Authors & Illustrator
Third Place Award
Fiction > Fantasy - Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction > Women's - Fantasy
A modern twist on a classic tale… Mable Lawrence doesn’t think she has what it takes to be a heroine. She’s often felt inadequate compared to her two beautiful, successful older sisters. But she sacrificed her future to care for their ailing father, and she’s fine with that, for the most part. However, Mable’s quiet life suddenly takes a turn when she stumbles upon a castle in the woods of modern-day Vermont. Now, Mable finds herself surrounded by Faeries, enchanted rooms, magical servants— not to mention the castle’s Master, a man turned hideous by a terrible curse. Mable is trapped in a fairy tale, with everyone looking to her to save them. Can Mable rise to the occasion, or will she wither under the burden?