Friday, June 23, 2017

Straight Chatting from the Library: Reut Barak

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Reut will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

We'll let the author introduce herself and the stop to you here:

Now ....


Tell us about your current book series in 10 words.
It feels like someone is telling you a quick funny story. 11 words. Oops!

What are you reading right now?
I'm actually reading a book on Celtic culture and paganism in Scotland. I love to explore folklore and I feel it helps inspire my Fairy Tales.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
Bookmark, and make it a colourful one. If there is a book I like, I want it to always look good and not have any marks. I think bookmarks can be a lot of fun. I like to read on trains, so I always end up using the ticket, and then the next day it reminds me of my trip.

E-Reader or print? and why?
E- Reader. I am a big fan of Kindle. I just love having all my favourite books in one place and always with me. With Funny Fairy Tales it is the only option, because this is a new type of book. It's a bit more like a snack, like something fun you read on the plane or waiting for the train, and it works like an app. Kindle were very excited (and very helpful) when they saw it for the first time.

One book at a time or multiples?
Definitely multiples. I'm aiming for a new release every few weeks so people can really enjoy this magical world as a nice funny series and have more to read when they want to.

Favourite place to read?
I like to read a little right before I go to sleep at night. It's fun and it takes me away from my busy days into something more relaxing.

Re-reader or not?
Depends on the book. There are a couple I just have to read again and again. Call of the Wild by Jack London, my favourite book in the world, because it's so real and it's written from the eyes of a dog that changes and becomes a wild wolf. Another one I read many times was Pride and Prejudice by Austen, because I just liked Elizabeth. I wasn't that big a fan of Darcy though. Hard to admit...

Keep books or give them away?
I always give them away. When I was in college, I would always give the books I was reading away once I was done, and if a friend tried to return a book, I would tell him or her to give it to the next person. People were so happy, I got a few cards and some nice chocolate :)


You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Snow White as never told before!
With the vicious queen Anagrola, the confused and sarcastic mirror Shraga, and the most gifted seven men you’ve ever met.

Let the tale begin!

You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Cinderella as never told before!
With the mysterious blue fairy godmother, the cunning step-sisters, and a woman, who for the life of her, just can’t stop cleaning!

Let the tale begin!

You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Red Riding Hood as never told before!
With the hood that leads to fame and fortune, the mysterious wild wolf, and a grandmother so evil, she could rewrite the history of sin. Red’s not little anymore!

Let the tale begin!



To see a sample of the book, check out the Amazon page:


Reut Barak is a freelance journalist, previously published in National Geographic online. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford, and has worked and traveled internationally. This is her first book series.

Well, no not really... The true story is:

Reut was born in Camelot in the year 1201, following the famous explosion of the northern dragon tower.

She has a degree in fantasy and science fiction from the University of Atlantis and this record can be found in the central library, now twenty thousand leagues under the sea.

She likes phoenix riding, dragon fighting and painting the roses red.


Buy Funny Fairy Tales 1 - Snow White at Amazon, iBooks, or Barnes and Noble.

Buy Funny Fairy Tales 2 - Cinderella at Amazon, iBooks, or Barnes and Noble.

Buy Funny Fairy Tales 3 - Red Riding Hood at Amazon, iBooks, or Barnes and Noble.


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  1. Thank you very much for having Funny Fairy Tales on your blog.
    As as into to this blog post, I made a quick video :) and I hope you like it :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for reading this blog and good luck on the giveaway :)

  3. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    1. Hi Peggy,
      I did have a very strong writer's block with Red Riding which is my favourite fairy tale. I would start, then erase it and start over. So I just thought, why don't I write the beginning? Then the end? And the next day I read the Grimm version again and wrote the scene where the wolf is in grandma's bed. And then I felt I got it, and I could go on, because I had the wolf and he was very important for me. There's always a way around blocks, I believe :) How about you?

  4. Hi guys,
    It's late here in Scotland, so I'll check again tomorrow morning. If you want to reach me personally, you can always use the contact at
    Good night

  5. I've enjoyed following the tour and learning about these books - I'll definitely be checking them out. Thanks for sharing ;)

    1. Hi Victoria,
      Thank you very much! Glad you are inspired to check out the books :)
      Have a great weekend and good luck on the giveaway :)

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  7. Hi everybody,
    A heads up - Funny Fairy Tales 4 - Hansel and Gretel is now out!!! See more here: