Kristina Meister’s YA trilogy, CINDERELLA BOY, LOVE UNDER GLASS, and FIERCE, three queer fairy tale retellings that take place in contemporary American high schools, was sold to Riptide Publishing in a nice deal for publication in 2018 and 2019. The mobile publishing rights were sold to Tapas Media earlier this year.The first book, CINDERELLA BOY, is a tale of Cinderella as a queer boy, but is “more than another clever riff on the Cinderella motif”. As award-winning children’s book author Douglas Rees puts it:
“If Oscar Wilde and the Shakespeare who wrote As You Like It decided to collaborate on a young adult novel, the result might be much like Kris Meister’s Cinderella Boy, said award-winning children’s book author Douglas Rees. “Charming, touching, funny and sexy, graced by characters with depth, sensitivity and wit, this novel is a delight from the first page. But Cinderella Boy is more than another clever riff on the Cinderella motif. It is a true novel, presenting a segment of society–older teens–at a moment of deep and radical change–now.”
Congratulations Kristina for being so fierce!