We only lost to Harlan Coben and The Girl on the Train. We are both ecstatic, our editor is thrilled, and our agent is super happy for us.
Thank you so much, guys. This is lovely.
Not a book related post.
A while ago I stopped buying yarn. My reasoning was that I had enough yarn and that I had to make something out of said yarn before moving on to buying more yarn. And then I would never make anything out of said yarn, because I’d reason that I had to make something functional and if I did make something, the kids would just wash it wrong or lose it. As I’m trying to get my life into a better place, the one that’s not all work and obligation, I’ve realized that buying yarn makes me happy. It’s so pretty and colorful. It doesn’t matter if I ever make anything with it. 🙂
Curiously, once I made the executive decision to buy yarn for the fun of it, I’ve made a blanket and a sweater. Go figure.
With that in mind, I’ve discovered Shawl in a Ball. It’s very colorful and not super expensive. I saw it an I was all like, “Oooo, pretty colors…”
Supposedly, you can make a whole shawl out of a single ball, so I am trying my hand at it. One of Kid 2’s friends was very enamored with the sweater I made her, so she asked for a shawl or a scarf and I’m working on it now. This is Erigeneia pattern which can be found on Ravelry.
I’m excited about this. I think it will block much larger. It’s also crocheting up really fast, so I am thinking I might make a few different variations as Christmas gifts.
In other unrelated colorful news, we had a freaky sunset yesterday. It probably doesn’t come through in pictures, but the light outside was lavender. It was bizarre, but pretty.
Weird, isn’t it?
A yarn in those colors would be so pretty… Okay, I’ll stop now. 😛
One more time, because they will take my promo card away if I don’t:
Signing tonight in Houston at Murder By the Book at 6:30 pm.
There is no meet and greet but we will be at the book store early because we’re signing
preorders for NOLA. So if you want to chat, we’ll be there. 🙂
Got a late night text from Renee: “When you say IM, is it eem, I’m, or im like in him?” I am thinking I will have to send her chocolate for her suffering.
You do not need a ticket for release party in NOLA.
People keep asking. This event is separate from NOLA storycon.
Main ballroom, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Next Friday, 09/30/2016
There will be swag at NOLA. First come, first serve until we run out. And books for sale.
That is all! See you in Houston if we make it through the traffic!
Sorry, someone asked Susan about this one and I can’t find it on the main site, so I have to repost. Ignore me if you read this one. This was the very first KD Twitter.
Jim: 15 minutes to Pack/People meeting.
Kate: I’ll be late.
Kate: I’ve got to do something.
a minute later
Curran: What do you mean you’ll be late? Where r you?
Kate: I’ll be right there, just start without me.
Curran: The meeting’s been set over a month in advance. Where r you?
Kate: I said, I’ll be right there.
Curran: Where. Are. You?
Kate: Don’t take that tone of voice with me, I don’t appreciate it.
Curran: Would you just tell me where you are?
Kate: Corner of manticore and white.
Curran: Half an hour away. Why am I not surprised. What are you doing there?
Kate: I’ve got to do something. I don’t appreciate being interrogated.
Jim: There is a giant armored octopus on the corner of manticore and white.
Jim: It’s on TV.
Kate, PM to Jim: I kil u.
Jim, PM to Kate: Payback.
Curran: I can see you on the news. Kate, answer your phone.
Curran: Answer your phone, damn it.
Curran, PM to Kate: Don’t even think about it.
Kate, PM to Curran: I’ll bring sushi to meeting. Love u, bye.
Jim: I think she just dropped her I-phone.
Curran, PM to Kate: God fucking damn it.
Jim: That was a nice cut on his tentacle. Should I hold the meeting?
Curran: No, start without me. I’ll be right back.
From out editor: We have an update from Brilliance on the audio edition of MAGIC BINDS: “The narrator is in the studio recording now and should be finished by the end of the week. We hope to have the download live on October 4th. Physical editions will be ready by November 22nd.”