Giving birth [to a book] on Mother’s Day

It’s minutes before midnight and I’m about to give birth. Well, to a book. But, weirdly, there are correlations: this pain of pushing, pushing, and finally, in this agonizing rush of both relief and loss, it’s out there. OFF BALANCE, my first ballet novel, is out there, in stores. My baby, out in the world. But I didn’t … Read more Giving birth [to a book] on Mother’s Day

Introducing OFF BALANCE

As you might remember, dear reader, I made a vow to myself back in January to make 2015 the year I began self-publishing my completed novels. http://www.theclassicalgirl.com/classical-girls-new-years-resolution/  Spring 2015 was my goal for the first one, and — gulp– here we are. Time for my first baby to take flight. And so, without further ado, here you … Read more Introducing OFF BALANCE

Classical Girl’s New Year’s resolution

Do I want this blog to be the story of the fiery, relentless energy of the ten years in which I produced five muse-inspired novels? The aching loss as the decade-long dream of being traditionally published got pounded down into nothingness? Nah. The New Year is a great opportunity to end a pity party over … Read more Classical Girl’s New Year’s resolution

Dancer-turned-writer Grier Cooper’s WISH

It is the deepest wish for countless young, aspiring ballet dancers: to become a professional ballet dancer, join a prestigious company, perform onstage throughout the world and get paid to dance, dance, dance. Former professional ballet dancer Grier Cooper achieved that wish. Chosen at fourteen to train at the School of American Ballet, she went … Read more Dancer-turned-writer Grier Cooper’s WISH

That Most Embarrassing Moment

We’ve all had them. They made our faces flame as we stood there and desperately wished the ground would open up and swallow us whole. But instead we stuttered our way out of the awkward situation and prayed for time to fast forward to the day where we could chuckle about it, think, “ah, that … Read more That Most Embarrassing Moment