Fantastical Truth

Fantastical Truth

180. How Can Creative Stories Reflect Curious Realities? | The Looking-Glass Illusion with Sara Ella

September 19, 2023

What if sixteen-year-old Alice fell into that famed rabbit hole and discovered Wonderland is actually a dystopian world? A place where you must survive the annual and deadly Wonderland Trials, then confront The Looking-Glass Illusion? Sara Ella, author of these two whimsical fantasy adventures, joins Lorehaven to explore how fictional stories reflect curious realities.

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  1. Enclave Publishing: The Looking-Glass Illusion by Katherine Briggs
  2. The Pop Culture Parent by Ted Turnau, E. Stephen Burnett, and Dr. Jared Moore
  3. The Lorehaven Guild
Sara EllaIntroducing guest Sara Ella

Once upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a castle. Now she spends her days homeschooling her three Jedi in training, braving the Arizona summers, and reminding her superhero husband that it’s almost Christmas (even if it’s only January). When she’s not writing, Sara might be found behind her camera lens or planning her next adventure in the great wide somewhere. She is a Hufflepuff who finds joy in the simplicity of sipping a lavender white mocha and singing Disney tunes in the car. Sara is the author of the Unblemished trilogy and Coral, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid that focuses on mental health. Her latest novels are The Curious Realities duology, starting with The Wonderland Trials (2022) and finishing with The Looking-Glass Illusion.

1. What ideas and pictures led you to Wonderland?
2. How may literary ‘foolishness’ point to real truth?
3. What are readers saying, and what’s next for you?
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