Shoes in Storytelling

When I say Cinderella, you think…? Maybe the entire story comes to mind when I say, “Cinderella and her glass slippers.” Storytelling has always had interesting modes of transportation, yet it is the interesting ones that capture our attention, not the mundane. Say, something as mundane as a pair of shoes. A shoe is simple and utterly … More Shoes in Storytelling

The Evolution of Beauty and the Beast

The very first Beauty and the Beast was a second century A.D. Roman myth. It has, since then, taken various forms. From the first traditional telling in 1740 France to Disney, Beauty and the Beast has been turned over, transformed, reworked, and redone. The story’s characters change to better fit society’s ideals, significantly so after the … More The Evolution of Beauty and the Beast


Mackenzie Hofmann is a writer of young adult literature, an adventurer, and a book hoarder. She enjoys frequenting her time in art museums, tea houses, back-alley book stores, and old cities. She currently is writing a YA magical realism novel that takes place in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union. Scroll below to … More Me