Hello Readers and Fellow Fairy-Tale Fanatics, all!
Welcome to Day One of the Five Glass Slippers blog tour. I am delighted to feature our first Cinderella of the Day, Elisabeth Brown, and her delightful story:
Painfully shy Arella begs her stepmother to let her stay home from the prince’s ball. But kindly Duchess Germaine is determined that her beautiful stepdaughter should be presented at court along with her own two daughters. So, dressed in a gorgeous gown and a pair of heirloom slippers, Arella catches the eye of the crown prince . . . and finds her life suddenly far more complicated than she ever desired.
About Elisabeth Brown
Elisabeth Brown has always loved words. The third of seven children, she enjoyed being homeschooled through her senior year of high school, and is now studying piano performance at Appalachian Bible College. When she’s ignoring the fact that she should probably be practicing more or doing Greek homework, you’ll find her sewing, baking, reading, singing along to basically any musical ever created, hiking through the woods, or laughing at incredibly silly puns.
What Eyes Can See is her first published story, but she also rambles at www.metaphoricalcello.wordpress.com.
I was given the opportunity to ask Elisabeth one question, and because I found her story characters so realistic, as if they might be people I know, here is what I asked:
Were any of the characters in ‘What Eyes Can See’ inspired by people you know?
And here is Elisabeth's answer:
Hello, Jill! I don’t think that I based any character off any one particular friend/acquaintance/mortal enemy . . . but one can never be quite sure. Perhaps someone will come up to me claiming libel (or is it slander?) and whatnot for lambasting their character in my story. (My apologies, completely unintentional, et cetera, et cetera, in advance.) I do, however, have a list of friends/acquaintances/mortal enemies that are just begging to be written about (some of whom are aware of the fact, and some of whom aren’t), but none of them specifically made it into What Eyes Can See. Someday . . . someday.
Heheheh . . . Hmm. This could turn into something quite interesting! Didn't mean to open a can of worms here, but it makes for ever-so-exciting blog fodder, don't you think?
Now, I will be reviewing the entire book later this week, so I withhold
all most comment on Elisabeth's delightful, charming story until then, but I do advise all readers to snap up Five Glass Slippers for your Kindle today, because . . .
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And furthermore . . .
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.
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Thanks so much for joining me today! Be sure to come back Thursday to meet our fourth guest and read my book review, and check out this blog tour guide to make sure you don't miss any stops on the tour. Bye!
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, June 23rd | Cinderella of the Day: Elisabeth Brown
· The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls + Review
· To Be A Person + Review
Tuesday, June 24th | Cinderella of the Day: Emma Clifton
· The Writer’s Window + Review
Wednesday, June 25th | Cinderella of the Day: Rachel Heffington
· Vonnie’s Reading Corner + Review
Thursday, June 26th | Cinderella of the Day: Stephanie Ricker
· Books, Cats, and Whimsy + Review
Friday, June 27th | Cinderella of the Day: Clara Diane Thompson
· Flowers of Quiet Happiness + Review
Saturday, June 28th | Giveaway Winner Announced at Seasons of Humility
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