Steffani’s First Book

The Ravenous Gown - Award

Press Release for the Ravenous Gown:

While particularly powerful for young girls as they are swarmed by media telling them what they should strive to become, The Ravenous Gown inspires women of all ages to discover the power within. This book of new fairy tales turns the classic pretty-princess, damsel-in-distress on its head and broadens the view of who women are and what they can become. Fall under the spell of a “Once upon a time…” where beauty is bigger than a reflection, where wisdom makes girls extraordinary, and where curses are broken through the strength and character of unlikely heroines. The included discussion guide gives girls and their parents a way to talk about their ideas of what being beautiful really means. A magnificent collection of short stories written in fairy tale prose (Cinderella, Sort Of and Beauty’s Curse, to name a couple), The Ravenous Gown captures the essence of a stronger, smarter princess- the kind that actually lives happily ever after.


“Steffani Raff is a talented storyteller. Her amazing stories remind us that love conquers all, fear can be overcome, and everyone has a hero inside.”- Eliot Wilcox, Executive Director of the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute

“These stories will inoculate girls against the full force of the idea that you have to fit society’s idea of beauty in order to be loved…This book is an achievement, it is one of those moments where somebody does really good original literature and it is really significant socially.”- Doug Lipman, internationally known, award winning author of Improving Your Storytelling

Steffani Raff has managed to spin brilliant stories, filled with the significance of what beauty truly means, and how we can both create and find it in our daily lives.” Kaylee Campbell, 16 year old reader

“The Ravenous Gown is filled with powerful stories of beauty and strength. With dragons, princes, curses and princesses (who are more than their beautiful gowns), the stories transported me to enchanting worlds and left me wanting more.” Paige Funk, blogger at Intellectual Recreation

“These stories are woven with humor and depth and examples of what true beauty, strength and courage really are. Each of us are both more than what we may see in ourselves and we are beautiful the way we are.” Brittney Henderson, mother of three

You can order the book now! Stay tuned for book parties, including storytelling performances, signings, and visits from princesses.


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