Climbing Mt. Publication: The Arrival of The True Bride and the Shoemaker

As many of you have noticed, I’ve been rather quiet around the blogosphere since late August. To explain why, we’re going to play a brief game of Good Idea, Bad Idea.

Good Idea:

Going to graduate school and getting a Masters in Public Administration so I can go out and do good as a career.

Self-publishing a novel

Bad Idea:

Doing both at the same time

So, for the past six months, I have been working tirelessly between class assignments (including a final project which 20 hours to complete) to do the final editing and formatting on my first novel to be released to the public. It has been a lot of work, but I am proud to present…

The True Bride and the Shoemaker


There is magic in the streets of Pippington, but most people are too busy to notice.

Shoemaker Peter Talbot needs a little magic. Cheap, factory made, shoes are putting him out of business, his nagging sisters will never let him rest, and his efforts to find true love are constantly thwarted by worldly fickleness. However, the gift of a wild primrose and a shipment of rare griffin skin are about to change everything…When beautiful handmade shoes begin appearing in his shop every morning, Peter is determined to find the source. What he finds instead will be far more exciting and wondrous than he could ever imagine.

The True Bride and the Shoemaker is the first of The Pippington Tales, introducing a city full of magic and everyday fairy tales for those willing to see them.

Available now in e-book.

Coming soon in print.

For a preview, click here.

The Acknowledgements section is rather long, because there are many, many I have to thank for helping me with the process. For the moment, I would like to thank my sister Katy who did the cover as a ginormous help to get me started. I think it’s gorgeous.

I am going to work on a more substantial book launch in the next few months. Right now, I need to study for an exam for Stats, among other pending things for school. If you are interested in receiving an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review, please contact me at I will be sending out requests in the near future.

And, just so you know, my friend and editing consultant Tara Forbush already bought the first copy this morning:


Disclaimer: Does not come with giant arrow.

 Side Note: Good Idea, Bad Idea

14 thoughts on “Climbing Mt. Publication: The Arrival of The True Bride and the Shoemaker

  1. LOVE It! I will make sure to purchase it on my kindle when I get home. I’m actually looking for a new book to read as the one I requested from the library is a new book and taking forever to get to me.

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