I love to celebrate amazing books so I wanted to tell you about The Adventures of the Dress by Cara Vescio (you probably recognize her because she was one of Pen & Muse’s Map To Self-Publishing Authors).
She’s embarked on the most incredible journey to celebrate women all through adventures while wearing the SAME dress.
I think I’ve mentioned this before but, I love The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It’s one of the coolest books (and movies) ever. The idea of being bonded to fellow women and empowered through a simple piece of clothing is so interesting to me. I think all too often, as women, we’re pressured to look a certain way or act a certain way. But what I loved about The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (besides Costas) was that the jeans embraced each girl no matter who she was, what she looked like, or where in the world she was located. I wished that this could be real.
And then it kind of did become real thanks to fabulous author Cara Vescio. And what’s even cooler…YOU can be a part of the story.
I met Cara through Twitter. She’s a writer, I’m a writer, and we just clicked.
We talked more and more via Twitter and at some point she wrote and had her book series (Elegantly Wasted, Uncontrollably Wasted, etc.) was picked up and published. It’s a new adult series about a kick-ass assassin who is dripping in sarcasm. Seriously, she’s one of the best female main characters I’ve ever read. But I digress.
Our friendship progressed to the point where I met her in person! She was featured in the Las Vegas Book Festival so I drove out from California and helped man her book table. It was a blast. Then she came to California to visit. And again last year, when ALA came to her state, I drove out to Vegas and we hung out together. If you don’t know her…Let me tell you about Cara.
She’s just as kick-ass as her females in her books. She’s smart. Talented. Hilarious. A creative genius. And like Frankie (from the Wasted series) dripping with sarcasm that only makes you love her more. Cara believes in writing and she believes in women, and that’s why when she told me about her new project, I couldn’t help but squeal in delight!
What is The Adventures of the Dress?
I’ll let Cara tell you.
Why do I think this project kicks ass?
Because it showcases ALL WOMEN, in all sizes, shapes, locations, ages, and celebrates their diversity, their uniqueness, and their strength as women. Actually, some of my favorite author-ly women are in it too, like Rebekah Crane and New York Times best-selling author Jessica Park!
How can you be a part of it?
Help fund her Kickstarter! And get a kick-ass book too along with it (and some cool swag).
What if you can not afford it?
Like any book, if you love the idea and can’t afford it, spread the word! Tell everyone about it! Because if you love an author or a book, you should share it!