Sappho’s Fables: Lesbian Fairy Tales

We are pleased to present Sappho’s Fables, a series of novellas that takes some of the most well-known, beloved fairy tales and retell them from a lesbian perspective, written by me, Elora Bishop, and my beloved wife, author Jennifer Diemer.  <3

Currently, Seven (Snow White), Braided (Rapunzel), and Crumbs (Hansel and Gretel) are released, along with the compilation of all three novellas (including a print version!), Sappho’s Fables, Volume 1!

Seven (Snow White)

The strange witch girl Neve has skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and a dark secret. Her father Lexander, an alchemist, harbors an evil obsession, and Catalina, his newest bride, made the grave mistake of becoming his wife. When Catalina finds herself falling in love with his daughter, Neve, instead, the deepening bond between the women sets in motion the final chapter of a story that began long ago, with a desperate longing and a handful of apple seeds. Together, Neve and Catalina must venture into the Huntsman’s haunted forest to undo what has been done and set themselves free.

Available for purchase from:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (All other eReaders/Online Reading)


Braided (Rapunzel)

Zelda is cursed to spend her days on a platform in an ancient, holy tree, growing her hair long enough to touch the ground. But it wasn’t her curse to bear: Gray, the witch’s daughter, was meant for that lonely fate. Gray visits Zelda each day, mourning their switched fates, and falling deeper in love with the cursed girl, until one night, at the Not-There Fair, an extraordinary creature outlines a magical plan that could set both of them free. Will Gray’s love for Zelda be strong enough to survive the strange dream world of Chimera, or will Zelda remain a prisoner of the curse forever?

Available for purchase from:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (All other eReaders/Online Reading)


Crumbs (Hansel and Gretel)

Greta’s never ventured beyond the refuge of the Heap. Outside, the Ragers lurk, ever hungry and hunting. But Greta and her brother, half-starved and now alone, must risk death for the dream of safety they hope to find within the metal forest. Once there, nothing is as it seems: in the confines of a crumbling old candy factory, the woman who rescues them with sweet words and sweeter treats harbors a dangerous secret.

Available for purchase from:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (All other eReaders/Online Reading)

Jenn and I are incredibly pleased to present our first collection–all three of the first Sappho’s Fables (fairy tales retold as lesbian) novellas in one omnibus edition, including a print version! It contains Seven (Snow White), Braided (Rapunzel) and Crumbs (Hansel and Gretel).❤

Available from:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes and Noble (Nook)
Smashwords (All other eReaders/Online Reading)
Print Version!

Sappho’s Fables, Volume 1: Three Lesbian Fairy Tale Novellas

by Elora Bishop and Jennifer Diemer

The Sappho’s Fables series takes well-known, beloved fairy tales and retells them from a lesbian perspective. Volume One contains the first three novellas in the series: SEVEN (Snow White), BRAIDED (Rapunzel) and CRUMBS (Hansel and Gretel), compiled together in an enchanting omnibus edition.


You might be saying–Elora, my favorite fairy tale isn’t in the first volume! No despairing!🙂 Here is a projected list of the upcoming volumes. No, unfortunately, I don’t have dates on any of these releases! You can sign up for our mailing list–we will ONLY email you when there is a new release, and you’ll be the first to know! Or add me on Facebook or on Twitter–when we get closer to actual dates, I will let you know!❤

Sappho’s Fables, Volume 2:

Follow the Wolf (Red Riding Hood)
Shimmer (Rumpelstiltskin)
Thirteen (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

Sappho’s Fables, Volume 3:

Heart of Snow (The Snow Queen)
Kiss the Frog (The Frog Prince)
Sea Change (The Little Mermaid)

Sappho’s Fables, Volume 4:

Ember (Cinderella)
The Sleeping City (Sleeping Beauty)
The Prince and the Pea (The Princess and the Pea)

Sappho’s Fables, Volume 5:

Thorn (Beauty and the Beast)
Kitten Heels (Puss in Boots)
Wingless (The Wild Swans)

ALSO, after the above volumes are released, we have a very special short story collection entitled Snow White Loves Rose Red–it will be the last volume in the series, and cover some of our very favorite fairy tales–the lesser known ones that are still beautiful. Details on that coming soon!❤

What can you expect from these stories? These are not your typical fairy tales. Expect some more traditional retellings, but also post-apocalyptic fairy tales, biopunk, steampunk, mythicpunk, paranormal, science fiction…we had two driving goals in these releases: put out oustanding lesbian literature, and also very, very original retellings.❤

7 Responses to Sappho’s Fables: Lesbian Fairy Tales

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  3. Maggie says:

    My girlfriend likes when I read her stories before we go to sleep over the phone each night because I don’t see her often. It really means alot for me to have found such wonderful stories that don’t include any ‘Prince Charmings.’ These were so captivating that I finished reading them in just two nights since I bought the first novel. Neither her nor I can wait for the next volume to be released!

  4. Sarah says:

    I think these volumes are a great idea! Every fairytale growing up had a dull and drab Prince Charming who I found to be totally and utterly NOT charming. To have this- to be able to read a version of the tale I can relate with means so much. Thank you elora bishop. I’ve read the first volume, fantastic, especially Braided. Eagerly anticipating the release of the next one. There are people out there that are so grateful.

  5. Charlie says:

    I loved this book! I got it for Christmas and it was utterly charming. My favourite was Braided and loved how skilfully it was written. The narration in all the stories is beautiful and I’m a sucker for happy endings and was not disappointed. I will definitely be purchasing the other volumes when they become available.

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  7. Chantal says:

    Just purchased Sappho’s Fables for my kindle and started reading Seven and could not stop until the end! I loved reading Seven and can’t wait to read the other two. I hope you know that these stories have a wider audience than lesbians, I am a transvestite and I love the idea of a female hero, and the woman in me finds herself identifying with Catalina, especially when Neve says “You’re just confused about who you are.” So thank you very much for writing these amazing stories and I look forward to reading the rest of Sappho’s Fables!!!!!

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