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I want to read this book. :)

hot_mama.jpgDear Civilians,

It has come to my attention there is an ongoing debate about the greatest superhero of all time. Batman. Spider-Man. Wonder Woman, Wolverine. All of them have their fans and detractors, their champions and critics.

Well, I’m here to put an end to this silly confusion once and for all. Because I’m fun, I’m fabulous, and I am the greatest superhero alive. Period.

My name? Fiera. Protector of the innocent. Superhero du jour. And all-around fabulous individual.

My powers, you ask? Superstrength, for one. And I’ve got a temper to match my fire-wielding abilities. I punch and flambe my way through the ubervillains and other evil doers who want to take over the city of Bigtime, New York.

By night, I’m also a member of the Fearless Five, the greatest superhero team ever to roam the streets of Bigtime. Right now, we’re hot on the trail of Siren and Intelligal, who villains bent on taking over the city. Not on my watch, they won’t. Also making a pest of himself is Johnny Angel, who wants revenge on the ubervillains for killing his predecessor. Angel’s not a bad guy, but he should know better than to get in my way. No matter how sexy he is.

In real life, I’m Fiona Fine, one of Bigtime’s premier fashion designers. I’m known for my bold choice of colors, fabrics, and patterns. My couture clothes, of course, are to die for.

You can read more about my adventures and general fabulousness in the latest Bigtime book from Jennifer Estep, appropriately titled Hot Mama (Berkley Trade; Nov. 6, 2007; $14; ISBN-10: 0425217345; ISBN-13: 978-0425217344).

Sweet girl, Jennifer. Although she could so use a fashion makeover. The girl is way too fond of cutesy T-shirts, and she doesn’t even own a pair of stilettos. Poor thing. She’s so misguided … 


Fiera aka Fiona Fine

Member of the Fearless Five

Protector of the innocent

Superhero du jour

As dictated to Jennifer Estep (who will never, ever wear a pair of stilettos)


September 13, 2007 at 3:52 pm 5 comments

Prep for NaNoWriMo?

toothpaste for dinner

I’m a Municipal Liaison for NaNoWriMo, but I know I don’t have time to novel this year. It sucks. I guess I’m going to have to give it up, and that’s just a very sad thing.

September 10, 2007 at 7:19 pm 2 comments

Rockin’ Girl Blogger!

I interrupt your regular daily programming for the following announcement: I’ve been nominated as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger! This is the second surprise in the past 48 hours to really unexpectedly brighten my day, and I can’t thank Erin of Paperback Stash enough for this very nice honor. She wrote:

I don’t think [Book Dragon]’s been nominated, at least not where I can
find by searching. She’s extremely enthusiastic with her blog and it’s a great
one! A variety of book lover posts and so friendly and helpful with me when I
started the Paperback Stash.

I hadn’t been nominated, and I’m just as pleased as punch.

Now it is my extreme pleasure to nominate four others who qualify as Rockin’ Girl Bloggers. What a challenge – I read so many amazing blogs, and to choose only four, who haven’t yet been nominated – wow!

One of my favorite book blogs, Kimbooktu, focuses less on reading than on gadgetry – and I approve! Kim scours cyberspace for the newest, neatest, craziest, and most impossible toys for bibliophiles out there. I’m always looking at some bookcase she’s discovered and gasping out loud. She also does a lot of fun interactive things; right now she’s collecting pictures of peoples’ home libraries.

Spring Weaver’s Writes of Spring deserves a nod, and not just because she has the coolest name AND the coolest blog name on teh intrawebz. Spring’s blog is a mix of offerings: notes on her young marriage, letters to her weimaraner, spiritual exploration, and the journal of an aspiring writer. She writes well and interestingly, and is just a fun person overall. I met her back when she was a Xangan like me, and it was her in part who has inspired me to focus my bloggery and consider launching out on my own as a “real blogger.” 🙂

Jackie Poutasse’s TJBookArts is her electronic home for bookbinding. I love all of the little tidbits I find there – especially the clear tutorials on new bindings! Jackie is really devoted to creating a community of book artists, whether on her blog, the book arts list serv, or Jackie’s book arts forum. It’s also a lot of fun to read about her daily life on the other side of the country, interacting with the various artists, schools, markets, and presses that aren’t as easy to find in my area. Her photographs and descriptions are treats for any booklover or artist.

I feel sure that I once knew Novelle360‘s real first name, but I can’t remember it now. That doesn’t minimize the worthiness of her blog for mention as a Rockin’ Girl Blog. She’s another ex-Xangan, and I’ve really enjoyed following her life for the past many months. A columnist and editor, Novelle is also a hilarious woman expecting her first (second, if you count her dog) child with her radio DJ husband. I love Novelle’s wry tellings of her life, pregnancy, and marriage.

There are so many others that deserve mention, but I guess I’ll play by the rules and keep it down to four. Thanks again to Paperback Stash and to all of the truly great – and rockin’ – bloggers of every genre and gender that keep my mind occupied throughout the day. 🙂

July 24, 2007 at 11:05 am 2 comments

Good Start to the Week

second_prizeI found out early this morning that I won Second Place in Kimbooktu’s book gadget contest!

I invented a “book cloak” that you can make yourself (follow the link for simple instructions) to hide books you’re embarrassed to be seen reading in public. I never in a million years thought I’d actually win anything, to be honest – some of the other inventions were so funny and outrageous that I thought sure my mundane little gadget would fall by the wayside. But it didn’t, and now it shall forever live in Kimbooktu infamy. 🙂

In addition to a cute trophy graphic, Second Place receives:

When I receive my prizes I’ll take a picture (both for y’all, and at Kimbooktu’s request).

I’m very excited about the prizes, but much more so about creating something that people found interesting and useful. Thank you so much if you voted for me. This really inspires me to keep doing and creating. 🙂

June 18, 2007 at 6:53 am 2 comments

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