books, Knit Tea

Knit Tea

Knit Tea is a semi-regular podcast segment that I've decided to bring over to the blog. If you know of any news or events from the yarnosphere (not pattern releases or sales) drop me a line and I'll include it! August 18-21, 2022--Camp Ida-Haven in McCall, Idaho will be hosting the Fiber.Love.Retreat. $325 covers a… Continue reading Knit Tea

writing

Camp Nanowrimo

Did you take part? What was your goal? I normally ignore the camp events, but I had several short stories I wanted to get done for Patreon, so I decided hey, why not do Camp Nanowrimo? Guys, I got so close. I ended up short of my goal, but I still wrote 33,881 of my… Continue reading Camp Nanowrimo

admin

Hey, want some swag?

Over on Patreon, there are several levels of support on offer, starting at the $3 base level.  For higher tiers, I offer physical rewards in the form of yearly swag packs and quarterly messages.  The yearly gifts go out in October and include things like:  stitch markers/charmshandmade project bagsnotebooks and stationarya personal message from me… Continue reading Hey, want some swag?

conventions

Anyone Out There?

Hey guys. Got a question for you, if you live in the PNW: What conventions do you go to? Specifically, if you like books or steampunk or knitting (or all three). I know about the Comic Cons, and while I would love to go, they are pricy and crowded and not quite my scene. I… Continue reading Anyone Out There?

books

Writing WIPs

Now that Magic in Midtown is out, and a series is complete, what am I working on right now? My current project is finishing the rest of the Midnight Radio series. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a running series of spooky, Cthuhlu-esque short stories I’m running over on patreon. You can read… Continue reading Writing WIPs

books

Magic in Midtown Release

That's right, it's release day! You can now pick up the second book of the AJ Marshall series on Amazon & on Gumroad. Remember, if you want anything other than whatever the current standard kindle format is, head on over to Gumroad where I list .mobi, .epub, .pdf, and any other requested formats (leave a… Continue reading Magic in Midtown Release

knitting

Summer Knitting

I will say that one of the best things about my move to Washington is that we don't get extremely hot summers here. It holds pretty steady around 60 degrees year round, give or take. This is great for me, since my broken thyroid means my internal thermostat is busted and there's a very narrow… Continue reading Summer Knitting

life

A departure

This week we’re taking a break from our usual content to talk about something that has deeply impacted my life, and has once again reared it’s ugly head: Domestic violence. This conversation might be triggering for some, so if you’re not ready for this discussion, feel free to check back next week when we return… Continue reading A departure

history

A Short History of Nail Polish

Fun fact: I have not one, but two defunct nail art blogs (Don't look for them. Really. I'm not good at it). So it's not surprising that I, a history buff and general nerd, found myself wondering where nail polish originated. Apparently it all started back around 3200 BCE, when Babylonian warriors would go get… Continue reading A Short History of Nail Polish

reading

Reading Slump

You know what really sucks? Well, there's a lot of things, and we seem to be experience all of them right now. But the thing that has been really annoying for me lately is this: being an author in a reading slump. I love to read. Well, I did. And then we came to Washington.… Continue reading Reading Slump