Friday, October 29, 2010

Thriller podcast

I just listened to a very interesting discussion between two thriller authors. They talked about, among other things, novellas and promotion.
Why not have a listen? www.thrillerpodcast.blogspot.com

What this blog will offer

Okay, so, it's 15 days until The Sweater Curse is published and the nerves have taken over. In hopes of calming some, let's focus our attention on what will be. In particular, what will this blog offer you.
-knitting-related flash fiction
-knitting patterns
-the cream of the cream from Designer's Notes (my old knitting blog)
-interviews
-guest blogs
-reviews of The Sweater Curse
-contests

Ah, contests. More on that Monday.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Knitwear Designers, please help me

As the main character of The Sweater Curse is a knitwear designer, I'm interested in interviewing knitwear designers.
I've been a designer since 2002. My web site www.oknitting.com displays my collection.
If you're interested in helping a colleague, please email leanne@okntting.com
The interview will appear on this blog during the month of November.
Thank you for your consideration.
Happy knitting,
Leanne

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wow, thank you

I did a google search yesterday. I used the search words: The Sweater Curse Blog. My blog appeared on page one. In fact, it was the first listed. Wow! And it's all because of you. So, thank you so much!
Blogging to you soon,
Leanne

Remember: 17 days til publication
Have you told a friend? : )

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crime Writers of Canada

me: I'm so thrilled. I just joined the Crime Writers of Canada.
you: But, Leanne, you wrote a thriller not a crime novel.
me: Ah, yes, but behold a quote from their web site
'The field of Crime Writing is a broad category that includes crime, detective, espionage, mystery, suspense, and thriller writing, as well as fictional or factual accounts of criminal doings and crime-themed literary works. Cross-over novels and short stories such as romantic suspense and speculative thrillers are also considered part of the genre. In broader terms, it includes any book-length work, novella or short-story that features crime or mystery as a central element."
So I'm in...
Check it out www.crimewriterscanada.com
You may be able to join as well.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here, file this

Update:  The journal method is working. But I still have a litter of scarps of paper--at least the pieces are bigger. : )

I wish I had a secretary. I really do. I need someone to organize me.
When I'm writing, I have tendency to scribe notes on little pieces of paper. I write dialogue, description, sometimes hole scenes. These pieces of paper, being small, have a way of disappearing.
Does this drive me crazy?
Yup
Have I lost genius.
Yup
I need a solution. I do.
I bought a collection of pretty blank books from the dollar store. I bought five books. I'm now using three. One for each manuscript I'm working on.
So far so good.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The cream of the cream

In November 2005 I discovered blogging. My first blog was Designer's Note. At the time, I was a knitwear designer interested in blogging about knitting. Go figure, hey. Would have you guessed the two things go together? I know. Me neither.
Anyway, I just went and visited that blog. Some of the stuff left me red faced. I mean it was so bad. I gave myself a break. I mean I was new to blogging. Some of the stuff made me cry --not bad cry, good cry. If you're a woman you'll understand. Hey, I'm a modern chick. I'm sure there are some guys who may understand as well.
And so, after reading all these posts I had a thought. "Why don't I skim off the cream and re-blog it here during blog daily November." So that's the plan.
That's not all the fun I have in mind. Stay tuned for more news regarding that.
Oh, I can't wait. It's going to be so cool. : )

Friday, October 22, 2010

The things that make me excited

My publishing house, Decadent Publishing, has a blog.
That blog is called 'Daily Dose of Decadence'
On that blog there is a page.
That page is called 'Coming Soon'.
On that page there is a picture.
That picture makes me so happy.
Here...
http://decadentpublishing.blogspot.com/
have a peek and see if you can find it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Interview, review, guest blog

I'm starting the slow careful process of build momentum towards the projected publication date. It's fun contacting friends and so-to-be-friends (I hope).

The Sweater Curse is a paranormal psychological thriller that explores the birth, life, death and possible redemption of kickass knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson. I loved to tell you more. Would you like to review a copy? How about an interview? Or even would like to do a blog exchange.
I look forward to your reply
Leanne

How many times can I email that out? Tons.
So if your a reviewer, interviewer, or blogger contact me or I just may contact you.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Must read thriller: Still Missing

Have you read Chey Stevens' thriller Still Missing. It's a must-read.
Here's a must-listen. Author Nical Furlong's interview with Chevy Stevens
http://nicolafurlong.com/blog/2010/10/novel'experience'podcast'interview'chevy'stevens'part'1/
Happy listening,
Leanne

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Sweater Curse

Paranormal Psychological Thriller
Explores the birth, life, death and possible redemption of fibre artist --Gwen Bjarnson
Projected publication date November 12th