Monday, July 18, 2011

Shifting Gears

In the midst of figuring out how to do publicity for my new book (I’m open to suggestions), it’s time for me to sew Shakespeare costumes. Matt and Jake are both in the play Mid Summer Night’s Dream. Jake is playing Demetrius, and Matt is playing Puck.

Jake really liked his costume from last year (blouson shirt and tunic with faux embossed leather accents). So he said he’d wear it again this year. GREAT. Then, I volunteered to make him accessories. He wants gauntlets and a feathered hat. They will be very cool, but a lot of work. I’ve done a hat before—more broken sewing machine needles than ever for one project. And the gauntlets are studded with metal studs, meaning I probably will need to purchase a studding tool, if there is such a thing. Matt needs a tunic covered with leaves, which should be fairly easy, I hope.  When the costumes are done, I’ll post photos.

For those who are interested, things with my novel are going well at Kindle. The exciting thing this weekend was discovering that a total stranger loved my book and wanted to contact me. (Yay!) I’m still having trouble with Barnes & Noble—their promises to rid me of the imps have not materialized. So I will call them again, and, hopefully, get better promises. As soon as that's done, I'll get back to the Screwing Up Time sequel. I've left Mark and Miranda in a very precarious situation, and I need to rescue them. 


  1. I'm so excited about how well your book is doing! I don't have much to add in terms of marketing. Maybe target some book blogs for reviews. I am going to start an blog post on authors (not a review, just a "hey check out my friend who's got a book!" kind of thing), so you'll have to come by my blog for an appearance, okay?

  2. Lydia,

    I'd love it! Thank you so much!!

  3. I was in Midsummer involved a blue tinsel wig. My director liked to set Shakespeare in...shall we say, non-traditional places. :)
    Just started reading your book today, and I wanted to keep reading when I should have been working! I love what I've read so far, and can't wait to keep going in it!!

  4. Who'd you play? I hear Laura Barnes played Bottom in the same play once.

  5. Karin,

    I'm so glad to hear that you're loving the book!! Yay!

  6. Luke, I played two parts: Eguis (spelling?) and Quince. The blue tinsel wig was for Quince; I wore a hot pink curly wig and sunglasses for Eguis. :)

  7. Midsummer Night's Dream is going to be an awesome success; I can already tell.

    We're still reading through the book and we're having an awesome time with it!! I wish you the best of luck with the sequel.

  8. Wow, wow ,wow! Tell ya what, I take one little break from the blogoshere and come back to discover you've already got your book out there in the world! Good for you. That was some fast work, lady. Now, I've gotta get a kindle so I can support you and all those other writers I've come to know through their blogs. Good luck!