Most of you know the Crafty Chica for embellishing every surface she can get her glitter-loving hands on, as well as her tender and funny family stories. Now she's combined the two in her new novel, Waking Up In the Land of Glitter, due in March 2010.
Struggling domestic-goddess-in-training Ofy is determined to turn heads at this year's International CraftOlympics. To do that, she'll need the help of her best friend, Star. Considering herself a serious artist, Star is hesitant, but finally agrees to help as a way to end her own creative slump. Truthfully she thinks Ofy is a little loca about the whole craft thing - and about her idol: Local TV personality, Crafty Chloe. Star doesn't trust the bottle-blonde, even after she becomes part of their crafting team. As the competition heats up, Star will learn Chloe's dirty little secret, why crafting means so much to Ofy, and that beauty, art, and creativity can take many more forms than a canvas hanging in a gallery.
Sounds just like my kind of novel! Bonus fact: this book started out as Kathy Cano-Murillo's Nanowrimo novel--so don't let anyone tell you they're ALL worthless.