What if the princess would rather have a frog than a prince? ... But she loved frogs so much she kissed them anyway?
What if Cinderella's stepsister stole the spotlight? ... But the prince wasn't as charming as she imagined?
I write books where "Happily Ever After" is just a bit more than what the Brothers Grimm imagined it would look like. ... Books where the princess gets to choose her own happy ending.
“A refreshing princess book that puts kissing in its place and rejoices in childhood idylls.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Once upon a time...
A princess named Cassandra wishes for a pet frog to call her own. But each time she kisses a frog goodnight-- WHOOSH! -- He turns into a prince.
Princes aren't pets! Will Cassandra ever find her perfect friend?
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“TWELVE STEPS will have you cheering when Cinderella finds her backbone, Prince Charming learns that not every stepsister wants his glass slipper, and the heroine realizes she’s been shining in her own light all along.“
--Laura Bowers, Author of BEAUTY SHOP FOR RENT
When her crush asks her to fix him up with her perfect older sister, sixteen-year-old Andi decides it's time to step out of the shadows. She creates a twelve-step program for second-class siblings to help her steal the spotlight, and the guy, from her sister, Laina.
Step 1: Admit she's powerless to change her perfect sister, and accept that her life really, really sucks. Step 4: Make a list of her good qualities. Even if all she's got going for her is really great hair. Step 7: Demand attention for more than just the way she screws things up.
But when a stolen kiss ends in disaster, Andi realizes that her prince isn't as charming as she'd hoped. And as Laina's flawless facade begins to crumble, Andi discovers that the spotlight she's been trying to steal isn't really the one she wants. The sisters will have to work together to find a spotlight big enough for them both to shine.