Blog Tour: Five Glass Slippers (plus a giveaway)

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.

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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!

 Available now in paperback and Kindle formats!

To learn more about each of the individual stories, visit the blog tour home.

Kindle eBook Sale!

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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. Continue reading

Blog Tour: Meet My Main Character

Yes, I am part of yet another blog tour.  Actually, in the next month or so, I will be posting three more (not counting this one).  But, in this one you get to meet the main character in Be Thou My Vision, Anna Stuart.  I was tagged for this tour by Shannon Pemrick.  Shannon is the author of a dystopian/fairytale book called Experimental Heart: Pieces.

And now on to the questions.

1) What is the name of your character? Is she fictional or a historic person?

The main character of Be Thou My Vision is Anna Stuart.  She is a fictional character who has become disgruntled with life, or at least the life she currently lives. Continue reading

Christianity’s Dirty 10-letter Word, part 2

Last Friday, I wrote a post about submission and how it affects wives  and how the word submission really shouldn’t be considered such a “dirty” word.  Today, I am going to continue talking about submission and how it affects everybody, not just wives.

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What else is there?

As I listened to Pastor Rogers’ sermon, he posed a question: (my paraphrase) “How is submitting to your husband different from submitting to an authority figure?”   That question, and the follow up questions he asked, got me thinking about writing a blog post on the topic.  Then, as I did a little research for my blog post on Friday, and read some verses that had the words “submit”, “submitting”, and “submission” in them, I got to wondering two more things:

1. Why don’t we rebel against submitting to our bosses and legal authorities?

2. Why do we rebel against submitting to God? Continue reading

Christianity’s Dirty 10-letter Word, part 1

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On Wednesday, I heard part of Adrian Rogers’ sermon on “The Magnificence of Motherhood” and something Pastor Rogers said made what has always been such a huge debate in the church actually make sense.  (Side note: the whole series Pastor Rogers is doing sounds excellent for anybody who is married or thinking about getting married).

In most circles, this word is considered a dirty word, especially in the secular world, but also in the Christian community.  What is this word? Continue reading

The Case of the Tabloid Tattler: Review and Interview

I was recently given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the children’s book, The Case of the Tabloid Tattler and immediately jumped at the opportunity to be part of the blog tour for the release of said book.  Below you will find my review and an interview with the second main character of the book, Keith.

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Review

Keith was rambling again. And his theory was so boring a mere yawn couldn’t express my feelings well enough. I was getting up to go hide under the bed when he said, “I just don’t know, Kitten. What do you think, huh?”

It was that silly way he’d been talking to me ever since I’d shown up on his doorstep three weeks ago. He’d been telling me every detail of every case, every hunch he had, not actually expecting me to reply. “He’s lucky I’m not a spy,” I told myself, “or from the press!”

Spy. Now there was a good idea.

Keith is a detective with a problem.  He is supposed to be finding the person on Ms. Thornblood’s staff who is leaking information to the tabloids.  Nothing he has tried has worked.  Then, to his shock and surprise, his new cat comes up with an idea.  And writes down the idea!

Recommended Reading Age:

The Case of the Tabloid Tattler is perfect for anyone ages 8 and up.  Most kids under 8 would probably be bored and not understand most of it or I would say it is perfect for all ages.

The Writing

This book is very well written and well worth the 30-60 minutes it takes to read.  The characters are quirky, believable, and you either love ’em or you don’t like ’em at all.  Or you feel sorry for them.  It depends on the character, obviously.

Overview

Overall, there is nothing in The Case of the Tabloid Tattler that I had an issue with.  There were a few typos, but since I was reading an advanced copy that hadn’t been through a final edit, that was to be expected.  I highly recommend this book to anybody who enjoys mysteries, cats, detectives, or reading.

And now we come to the part of the show…er, I mean, blog post in which I head over to Keith’s office and interview him.

*knocks on door*  Hears a slight response, turns the knob, and enters.

“Hello Keith, thank you for letting me come to your office today for an interview.  I really appreciate you taking time to meet with me.”

“Oh–sure! Sorry; if seem a little unprepared. I tend to lose track of time when I’m reading–um–mysteries.”

You like mysteries, too?  Of course, that’s probably why you chose to be a detective.  *arranges papers and settles into a chair*  Okay, so I am very curious, when Mia first started putting pen to paper, what was the first thought that came to your mind?
“I thought I was going crazy. Absolutely, completely bonkers. ‘Course, I had been feeling fine, so then I decided I must be dreaming. I even pinched myself. I still feel pretty shocked when I think about it. My cat can write!”
 
Had you ever had a pet before Mia came along and chose you?
“I had a dog when I was a little guy, but nothing since then.”
Getting off the line of questioning about pets and Mia, do you have any family?
“I do. I have a sister who’s married and has a boy and two girls. I just heard from them recently, seems my nephew’s dog has gone missing. He wasn’t calling his detective uncle to solve the case, mind you. He just wanted some pointers. I also have a younger brother who’s in the air force. If he hasn’t sizzled in the heat down there, he’s stationed at a base in Arizona.”
After reading about your story with Mia, I had to wonder how involved do you typically get in the personal lives of your clients?  Is it unusual to get attached to your clients like you did with Ms. Thornblood?
“Um–well–I wouldn’t say I’m so much attached to Ms. Thornblood. She’s just a person who needed my help, and–I mean, don’t get me wrong, she’s a very nice lady–
Let me just put it this way: I try to be as kind and helpful to my clients as I possibly can. I try to follow what Jesus said and treat them the way I would want to be treated.
Whatever else Mia insinuated beyond that–you’ll have to interview her about it.”
And just because I like to make people make really tough choices *evil grin*.  Chose one of each of the following:
         Book or movie?
“Definitely book. If you haven’t caught on already, I tend to have a weakness for books.”
         *smiles*  I had noticed that.  Coffee, water, tea, or soda?
“Water is the most healthy, but Coffee is honestly my favorite–as long as it’s black. No offense to anyone, but to me tea is like weakly flavored leaf-water, and soda is best used to clean car engines.”
         Cats or Dogs (answer as if it were before you got Mia 😉 )?
*looks over shoulder to make sure Mia’s not around* “Dogs, all the way. Hey–you did ask about before Mia! She’s a different kind of cat. (Hopefully she won’t read this interview. That’ll take some explaining.)”
         Research from books or internet?
“Okay, this might sound weird coming from a self-proclaimed bookworm, but I prefer doing internet research. As a detective I have to gather facts on so many different topics, I would need to rent the entire apartment next door to hold enough books. The internet is so much more convenient. Most of the time.”
         Trees or Flowers?
“Um… trees? I’ll leave it up to the ladies to admire flowers.”

Thank you again, Keith!  It has been a pleasure interviewing you today!
“Sure thing!”

Would you like to find out more about Perry, her books, and maybe read more about The Case of the Tabloid Tattler?  You are in luck because I just happen to have that information.  Oh, and did I mention there was a giveaway, too?

About the Author:

Perry ElisabethPerry is a Christian, homeschool graduate who has written and published “The Heavens Declare,” “Light of the World,” “Pearl’s Practice,” and “The Case of the Tabloid Tattler.” She lives in beautiful Oregon with her best-friend-turned-husband and their sweet baby boys. Find her books and other writings and connect with her at: perryelisabeth.blogspot.com.

The Tour continues:

Thursday, June 12http://jonathangarner.blogspot.com, hosting a guest post by Perry in which she talks about inspiration and writing a story from a cat’s perspective.

And last, but not least…

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A Reminder and an update

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The Reminder

Ladies and gentlemen, please don’t forget to email your submissions to my little video project.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Update

For those of you who may be curious about my next books, I am currently editing “Be Thou My Vision” and writing “Amazing Grace”.  By the end of this week, I will be sending “Be Thou My Vision” to 7-10 beta-readers to dissect and take it apart for me so I can put it back together in a more readable and accurate fashion.  Also, my lovely book cover creator is going to be working on the book cover in the next month or less.

As for where “Amazing Grace” is, I am working on solidifying a logline which I will post on the “Works in Progress” page when I have it ready.  I also started writing it and basically have two chapters written so far and hope to get a couple more chapters written this week.

And that’s all I can think of to say at the moment.  Have a wonderful Sunday!