High school senior Ashley St. Helens
has suddenly found herself living a fairy tale life....
Which is not as much fun as it sounds.
Until... the other shoe drops.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Let's Put Our Feet Up!

And So it Begins!

Thank you, friends, for being there for me as I finished writing this story. If it were not for my commitment to you, I wouldn't have made myself stick it through to completion. Knowing you were there, salivating for each new twist and turn, kept me accountable to the project.

And now look what we've done. The blook is going to grow up to be an ebook. And the musical has come back to life.

What Happens Next?

Here is a short survey that will enable you to give me any feedback you can and you care to. If you would like a FREE copy of the ebook, I'd love to give you one. Just put your email in the bottom of the form.

Come to the Launch Party!

On April 21, the ebook will go live. The following Saturday, we'll celebrate by giving our feet some love. If you're in or near Oakland, I hope you can join me! But no matter where you are, I hope you can get some friends together and go pamper your feet with a pedicure, a foot massage, or even... (do you need an excuse?)... a new pair of shoes!

Here's a link to the event. Feel free to invite your shoe-loving, fairy-tale loving, drag-queen loving, or just loving friends.
(And please feel free to post a picture of your beautiful, happy feet afterward!)

After That... Making Music!

Thank you to all who have contributed to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Your donations have already helped us accomplish two major things:
  • A membership to Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor... this means all future donations are tax-deductible AND we will be eligible for foundation grants (this is HUGE), and
  • Train tickets for Michael to come out and finish the music around Kristen's piano in May.
Any further donations will go towards hiring actors and musicans to create a really great demo recording. We also hope to create some videos for YouTube to kick off "The Patchwork Princess Project"—in which glee clubs and high school theater groups record scenes from the musical.

Let's Keep in Touch!

You can subscribe to:
  • Kristen's occasional newsletter, "The Cobbler" or
  • Blog posts from the musical (the actual history is on that site, too...)
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What about the Blook?

If you stay subscribed to this blog, you may get an occasional announcement in the future. The posts may "fade into obscurity" (disappear from the site) after the ebook comes out. And then, some day, for some special event, they may be published again, in order, over a series of weeks, NOT months.

You can feel free to unsubscribe now, at any time (or don't, and see what happens). Thank you for taking all these steps with us...
we've arrived!

A huge thank you to
 Ann and Charlotte Hutcheson-Wilcox
 for the hilarious and beautiful cover photo!