Things to do while waiting for #Pitchwars or Query responses

1. Work on your next book. You're not planning to rest on your laurels, are you? 2. Send out another round of queries. Obviously, this doesn't apply to Pitchwars, since that's against the rules, but I recommend sending out multiple queries at once. I usually batch mine in groups of 3-5. It takes about 30… Continue reading Things to do while waiting for #Pitchwars or Query responses


Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts

I feel like there's been some pretty heavy subjects on the blog lately, or maybe it's just been the world in general getting me down. So I thought I would share something a bit more cheerful. Here's a list of some of my favorite knitting podcasts from Youtube. Below, I've embedded the most recent episodes… Continue reading Best Youtube Knitting Podcasts



Hey guys, just a quickie post today. We leave for Steampunk Symposium on Friday morning, and I still have so much to do! So what does one pack for a steampunk convention, other than the standard items like underwear and hand sanitizer? Alice and I are still perfecting the list, but here a few of… Continue reading Packing

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The Mandatory Count Downs

My favorite novels read in 2014: 1. Lady of Devices Author: Shelley Adina Reviewed here. 2. Murphy's Law Author: Rhys Bowen Reviewed here. 3. Ice Cold Author: Tess Gerritsen Summary from the author's website found here. This is the 7th book in the series, but the savy ready could probably still pick this one up… Continue reading The Mandatory Count Downs


Top Nonfiction books of 2014

1. A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain by Michael Paterson If you're looking for a good general reference book for life this period, then this book is an excellent place to start. It covers everything from dinner parties to warfare, fashion to religion, calling card etiquette to modes of transportation, and it even… Continue reading Top Nonfiction books of 2014


Books Read in 2013

It's that time again! The annual review of books read in the past 365 days: March 1. Sew Retro--Judi Ketteler 2. Etiquette and Espionage--Gail Carriger April 3. The Diviners--Libba Bray May 4. Mountain Echoes--C.E. Murphy 5. A Tale of Two Cities--Charles Dickens June 6. Their Skeletons Speak--Sally M. Walker & Douglas W. Owsley July 7.… Continue reading Books Read in 2013


Travel Tuesday: Being Sick Abroad

I'm not feeling so hot today, so I though I'd do a little travel blog to cheer myself up and share some of my experiences of being sick abroad. I'm one of those people that seems to get sick every time I leave the house, so I've got plenty of experience to draw from :)… Continue reading Travel Tuesday: Being Sick Abroad

college life

Semester Stats

Days until finals: 2 Number of hours spent studying: 0 Number of thesis pages written (10 due): 2.5 Outlines completed: 1 of 1 Exams taken: 1 Grade received: "A/A-" (What does that mean, anyway? It's one or the other.) Days left in the semester: 5 Novels finished: 2 Novels started: 2 Books read: 18 Cities… Continue reading Semester Stats

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Listing Things.

1. I haven't been updating because life has been a big bag of "suck" and "fail" for the last few weeks. Basically, all semester, and I haven't been wanting to broadcast my bad mood onto the internet. 2. It's been so bad that I haven't been knitting. Seriously. Haven't touched the pointy sticks since I… Continue reading Listing Things.


Bullet Points

1. I'm taking a page from Crazy Aunt Purl and doing this list style, because I'm too scatter brained for anything coherent. 2. Vanyel is the new love of my life. I'm working on a three ply right now, and have fiber on five of my six bobbins. 3. My show will officially open in… Continue reading Bullet Points