Sunday, September 29, 2019

A few gems

The 2019 Regional SCBWI Conference in Fargo was a blast! I'm really glad I was able to go. We got to hear from author Claudia Mills, literary agent Tim Travaglini, and editors Sara Sargent and Alexa Pastor.

All the speakers blew my mind with in-depth analyses of story elements like character and voice, but it was Claudia Mills who cracked my jaded writer's heart. Her hilarious and down-to-earth wisdom about juggling a writing career (inking 1 hour a day, every day) with the demands of life was exactly what I needed to hear at this time. As a (lazy) perfectionist, I fall into useless melancholia too easily. Which is why I very much appreciated a quote she shared by Anthony Trollope, essentially that a habit "has the force of a water drop that hollows the stone. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

Psstt . . . I also received some marvelous feedback on my Agent Regalia manuscript. Now I just hope I can finish and polish the story to a proper shine by spring! Time to channel the water drop's power.

Friday, September 13, 2019


I am very excited to attend the 2019 SCBWI Regional Conference: Harvesting Our Stories in Fargo today! As serendipity has it, I will be featuring two of my books for sale there. So I thought I would include a few highlights for any new visitors.

Praise for A Fair Account of the Traitors Snow White and Rose Red

"An intricate plot, a gorgeous fairy tale setting, beautiful writing, compelling characters—this novel was everything I want in a fairy tale retelling…and more!...If you’re looking for a fluffy, romantic fairy tale…this isn’t it. This is the dark, creepy, dangerous kind." 
*Bonus: Interview!

Discover the Book Trailer!

Praise for Iffy Magic Confessions of a Faux Fairy Godmother

"Readers of all ages will come to love Primrose Goodwing,
the would-be fairy godmother, and the magical world she lives in."
 - Dean Hughes

"I recommend this book to fairytale fans, 
especially those that love a good unicorn!"

"An often surprising, always magical romp 
through a fairytale you wish would never end. With an incredible opening 
containing just the right amount of intrigue and despair to hold a reader fast, 
S.E. Page sets the pace and introduces the world of Iffy Magic
 in one deft move."
-5 Star Review from Readers' Favorite