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Cover Reveals!

Here are the covers to my next books! Spinster will be the 7th volume in my Lady Wynwood’s Spies series. I don’t yet have a release date because I’m still writing it and it’s taking a bit longer than I had anticipated, but within the next few months, I’m pretty sure. This is the cover for Lissa and the Spy, a novella I’m writing that will be in Once Upon a Courtship , a multi-author box set releasing in October this year. You can preorder Once Upon a Courtship now for only 99 cents! And then click here for how you can get additional free Christian romance ebooks! When the box set is unpublished in January 2025, I’ll release Lissa and the Spy as a separate ebook. I’m thinking that I might make it only available to my newsletter subscribers, and if that’s the case, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you can download it for free. But that wouldn’t be until spring of next year. In the meantime, preorder Once Upon a Courtship!

Vera Wang Princess

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

Blog book giveaway:
To enter, go to the blog links below and post a comment there.
My Thursday book giveaway is Hot Flashes and Cold Cream by Diann Hunt.
My Monday book giveaway is Violette Between by Alison Strobel.
You can still enter both giveaways. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for the Hot Flashes and Cold Cream and post the title for another book I'm giving away.

Pick my title! I’m still holding a poll for the title of my book! Go to this blog post to cast your vote!

Perfume and Cinderella dresses: I entered a contest put on by Vera Wang to celebrate her new fragrance, called Princess. (It was free, what can I say?)

I just got a sample of the perfume today. It’s . . . okay. It doesn’t stand out for me. It might just be how my body chemicals react with the perfume.

The contest is giving away this gorgeous Vera Wang gown. It’s targeted at teenagers, so the size of the dress is size four.

Now I don’t know about you guys, but that’s just depressing. I wasn’t even a size four in middle school. I was already up to size nine. This was before “vanity sizing,” chickies.

It could be I’m especially feeling my weight after the stress eating I’ve been doing the past week or so, plus the grazing I did all day Saturday while writing with Dineen.

Thing is, this is aimed at young girls. A few of my junior high and high school girls wouldn’t fit into a size four—I can’t help but wonder how that would make them feel. And they’re mostly Asian girls—what about Caucasian girls who tend to be a little bigger boned?

Do you guys have young girls at home? Work with them?
How do you feel about this kind of stuff? Any thoughts?

Need prayers: I’m not sure if it’s just my imagination or not, but it seems like my surgery knee has been feeling a little more swollen the past week or so, and it also seems a bit weak at times.

Dineen prayed for me on Saturday night, which made me feel a lot better. However, I’m going to switch to working out on the exercise bike instead of aerobics and yoga, just in case.

Please pray that my body isn’t rejecting the ACL, that the ligament takes, that my ACL gets stronger. I really don’t want to have to go through knee surgery again.

TMI:

Writing: I posted another "Health and the Writer" post at WriterQuotes, and a synopsis post at my Story Sensei blog.

And in case you missed it, my review of Dark Hour by Ginger Garrett is posted at the Fab Four Book Picks blog.

I’m almost finished with my revisions! I got a lot of writing done with Dineen on Saturday, I worked more on Sunday, and as of right now (around 1 a.m. on Monday) I’m almost done (I’m taking a break to blog).

Thank you to everyone who prayed for me. Now please pray my editor is happy with the revisions—I did everything she asked me to do, but I hope I did them in such a way that all the concerns she expressed were answered.

Comments

Oh Camy- I have three daughters! They are young now, but my seven year old just aged out of the 4-6x sizes and the next range is 7-16! Let me put it this way - the child only has one dress for church because I can find nothing appropriate for her! It forces me to shop places like Gymboree - which is too expensive.

So it's not just the size thing! I'm hoping the pendulum swings back the other way by the time they hit 12 and 13.

Did you see Devil Wears Prada? I keep thinking about the "cube of cheese diet" and a size 6 being considered fat! Ouch! Great movie, but not so good for the psyche of a generation!
saying a prayer right now.
Julie Carobini said…
Feels good to get those edits in--praying for great feedback, Camy.
Anonymous said…
ugh, i don't know who really wears size 4 as a normal teen. for my prom dress i had to get a size 12 (which wasn't at all my normal size) simply b/c my top half of my body wasn't proportioned to my lower half. blasted puberty. i really wish that dresses could be made more to fit the person and not just 1 "standard" size. i agree it is really depressing.
LaShaunda said…
Hi Camy,

I won't tell you what size I was in highschool. Just know it was lower than a 4.

I know most of the teenagers I know are twice the size I am. They probably were a size 4 in grade school.

My daughter is a size 7 in little girls, but I'm hoping she doesn't continue with her mother's frame, because we have a hard time finding her clothes. We both have no shoulders and no hips, which means nothing stays up. LOL!
Lynette Sowell said…
My daughter is a curvy cute size 10-ish and 5'6". I think she's absolutely gorgeous and think the ads that say we have to be a single digit size or we're obese are just wrong.

The one Nutrisystem ad where the lady brags she's a 2 makes me want to arf. A 2. "Yes, I went from a horribly obese size 10 to a 2!" Okay, she didn't actually say that, but...
Anonymous said…
Ever since I turned 19, (yeah, I've been a late bloomer in most physical aspects except in getting old and decrepit) I've had problems finding dresses. My top just doesn't go with anything else. Even just blouses are a dilemma; what fits at the top gives me sleeves off the shoulders and long sleeves past my fingertips. In dresses, I swim around the waist and the skirt tends to be a tad too long. And then some Christian guy with a tiny wife says that sweater girls are vulgar. Now what's more vulgar: wearing a sweater or a blouse that gapes open and you see the bra and the tightness across the top?

I know all about non-standard sizing without having the money to get your clothes hand-made.
Anonymous said…
Camy, I've wondered how a kimono style would suit people like me. I used to wear s. 6 and 8 in high school but I was a late bloomer.(see above) On the other hand when I was a bridesmaid, two times I was the only one to fill out the dresses properly. I can't remember if that was before or after. I think it was after.
Pfingston said…
I do like Vera Wang's style. But size 4? NEVER! My bones might fit, well, maybe not my pelvic bones. I did give birth - bones stretch.

ANyway - I love the whole "princess" thing as you know, so I'm checking out this site now. That and I like smelly things.

:-)

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