Monday, September 14, 2009

A Dose of Fairy Magic

Recently I attended SCWBI writer's conference. I was energized by the presenters, ideas and resources that are available to writers. It gave me a better understanding of the existing publishing market for children's books. I came across two websites that I highly recommend This one has the latest news and tips for children's book writing plus a wealth of paying children's markets. The second one is An Australiian children's book author offers articles on constructing, writing, editing and publishing children's books. There are also two of her books available for free downloads. At this conference I had an opportunity to have my sock fairy manuscript reviewed and it looks like back to the drawing board. It was suggested that my story would work better in a different format as an easy chapter book for ages 6-9, rather than a picture book. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Lucky for me I still have a bottle of fairy dust that is almost full. Never underestimate the power of fairy dust; it needs to be used sparingly. Did you know that fairy dust is the most important fairy work tool? And a fairy would never travel without it. I went online and found a website that sells fairy dust and it comes in six different colors just in case you might need a dose. Check it out at:
My next door neighbor certainly could use some fairy dust for good luck. She is still searching for those missing socks taken off her clothesline the other day. Wouldn't you know it her son needed a matching pair since his football game was that day and it was part of his uniform. While they were at the game I decided to bake him one of my fairy specialities to cheer him up when he got home. I have included the recipe in this blog.
Lastly, since I am new to blogging I would love to hear from you with comments, suggestions or any questions. At the end of the blog where it states my name and day click on: 0 comments and a comment box should pop up.
Almond Tortoni
5 eggs
2 cups whipped cream
1/3 powdered sugar
1 cup crushed soft macaroon cookies
3/4 cup toasted almonds
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract....if making for big people use 1/4 cup amaretto instead
1/2 tsp. creme of tartar
Beat 5 egg whites adding creme of tartar and powered sugar
In a separate bowl whip cream adding almond extract or Amaretto
Gently fold whip cream mixture and egg whites. Add crushed cookies and toasted almonds.
Spoon to cupcake liners that have been placed in muffin tins
For some fairy magic add pink sprinkles from the cake decorating section (grocery store)
Refrigerate and enjoy!

Sue Ready


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  2. Hey, people are commenting , how awesome is that? Hallelujah! The fairy God mother is changing the world, one sock at a time!
    Keep spreading the word via this and your Facebook friends. Hope you make and find new friends to share with!
    God bless the sock fairy:)


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