Fiction Focus: ‘Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem’ excerpt

Melissa Lemon, ‘Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem’ author.

Keep reading for a look ahead at what’s in Melissa Lemon’s “Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem.”

Melissa has been posting behind-the-scenes content about “Snow Whyte” this week on her website. For instance, did you know “Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem” wasn’t the original title of the book? Nor was it the second. Read more about it.

Although the book won’t be released until Dec. 11, you can pre-order the book from and


A storm cloud entered the cave, looking as thoughit had a mind and body of its own; it moved with purpose,circling, swirling, filling every crevice. Whatwould happen to us all? “Jeremy!” I yelled it at fullvolume now, knowing nobody would hear me overthe sound of the wind.

Katiyana’s hair blew about frantically, as if trying toescape the inevitable. It also began to lose its color sothat it soon matched her skin. How strange she looked!

I worried that the spell would harm her rather thanprotect her.