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....
This past Saturday, I was one of the featured readers at the Redwood Writers Open Mic event at Gaia's Garden in Santa Rosa. What's cool about being the featured reader at this event is I get to read from my novel for 20 full minutes. What's terrifying is I get to read from my novel … Continue reading The introverted author and reading on stage
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”
Dear Friends, On Nov. 1, I embarked on a new NaNoWriMo journey with Princess Tiger Lily of the Miakoda tribe, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and the Lost Boys and all the pixies of Neverland. I began with a story I knew I could have fun with, and I wasn't even worried about whether it would … Continue reading Loving the Wind LIVE on Wattpad, and other book news
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!
Day 1 down, 29 more to go. This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m., thanks to daylight savings. Honestly, I was counting on that early wake up time to get in some serious writing before heading off to church. So imagine my disappointment when my husband wakes up two hours later and I had … Continue reading NaNoWriMo LIVE: Posting chapter by chapter