In addition to being gifted writers, many of our authors have other special talents. Myrlin Hermes, author of the upcoming The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet, for example, is quite a craftswoman. For the Text Ball, a literary-themed costume party that’s part of Wordstock, Portland, Oregon’s annual book festival, Myrlin decided to go all out.
As she says in her Craftster post on the project, which I recommend you read to get the full details, “I was watching Project Runway’s paper dress challenge when it came to me—I should make my Text Ball costume out of the pages of my own book! It semed like a creative and fun way to promote the novel at the festival. I would invite people to pluck a page at random off my skirt to keep and read!”
For more craftiness from Myrlin, you can also check out her Dollar Store Bridal Gown, and don’t forget to check out The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet! After all, if this is what Myrlin can do for a party, imagine how creative her novel is!