The Girl Who Lived in a Shoe and Other Torn-Up Tales

About the Book:

What do time travel, goat yoga, herbal healing, zip-lining, and a wolf in high heels have in common? You can find them all within the pages of The Girl Who Lived in a Shoe and other Torn-Up Tales!

Girl power abounds in the torn-up tales that reside within the pages of this book. A girl who lives in a shoe sets out to rescue her father, who was captured by a giant. Rita Van Winkle wakes up to flying cars and a space-age society. Tara, a shepherdess, faces off with The Big Bad Wolf. Three granny goats impart their wisdom, and a man learns that you can’t judge another person by the way they look. The collage illustrations throughout add a touch of whimsy and magic to each torn-up tale.

The Girl Who Lived in a Shoe and other Torn-Up Tales is an 88-page collection of illustrated, fractured fairy tales for children of all ages that is written at a second- and third-grade reading level. Ask for it at your local bookstore, or order it via IndieBound. The hardcover, paperback and ebook versions are also available at Amazon.

About the Authors:

Bernice Seward dreams of living in a giant boot on the edge of a mysterious forest. For now, she lives in northern Idaho with her husband and their two youngest children, along with a dilute calico cat named Maggie Skittles Seward. You can find out more about Bernice and her work on Facebook @bernicesewardwriter or at

Michele Rietz prefers chocolate chip cookies to frog eye cookies, can’t wait to try goat yoga, and will happily tell a tale to anyone who will listen (including grumpy trolls). She lives in Lewiston, Idaho, with her husband and dog because all of her little trolls have moved to caves of their own. Follow her on Instagram @michelerietzwrites.

Loreley Smith never leaves a (heads up) penny lying on the ground. A believer in fairies, folklore, and all things magic, she loves stories about time travel while also embracing living in the moment. Loreley previously lived in Seattle, Washington, with a view of the Space Needle outside her apartment window for inspiration. Today she lives in Spokane, Washington, where she enjoys all four seasons with her husband. Follow her on Facebook @Loreleyjean.

Jessie Quist lives in Washington State with her hunny bunny, a passel of kids, a shaggy animal, and the thousand invisible friends that inhabit her stories. Follow her on Facebook @JessieQuistStoryteller.

Beverly Love Warren grew up in Long Island, New York. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she studied design and illustration. Today she lives in Washington State with her husband. Beverly drew inspiration for “Beau and the Belle Rose” from the dense forest near her home and the howl of coyotes on silvery moonlit nights. You can find out more about Beverly’s work at