Most of you know I've been writing a book.
A lot of you have asked when I'm going to actually tell anyone what the book is about.
Well here 'tis -
This is my make-believe cover (I'm having the best time with all this!!!) - - -
The working title is "Whimsey." It's Southern Fiction with a splash of magic, including a wicked pixie named Earlene who fancies tight-fitting designer clothes and Louboutin stilettos. A cigar smoking matriarchal ghost also drops in from time to time just to make sure things are going as planned . . . .
The protaganist is an up-and-coming jewelry designer who fears her talent has deserted her. Along with her four best childhood friends, Emmaline Hamilton Foley has been invited to be a resident artist at the new upscale gallery owned by her aunt, famous artist Zoe Hamilton. To join them, she’ll need to regain her talent, face the demons from her past and her feelings about Eli Tatnall, whom she loved as a girl. Will moving back to the Georgia artist’s colony on the Island of Whimsey bring the all magic back?
Whimsey is a story of hope and affirmation. It's a story about best girlfriends and families, connections and feelings. It’s about the things in life that make us happy and the things that scare us to death, and the people who walk through our lives with us.
Right now, the manuscript is in the hands of some first readers.
I've already gotten valuable feedback from several folks.
Pretty soon I'll be going through the nerve-wracking, heart breaking process of sending out query letters.
One step at a time - one small step at a time . . . .