Friday, November 16th, 2018

The Series Series, Part 2: Starting a Series

It took us thirteen drafts to figure out the best way to start the Very Fairy Princess series: with a “day in the life of…” establishing story.  Once we had introduced the character and  her world, other story ideas seemed to flow more easily.  The first book in the Dumpy the Dump Truck tells the story of […]

The Series Series, Part 1: Planning a Series

I’ve been on a series of deadlines and taking a bit of a break from blogging, but as I promised last week, I’m picking it up again with a series of posts about… writing a series. My mother and I have developed three series to date: The Dumpy the Dump Truck picture book series; the […]

Embracing My Inner Princess

The first thing I said when my husband and I learned we were expecting a daughter was, “OK, but we’re not doing the pink princess thing.”  Famous last words.  Hope was born seemingly hard-wired to be the girliest girl in the world – she wouldn’t even wear pants until 1st grade. Her passion extended to […]

Announcing the Very Fairy Princess App!

I’m excited to announce that our new Very Fairy Princess app is now live! The Very Sparkly Wand feature invites young princes and princesses to choose from three colors and sounds in order to create their own wand and add a little sparkle to anything with just a flick of the iPhone or iPad.  With […]

What Should Our App Be?

Today’s post is actually a question – well, more of a favor.  We’re working with our wonderful publisher on developing an app for The Very Fairy Princess. We’ll start with a free one, then plan for other, more expanded versions down the line.  I’m researching picture book apps to get a sense of what the […]