Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Five Glass Slippers Blog Tour: Rachel Heffington

It's the third day of the Five Glass Slippers blog tour and I hope you are all enjoying it as much as I am.

Today's Cinderella is Rachel Heffington.  Welcome to The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls, Rachel!

I read a snippet of The Windy Side of Care on Anne Elisabeth’s blog and I felt a very British vibe from the writing. I know you enjoy P.G. Wodehouse and BBC dramas. Did either of these (or both) directly influence your tale?

Melody, I would have to say that Britain in general has influenced my writing much. From my earliest childhood, I've preferred things British and most of my reading has been British in character or origin. So the answer to whether Wodehouse & BBC influenced directly The Windy Side of Care would be sort-of. I chose to set my story in a glorified version of England-France … the non-specified “realms and lands” of fairy-tales have always charmed me.

Alisandra is determined to have her rights. She knows that she is the king’s secretly dispossessed daughter, the true heir to the throne. Prince Auguste is an imposter, and if she plays her cards right, Alis will prove it to the world! That is, if charming Auguste doesn’t succeed in winning her heart before she gets her chance . . .

About Rachel Heffington:
Rachel Heffington is a Christian, a novelist, and a people-lover. Outside of the realm of words, Rachel enjoys the Arts, traveling, mucking about in the kitchen, listening for accents, and making people laugh. She dwells in rural Virginia with her boisterous family and her black cat, Cricket.

In February 2014, Rachel released her debut novel, Fly Away Home, and is excited to collaborate on Five Glass Slippers with her fellow authoresses. She hopes to release her second full-length novel and first mystery (Anon, Sir, Anon) in autumn 2014. For more on Rachel, her current projects, and writing in general, visit her 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!

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.  Click on the picture to go to the giveaway page.

Miss Melody Muffin

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! Your love for all things British definitely brings a level of sophistication to your writing, Rachel. :)

    Thank you for the great question and post, Melody!



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