books

New Book, New Pattern!

THE FERRYMEN will be out tomorrow, but you can still set up a pre-order on Amazon. As an added bonus, I've set up a new pattern to go with the book! This easy sock pattern can be found in my Ravelry shop, or on the Patterns tab at the top of the page. The ankle… Continue reading New Book, New Pattern!

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goals 2017

August Wrap Up

How is it the end of August already? What happened? Send out at least 1 query every week I did not send out any queries in July or August. I was completely swamped in July, and in August I entered #Pitchwars on Twitter. While outstanding queries are okay. it is against the rules to actively… Continue reading August Wrap Up

books, life

A Hard Thing

I know this isn't one of my regular blog update days. But I didn't think this could wait. As you all know, we recently became a single-income household--not by choice. We've been doing what we can to rectify the situation, but it hasn't been enough. Right now, we're about $400 short of being able to… Continue reading A Hard Thing

books, goals 2017

July Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week This did not happen. I was so busy, I didn't have the time to invest in it. You would think sending query letters would be a quick thing to do, especially since it's mostly copying and pasting, but it usually takes me about 15-30 minutes per email,… Continue reading July Wrap Up

books

Authors in the Wild

It's always exciting when I get to add something to my Events and Appearances page. As of this week, Missouri and I are both confirmed for the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book Expo here in Columbus (well, Grove City. But it's C-bus adjacent). I'll be there with copies of The Spider's Web, and we've also… Continue reading Authors in the Wild

books, knitting

Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappelli

I thought I'd do something a little different this time around, and show off some knitting and crochet patterns that remind me the characters in THE SPIDER'S WEB and THE FERRYMEN. All of these patterns are available on Ravelry. Some of them are free, some are not. And no, none of these are my designs.… Continue reading Character Aesthetic: Evie Cappelli

books

June Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done. 9 queries sent out. Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Not yet. Haven't had much time for knitting lately. Save for the moving Phase one complete. Phase two...? Read all the books on the night stand I've knocked 2 off… Continue reading June Wrap Up

books

Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

books, goals 2017

April & May Wrap Up

Send out at least 1 query every week Done Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon Reduce the yarn stash by 50% Um...Nope. I'm back where I started at the beginning of the year. Oops. Save for the moving The move is done. Thank goodness! Read all the books on the night stand One down. Read… Continue reading April & May Wrap Up

travel

GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.