Sara Ella: The Wonderland Trials
Sara Ella
Shonna Slayton

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. A limited number of free tickets are available. You can also support Changing Hands by purchasing the book via Eventbrite below.
Local YA author Sara Ella presents her latest novel in conversation with fellow local YA fantasy author, Shonna Slayton (The Little Mermaid's Voice).

Pre-Order Goodies
When you purchase The Wonderland Trials from Changing Hands, you will received a signed and personalized copy, plus*

  • Alice character playing card
  • Bookmark
  • Found Family Quote Sticker
  • Disney Wonderland Tea Bag (single serving)
  • Teacup Quote Sticker
*Limited to the first 50 pre-orders. Orders now, while supplies last! 

Can't attend? Preorder your copy of The Wonderland Trials with priority shipping by July 11 here to receive this special bonus. Books and swag will ship after the July 26 event.

Signed copies of Shonna Slayton's books can be purchased in store at the event, or online here, while supplies last. Please ask for a signed copy in the comment section of your order at checkout.


  • We're limiting attendance to allow for social distancing, so registration via Eventbrite is required for admission.
  • Masks are required.


Solve the clues. Face your fears. Win the Trials.

All Alice Liddell wants is to escape her Normal life in Oxford and find the parents who abandoned her ten years ago. But she gets more than she bargained for when her older sister Charlotte is arrested for having the infamous Wonder Gene--the key to unlocking the curious Wonderland Reality.

Soon, Alice receives a rather cryptic invitation to play for Team Heart in this year's annual--and often deadly--Wonderland Trials. Now she has less than twenty-four hours to find her way into Wonderland where nothing is impossible . . . or what it seems.

The stakes are raised when she discovers players go missing during the Trials each year. Will she and her team solve the clues and find the missing players? Or will betrayal and distrust win, leaving Alice alone in a world of her own? Follow the White Rabbit into this topsy-turvy fantasy where players become prey, a sip of the wrong tea might as well be poison, and a queen's ways do not always lead one where they ought to go.


Once upon a time, SARA ELLA dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a castle. Now she spends her days homeschooling her three Jedi in training, braving the Arizona summers, and reminding her superhero husband that it's almost Christmas (even if it's only January). When she's not writing, Sara might be found behind her camera lens or planning her next adventure in the great wide somewhere. She is a Hufflepuff who finds joy in the simplicity of sipping a lavender white mocha and singing Disney tunes in the car. Sara is the author of the Unblemished trilogy and Coral, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid that focuses on mental health. Her latest journey into the world of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland feels like coming full circle after her time spent chasing the White Rabbit around Walt Disney World. Sara loves fairy tales and Jesus, and she still believes "Happily Ever After is Never Far Away." Connect with her online at SaraElla.com or find her on Instagram at @saraellawrites.

SHONNA SLAYTON is the author of the Fairy-tale Inheritance Series of young adult novels, beginning with Cinderella's Dress. She's taught writing using fairy tales in school classrooms and workshops, as well as in public libraries as a writer in residence. A former girl of the mountains, she now lives in the desert with her husband and children. Visit her website at ShonnaSlayton.com to sign up for her weekly newsletter.