Monday, January 28, 2013

Re-Introduction and La Luna!

First, I"m re-introducing myself and sharing something I never have with you before, thanks to Stephen Tremp's Re-introduction blogfest. Plus, Mina Lobo is hosting the Lunar Lovin' blogfest with moon pictures posted from around the world.

Cool, eh? Yep, my thoughts exactly.


So obviously I'm a writer. Duh. :) I've been dedicated to studying the craft for the last five years now. I write YA, experimented with an upper MG, and last November signed with my agent for my latest story, The Desiree, a YA romance with a twist. Full story here.

I have a son and daughter in elementary school, I'm married to a hardworking firefighter who doubles as a handyman, and my BFF is a 70lb cream-colored labradoodle named Ripley. I also work for the largest airline in the U.S. and handle European bookings.

BUT ... something you may not know, is that I've always dabbled in arts and crafts, and I've always had a thing for fantasy creatures. The first novel I tried writing was centered around fairy folk and I just loved imagining that story. But that was before all the Tinkerbell movies and books came out and I felt it killed my story. :(

However, lo and behold, an idea came to me a few weeks ago that allowed me to revisit that very first story, and I went with it. My fairy folk didn't have to stay buried away in an overwritten manuscript! I could bring my vision to life in a different way. And that's what I've done.

Introducing my line of handcrafted fairy folk! (Please forgive the shameless self-promotion here.)
Each come with their own special power and purpose, each one crafted with love and precision. Hang them over your writing desk or art table for inspiration. For example, here's one that may be fitting for you:


Meet HARRIET PLOTTER.


Bringing inspiration to plotter and pantsters alike, Harriet wardens off the dark arts of writer’s block and flat characters with a wave of her wand. When in doubt, talk it out, because Harriet’s listening. Place her wherever you hope to stimulate chronic creative vibes for your masterpiece, and get writing!

Since this endeavor is so brand new, I'd love all the support I can get. If you'd "like" my Facebook page by clicking here, I'd be grateful. I'll introduce the entire line on my page, as well as new pixies that are created. 

Actual orders can be made from my website, or from my Etsy Shop page. You can also custom design your own with hair and skin color and/or fashion. 

So anyway, thanks for checking out my latest endeavor. Your support is SO much appreciated!


Wish my moon picture came out better, but it was the best I could do. Could be a lightbulb for all you know, right? lol


This was 3am Monday January 28. Beautiful full and yellow. A cool jeweled moon, as I like to say. (a la Jim Morrison). See more moon pictures on Mina's blog. (linked from above.) 

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and learning more about me. I love learning more about my readers too. Tell me something I didn't know about you in the comments! Can be anything from your fave story or film, to how many siblings you have. Or any hidden talents? Would love to hear about those! So many creative folks in the blogosphere! Please share ...

65 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Harriet Plotter - cute! Sorry Tinkerbell stole your fire, but glad you found a way to rekindle it.
3:00 am? This morning? I wouldn't be awake enough to open the back door.

Trisha said...

Love your fairies! Wow :) That's very cool that your old idea is coming back to life.

Firefighters are my favourite kind of men in uniform! They save people's lives and...sometimes kitties' lives too. :D

SA Larsenッ said...

I did not know your hubby was a firefighter!! My MC's dad is a firefighter. I could have picked your brain. LOL

BTW - I am in love with your craftiness. I 'Liked' your FB page. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

That's an amazing talent! You should try to sell a line of these online. Have themes for holidays and all.

Suzi said...

Unfortunately I'm not that artsy crafty. I wish I were. I can handle the kid stuff, but I don't do much on my own.

Al Diaz said...

I am not so hot about Tinkerbell but I love Harriet Plotter! And your moon isn't that bad, it's like mine. :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

The firs thing I wrote was about fairies, too. :) I still love them! Very cute doll! I wish I could do artistic stuff like that!

Nickie said...

I like how you re-imagined your fairy idea. Maybe in a few years the fairy book genre won't be quite a full.

mshatch said...

I LOVE your fairy! She is so cool and her expression is perfect. Good luck with the new venture :)

Oh, and nice to meet you again!

Juliet Bond said...

LOVE Harriet plotter. How fun to introduce ourselves to someone new! Check us out at http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

Michael Di Gesu said...

Where DO YOU FIND the time. NOW THIS.... They are TOO CUTE! All the best PK... I am so the crafter as well. Took on a new project this week cable knitting a throw for my new office's daybed. Talk about a challenge. EEESH. Imagine hundreds of thousands of stitches. LOL.

LOVE the name.....

Kathryn Rose said...

I love them! They're SO AWESOME!

kmckendry said...

I love your Pixie Patrol!
You got a nice moon picture, the moon over here was hidden by freezing rain and snow.

Barbara Watson said...

Harriet Plotter. Perfect.

Johanna Garth said...

I LOVE Harriet Plotter. She's adorable. You might find it amusing to know my daughter tells me her roller derby name (if the need ever arises for one) will be Hermione Danger.

Krystal Wade said...

I love the Harriet Plotter! HOW CUTE! And the moon last night looked amazing, but I couldn't get a good picture to save my life. :-)

Tanya Reimer said...

OMGosh! So cute. You go girl.

VikLit said...

Love the fairies! And labradoodles are so CUTE!

Elise Fallson said...

Oh how very creative, love your fairies! I just "liked" on your fb page. Seriously, very cute. And your moon shot came out really well too. At 3am I'd be hard pressed to operate a camera. (:

LTM said...

yay for the lovely moon, and YAY! For your lovely pixies! LIKED! :o)

And love the fun fest. Good luck with The Desiree! *squee* :o) <3

Old Kitty said...

Harriet Plotter!! I love her already!! You are one amazing talented and creative person!! And you have a labrodoodle!! Yay!! Glad to meet you PK! Take care
x

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You are so creative. I don't think stories about fairy folks ever will go out of style.

Nancy Thompson said...

I love that pixie! I liked your FB page today. Now I'll have to go back and really check it out.

michelle said...

PK, I love your hand-crafted Ms. Plotter! Too cute!
I'm off to like your FB page!

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

Awesome endeavor. They're all really cool!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Love the fairies-pretty cool. and the moon picture is neat! Been loving the pics throughout the blogspere today.

Denise Covey said...

I LOVE Harriet Potter. So cute. Have liked your fb page. Love arts and crafts and this is a great idea. Love looking at those lunar pics too as I get around.

DL Hammons said...

I LOVE your Pixie Patrol! I'm already making notes for upcoming birthday gifts!! :)

Mina Lobo said...

Up at 3am to take this pic is serious dedication to the hop!!! Love that rosy ring 'round the moon you captured. Thanks for hoppin' with me!

Jeff Hargett said...

I've been impressed by all the talents people in bloggyland have. Nice way to keep the original dream alive. Facebook Like accomplished. :)

erica and christy said...

Love the pixies! I just read a comment on another blog that said something like "all writers must be artsy/musical" and I so totally am not! Good luck with everything!
erica

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Donna Hole said...

Ah, bad Tinker Bell :( Can Harriet also invent me more time to write :)

Congrats on the agent, and the creative Pixies PK. What a marvelous concept.

.......dhole

Nick Wilford said...

Wow that's very creative, Harriet looks great. I'm glad you could use your old idea in such an original way! Off to like on FB. :)

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Jess said...

Nice to re-meet you! Those handcrafted fairy folk are awesome :)

fOIS In The City said...

Welcome to Etsy, PK. I opened my shop on Nov.30, 2012. Mine is for crafts and collectibles.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FindsOfTheCity

I have already "liked" your Facebook page and put you in my favs at Etsy. Nice to know we now have two things in common ... crafting with words and our hands :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, PK,
I think your Harriet is cute. I'm always impressed by people who can make stuff with their hands. Can't think of anything I'm good at making other than cakes and stuff and making up stories.

jamieayres.com said...

I liked your FB page, and you can bet I'll be placing a order in the near future--you are quite the craft queen!!

Shell Flower said...

Wow, you crafty lady. That puppet is awesome. I'm going to Etsy stalk you for sure!

Tammy Theriault said...

the fairy doll...i want!!! you gotta sell that stuff girl!

Jessica Schley said...

Harriet Plotter! I love it. Nice to meet you, and definitely looking forward to exploring your blog and FB!

Laura Eno said...

LOVE the pixies! Liked the FB page and I'm marking your Etsy shop! :)

Kittie Howard said...

Nice to meet you again, PK. Wow, you're a busy lady with lots of good stuff going on. If I did FB, I'd definitely help you out as your idea is fabulous.

Thank you to your husband (and for your support behind the scenes) for all the good work he does.

Shell Flower said...

P.S. I love that you were a Deadhead, too. Yay.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What a super clever idea! I hope Harriet Plotter and her other fairy pals become the "next best thing." Good luck with it! Nice to meetcha. Count me in as your newest groupie. (Oh, and isn't "labradoodle" the CUTEST name? We had cockapoos. Cute, but not quite AS cute.)

celeste holloway said...

Hey, PK!

Well, first let me give you a high five for landing a hot husband! And you're scratching your head, wondering how I know he's hot, right? Aren't all firemen hot?!?! Of course they are! Okay, that out of the way, I love your fairies! I'll have to check out your web around my daughter's B-day. She'd love them! Harriet Plotter is so much cooler than Tinkerbell! Okay, I'll quit rambling and go like your FB page. It's great to meet you! :)

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Kas said...

OMG Harriet Plotter... *dies* That's amazing. I LOVE your pixie idea. SO cute. I, too, have a fairy story idea that has plinked around inside my head for a while, but I have always been skeptical to try to write it because of the abundance of fairy stuff already out there. Maybe someday... So nice to meet you though!! : ]

Azara said...

Harriet Plotter - I love it! So awesome. It was great to re-meet you!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

It's always hard to find originality, but no one could have your twist to the fairy story! I hope you find a way to get back to the book itself. But if not, your product line is a great idea. :) Congratulations on gaining an agent!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Nice to meet you. You are a woman of many talents!

Mark K said...

Always good to re-meet a friend ;)

Donna Yates said...

So cute! and I adore them. Of course I 'liked' your facebook page.

Janet B Taylor said...

Oh, I LOVE your fairy criatures! They are just adorable!
So happy we connected, and I wish you all the luck in the world with Jordy and with your WIP! :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Well, how cool is that? Love your new creations, and it is very nice to meet you.

Kathy M.

Tony Van Helsing said...

Harriet looks annoyed about something.

Madeleine Sara said...

Harriet Plotter, love her! Enjoyed your introduction. We have similar interests. It's lovely your get to share them with your children too. Wonderful!

Anstice Potts said...

Those fairies are such a cute idea! One of my favourite stories as a child was about how the fairies got the colours of their wings- a clumsy fairy spilled a box of powder paints.

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Carrie-Anne said...

Your fairy reminds me a bit of a Lego mini-fig with clothes.

One of my hidden talents is the ability not just to write with both hands, but to write with both hands at the same time. Sometimes I like to mess with people's minds by suddenly changing the hand I'm writing with, though I don't make a habit of doing that!

Lexa Cain said...

I LOVE the whole pixie idea, and goodness knows I need Harriet Plotter's help! I liked your FB page. Good luck! :-)

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Harriet looks like fun!

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Candilynn Fite said...

OMG! I adore your fairy! Heading to website now!

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