Welcome to Once Upon Academy, where magic is real and princesses really do have happily ever afters.

Once Upon Academy is a jam-packed anthology including Emma Fontaine's novella "Sense & Sensitivity," in which a sheltered young lady learns of her secret royal parentage and is immediately swept away to Once Upon Academy, where she meets new friends, falls in love, and learns that being so sensitive may not be such a bad thing.

In fact, it just might be the thing that saves her life.

Sara Jean

Amazon Reviewer

Amazing anthology. Such a great book if you like fantasy, fairy tales and a little romance.

Tammy Payne

Book Nook Nuts

["Sense & Sensitivity"] is a cute story... Very well written.

Nicole Ayers


I've always enjoyed fairy-tale spinoffs, and the stories in Once Upon Academy did not disappoint.

Traditions, laws, vows, and expectations will be shattered in this enchanting prequel to Hans Christian Andersen‘s beloved fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid."

Thalassa, Princess of Stellamaris, has been preparing for her marriage to the Prince of Lamposseano all her life. Forbidden to rule her own kingdom, becoming queen of another is the only way to pursue what her heart truly wants: to help poor, unfortunate merfolk.

Upon learning she will be nothing more than a bauble, another jewel in the Lamposseano royal collection, Thalassa is devastated. Desperate to change the tide, she risks everything for the chance to visit the sea witch for help. In return for her innermost desire, she must fulfill an unthinkable request.

In this 1,600-word short story, a woman does what is best for the kingdom by murdering her sister and brother in law—the king and queen themselves.

She will almost certainly be put to death for this act.

She does not care.

About the Author

Emma Fontaine

Emma Fontaine is a pen name used by Megan Fuentes. She uses this pen name to explore, twist, and rewrite fairy tales and myths from multiple cultures. If you're interested in American history, you might like the work she does under her given name.