Whoa! It’s a jacket for Sparkle Spa #5: Bad News Nails! The book will be out in stores on February 17, 2015, but is available for pre-order now wherever books are sold. (I wish I had a shirt with fringes like Suzy Davis’s. And I wouldn’t mind wearing Aly’s skirt either.)
So I got an interesting email last week from the folks over at Mod Cloth inviting me to create a fancy manicure inspired by one of their dresses and post it on my website. Apparently, lots of manicure-loving people will be doing the same thing. Now, I’m not a nail artist–not even close–but I do love manicures, so I decided I’d have some fun and go for it. And I figured I’d try to create a manicure that all the fans of the Sparkle Spa series could recreate–and that Brooke and Aly and their friends would love. And so….inspired by this dress over at Mod Cloth (which is actually called the Author Outing Dress in Dots), I polka-dotted my nails!
I used two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue, and then a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in White Round. Then I put a layer of clear on top. All in all, I had a lot of fun. And now every time I look at my fingers, it makes me smile. (Wondering if I should go buy that dress….)
Just heard from that All That Glitters will be reviewed in the August/September Library Media Connection. I can’t post the whole thing yet, but I can post this part:
“Girls are sure to enjoy the concept of a kid salon and the everyday activities of sisters, family, and school situations. The simple, easy-to-read text flows effortlessly and leads well into the next book of the Sparkle Spa series.”
Thanks to LMC for all those nice words about my book!
My Sparkle Spa publisher threw a party last night and my name tag had an early glimpse of the Bad News Nails jacket on it! It’s not in color, but it’s still so cool to see Aly and Suzy Davis on there. (The book will be out in February, 2015.)
On May 18, there was Follow Your Heart: Summer Love launch party at McNally Jackson Bookstore in New York City. We had a Follow Your Stomach cupcake bar, a store-wide scavenger hunt, frisbees, raffle prizes, and some summer-ready lemonade. Here’s a tiny peek into what happened there..
Two early copies of Makeover Magic arrived in the mail today–and coincidentally, they match my nail polish perfectly! I think “Dive In” might now be my favorite summer nail color…
I’m going to be talking about the Sparkle Spa and books for elementary schoolers in general tomorrow at the Blue Blue Marble Book Store in Mt. Airy, PA. In preparation, I did an interview on their blog. You can read it over here, if you’d like.
Here’s an excerpt:
The School Library Journal had some lovely things to say about Summer Love. (Thanks, SLJ!)