Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Peek at My Secret Pinterest Board

We were discussing writing prompts during the #writersroad chat Monday on Twitter and some people mentioned that they sometimes get inspiration from Pinterest.

Love Pinterest! If you haven't delved into the relatively new secret boards, I encourage you to give them a try. I create one for my manuscript and collect little clippings of inspiration as I come across them. Below is a quick glimpse at my secret board for my current work in progress:

So above we have clothing that my main character wears, an actress that would be a good fit to play her in a film adaptation, food one character prepares (sweet potato burgers with roasted garlic cream and avocado -- um, yum!) and music one character recommends to another in chapter 15. Then we have this:

As you can see, this board includes a variety of donuts. There is a scene in my novel where one of my characters springs for donuts for the whole gang. And when I say donuts, I actually mean fonuts from this joint in LA. Doesn't that maple bacon one look delish?

I digress... Anyway, have you ever used Pinterest for writing inspiration? Do you have a super secret board? Since I showed you mine, will you show me yours? Gross! Pretend I didn't ask.

If you want to follow me on Pinterest, you can do so here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Peepsqueak II is available!

I meant to post this earlier, but my mom's second book, Peepsqueak Wants a Friend!, is in stores! It makes a great children's gift (hint, hint).

If you're interested in the original Peepsqueak!, here's the trailer:

Best of all, they're making these!!!
If you can't resist this face, you can follow him on Facebook.
Want a copy of the book? Buy one at Barnes & Noble, Amazon—or better yet—support your local bookstore and have them order it if it's not in stock!