|Jess, Leanne, me, Tara, Mari: Cardiff 2008|
And TARA, was my very first ever random reader—the reader who wandered in and read even though she didn't know me from a hole in the internets. She was encouraging, enthusiastic, and fabulous.
Our actual writing group formed initially in 2007... I had written four chapters at that point of what would eventually be my first 204,000 word (I know, right?) first original book. (I was still writing my second long fan fiction—and there would be a 3rd before I sort of let that fall away).
|preparing for a French taunting at Cardiff Castle|
And FINALLY, one of my writing family members has been offered a well-deserved publishing contract!!!
|Working cover, designed by our friend Ana|
As the title implies, it is a twist on Cinderella, set in modern day Cardiff, and is funnier than funny. You will definitely want to keep your eyes peeled for this. (does anybody else have eyes that water when you hear 'eyes peeled'? Just me then?)
Anyway, I'm THRILLED for Tara, and excited for the Burrow, and a little giddy because that's how I roll.
And here are a few more gratuitous pictures of us...
|Sassing at the Taff (the river that swears a lot)|
|And here we are, in touch with our roots (note Hogwarts scarves-knitted by Leanne on the left)|
It's probably apparent from these what a shrinking violet I am *shifty* In my defense, I AM trying to take over the world.