When I discovered Diana Peterfreund would be at a Compelling Reads signing near where I was visiting friends, I was pumped.
I’ve been meaning to read her sci-fi Persuasion retelling, For Darkness Shows the Stars, for ages. What better way to kick off reading her writing than meeting the author and buying a signed copy?
But then my family’s plans changed and I ended up heading home early. Three days before the signing.
I was super bummed. But then, salvation came with Unicorn Poop.
How does mythological manure relate to anything?
Well, before her Jane Austen retelling, she wrote a Killer Unicorn series.
While saying that her “man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns” poop rainbows might be a stretch, I threw my disappointment to the wind and made some cookies.
And, to be honest, making cookies and calling them unicorn poop sounded like delightful fun.
The recipe over on Instructables is incredibly detailed, and even comes with a 45 second video for all to admire the general splendor:
Mine (below) did not, on the whole, turn out quite so enchanting. But still, it was great fun.
And who can resist sparkly cookies, after all?
Now, with the plethora of food dye I have left, I’ll have to find some more things I can color up. Ooh, maybe macaroons.
As for Peterfreund’s writing, with Christmas approaching, there’s hope for me getting a copy of For Darkness Shows the Stars yet!
(Visit Diana Peterfreund’s website to learn more about her books.)