Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Miss Mabel's School for Girls

Katie Cross

Never underestimate the power of a determined witch. 

Letum Wood is a forest of fog and deadfall, home to the quietly famous Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, a place where young witches learn the art of magic. 
Sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe has inherited a deadly curse. 

Determined to break free before it kills her, she enrolls in the respected school to confront the cunning witch who cast the curse: Miss Mabel. 
Bianca finds herself faced with dark magic she didn’t expect, with lessons more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Will Bianca have the courage to save herself from the curse, or will Miss Mabel’s sinister plan be too powerful? 

Miss Mabel’s School for Girls is the first novel in The Network Series, an exciting new fantasy collection. A gripping tale about the struggle to survive, it will take you to a new place and time, one you’ll never want to leave.

Katie Cross looking not too worried to be here.

I love when an author agrees to be interviewed here in the Glitter Globe. 

Today’s victim glittery guest is Katie Cross. Katie is a Young Adult author, and her recently released novel Miss Mabel’s School for Girl’s is rocking the Glitterverse. It’s available wherever awesome books are sold, including clicking right HERE. I have two copies, well, thanks to Katie's participation in the Kindle Match program I do. One of each, paper and electronic. How cool is that? An obsessive fan can never really have too many books.

Welcome to my glittery domain, Katie Cross. May the odds be ever in your favor!

S. R. Karfelt

Is it true that you wrote MMSFG in seven weeks? (Please lie, WOA took me five years.) Yes. I did write the first draft in 7 weeks. The subsequent 8 million drafts took over a year after that. 

In order for my readers to get to know you a bit, please describe your ideal footwear. My ideal footwear looks like a pair of flip flops, walks like a pair of flip flops, and does not flap like a pair of flip flops.

Now describe what you wish your shoes could be if they could be enchanted to be comfortable no matter what they were. Practicality is for the birds.

We both like to run, and unless you run with your arms pumping madly and your feet doing what some people condescendingly call “walking”, you probably not only write faster but run faster than me too. Please feel free to brag about your most impressive running accomplishment here. Most impressive? I dehydrated myself almost to the point of collapsing in the desert on my first marathon. I didn't see another soul from mile 13-26.2. Okay, I saw two people. And carrion birds. And vultures. And funny images in the heat waves.

Have you ever gone fishing on a hot summer day, sitting on the dock when the bank gave away, with your hands in your pockets and your pockets in your pants, watching the fishes do the hootchie-kootchie dance? Well kind of. I actually taught the fish the dance first.

Let’s say you could have a museum filled with anything, what would you fill it with? Brownies, but mostly brownie batter. I'd like to see the progression of brownies, and try a lot of different mint flavored brownies. But I'd dedicate a special room to gluten free brownies, then I'd dunk my face in the batter and forget who I was for awhile.

Judging by some of your social media comments concerning your own Dear Hubby, I’ve concluded that we’ve both married based almost entirely on naked abs empathetic kindness. Would you recommend others follow this wise spouse selection process even though we’ve scored the top two in this category? Yes, I would recommend it. As long as you appreciate being second in line behind hand guns, the grunts of him working out (now that one I don't mind at all), consider taking a Hunters Ed class together as a fun date, and the male tendency to think everything fart related is hilarious. 

If you could institute one policy to make the world a better place, what would it be? Stop judging my flip flops.

Thanks for playing today, Katie! If you’d like to get to know Katie better, and you do, she’s a blast, you can find out more about her by clicking right HERE


  1. Great interview! And now for some reason I'm hungry.

  2. Funny, I'm thirsty for a glass of brownie batter. ;)

  3. My husband had brownies last night. So not cool.