Author: Lisa Jensen

Guest Post by Lisa Jensen: Child’s Play

Guest Post by Lisa Jensen: Child’s Play
Posted May 18, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

What was it like writing an adult fairy tale? What was the road to your writing of the book? Child’s Play Revisiting the Neverland through grown-up eyes According to J. M. Barrie, the Neverland is a paradise for children, where they can play all day and never have to grow up. But it must be a horrible thing for a man to be trapped forever in a world run by the uncensored willfulness of children. The original Peter Pan is all about the fear of growing up. At the start of the play, Wendy is told that tomorrow, she’s going […]


Book Review: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen

Book Review: Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen
Posted May 15, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

“Alias Hook” by Lisa Jensen is a gorgeous and imaginative retelling of “Peter Pan”. I think this was a really good retelling for “Peter Pan”. Captain Hook has been trapped in Neverland for centuries and it seemed to be a paradise for him at first but with all the continued fights with Peter Pan, he can’t ever seem to win or lose. Captain Hook is unable to die. He watches his crew die and can’t ever seem to join them in that final death. Peter Pan loves having the pirate ship trapped in  because it gives him and the lost boys […]


Guest Post with Lisa Jensen: The Villain as Hero

Guest Post with Lisa Jensen: The Villain as Hero
Posted May 10, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

Why write about Captain Hook as a sympathetic villain? What drew you to him as a character? The Villain As Hero I always thought Captain Hook was a lot more fun than Peter Pan, who just seemed like a cocky little boy with an attitude. But when I went back and re-encountered Peter Pan as an adult, I started to realize how horrible it must be for Hook, a grown man, to be stuck forever in this world of perpetual childhood, run by 11-year-old boys. That would be my vision of Hell! So I began to ponder the plight of […]