Jess Salafia Ward

Jess is an Aussie, an attorney and a die-hard Disney fan. She grew up in a city not too far from P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney; and she still enjoys running around in Snow White pajamas and serenading her family members with Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon A Dream” (though, unlike Princess Aurora, she is not blessed with the gift of song). She became an Honorary Princess of the Magic Kingdom after her Flynn-Rider lookalike fiancé proposed at Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at Walt Disney World in 2018. Jess is an Elvis-lover like Lilo, and is otherwise singing along to her Frozen, Moana and Coco soundtracks (anyone listening will wish Ursula would pay her a voice-taking visit). When she doesn't have her nose stuck in a book, Jess delights in writing for The Disney Blog and sharing with fellow fans all things Disney.

Broken Wish is the perfect dark Disney fairytale

Broken Wish is the perfect dark fairytale. The first of a new four-book series from Disney Books, Broken Wish by Julie Dao kicks of The Mirror series with flying colors. Strong women, fateful choices, prejudices, myth and magic will have readers swept off their feet in this Brothers Grimm-esque tale.… Read More »Broken Wish is the perfect dark Disney fairytale

Book Review: Star Wars: Queen’s Peril Disappoints

Unless you are a big Star Wars fan, Star Wars: Queen’s Peril probably won’t excite you.  I, unfortunately, was wholly disappointed. After reading Queen’s Shadow last week (check out my review here), I had high hopes that the prequel would be even better. It wasn’t. Most of the book is… Read More »Book Review: Star Wars: Queen’s Peril Disappoints

How would Disney Princesses spend their time during quarantine?

All of this at-home time has me daydreaming (more than I usually do – possibly concerning, I know) about Disney princesses, what makes them tick and how they might respond in certain real-life situations.   So, naturally I wondered: if Disney princesses had the benefit of… Read More »How would Disney Princesses spend their time during quarantine?

Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow Now Available as free ebook

E.K. Johnston sure knows how to write about strong women, galaxy-threatening challenges and exquisite clothing. Between now and this Friday, May 8, Disney is gifting readers Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow via free eBook download. I took advantage of this exciting offer over the weekend and… Read More »Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow Now Available as free ebook

Disney Parks closed? You can still DisneyBound at Home

Are you having Disney withdrawals? Missing the costumes and characters that make you feel at home at Disney Parks? Well, there are likely many Disney characters in your wardrobe.  A Disney-bound (also referred to as a “Bound”) is an outfit—but not a full costume—inspired by… Read More »Disney Parks closed? You can still DisneyBound at Home