Violet Intrigue: A Cinderella Story is Book One in The Rock Ridge Fairy Tales: Fairy tale retellings set in a futuristic, dystopian Texas. Once upon a time, I loved playing baseball in the yard with my dad. I loved the crack of the bat as it bit the ball and sent it soaring out past the cornfields. I loved the way he lifted me over his head and spun me after I'd rounded home plate. But once upon a time was a long time ago; and now all of those things are dead. The corn. My father. Even baseball. *** In a post-Supply War America, Ellie Hudson lives under the thumb of her step-mother; a manipulative woman who threatens to destroy everything Ellie has left in Rock Ridge. When her step-mother marries the mayor, Ellie starts to uncover pieces of her merciless plan and has to make a choice. She can either run away and cut her losses, or she can go undercover, spy, lie to those closest to her, and question her most important values as she tries to prevent her stepmother from murdering everyone’s chance for a happily ever after.
The work is under contract with Cedar Fort Publishing. Set to release 2019.