It's all about me
Sorry to break the chain of gorgeous Liam Neeson photos. (I wouldn’t kick him out of bed but I prefer Pierce Brosnan if we’re going across the Pond for our hunks.) However, a very observant visitor to our new blog asked two excellent questions:
1) Who the heck are all of you?
2) What are you doing on this blog together?
I’ll get to the who-the-heck part in a minute. This blog is the brainchild (perhaps slightly fevered brainchild) of Barbara Bretton, a fabulous writer and magnificent knitter. She brought us together because she knows we are all passionate about both of those occupations. I met Barbara at a writer’s conference several years ago when I was still extremely wet-behind-the-ears as an author. She’s an incredibly generous, warm person and she took me under her experienced wing (must be because she hangs out with parrots a lot) and has been the best of mentors and friends in this crazy writing business ever since. When she started this blog, I jumped at the chance to join such a great group of folks.
Now who the heck I am. I grew up in West Virginia but now live in the suburbs of New Jersey, very near New York City. While it might seem like a startling change, my current hometown is quite small and neighborly. However, whenever I need a ballet or Broadway fix, I can jump on the train and get a quick one.
I write romance novels, two of which have been published, so I’m still very new to the writing business (and feel awed by the multi-published company I’m in here). I’ve been writing all my life and even did a creative thesis (a volume of poetry!) for my college degree.
My other career is Household Management: I have a husband and two teen-aged children, as well as a golden retriever named Max. He contributes dog hairs to all my knitting; it makes the yarn go a little farther on every project.
As for my knitting biography, it’s already on this blog. Check out the archives for 2006-07-09 and you’ll find me under “The sporadic knitter”.
I’m looking forward to being part of a lively community of knitters and readers. Comments and questions are very welcome!