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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Feb 13, 2020

In this episode, we’re talking about Books That Make You live in a fairy tale.  Our guest is author Kristen Caven. She talks with Books That Make You host Desireé Duffy about her Cinderella-inspired book, The Souls of Her Feet.

Let's be honest, we all love fairy tales, don't we? As a child, you probably dreamed of being a princess or prince, fighting dragons, traveling on adventures and maybe even going to the big ball. As children, many of us slid into that glass slipper right alongside Cinderella, and shared her dream of meeting Prince Charming. What is it about iconic fairy tales that we love so much?

Listen as Kristen Coven, an author who reinvented the classic Cinderella story, talks about The Souls of Her Feet. In it, Cinderella is a middle-American teenager with body image issues as well as the usual step-parent problem.

Kristen Caven is an awarded essayist, as well as a cartoonist and playwright. She admired Cinderella as an optimistic protagonist and explores the beloved tale with humor, fresh perspectives, and even with psychological insights. 

Listen as she and Desireé Duffy talk about body image, archetypes in fairy tales, and so much more in this episode of the Books That Make You Show.