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Introducing: Danika Dinsmore’s “Brigitta of the White Forest”–order now for discount!

April 29, 2010

Brigitta of the White Forest, the wonderful new novel about two faery sisters by the Accidental Novelist Danika Dinsmore is available NOW at a discounted rate of $10. But you must act quickly because the discounted rate goes “poof” like faery magic at midnight May 1 and the price goes up to $12.95. The book will be released and mailed out at the end of May.

I’m super excited because Danika is a long-time friend: she got me doing the 3:15 Experiment in 2001 and in 2006 we co-edited a book of 3:15 Experiment poetry.  I’ve been reading Brigitta  and giving Danika feedback on it since Fall of 2007 when I read it with two tween girls I was tutoring at the time. We used that early draft of the novel to talk about plot, character, fantasy, and a whole lot more. The girls loved Brigitta and her little sister Himmy; they were captivated by the plot and drawn into it. They didn’t want the book to end!

Danika kept working on Brigitta and as it got closer to publication, I read it again aloud to my 6 year old son and husband. They too were thoroughly engaged by the adventure. I also gave Danika more feedback to make sure the tale all made sense as well as feedback on where she could do more to things up set-up, develop the characters more, and make the sentences flow better. (Let me know if I can help you on a writing project!)

I did all this to help Danika, true, but really it’s because

I love Brigitta of the White Forest! and I want you to love it too!

This is a first printing limited run “First Fan Edition” so there won’t be many of them. Danika will sign and stamp each one and there will also be a code inside to access news and discounts about the White Forest. This edition will ONLY be available from the publisher’s website: while the next edition will be widely distributed. By purchasing directly from the publisher, 100% of the funds go back to the press and supports small publishers and independent books. All editions feature the gorgeous cover artwork of the faery sisters by Julie Fain (

Lori Calabrese, National Children’s Book Examiner interviewed Danika; she calls Brigitta “a radiant first novel.” This review provides a wonderful summary: Learn more about the series on its website:

I can’t recommend this book enough to families with children from 5-15, especially to girls between 8 and 13! So please order your copy of Brigitta of the White Forest no later than midnight May 1 to get the discounted price and special edition.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2010 7:53 pm

    Wow, Gwen! Thank you so much. Not just for the high praise, but for all the ways you helped to make this book happen.

    And if ANYONE out there has a manuscript that needs assistance, HIRE GWEN to help you. What I love about her is that she doesn’t pull any punches. She’s there to whip your story into shape. And then to champion it afterward. In addition, she’s FULL of fabulous ways to market yourself via social media. A huge bonus in this day and age!

  2. May 1, 2010 1:53 am


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