Emerging from Life Stuff and a New Paperback!

7 Nov

Wow, I’ve been away for a while. Sorry about that! Life sort of exploded on me and required uninterrupted attention to put everything back to normal, so the blog, my twitter, and my Facebook page all went lacking for love.

It was a lot of slogging through unexpected things that all had to be done right-this-minute, mixed in with the Helvetican’s birthday, Halloween, nonfiction writing for the other half of my writerly existence, replacing my printer that died when Mercury slipped into retrograde, and topped by making a ball gown for the Princess in two days.

Two. Days.

Satin bodice. Tulle skirt. (McCall’s pattern #M6466)

36 yards of tulle in six layers.

Finished just in time for the dance. I’ll have to upload a photo of the dress because I don’t think the Princess wants to be on my blog.

Yes, I am still reeling from the slight loss of sanity. But hey, now you know why I’ve been missing in action!

New on the writing front: I pulled the ebook of Finding Refuge from wide distribution and went exclusive to Amazon for the next three months. This poor book has had a tough time finding an audience. It’s had great reviews, but sold poorly at Amazon, dismally at Barnes & Noble, and didn’t sell at all elsewhere. So, in a bid to jumpstart its visibility, I went for the exclusive.

Due to the change, I can now offer Finding Refuge for a three-day FREE run, starting tomorrow, 11/8 and running through 11/10. If you don’t have a copy already, this will be an excellent time to pick it up. Just click on the book cover to the right…

Also…Finding Refuge is now available in paperback! ¬†YAY! It’s so pretty, see?

So far, it is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, but it should be up on Books A Million and other bookseller websites within a couple of weeks.

Well, that catches us up to current on my side. Anything exciting going on in your world these days?

4 Responses to “Emerging from Life Stuff and a New Paperback!”

  1. krisme November 8, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Download in progress, wheee, and oh, that dress is amazing. Which version did she choose? The longest one?

    • Lucy Francis November 8, 2012 at 7:27 am #

      Yes, with the plain strapless bodice. It was cream and chocolate, and the top layer of tulle had these clear crystal drops all over it which were impossible to sew around but looked great. Maybe I can post her photo if I crop out her face…

  2. Martha November 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I already bought the book and loved it! I made a tutu for a little girl one and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done! I’ve made wedding dresses that were easier! Tulle is EVIL!! I will never work with it again!

    • Lucy Francis November 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

      Thanks, Martha! Oh, I agree, tulle is truly evil. I once made a costume for a theater production, an 1890s style taffeta ball gown, pieced from three different patterns, buttons all the way up the back. THAT was easier than dealing with all that tulle. The stuff sure looks awesome when you’re done, though!

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