From the Author
A few years ago, while conducting research for a novel set in the late 1800s, I came across the story of Nellie Bly's solo trip around the world in 1889 and was amazed. I became a bit obsessed with her story (ask my family) and dug a little deeper. Turns out, there was another woman reporter who raced against her, going in the opposite direction. Now I was doubly intrigued. What they accomplished as single women in Victorian times was simply fascinating to read. I just had to retell their tale. The result of my obsession is this novel, Liz and Nellie.
About the Author
SHONNA SLAYTON is a fan of history and fairy tales. She writes historical fairy tales for Entangled TEEN. Her first books, Cinderella's Dress and Cinderella's Shoes, set in the 1940s are out now. Spindle, a Sleeping Beauty inspired tale set in the late 1800s, will be out October 2016.
She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.