Once upon a time there was a contest. In this contest there were five winners of this contest and they all had their stories published in one book. And now the book has been polished and is published. What kind of book is it? “The Five Glass Slippers” contains five individual stories all telling the Cinderella story in a different and unique way. If that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is.
About the Collection
ONE BELOVED STORY, FIVE EXCITING WRITERS
A COLLECTION TO CHERISH
What happens when Cinderella is so painfully shy that she cannot bear the idea of attending the royal ball? Or when the slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl? What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an imposter prince from her rightful throne? Or when she is a cendrillon miner working from a space station orbiting a cthonian planet? What happens when Cinderella, a humble housemaid, is sent with a message for a prisoner trapped in a frightening fairy circus?
Here is Cinderella as you have never met her before, wearing glass slippers and off on unforgettable adventures!
To learn more about each of the individual stories, visit the blog tour home.
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Today I had the privilege of asking Stephanie Ricker a question. But, first, here is a little information about her version of Cinderella.
About “A Cinder’s Tale” by Stephanie Ricker
It’s a dangerous life, yet Elsa wouldn’t trade this opportunity to work at Tremaine Station, mining cendrillon from the seething surface of planet Aschen. Nevertheless, when a famous deep space explorer and his handsome son dock their starcraft at the space station, Elsa finds herself dreaming of far galaxies beyond Aschen’s blistering heat. There is no time for dreaming, however, when danger threatens the space station, and Elsa and her fellow miners are tested to the limits of their courage.
About Stephanie Ricker
Stephanie Ricker is a writer, editor, and tree-climber. She adores the cold and the snow but lives in North Carolina anyway, where she enjoys archery, hiking, canoeing, and exploring with friends.
Stephanie’s fiction has been published in Bull-Spec, a magazine of speculative fiction, and in four consecutive editions of The Lyricist, Campbell University’s annual literary magazine. She was the editor of the 2009 edition of The Lyricist, which won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association Contest. Stephanie’s non-fiction has been published in an assortment of medical magazines and newsletters, and her senior thesis on Tolkien was published in the 2009 issue of Explorations: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity for the State of North Carolina.
You can find out more about Stephanie and her writing on her blog: www.QuoththeGirl.wordpress.com.
Me: Hi, Stephanie! Thanks for visiting my blog today for your tour. My question for you today is “What was your inspiration for this particular story? Was it a picture, a phrase, something someone said, or something different?”
Stephanie: Hi, Faith! Thank you for being part of the tour. A friend and I were discussing the Five Glass Slippers contest, and she urged me to enter. I didn’t think a fairy tale retelling was really my area, but she told me to mix it up and set Cinderella in another time and place. “Like Cinderella in spaaaaace,” I joked, referencing Pigs in Space from The Muppet Show. “Why not?” she asked. I started thinking of all the ways I could take traditional Cinderella elements and make them futuristic. Why not clones instead of stepsisters? Why not spacesuits instead of glass slippers? I had so much fun brainstorming ways to turn the original story into science fiction that I pretty much had to write the story at that point!
For more about Stephanie’s story, check out the following blog posts:
- Books, Cats, and Whimsy + Review
- Home of the Shabby Elf
- Rina’s Reading
- Scribbles of Catholic Sisters
- The Lore-Mistress
- The Wonderings of One Person
- The Writer’s Window
- Tialla’s Tellings
- Vonnie’s Reading Corner
Here’s your chance to be Cinderella of the ball! One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of Five Glass Slippers, several Cinderella-themed items (including a bookmark crafted by Belle on a Budget, a journal, and a DVD copy of the Disney movie), as well as special gifts handpicked by a few of the collection’s authors (a glass slipper cookie cutter with recipe, freeze-dried astronaut ice cream, and an Apple Tree Inn cup and saucer). This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.