Of Dealing With One's Parents.

The three letters I used in this post? They're a tiny representation of the sort of mail I get at the GCS address. My heart breaks for these kids, which is part of why I'm still doing this.

Anyway, comments on the post are open (and moderated), because I want babybats everywhere to know they're not alone.


In other news, changeable spring weather can stop ANY TIME NOW, thanks. Day two of a migraine, ugh.
Yep, new post time at Gothic Charm School!

Of Being Compared To Pop Stars, And Of Finding Plus-Size Goth Fashion. And comments are OPEN on this particular post, as I'm asking people for plus-sized fashion resources.

Shoes! One of my delightful co-workers gave me a pair of shoes today. She'd purchased them a few years ago, wore them once, and they've languished in her closet ever since.

New witchy shoes! They're really cute, and comfy.

(The socks are the Extraordinarily Longer Striped Thigh-Highs from Sock Dreams, and they're kind of amazing. They go all the way up to the tops of my thighs, they didn't roll down, and they didn't feel like they were going to cut off circulation! I need to get a few more pairs of these.)
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( Aug. 14th, 2012 03:20 pm)
So, I'm on the front page of CNN Living ...

Kat Kinsman and Sarah LeTrent interviewed me about workplace dress codes. (The article was prompted by Bobak Ferdowsi's Mohawk.) Not only do they quote me pretty extensively, they used Goth at the Office photos to open the article!

My life is never, ever boring. Strange, but not boring.
Thing the first: new post time at Gothic Charm School! The Doll House: Tonner Doll and Wilde Imagination! The first in an ongoing series about dolls. In this one, I interview the main designers behind two very interesting doll companies!

Thing the second: Um, so, I'm a meme now? Goodness, Yes! Gothic Charm School! I have NO idea who started this, but I'm utterly tickled by it. But yeah. I'm a meme. Crazy.
Of Goth Styles And Labels.

My beta readers/sanity-check people are brilliant. BRILLIANT.

If you lovely peoples could help spread the word around the internets that there is a new post, that would be wonderful. Me, I'm going to go flop on the couch because I feel kinda wretched. And wait for the weather to make up its mind about whether we're going to get snow in my neighborhood or not.
Full of clicky-links as far as the eye can see, it's the Gothic Charm School Holiday Gift Guide!

My beta readers/sanity check people are awesome. Any problems with links are my fault, not theirs, and if there are any, please tell me so I can fix things!

Also, just like always, please help spread the word about the new post? Thank you!
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( Nov. 16th, 2011 06:03 pm)
There's a Russian language edition of the Gothic Charm School book! My first foreign language version!

::runs around squeaking::

This makes me ridiculously giddy. My editor has said that she is tracking down a couple of copies of the Russian edition for me.

(Now my publisher needs to get around to selling the language rights for Spanish, Japanese, and German ...)
It's time for a new post at Gothic Charm School! Of Gothy Age Limits (There Aren’t Any), And Of A Bad Idea In The Name Of “Fashion”.

As always, my beta readers are the best people EVER.

And also as always, if you lovely people could help spread the word about the new post, that would be wonderful. Thank you!
Just in time for the Halloween weekend, a new Nocturnal House Post!

Nocturnal House: Vampire Kisses!

A bigger-than-usual thank you goes to my beta readers/sanity check loves, who did a wonderful job at short notice for me.

As usual, if you lovely people could help spread the word about the new post, that would be wonderful! Thank you!
New post time at Gothic Charm School! Waiting For The Great Pumpkin: Halloween Ideas! Yes, I wrote a post related to my favorite holiday. Don't even try to look surprised.

My beta readers are, as always, delightful and helpful. Thanks!

And just like always, please help me spread the word about the new post? Thank you!
The big Gothic Charm School post about the Kickstarter for My Summer As A Goth!

My beta readers and sanity check people went above and beyond for this one, as it was written under a somewhat compressed deadline. I love you people, thank you!

Now, I always ask if you charming folks would help spread the word about new GCS posts. It's especially important for this one, because the more people who know about the Kickstarter campaign for the movie, the better the chances that the project will be funded.

Thank you!
An Assortment Of Questions, Including Babybats And Working With Children

My beta readers are a wonder and a delight - thank you! And just like always, if you lovely people will help spread the word about the new post, that would be great!


This Saturday!

Time Travelers' Rummage Sale, Seattle WA

Just in time to get your last minute costume accessories for Steamcon III, or your Halloween costume ~
the Time Travelers' Rummage Sale returns!
Noon - 6:00 PM
All Pilgrims Church
500 Broadway East (lower level)
Seattle, WA

The Bags Of Mystery! I'm putting together for this event are INSANE. Plus I culled my closet, so there's all sorts of interesting wearables!


Thank you to everyone who has helped with the Kickstarter for My Summer As A Goth! We're off to a great start. Expect to see a lot of posts from me about it, because I want this project to succeed and start filming next summer.
It's time for another visit to the Nocturnal House at Gothic Charm School, where I talk about the vampire book that flat-out scares me: 'Salem's Lot.

Many thanks to the Finishing School of Flail, Staxxy, Thea, and the StuntHusband, are invaluable sanity check people. And fantastic beta readers!

If you lovely folks could spread the word about the new post, that would be very helpful. Thank you!
cupcake_goth: The Lady of the Manners portrait (GCSJilli)
( Aug. 31st, 2011 11:05 am)
Where My Goths At? - a blog post about growing up goth. On CNN.com. That name-checks me. ON CNN.COM, THAT NAME-CHECKS ME.

::hyperventilates a tiny bit::
THIS WEEKEND, a new gothy shop opens on Capitol Hill. A new grown-up gothy shop! Carrying wares from local artisans, and from Heavy Red, Retroscope Fashions, Lastware, and Kambriel. I am ridiculously excited about this store, even if it spells doom for my pocketbook.

613 East Pike Street, Near The Corner of Boylston in Capitol Hill
Seattle, Washington

I'll be doing an in-store signing event there on Friday, September 2, at 6:30 pm. Please stop by, say hi, and browse the wares!


Guess what? It's time for another Time Traveler's Rummage Sale! Yep, the last one was so much fun, they organized another one. (Plus, it will be a month away from Steamcon III, and people will be looking for last-minute additions to their outfits.) Yes indeedy, I will be vending there! I've got Cranky!Bloomers! I'm culling my closets again! And oh my yes, the ever-popular Bags! Of! Mystery! will be back, filled with all-new mysterious goodies. (Let me put it this way: the Infamous BlueJay is clearing out her fabric and trim stash and handing things to me. Really, really nifty things.)

All Pilgrims Christian Church
500 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA

Noon to 6 pm


Some of you may remember there has been a Mysterious Project I have offhandedly mentioned. (And went on a trip to PDX for.)

Goth sign

Soon, SOON, I will be able to Tell All! Until that day (which might be, oh, next week), you might want to take a look at this blog for a sneak peek.
Of New School Worries. Yes, it's a Back To School post for the babybats and gothlings! (And it has filled me with the urge to go shopping for back to school supplies. I want new crayons!)

Thank you to the Finishing School of Flail, Staxxy, and Thea for being wonderful beta readers and sanity check people!

And as always, you folks know the drill: if you could help spread the word about the new post, I'd be very grateful.
It's time for another visit to the Nocturnal House! Nocturnal House: Lost Souls.

[personal profile] staxxy and the Finishing School of Flail are, as always, fantastic beta readers and sanity check people. ::smooch::

If you lovely folks could help spread the word about the new post, that would be wonderful. Thank you!


In other news: yep, still hate job hunting. A lot.
The Nocturnal House: Anno Dracula. Where I talk about one of my favorite vampire books!

ALSO! That talented husband of mine has a blog post up talking about a possible Kickstarter project, and he'd like feedback from people. Go read it and give your opinion! http://www.peteventers.com/blog/2011/08/01/kickstarter/
Unveiling a new wing at Gothic Charm School! The Nocturnal House: Dracula.

Yes, I'm finally carrying out my threat to talk about vampire books I like. And! I'm allowing (moderated) comments! So, come on by, talk about vampire books, and PLEASE tell other people about it.

[livejournal.com profile] maiaarts, [livejournal.com profile] staxxy, and the Finishing School of Flail were, as always, fantastic beta readers and sanity checkers. Thank you, lovelies!
Of Book Recommendations, Depression, And What Is In Your Purse.

As always, [livejournal.com profile] staxxy, [livejournal.com profile] maiaarts, and the Finishing School of Flail were wonderful beta readers. And extra-special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cass404 for additional san checks.

Also just like always, this is where I ask for you lovely folks to help spread the word about the new post. Thank you very much!


In other news, there is a new toy on the internets that is EATING MY BRAIN. turntable.fm is in beta mode, but it's a cross between Pandora (with no ads!) and a social network. There are rooms, and you can DJ music in them with other people. There are buttons that say AWESOME and LAME that let people vote on your choice of music. (The AWESOME button gets you points, and also makes the avatars bounce around in time to the music.)

This thing is CRACK. Pure crack. I have discovered some great new music through it. And yes, there is a Gothic Charm School room, thanks to Libby. We'll be in there this afternoon, sharing music with people. Keep an eye on my Twitter or FB for the link, and I hope you'll come join us!


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