Before I post the write up and picks from the Lake County Library system’s amazing Trash to Fashion event, I have to do the obligatory – HEY, EVERYONE, THE FIRST NOVEL IN MY LATTER-DAY OLYMPIANS SERIES IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $.99 post! (Oh, sorry, inside voice. I know, I know. But it’s just so exciting!!!) I’m hoping that if you haven’t already been sucked into the mythology, murder and mayhem of my urban fantasy series that you’ll take the chance now. Less than a dollar! What do you have to lose? Anyway, the special pricing is available now in Samhain’s store, for Kindle, Nook & Kobo, etc. and will run through November 7th!
Also, if anyone wants to read a bit more on the series, I’m up today at Magical Words with a piece on Pantheons and Pantsers. Some of my other favorite Latter-Day posts of recent memory: Character’s Court and “If I Ruled the World” by Hermes.
And now, I’m so excited to present the pics from Saturday’s 5th Annual Trash to Fashion Event. For those who don’t know, I emcee this event every year (except for 2013 when the date changed and I was unable to make it). The kids blow me away every time with their talent and ingenuity. This year I was inspired to make my own upcycled couture – a paper maché bodice with zebra-print duct tape to finish off the edges and a fringe skirt made of magazine covers. Note: no actual books were harmed in the making of this corset top. The pages were taken from an early reading copy of Chloe Neill’s wonderful Chicagoland Vampires novel WILD THINGS, which was destined to be recycled, since finished books have long since been available. I hope you’ll all enjoy a taste of this amazing talent show. I felt like I was up close and personal on an episode of Project Runway. (For any of you who’ve read my Vamped young adult series featuring my fanged fashionista, you’ll understand when I saw that my inner-Gina was squeeing.)