Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that   spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service.                 

Character Interview

Beverley: What’s your name?

Aurora: Aurora Rose Callahan, but I prefer to be called Rory. My parents named me after Sleeping Beauty, so you can understand why I prefer Rory. . .

Beverley: Where did you grow up?

Aurora: I grew up at the Storybook Valley fairy tale theme park in the Catskills of NY. My family owns the theme park and it was a daily part of my existence. Although I love it, I wanted my own identity and spent a lot of hours in dance studios.

Beverley: During what time period does your story take place?

Aurora: It takes place in present day right around my twenty-fifth birthday.

Beverley: What’s your story/back story?

Aurora: I’m a dance instructor for one of the most competitive dance schools in the region, and come from a quirky family obsessed with fairy tales. I’ve been dancing most of my life.

Beverley: Why would someone come up with a story about you?

Aurora: Let’s see…my grandmother dresses up as Fairy Godmother, my grandfather is obsessed with liberating garden gnomes, and my parents name their kids after fairy tale characters.  I’m one of the only normal Callahans , so maybe that’s why there’s a story about me as I bring some normalcy to the chaos.

Beverley: What’s your goal in this story?

Aurora: I suppose that I have a couple of goals. The first is to figure out my mess of a love life. I’ve been seeing this medical resident who seems perfect for me, but then I met this guy, Kyle, who works for the local zoo. Our grandfathers are arch rivals. Kyle is everything I’m not – confident, easygoing, and spontaneous. My other goal is to figure out my mess of a career. I hate my job as it’s constant pressure and takes the fun out of dance. My boss only cares about winning.

Beverley: What conflicts are you facing?

Aurora: If I go out with Kyle, my family will be upset with me due to the longstanding feud. I don’t even know if a relationship with him could work as we are so different. I also have been thinking about opening my own dance studio, but the idea scares me. What if it fails? I don’t like my current job, but I’m doing well there and it’s safe. Well, maybe not safe for my sanity.

Beverley: Do you have a plan for resolving them?

Aurora: Eventually, but it takes a while! That’s why I’m Sleeping Beauty. I need to wake up and come to my senses.

Beverley: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

Aurora: If you could use some laughs and are in the mood for a funny and sweet beach read, then I hope you’ll check out Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty . I think you’ll also enjoy reading about my brother Dylan in Fooling Around With Cinderella , though I still have trouble picturing him as a Prince Charming…

Blurb: Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty (Storybook Valley #2):

Dance instructor Rory Callahan, named after Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had.  Kyle wants to change her whole life, but Rory doesn’t like the stakes. After all, perfect princesses are the ones who get the happy endings. . .aren’t they?

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