(photo credit to Cindy Harper)
This crazy guy is none other than the epic Daniel C Nielsen. We met at the first Constellation Convention in Lincoln, NE on a panel about publishing. Since then, we have been making trouble at sci fi/fantasy/anime conventions and enjoying every second of it. I suckered him into doing an interview for me (I asked, batting my eyes, which is the same as suckering.) So, here's the answer to some of your burning questions:
TJ and I met when I helped her as a publicist. After the short campaign, we have stayed in touch and cheered each other through writing and personal ups and downs. She's a prolific author, a writer who knows her audience and and all around fun, sassy gal!
The Practice Date by Victorine Lieske
From New York Times bestselling author of NOT WHAT SHE SEEMS.
Jane’s been in love with her best friend Lance since they were kids. Best friend, that is, until he ditched her for the more popular crowd. What’s a computer nerd doing spending time with jocks anyway?
When he asks her for help getting a date to the prom with the most popular girl in school she almost tells him to take a flying leap. But she’d be spending time with him, teaching him to dance and he’d be holding her...that sounded like heaven.
So she says yes.
But how much practice can her heart take?
My amazing husband bought me a Kindle for my birthday!
Happy dance! Happy dance!
I mentioned to him how I wanted one because I read tons of books for enjoyment and for reviews. I griped about having to sit in front of the computer to read the eBooks. I hated feeling tethered and I couldn't go anywhere and keep reading. *gasp!*
Now that I've played with it a bit, here's my thoughts.
From the Publisher:
Making your own clothes, housewares, and other craft projects can seem so intimidating. What if you’re clumsy with scissors and can barely sew a button? How can you create your own handmade gifts—for yourself and for others—without ripping your ribbon and ruining your fabric?
Crafts for Every Season is the perfect book for the novice crafter. With simple, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 75 beautiful garments, bags, pillows, and other fun items organized into seasonal sections, any budding artist can fashion handmade treasures. From an elegant clutch and bold beach bag for summer to a poncho and patchwork scarf for winter, from bright oven mitts and fridge magnets for autumn to wild window boxes for spring, the projects in Crafts for Every Season take every reader through the year in the most creative way possible.
With stunning photographs and innovative ideas, Crafts for Every Season will appeal to more knowledgeable crafters as well. It’s guaranteed to inspire anyone intrigued by delightful design to get home and get crafting!
I love reading a good book and finding fun new authors. Here's a few guidelines if you want a review or interview:
I met Jim years ago at church. A long time ago I even baby sat his oldest child! Now, Jim has his first novel titled The Swords of B'ajj: Truthseeker out on Kindle and we had a chat about it: