Stephanie Ricker

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Stephanie is the internationally bestselling author of A Cinder's Tale, published in the Five Glass Slippers anthology. The story continues in The Cendrillon Cycle, a series of novellas set in the same universe. Volume 1, The Battle of Castle Nebula , released in December of 2014, and The Star Bell launched in May of 2016.

Stephanie enjoys reading books and climbing trees (simultaneously, whenever possible). If forced to choose her favorite books, she would pick Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Dune by Frank Herbert. All three are desert-island novels: long enough to keep her happy for a good while, and heavy enough to kill small animals with, if she were hungry. Stephanie adores the cold and the snow, but lives in North Carolina anyway with her i
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Stephanie Ricker Hi Michele! Thanks for asking! Volume II is actually A Cinder's Tale in the Five Glass Slippers anthology, which is the first story that I wrote. I…moreHi Michele! Thanks for asking! Volume II is actually A Cinder's Tale in the Five Glass Slippers anthology, which is the first story that I wrote. I wrote Volume I , The Battle of Castle Nebula, as a prequel, and The Star Bell (Volume III) will be a sequel to A Cinder's Tale. I know, it's super confusing...I may publish A Cinder's Tale separately one day, but for now it's staying with the anthology where it was born. :) Glad you enjoyed the story!(less)
Stephanie Ricker When I was in college, I was the editor for the university's annual creative writing publication, The Lyricist. I slaved for a whole year to make it a…moreWhen I was in college, I was the editor for the university's annual creative writing publication, The Lyricist. I slaved for a whole year to make it a success, and when it finally came out, I proudly displayed several copies on my bookshelf in my dorm. A few months later, I was flipping through one of the copies, and I found quite a few one dollar bills scattered throughout the copy. I couldn't imagine who could've done that. My professor who mentored me during the process and managed to sneak the money in before I picked up my copy? A friend who sneaked the money into the book while visiting my room? Even though I was the typical broke college student, I didn't spend the money; I kept it tucked in the book to remind me of that unexpected gift.

Ok, so not dramatic enough to be a book plot, but still intriguing to me!(less)
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The Goodreads blog format is so clunky that I almost never post here, but this story was worth redirecting you to my Wordpress blog:

Backpacking in Linville Gorge and almost dying from dysentery (probably)
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Kind, gentle, lovely fairy tales that may make you cry from their sweetness. All the more meaningful when you read the afterword detailing the circumstances under which the stories were written.
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A darker, more adult version of Sarah, Plain and Tall, even though the protagonist is young in this book too. Very short, but packs a punch nonetheless (or maybe because of that).
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Analog Science Fiction and Fact, November 2011 by Stanley Schmidt
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Very much a hodge-podge in terms of quality--the first story was quite good (enough to round this up to three stars), but everything else ranged from mediocre to downright poor. The whole thing definitely needed another pass by a copy editor.
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If I weren't head over heels in my Iceland obsession right now, this would probably be three stars, but since it tied in so neatly with the history I've been reading, I was really excited. The novel is based on the historical Vestmannaeyjar pirate raids o ...more
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Three and a half stars. You'd think the "robots take over the world" schtick would be done to death by now, and while there's nothing exactly new or groundbreaking in this interpretation, it was still an entertaining pageturner (soundbyte listener? W ...more
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