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Meet Children’s Author
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Ceilley | Cinderelliot: A Scrumptious Fairytale
A modern-day gay retelling of Cinderella. A scrumptious love story with ungrateful stepsiblings, a baking competition, and a fairy godfather.
Cinderelliot is stuck at home taking care of his ungrateful stepsister and stepbrother. When Prince Samuel announces a kingdom-wide competition to join the royal staff as his baker, the stepsiblings insist that Cinderelliot bake their entries, leaving no time for he, himself, to compete. Fairy Godfather Ludwig appears and magically helps Cinderelliot bake his best chocolate cake, clean up, and get to the competition via limo. At the bake-off, Prince Samuel falls in love with Cinderelliot’s cake, but our hero has to run off as the clock strikes midnight, leaving behind his chef hat. The next day, Prince Samuel searches the kingdom for the owner of the hat and finds that it fits perfectly on Cinderelliot’s head. The prince is delighted to find not only his new baker but also the man of his dreams. Cinderelliot creates a magnificent wedding cake–and the two live scrumptiously ever after.
About the Author…..
Mark Ceilley earned his MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. He has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second grades, and is currently a reading interventionist. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his husband. This is his first picture book.