Thursday, June 26, 2014

Five Glass Slippers Tour: Stephanie Ricker + Giveaway

This exciting Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour is hosted by Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility and is presented by Rooglewood Press and Editing Through the Seasons.

Check out the Tour Schedule to visit all of the other awesome blogs making this event super fun!

Today's "Cinderella" is Stephanie Ricker.  Welcome to Vonnie's Reading Corner, Stephanie!

If you were a princess in another planet, which planet would it be and why?

Hi, Vonnie!  Thanks for your question.  I’m notorious amongst family and friends for my love of snow and cold weather (and my hatred of all temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit).  I would be a princess on a snow planet like Anser, the homeworld of my character Elsa in A Cinder’s Tale.  I would love a whole world of skiing, snowmen, sleighs, and snowshoes.  For a New Year’s party that I attended last December, the guests were supposed to dress as their favorite day of the year.  I went as the first day of winter, even though December 21st in North Carolina (which is where I live) was quite warm.  I imagine that the princess of a snow planet might look something like this. 

I had fun being a snow queen for a day!

Me: I love the creativity you have there being the snow queen!

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:



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!
Available now in paperback and Kindle formats!

I highly enjoyed this collection. You can check out my review here towards the bottom of the post.

The Five Glass Slippers collection will be on sale for only $.99 in Kindle format for the duration of the blog tour (June 23-28)!

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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  1. Such a fun question! And I agree with you, Vonnie - such a creative costume! :)

    Thank you for participating in this tour!


  2. Great post on Stephanie and her story, Vonnie! And her story sounds fabulous, by the way!

    I love the cold myself, but have to live here in Miami, where temperatures sometimes go into the 90' On the other hand, I don't know if I could take minus 0 temps! But I think a nice medium would be good -- like the 30s and 40s, all year round!

    I really can't wait to get this awesome collection of stories, in print form, of course!! : )

    1. I love the cold too but I don't think I'll be able to live in a winter environment. I love my California weather even if it gets too hot sometimes.