Tiger Lily is the girl I want to be when I grow up. Brave in spite of her fear, bold in standing up for those who had no voice, humble in her accomplishments, and open to the lessons in hardships she experienced....
Thanks to Disney, most people are familiar with the story of Peter Pan. The universal story is that Peter Pan is a flying boy who lives with his fairy, Tinker Bell, in Neverland, an island that exists second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning. When he loses his shadow in the nursery … Continue reading Loving the Wind: Peter Pan and the blatant racism of 1911
I’m about to tell you about the book that almost never was. Every year I write a book for National Novel Writing Month in November. This last year, however, I was stumped. I had just written Reclaim Your Creative Soul, and that book took a lot of energy out of me. I figured I would … Continue reading The book that almost never was
If you're a Kindle reader, Loving the Wind is now available for pre-orders! Even better, it's temporarily discounted to 99 cents! Read the untold story of Tiger Lily and how she met Peter Pan in this fun prequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter & Wendy. bit.ly/lovingthewind Here's what one reviewer said: Crissi’s latest book, “Loving the … Continue reading Pre-order “Loving the Wind: The Story of Tiger Lily & Peter Pan”
It is finished! I have once again defeated the odds and crossed the NaNoWriMo finish line with more than 50K words - 66, 781, to be exact. Of course, when I say that it's finished, you know I don't mean that, right? I have at least 4 more days of writing until I get to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Day 30: How the story turned out
My favorite part of being an author is when I am actually creating the story, immersed in a whole different world than the one I am living in. As I'm writing, my characters are all around me. The scene takes over the room. Their emotions become my emotions, and their drama becomes my drama. When … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: What it’s like to write the story
I have finished the Prologue and Chapter 1 of my NaNoWriMo novel, and they are now live at Wattpad! For those of you who love Peter Pan fan fiction and would like to follow along, go to http://w.tt/1KVHVXD. Click on Table of Contents, and start with the Prologue. When you're done, continue reading Chapter 1. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2015: Chapter 1 is live!