Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Interview and Giveaway - The Other Slipper by Kenechi Udogu

The Other SlipperThe Other Slipper
by Kenechi Udogu
Kindle Edition
Published (first published September 27th 2011)

Premise: Ganked from Goodreads:
When Jo finds a lone glass slipper on the night of the royal ball, she realises that there is more to the seemingly ordinary object than meets the eye. Searching for its owner, she is led to the palace where the princess sets her on a journey that thrusts her into an unexpected world of magic and illusions. It soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to her mission as she discovers startling secrets about her past and struggles to embrace her destiny.
I am always drawn towards fairytale retellings. There's something about taking a beautiful story and adding impossible differences. There's almost more room for creativity within the guidelines... and this story looks perfect, doesn't it?  What is a girl doing finding the slipper? And how does a glass slipper lead to magical worlds? I'm totally curious.

My daughter told me that she had decided what she wanted to be when she grows up last night when I was tucking her into bed.  "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I asked her, since she needed the question out there to answer it just right. "A dancing princess!"  "Wonderful! Will you need a castle?"  "Oh yes, a very big castle so there will be room for all my shoes!!"  I couldn't help laughing. Her eyes were HUGE and she was so excited, like she had tricked the world to get what she wanted. "Princesses do have a lot of shoes, don't they?"  "Yesssss!!!!"  What a perfect goal in life.  But this post is about The Other Slipper...

I invited Kenechi to share her thoughts on Colorimetry, and I'm so glad she agreed to come!!  Please welcome this creative author!!  Enter to win her book below!

What drew you to write your book?
It sounds silly when I recount the story but I got the idea a few years ago when I was heading home from work and I misread a cafĂ© sign that said “The Other Side” for “The Other Slipper”. I don’t know why this happened, probably exhaustion from a long day at work, but I couldn’t stop thinking about what might have happened to Cinderella’s other slipper after the ball. I couldn’t remember what happened to it in the original story so I made up one about its whereabouts and by the time I got home, the idea was pretty much set. I did some research afterwards and found out that she had actually kept the slipper but I thought there was no harm in tweaking that part of the story to suit mine.
What is your favorite scene or character?
I’m not sure why but I have always had a soft spot for Locke. I should probably like Jo or Ron more but I think that Locke’s unrelenting loyalty to those he has sworn to protect is endearing. Plus he's cheeky and copes with Jo's stubbornness quite well. 

Please share something personal about you -  weird obsessions?
Not sure if this is weird enough but I like to mix things that shouldn’t go together - sweet and salty popcorn all in one bowl; crackers and custard creams eaten at the same time; Coke, Fanta and Sprite in one glass, but my favourite is my tea with coffee combo…yes, I know it sounds disgusting but it’s actually quite nice.

I love it!!  That's weird, alrighty... very creative palette!!  That reminds me of going to baseball games and ordering every flavor of syrup on my sno-cone... "The Graveyard"! They even have a name for that!!  I live in the world of Nice Coffee, you know, so "mixing flavors" is all good. Sometimes I add caramel to Mochas - I suppose when I'm feeling like eating a candy bar loaded with caffeine. Lol. (Not so much these days!)

Want to see more?!  Here's another Interview @ Romance Meets Life

Kenechi UdoguMeet the Author:

Kenechi Udogu lives in London and enjoys writing fantasy fiction and short stories (some of which she posts on her blog). She also hates the cold and hopes to one day figure out how to hibernate in winter.

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