Monday, November 10, 2008

Its November already!?

Well Hey and Hi ho everyone!

October was a wild ass month, and November wont be any different it seems. I have started two new business ventures, one solo, one with my cousin, and have finally finished a solo project. Audra and I are still hard at work on the novel that we have been working on since September, so I'm hopeful we will be finished soon with it and send it off to the Beta so we can bulk the Satyrs to send out too.

So lemme get to this craziness. First, the winner of my contest for October is Raonaid Luckwell
So congrats to you hun and email me at you will get your e book and the print book will come in the mail. Congrats!

Second, I have opened a ETSY shop called Stella by Starlight. I sell one of a kind steampunk jewelry, acessories and costumes. And did I mention Im cheap? Yep totally. So pop by and Take a lookie. If you do, and mention this blog post, I will forgo the shipping. Just convo me there and I can make you a new listing. Perfect for those kinda people that LOVE odd jewelry.

Third, Coming in December, my cousin and I have started a Jewelry store on Etsy called SANSER & PIGGLE. Its going to be all that cutesy jewelry you see in Metropark, Sanrio and other pop art jewelry companies, at a fraction of the cost. Rings, bracelets, pendants, brooches... lots of goodness to be had so I will be posting about it when we open.

And guess what? Im part of a cool little scavenger hunt with 14 other authors! It starts on the 15th, and you can get your info here. we are giving away two print books and a load of promo goodies.

I have finished my first short story alone. It's called Becoming Persephone, and will be in the Tease Publishing Gods anthology called Pantheon in Feb. And Ill be writing under Dagmar Avery. I hope you guys will be picking it up, it has some great authors in it (Tilly Greene, Cat Johnson, Selena Illyria, Kayleigh Jamison, Diana DeRicci, and Eliza Gayle) and will be in print a little before Valentine's day. and isnt the cover just SEXY!? LOL.

Those of you that didnt do it last month, please send me your snail mail addy and favorite book or character we have written and youll be put on our holiday mailing list! Email me at and you are all set!

So my contest for this month... has to do with my new business venture. Yes! How would you like to win a piece from my store? Or maybe something a little more custom? Well this is your lucky day! Simply go and check out the store, and comment here about what you like, what you dont like, what you would like to see more of... and you will be entered! Winner will have choice of anything in the store OR the choice of having something created simply for them *using selected metals, and findings* A winner will be chosen at random and listed here December 10th and will be sent to you in time for Christmas in a swank gift box with all the trimmings! Good Luck.

Now Im back to writing. Audra and I need to finish this book soon, and I got another flash of inspiration! Hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I'll see you all next month!


Anonymous said...

Hi Stella

I love the Tempest Fugit pendent - so steampunk it could have come straight out of Jules Verne. Beautiful.


Karin said...

It has definitely been a very busy time for you. I hope your new ventures turn out well.

Diana Castilleja said...

You know I love the bracelet. That's such a gimme....

Anonymous said...

I love the Keys and the broaches with cogs! So very cool!

Redz World Reviews said...

wow when do you sleep!! You have alot of pans in the fire!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stella - all the pieces look awesome. I think my favorite would have to be "Gears" or the bracelet "Ice something".

I'll have to explore your shop some more.

Asylumgirl said...

Lace and amber, Your Poison & ice braclet are my favorites, but they're all really cute and so steampunk!


robynl said...

I love bracelets and An Icy Treasure fits the bill. It is stunning!!!
As said before, you are one busy person.

Unknown said...

I think the jewlery is fantastic. I couldn't decied what I liked more. Good luck with that and it sounds like you are going to be busy busy busy for awhile.

Anonymous said...

There is some amazing jewelry there. Makes me seriously wish I had a job so I could buy a few things.

Julie Robinson said...

Hi Stella,
YOu make jewelry AND write! You must be a ball of energy!! The jewelry is beautiful. Icy Treasure is definitely my fav. It's something I could wear often, and I think a beautiful bracelet is classy looking.
It's in the Starts is a great conversation piece when worn to a party. Most interesting. The London Bridge Cameo Brooch is awesome. I'm partial to anything Victorian. The last item that really struck me was The Keys to the Kingdom. I could just envision that on a blue ribbon collar. And with the right blouse or dress. Yeah, I could go for that too!!! Juile

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE the bridge brooch. It is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you add to it. Your site is hot girlfriend!


Jennifer *Dragoneen* said...

Wow Stella! You are one busy chica. I do have to say that I like the amber & lace cuff bracelet, the icy treasure bracelet, and the keys to the kindgom pendant. The gears ring would look cool as a pendant too I think.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love it all!!! Too many favorites to pick just one.Great Author and Jewelry maker.Talented,very talented.