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It’s small, it’s cute, it’s only $25, and it’s just in time for Christmas!

My book has arrived, after a year and a half in the making! It’s been a long time coming, and so much has happened in the meantime. Whilst there have been many ups and downs, I’m pleased to say that my first foray into the world of published books is now available at all good bookstores! (how’s that for a sales pitch?)

A little bit about the book:

Recycled Chic is for those who aren’t content to look like everyone else. It both inspires and instructs on ways of recycling, renewing, and reinventing pre-loved fashion and fabrics. Featuring 30 simple and accessible projects, for even a novice seamstress, “Recycled Chic” will arm you with the techniques, inspiration and confidence to renew your existing clothes and accessories, or alter vintage fashion and fabric to suit your individual taste. Each project requires only minimal time, effort and expense to achieve stylish and satisfying results. It could be as easy as removing the sleeves from a frumpy dress, shortening a skirt, or adding an embellishment to a tired old top. And when your confidence grows, why not test your skills creating a leather clutch from an old jacket, or a sweet summer top from a man’s work shirt? Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects.

One site lists this as my author blurb:

Anna Margaret Ross known by her pen-name Amanda McKittrick Ros, was a Northern Irish writer. She published her first novel Irene Iddesleigh at her own expense in 1897. She wrote poetry and a number of novels. Her works were not read widely, and her eccentric, over-written, “purple” circumlocutory writing style is alleged by some critics to be some of the worst prose and poetry ever written.

Now, there are days when I feel kinda shabby, but if I penned my first novel in 1897, that would make me about 150 years old. And I can assure you, I look nothing like this. Yet.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sounds awesome! When is the release date?!

    November 4, 2012
  2. Hello, and thanks! It was released last Thursday, so it’s in store now, and also available via Amazon and other booksellers online.

    November 4, 2012
  3. Phil #

    Congratulations! You will need to autograph my copy too Anna, ooops I mean Amanda! (That is a hysterical author blurb)

    November 4, 2012
  4. Thanks Phil! Isn’t it great – but why you’d choose Amanda McKittrick as a pen name is beyond me! I love the author pic. Obviously whoever is running the site isn’t reading what they’re posting! Love, Anna. x

    November 4, 2012
  5. TC #

    Reblogged this on Passion, Patience, Persistence and commented:
    So excited to see this done!

    December 3, 2012
  6. Thanks so much, TC! x

    December 3, 2012

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