My first really negative review was kind of traumatizing. Harsh critiques can be rough for a first-time authors. But here’s a few tips that helped me get over it and gain some perspective.
More than one reader has commented about the “gaps” in the story-line of Where Daffodils Bloom. In this post I explain why they had to be there (and also talk about an idea I have to fill in some of the holes).
Combine unexpected bestseller status with a long drive home on a dark, rainy night, and what do you get? A new understanding of what success really means.
…And an awful lot of frogs.
My Babette theater costume turned out exactly as I pictured…but had a lot of problems backstage. Still, I was pretty happy with what I accomplished for only $25!
Lumiere’s costume was challenging, but turned out FANTASTIC! I was especially happy with the DIY glowing candles I made.
Second post in my Beauty and the Beast costume series! Find out how I made these 3 historical-inspired “Silly Girl” costumes, and spent less than $10 in thrift store materials!
First post in my new series on costume design! Last summer, a “Beauty & the Beast” theater production gave me the opportunity to make some amazing costumes. Belle’s blue dress was my first step.
I can hardly BELIEVE IT!!! After over three years of research, writing, more research, re-writing, and editing… Lily and Fred’s beautiful, real life love-story is an honest-to-goodness book! Where Daffodils Bloom is a labor of love that I am so excited to be able to share with the world. And it’s been wonderful t to …….Read More
Well ladies and gentlemen. My upcoming book, Where Daffodils Bloom, finally HAS A COVER!!! Whoohoo! Drum-roll please… I commissioned a professional cover design company, called Damonza, to create it for me. They took the information I gave them (synopsis, important symbolism, character descriptions, etc) and created two different cover concepts for me to choose between. …….Read More
It’s ALMOST HERE!!!!! After over three years of work, Fred and Lily’s story is finally almost ready to be released! Are you as excited as I am? Do you want to be part of making sure the whole world reads this book? Then keep reading after the title announcement for a very special opportunity below. …….Read More