In my real life, I write blogs, articles, news and corporate material, so in my own time I enjoy creative writing with a slant towards humour, magic, fairytales and quirky female leads.
I’m a fan of plots with twists and turns but I’m also a stickler for continuity. Throw in a female character with pluck and moxy and I’m sold! These two criteria go for any genre, but I have a soft spot for fairytales, particularly ones that parody the classic stories from my childhood or updated versions that make the princess the hero.
I loved Star Dust, the Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, Tuck Everlasting and Holes.
I tend to stay away from sci-fi, dystopian novels and stories featuring serial killers.
Cinderose Berwick is stuck with a name fraught with expectations. So when her parents pressure her to accept a fate based on someone else’s life, she resists. In doing so she offends her fairy godmother, who abandons her. Now Cindy must navigate the magical world alone, To rescue her sister and find a prince to fall in love with her before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday in ten days.
This book is part of a trilogy. The other two stories are from the same world but involve different characters rather than a continuation about Cinderose.
I have written several children’s picture books that I’m working on getting published.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!