Monday, March 19, 2012

The Gruff Variations: Writing for Charity Anthology, Vol. 1, an Ebook by Writing for Charity

Download at 100% of the profits  will provide books and school supplies for underprivileged children through Writing for Charity ( 

The stories and poetry in this anthology were all inspired by the legend of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Mine is "The Troll by the Footbridge: a Study in Four Parts."


Martin L. Shoemaker said...

As a programmer, I have to rate "Billy Goats Who C Sharp: A Norwegian Folktale" by Jared E. Stoddard as the best piece in the anthology. It's clever and experimental and multi-layered (or at least it is if you're a programmer).

But that's the programmer geek side of me speaking. As a reader? Your story was far and away the most moving, beautiful story in the anthology. I really, truly enjoyed it.

Janet Kay Jensen said...

Martin, how very kind of you to say that. I was in Finland at the time, so I set it there (w/o mentioning a specific country) and I asked some Finns what they remembered about trolls from childhood stories, etc. It was fun to write, especially in that environment, where I felt . . . well, closer to the troll.

Thanks for taking the time to write. You made my day!