Thursday, July 19, 2012

Announcing . . . Enchanted Etiquette

Oh my gosh It's been a month since I've written on this blog. Shame on me!

So much has happened since then. My baby broke his arm and I wrote a 64,000 word book in 30 days. But neither of those kept me from here, just plain ignoring it did. I'm sorry. I'll do better I promise.

I have people who keep track of me only through this blog and I have news to share with everyone.

My Middle Grade non-fiction book Enchanted Etiquette has been picked up by Walnut Springs/Leatherwood Press and will be out in spring 2013. I'm so EXCITED!!!!!! This book is a pet project of mine. It is something near and dear to my heart, something I never expected to actually write. Me write non-fiction? Ha!

BUT, too many children (IMO) are not learning manners and I think parents are feeling that thier children won't listen to boring lessons, or it's antiquated. Children these days need manners more than ever, and they need them now. We all do from time to time. So 2 years ago I thought what if I wrote a book teaching manners to young girls in a fun way? That fun way turned out to be Grace Faries teaching the lessons and crafts and recipes to add to the fun of the lessons. I planned it and pitched it and got a few yes's and then wrote it polished it and sent it in.

I'm so excited though, I had to tell everyone! While EE is for girls I am working on a version for boys because it's important that boys learn manners and grace too.

I'm also working on my YA steampunk/scifi and its turning out really well so far. :)

Enough about me how are you guys doing? I miss you!