REBEL PRINCESS will be available in bookstores starting next week and is already available on Amazon for e-readers! I think I mentioned before that this is my daughter, Janice Sperry's first book, a light hearted middle grade chapter book that anyone who ever loved a fairy tale will enjoy. She's had short stories and articles, even a cute Christmas booklet, published before, but the publication of her first book calls for a celebration, or at least the announcement of a contest by her writer mom.
Raven Perilous is not quite like any other storybook princess. She's the daughter of a gentle princess and an evil sorcerer. She's not terribly happy that she inherited more of her mother's genes than her father's. Her father seems to have gifted her brother with his talents and tendencies while she only got one useless magic power. I mean, what good is the ability to cough up expensive jewelry? To most people she appears to be just another middle school girl, but she spends most of her time being as wicked as possible to avoid being stuck in a tower. (After all, most fairy tale princesses wind up in a tower sooner or later.) So when Prince Charming shows up at her school, Raven knows she's facing her greatest challenge.
So here's the deal. Either in the comments section or on Face book, post a word or phrase, that commonly appears in a fairy tale. You know, words like "gingerbread house", "glass slipper", or "once upon a time." Each word or phrase counts as an entry and up to five entries per person are allowed. The contest is open to anyone between eight and fourteen; parents, grandparents, or other miscellaneous relatives of someone between eight and fourteen; anyone who knows someone between eight and fourteen; all those who remember being between eight and fourteen; and anyone who just enjoys a good fairy tale.
This isn't one of those scientific contests, just an "each entry in the hat" drawing kind of contest. The contest begins now and runs through midnight Saturday, June 14, 2014. The winner will be announced the following Monday or Tuesday and will be responsible for sending me a mailing address.