For seventeen-year-old Ashley St. Helens, senior year is an endless stressfest with no hope in sight. Since her parents’ death, she’s had to deal with her micro-managing step-monster and her two narcissist step-sisters, whose fashion fetishes just make Ashley feel worse about her oversized feet. With dirty dishes and stinky laundry piling up at home, it seems that the Universe has deemed her the real-life Cinderella, especially since popular Jeff Prince has forgotten she exists.
With help from her drag queen fairygodwhatever–and just the right shoes–Ashley finds her voice and fights back against the “perfect” materialistic life that traps her. But will her soulful transformation translate into the life she wants to have? Will she be able to escape to college, or will she have to give up on that dream?
Post-modern, colorful, and quirky, Kristen Caven paints a relatable picture of teenage insecurities that will inspire readers to spark new conversations with their families about responsibility and empathy, morality and wastefulness, life choices, cross-dressing, and best of all, cleaning the house. A must-read for anyone who loves vintage footwear!
About the author
“Sometimes when the magic of life overflows, one must hold out an empty page to catch it in words,” says Kristen Caven, who has swum in a castle pool, ridden a horse up a volcano, and waltzed in the fog on the tracks of am oncoming train.
She began writing The Souls of Her Feet as part of an opera called “Shoes, a Mirror, and a Big Pink Rose,” but it came to life instead as a musical, which was performed off-off-off Broadway in New York, and then became the first novel in a series.
This is Book One.
In The Fairytale Reality Project, three college pals have uncanny experiences when their lives take fairytale turns. Ashley St. Helens is in high school on the eve of her prom when a “fairy” godperson appears. Nevada LeBlanc is a college sophomore who takes refuge in a frat house when her stepmom has a psychotic break. After graduating, Linda Loveland finds herself entangled with a beastly boyfriend.
The Souls of Her Feet | Mirror Imag(in)e | The Number the Beast