Sparkle Spa

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My Polka-Dot Nails!

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!

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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….)

ALL THAT GLITTERS Reviewed in Library Media Connection!

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!

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Sparkle Spa Massages at the Texas Library Association!

I found out that Simon & Schuster offered free Sparkle Spa massages to all of the attendees of the Texas Library Association earlier this month.  How cool is that?  Here are some photos of the set-up:

I’m on a blog talking about books, refrigerators and feet!

The lovely Sandra Nickel featured me on her blog as part of her “What was on her…” series.  If you click here you can read about what was on my to do list, refrigerator door, nightstand, to read pile, feet and mind (though not necessarily in that order). You’ll also get to find out my favorite Lewis Carroll quote.  (Here’s a hint: The Queen of Hearts says it.)

Thank you so much for inviting me to visit, Sandra!

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Cover Reveals for Makeover Magic and True Colors!

The third and fourth books in the Sparkle Spa series have jackets!  (Makeover Magic will be out in June and True Colors will be out in October.)

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Cover Reveal for All That Glitters and Purple Nails and Puppy Tails!

Time has really been flying by over here. I can’t believe school has already started in some places—and is about to start in others. I spent a lot of my summer writing and traveling. And it looks like that’s how I’m going to spend a lot of my fall as well. It’s exciting to be working on two series at once, but it means my laptop and I go pretty much everywhere together.

Anyway, I jumped on here today because I am incredibly excited to share the covers for the first two Sparkle Spa books with you all. I totally love how they came out and can’t wait to see them on actual printed books!