I’m so ridiculously excited about the release of Glitter and Sparkle. Friday, guys. Friday!
For those of you who follow my personal blog, you may have already read the backstory behind the book, but I’m going to go ahead and post some of it here today:
This novel was sparked into life by the strangest thing. My daughter was sitting at the computer, playing on the Barbie website. You know the Chelsea doll? Well, it’s her favorite (go figure). Anyway, she’s sitting there, pasting these little Chelsea stickers into a scene. She has, like, hundreds of them. Suddenly, she yells out, “Forward Chelsea army! Sparkle, sparkle!”
And I laughed because it was the oddest thing ever. But then I thought, “You know? The world needs more sparkles. It needs more girly, silly, pink and pretty things.”
And at that moment, a young adult contemporary book was born.
Now, Glitter and Sparkle has nothing to do with an army of Chelseas. But it does have glitter. And it does have sparkles. And after writing dark and heavy Seirsha of Errinton, I was ready for some fluff.
I love it. I hope you will too.
You can click here to read the entire post and read Chapter One.
That’s pretty much it for Monday updates. Audette of Brookraven is coming along, and I’m planning on finishing it up when the kids are off for spring break. We also did a bunch of hiking this weekend. You can read more about that here if you’re interested.
I’ll be back on release day! Have a great week!