It comes out March 3, 2010 from Grand Central Publishing! I know it sounds like a long time away, but I know the months will fly by.
Nov 2004: I wrote the first draft for National Novel Writing Month.
Jan-April 2005: I edited the mess in 2005, my agent sent me back to the drawing board.
May 05-06: I gave up.
June: Went to a writing conference and decided to take my agent’s notes and revise.
Spring 2007: I submit again, my agent loves it! Gives me more revisions. I complete them.
July 2007: Manuscript sells in a two-book deal with GCP!
SYNOPSIS: Struggling domestic-goddess-in-training Ofy is determined to turn heads at this year’s International CraftOlympics. To do that, she’ll need the help of her best friend, Star. Considering herself a serious artist, Star is hesitant, but finally agrees to help as a way to end her own creative slump. Truthfully she thinks Ofy is a little loca about the whole craft thing – and about her idol: Local TV personality, Crafty Chloe. Star doesn’t trust the bottle-blonde, even after she becomes part of their crafting team. As the competition heats up, Star will learn Chloe’s dirty little secret, why crafting means so much to Ofy, and that beauty, art, and creativity can take many more forms than a canvas hanging in a gallery.
Peace, love, and glitter!