I really can't wait to read it! Congratulations on getting your story in this collection!

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