Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dress for Success



One thing dear friends and co-authors A. Catherine Noon and Rachel Wilder (website is NSFW) taught me about publishing is that you want to have a ‘brand’. And that includes having a certain style for meeting your book fans at conventions.

I remember seeing these ladies get ready for a holiday party with their publisher in my part of the Midwestern United States, how they both regaled me. You see, we usually hang out for a few days out of the year in casual, comfy clothes.

So far I’ve only sold a short story and haven’t had the will to try for more. But my recent online purchase of a butterfly wing patterned dress got me to thinking that it might be the sort of thing I would wear to book signing conventions.

Liz of Laws of Gravity was kind in asking for a photo of me in the dress but I’m still camera shy. So here’s a photograph of the dress after it arrived in the post. It’s hanging over the bathtub because, for some reason, the garment showed up at my house soaking wet.

Garnered Several Compliments
Some From Strangers
Needless to say, I washed the dress before wearing. The fit and length (about mid shin) turned out to be perfect, I’m happy to say.

What do you think of a butterfly themed style for a romance/erotica writer?

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14 comments:

  1. Like Liz, I would love to see that dress on you and you decked out in it! Then I would love to read something you wrote. Is there a place I can find some of your romance/erotica writing...I need someone to live through vicariously!! haha

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    1. You're so kind. A fan fiction site where I used to submit has shut down, unfortunately. Not sure if you'd like my stuff anyway. It's pretty out there. ~grin~ But maybe we can work something out.

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  2. Aw! I still want to see you in it. Weird that it arrived wet. Did it go through a rainstorm to get to you?

    As for a style for book events, I'd say go with what makes you comfortable. If you like the feel of that dress, I say go for it :)

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    1. You're so kind. I realized the dress came from China and wondered if the container ship got partially flooded.

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  3. Adorable dress and it looks great on you!

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  4. I wondered about the wet dress...that is really strange.

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  5. What a lovely, lovely dress! I think it would look great on you!

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    1. Thank you! ~hugs~ Thanks for being an inspiration on so many levels.

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  6. Oh, Darla. I love this! I look forward to seeing it on you, too. Like me, you hide behind your cat. I totally get it. HUGS.
    P.S. Wet? What?!

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    1. Ah... Thanks! It was so weird. The fabric literally dripped. I wondered why it was so heavy before I opened the dry (!) package.

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  7. Nice dress, very pretty but why in the world did it show up wet?

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    1. Good question. ~shakes head~ Thanks for stopping by!

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