I haven't stopped smiling since the calendar rolled over to April. How could I? My first novel, FAIREST OF THEM ALL, hits the shelves on April 21. The blog reviews have been great (www.teensreadtoo.com), my local B&N is throwing me a launch party, I have a calendar full of school visits, and my writing group is hosting a private get-together to commemorate the event. This is--it's such a cliche--the most exciting time of my life.
Oribella's story began in early 2005. Back then she was a twelve-year-old aspiring actress with a mysteriously absent father and a disfigured mother who was hiding a terrible secret. By the time Ori's tale was finished, she was fifteen and the funky subplots were victims of the DELETE key. She's braved numerous rewrites and suffered through her share of red ink. But she's come out on the other side sharper, more intriguing, and much more focused. Now, after four long years, she's poised to take her place in the wonderful world of fictional characters.
Happy Birthday, Oribella!