Happy belated holidays from Writing like a Boss! I trust your celebrations were magical this week, yes? It’s been almost a year since I announced my 1940s novel, The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes, and I’ve worked on it a ton since then. Shortly after my surprise announcement post, I started my second draft, and now… Read More Very First, Super-Exclusive Excerpt from “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” – Happy New Year!
Happy November first, writers! What a big, big day for us all!… Read More November 1st – All My Best NaNoWriMo Articles to Get You Started
Cue the confetti, y’all! Today is my victory day. Heck, this is my victory year.… Read More Second Draft Completed! … Now What? (“The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” Status Update)
The protagonist, Mildred “Rosie” Fairbanks, is fifteen years old when the story opens and lives on the second story of her family bakery, John’s Baked Goods. She lives with her brother (Leslie Fairbanks), mother (Mary Fairbanks), and aunt (Minnie McKenna). Her best friend is Billy Fuji, whose family is very close to Rosie’s.
As the war makes its way to America at the end of 1941, Rosie faces unthinkable hardships in losing her best friends. Due to her family’s carelessness in running John’s Baked Goods, the bakery loses more and more customers every month.
I’m trying to integrate multiple themes in the novel; the biggest of which is finding hope during difficult times.… Read More Status Update: “The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes” (Bonus: Q&A about the book!)