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Tia Nevitt

Tia NevittNot even a stint in the military as an aircraft mechanic could erase Tia Nevitt’s love of fairy tales. To this day, she loves to read (and write) books that take her to another place, or another time, or both. Tia has also worked on an assembly line and as a computer programmer, a technical writer and a business analyst. Tia lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.


The Sevenfold Spell: A little diversion

The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt

Most of you who follow the fantasy blogs will recognize Tia Nevitt’s name — she’s been running her own debut blog for years and is a regular contributor here at FanLit. She also happens to be a personal friend; she lives in my city and we like to trade books.

I suppose that’s why she didn’t send me a review copy of her own debut novella, The Sevenfold Spell. She probably figured I’d feel obligated to say something nice. Well I don’t (I’m not as nice as she thinks I am), but I also don’t like to critique my friends, so I quietly downloaded The Sevenfold Spell onto my Kindle and didn’t tell her I was reading it. (I still haven’t told her.)

In Tia’s take on the Sleeping Beauty story, Talia and her mother’s livelihood and prospects are devastated when spinning wheels are banned. Talia, who has... Read More

The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf: A delightfully mangled fairytale

The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf  by Tia Nevitt

I rarely read fairytale retellings, but I picked up The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf because its author, Tia Nevitt, is a friend of mine. She’s a former fellow SFF blogger and she lives just a few minutes away from me, so we chat occasionally and have gotten together a few times. Also, I enjoyed her first published novel, the first in her ACCIDENTAL ENCHANTMENTS series, The Sevenfold Spell, a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty which focuses on the minor characters in the story. I read it without telling her I was reading it, just so I wouldn’t have to admit I didn’t like it if it failed to please. (Fortunately, I did like it!)

The Magic Mirror and the Seventh Dwarf has a similar set-up. In this case, Tia delightfully mangles the story of Snow White and... Read More