This cover won’t be used in the official release. The release date has yet to be decided.
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The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes is a YA historical novel set in World War II Alabama. The novel follows the life of teenage Mildred “Rosie” Fairbanks, who works and lives in her family’s failing bakery.
Once Pearl Harbor goes down, everything she knows is altered; everyone she loves is affected. Rosie navigates loss, friendship, racism, and cake-frosting in this endearing story about life during the war.
“WHEN CAN WE READ THE GIRL WHO FROSTS THE CAKES?”
The release date has not been set yet; however, it’s safe to expect to see it on Amazon in 2020-2021.
“ARE YOU GOING TO PURSUE TRADITIONAL OR SELF-PUBLISHING?”
I intend to self-publish The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes. In the future, I hope to pursue traditional publishing for other novels.
“WHEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE?”
The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes takes place from 1941 to 1945, covering everything the United States experienced of the second World War.
“WHEN DID YOU START [WRITING] IT?”
I wrote the first draft at the end of 2016. I rewrote that draft in 2017, and have been editing since then.
“[WHAT IS THE] SETTING?”
The Girl Who Frosts the Cakes takes place primarily in John’s Baked Goods, a cake shop in downtown Mobile, Alabama. At that time, Mobile wasn’t quite the city it is today; because of that, the setting has a small-southern-town feel, with scenes in churches, diners, drive-in theaters, libraries, floral shops, and more.
“WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?”
My favorite character changes constantly! Consistently, I have had a soft spot for Rosie’s brother, Leslie.
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