hobbies

August 12, 2015

I knitted an octopus.

octopus

It still needs eyes.  But I knitted an octopus.

happy Monday!

August 10, 2015

I’m not supposed to compulsively check Kitty Saves the World’s Amazon page, but I’ve been doing it anyway.  It has 14 reviews so far.  All of them 5 star.  100% five star.  That’s….amazing.  Thank you to everyone who’s picked up the book and been so supportive.

I reread Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword last week (it’s my favorite book to reread and always makes me happy), and this time decided that Corlath should be played by Oded Fehr.  SWOON.

I’m not planning on seeing the new Fantastic Four.  The bad reviews clinched it, but ultimately I think it was the matte gray color palette that did me in.  Would it kill these guys to put a little sunshine in these movies?  Is grimdark afraid of color?

Instead this weekend, I finally watched The Princess Diaries 2, and I only have one question:  What the hell is Stan Lee doing in this movie?  Seriously, there’s a Stan Lee cameo.  He hits on Julie Andrews.

The only reasonable explanation is that of course Princess Mia is actually a superhero.

 

travel pics

August 7, 2015

I’m a little burned out this week and brain mushy, which I have decided is totally excusable given the build up and hype around the release of A BRAND NEW BOOK. The Tattered Cover event went well, the response to the book has been GREAT.  Time for me to kick back a bit, I think.

So I offer you…a travel picture!

From my 2012 trip, this is Dubrovnik, in Croatia.  aka King’s Landing in Game of Thrones. As gorgeous a Mediterranean locale as you could wish for.

dubrovnik2

kitty saves the world MM - Copy

KITTY SAVES THE WORLD is out in the wild!  And once again, the very very fast readers finished it within hours of acquiring it.  How do you guys do that?  (I just reread my favorite book of all time and it took me three days.)

The number #1 comment I’m hearing from just about everyone is that they’re sad it’s ending.  I do understand, and it’s flattering to me that people are so attached to Kitty and the series — it means I did something right.  But my hope is that people will read the finale and think YES!!!  That was a good ending, that was satisfying, that was exactly where it’s all been heading.

Thanks for reading, everyone!  And don’t forget:  Tattered Cover tonight at 7 pm!

one more day

August 3, 2015

I have to confess, I’ve just about hit the wall on how much more I can do to tell people about Kitty Saves the World.  Tomorrow’s the day.  It’s finally here.  And I’m tired of waiting!  I just want it to be out already!

Don’t forget the event at the Tattered Cover on Colfax, 7 pm Wednesday.  Dad tells me he’s bringing his camera.  Oh, Dad…

A couple more links:

We’re doing an awesome cool giveaway at Tor.com:  enter for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle loaded with every playlist from every Kitty book!  Gah!  I kind of want to keep this thing for myself!

Here’s an interview with me in The Denver Post.  I like how the pictures turned out!

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My introvert self kind of just wants to stop talking and hide until it’s all over.  Fortunately, I have time to rest up before the conventions at the end of the month.  I will just be so relieved and happy when this book is finally out in the wild.  Whew!

 

happy Friday!

July 31, 2015

Ugh, this week, I’m just waiting for a bunch of stuff to happen and it’s hard!

But I got a new toy:

overlock

Some of you will know what you’re looking at.  For those you don’t:  this is an overlock stitch, and it requires a specialized sewing machine called a serger to make it.  And it’s awesome because it gives you nice clean finished edges while sewing a seam and saves a ton of time, and makes the end product nicer and sturdier.

I am now the proud owner of a serger.  I even threaded it myself! (Difficult, because it has four threads and two needles.  Yikes!)  I’ve been wanting one for a long time and I finally decided it was time, because I have this whole stack of sewing projects just sitting there and I realized I would probably get through them faster if I wasn’t dreading things like finishing seams and raw edges.  Plus, I have a really nice silky print that I’ve been scared to death to cut into because it will start falling apart immediately — well, not anymore, because this puppy does rolled hems!

So, I know what I’m working on for the next few weeks.

In other news, yes I have seen the Collegehumor video that happens to prominently feature a certain book:

Yeah.  That’s awesome.

 

 

My copies of Kitty Saves the World showed up this week.

the whole set

That’s a pretty nice looking set of books if I do say so myself.  I’m just going to sit back and take it all in for a few minutes.  Ahhh….

 

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