Friday Celebrations: New Story Beginnings and Author Stephanie Faris

This week, I chose to do a couple of things to lighten my heart. First of all, I joined a Celebrate the Small Things blog hop. The mission coincides with what I’m hoping to do with my own writing, inspire and focus on the light when those slippery shadows creep around our shoes. Want to sign up? Click Lexa Cain’s link to find out more.

So this week, my accomplishment is starting a new manuscript. My writing partner Becky challenged me to start a series of flash fiction pieces based off of Pinterest images for writing prompts. I turned out three really great pieces, and one of them stemmed from a really crazy nighttime dream. I don’t care too much for alien sort of stories, but my dream wouldn’t let me go. So I transformed my strange dream of outer space beings into Star People. I always have to add that fantasy sort of twist. And no, there will be no spaceships. I will leave it to those creative tech authors to provide those wonderful details. I’ll keep you posted as I continue to brainstorm my whole new world.

My second good thing I’d like to share? Piper Morgan Makes a Splash, a new Children’s book out by Stephanie Faris. I’ve only recently met this sweet lady. I love the cover art, and I think Stephanie’s smile is really great too. So happy Friday all, reflect on the good things. And yay for Friday!


Piper Morgan Makes a Splash

By Stephanie Faris



Piper Morgan tries her hand at acting in the fourth book of the charming Piper Morgan series.

Piper’s mom is helping out at a local pool shop, and the owner wants to shoot a commercial for his store. Piper thinks it’s the PERFECT opportunity to get in front of the camera and experience a little bit of showbiz. But will Piper’s contribution to the TV commercial make a splash—or will it go belly-up?


Where can you buy the book?

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound



Stephanie Faris is the author of the middle grade books 30 Days of No Gossip and 25 Roses, as well as the Piper Morgan chapter book series. An accomplished freelance writer, her work has appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Writer, Pacific Standard, Mental Floss, and The Week, among many others.
How to Find Her?
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About Erika Beebe

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Posted on April 7, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Congrats to you on the flash fiction and to Stephanie for the new book!
    I love the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop although I haven’t always been a consistent participant.

  2. Thank you SO much for featuring Piper today! Dreams sometimes provide the best inspiration! I hope it turns out to be the best story ever.

  3. I love alien type of stories. I think they are the best in revealing truth about humans… hahah 🙂
    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. How cute that Stephanie has a new Piper book out! Thanks for the feature and welcome to the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop!!

  5. Aliens! Very cool.
    Big congratulations to Stephanie.

  6. Congrats on starting a new MS – the alien twist sounds neat. Congrats to Stephanie too. Piper is a lovely character. And welcome to the hop 🙂

  7. Congrats on your new manuscript! I love the artwork in Stephanie’s books. Very cute 🙂

  8. From a dream?? That’s excellent! I understand getting ideas from dreams! Congrats Stephanie!

    • It was really bizarre because I don’t think of myself as writing an alien story but the dream was so vivid. My flash fiction piece turned out better then I thought and the story so far is fitting. Thank you for stopping in

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