Frank and Fanny was written my Mrs. Clara Sophia Jessup Bloomfield-Moore (1824-1899). Her pen name was Clara Moreton and Frank and Fanny, a Rural Story was published in 1851. She was the grandmother of my grandfather Eric von Rosen.
Award-winning screenplay writer Henderson Smith has always been fascinated by fairy tales. Today she chats with us about her book, "The Ugly Princess: The Legend of the Winnowwood." She explains why she made her princess ugly, why she finds the original fairy tales so enchanting and how her heart is ruled by a certain papichuahua.