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SFF Author: Mette Ivie Harrison

Mette Ivie Harrison Dr. Mette Ivie Harrison is a competitive triathlete. In her spare time, she likes to try out new vegan recipes, crochet, knit, quilt, draw, and play the piano badly. She loves Brian Kershisnik’s art, black-and-white illustration as in The Arrival by Shaun Tan, graphic novels, chocolate, and Jane Austen everything. She has 10 siblings and 5 children. Read excerpts of her books at Mette Ivie Harrison’s website.


Mira, Mirror: Intriguing and thoughtful

Mira, Mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison

Everyone knows the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” but Mettie Ivie Harrison has something more to say, not just about the Evil Queen, but also her magic mirror. In recent years it has been rather vogue to take a traditional fairytale and put a new spin on it (usually by retelling it through the eyes of the antagonist), but Mira, Mirror not only acts as a sequel to “Snow White,” but also provides a new point-of-view in the form of the Queen’s mirror.

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The Princess and the Bear: A simple evocative YA story

The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison

I was about three chapters into The Princess and the Bear when I realized that it must be a sequel. The narrative seemed to assume that I knew more about the characters and their situation that I actually did, and after a quick flick to the back of the book (where there was an interview with the author) this was confirmed. The predecessor to this is The Princess and the Hound, the reading of which probably would have given me a greater understanding of the background that this book draws upon in the crafting of its story.

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