Thursday, March 10, 2011

Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

I am happy to help promote Kathy Cano-Murillo's newest novel, Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing.  Kathy was gracious enough to tell me all about her best experience as an author.  I hope you enjoy her guest post as well as the information regarding her newest title!!

What has been your best experience as an author?

My best author experience happens all the time! It’s when people write me to tell me they loved my book. I get goosebumps and sometimes I even cry. I put so much heart and soul and time into every page, and to learn that it is appreciated by someone makes it all worthwhile!

About the Book:
Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless SewingSometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . . 

Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past.

But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.

About the Author:
With a life motto of “Crafts! Drama! Glitter!” Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo is a creative force of nature. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is the founder of the award-winning Web site, and the author of seven nonfiction craft books and a Web series on Kathy has a Crafty Chica line of art supplies that are sold nationwide. She also has been featured in numerous media outlets such as The New York Times Magazine, NPR’s Weekend Edition, USA Today, Bust, and Latina magazine. She has shared her crafty ideas on local television, as well as on Sí TV, HGTV, and DIY network. She has been writing stories longer than she has been crafting. Inspired by Judy Blume and Erma Bombeck, she caught the literary bug in grade school, where she used to draw a picture and then write a colorful story to go with it. It’s a creativity exercise she still practices to this day! Kathy lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, two kids, and five Chihuahuas. This is her first novel.

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  1. I wanted to enter giveaway but could not see the 'submit' button.

  2. Thank you for featuring my book! Love your blog, you do such a great job :-)

  3. If anyone has trouble with the form above (try scrolling by keeping your cursor in the form) the link to the form is here:



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