Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring! New things happening!

First of all,
here is my new book!

Ready to read on Kindle
(you don't need a kindle)
and full of exciting stuff!
Mabel Bunt
and the
Masked Monarchs

Hi there!

Well, last year was a wild ride 
and I did all kinds of exciting things.

If it's been quiet here recently, 
it's because my writing time
has been put into writing, 
rather than blogging.

But we'll get to that in a minute.

First of all,
I'd like you to see the wonderful dolls
made with my little cloth doll pattern
by Edie Marie,
over at 

They're really sweet!

See? Lovely hair and such sweet little faces!

If you're interested in the doll pattern,
 it's here, complete with a photo tutorial.
Play around with it to make all kinds of dolls.

Like this fairy,

or a hit man...

Which leads me to my other news.

The hit man above (all 11 inches of him)
is the witty, pragmatic anti-hero of

Ben and I have been co-writing
feverishly to produce our first joint work
which will be going up on Amazon 
this weekend.

I'm so excited!

I did the cover, too!

Who's Mabel Bunt?

She's a girl of indifferent morals 
(and I choose my words with care)
thrust suddenly into a wild world
of intrigue, masks, swords and corsets.

Doesn't that sound fun?

I can tell you, it was fun to write!

I'll give you all a heads-up
when Ben lets me know the novel
is up and running on Amazon.

This will be a Kindle book, initially,
but that's ok. 


Yes, I was shocked too.

If you have a PC, a lap-top, a smart phone,
whatever you can get on to the Internet with,
to read Kindle books.

Lots of free books out there, too.


  1. I'm so excited for you too :)

    1. Thank you so much, Mary Ann! It's wonderfully exciting!

  2. It has been quite a year, indeed! Can't wait to see Mabel Bloom.

    1. *not a typo, I want to see her bloom all over the place ;-D*

    2. Mabel would probably be good friends with Molly Bloom, if it comes to that. And, thank you!

  3. Ooh, so many gorgeous dolls!

    I'm looking forward to reading Mabel Bunt! ♥

    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne! I hope you enjoy Mabel!

  4. Congratulations! Bravo on the new story! I love your personality dolls Always!
    I am working on one of Paula's patterns right now, joined a journaling project and sweating the up coming events! Takes my mind off the dreary NOT spring and hideous muggle world job.
    Thk you for ongoing inspiration creative heart!

    1. Thank you so much, Debi! I am so happy you're trying one of Paula's wonderful patterns. I'm so looking forward to seeing who you make! Yes, creating does make the mundane more bearable.

  5. Hi Rhissanna - I'm so excited for you and your book! You are one talented lady!! I'm really looking forward to reading it. My son gave me a Kindle and your book will be the first book I purchase for it.
    I'm so honored that you showed my "Sister Dolls" on your post! And so happy that you like them. Your pattern and instructions were a pleasure to use. Thank you so much Rhissanna!

    Blessings & dreams, Edie Marie

    1. I am thrilled to show your dolls, Edie Marie! They're so sweet and full of character and charm. It's really exciting for me to see what people make with the pattern and it really encourages me when people try it out!

      Oooh, you got a Kindle? How wonderful! I'd be delighted if you tried Mabel Bunt!

  6. Adorable! Congratulations on the book!

    1. Thank you so much, Laura! This is so exciting!

  7. I got a third of the way in and it's really good!

    1. Oh gosh, Rommy! You have no idea how good it is to hear that! Thank you! I hope it stays good! Hugs!

  8. Such wonderful yumminess for a lovely Spring day :D XXX

    1. Thank you, Gina! Yes, spring should be a time for yumminess!

  9. So very lovely and exciting! And beautiful dolls you have been conjuring.

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! It's been a wild couple of weeks getting the book ready and l love seeing what other people make with the little doll pattern.

  10. What lovely dolls! Well, I'm quite sure The Hit Man is lovely in his own unique way, too. ;)

    And a book about a woman with indifferent morals. Now THAT sounds like fun!

    1. Heh! Thank you so much. And yes, I've heard the Hit Man is a charmer! ;)

      As for Mabel and her morals, I thought it was about time a female character got out and had some fun!

  11. Thank you Dearest for featuring Edie Marie's Gorgeous dolls.And congrats on your new book.I know it will be a big hit.You are such a talent . Best wishes and May God Bless,
    Marie Antoinette
    PS...I know I have not been blogging for a long while.I just let Edie Marie do it for me...but I do miss all of you.

    1. Hi there, Marie Antoinette and thank you so much for coming by! That was really sweet of you. Aren't Edie Marie's dolls lovely? I was thrilled when I saw them.

      Thank you for the congratulations. I hope Mabel Bunt makes some new friends on her adventures. Hugs and blessings to you.

  12. The dolls are adorable. I am o glad for you congratulations once again

    1. Thank you so much, Shashi. This has been a really exciting time!


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