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Behind the Book by Betsy Cornwell

I first hit on the idea of a girl Robin Hood while I was drafting my steampunk Cinderella retelling, Mechanica. What kind of story would inspire a girl whose life is full of injustice, of service to a cruel family who’s supposed to take care of her? A hero who lives in the wild freedom of the forest with a loving chosen family and who robs from the rich to give to the poor: Robin Hood was a perfect story for Cinderella to tell herself.

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