Gee, it's Thursday! And to be honest, there's so much going on that I almost forgot to post!!!
So what's going on? Well, we talked about conferences last week and I think everyone's pretty well tied up with those-I know I am!! Along with Casey, I'm headed to The Festival of Mystery in Oakmont, PA this weekend. (See the complete list of authors attending below. Casey will be there as her alter ego, Miranda Bliss, which means we won't be sitting next to each other! Dang! Btw--signed copies from these authors are available on Mystery Lovers Bookshop's website.)
You'd think all I have to do is pack and get on the plane, wouldn't you? Nope-in addition to working at my "day" job and writing, I've got to make bookmarks!! About 100 of them. I print out four to a page, laminate them, then cut each one individually. Why? I decided after WITCH WAY came out that I didn't want a generic bookmark-I wanted something different. As a result, every year, I've designed a new one. Was it the smartest decision I ever made? Probably not-it's a bit of a pain to cut them all. Some always wind up being a little less than straight, but I figure something handmade isn't supposed to be perfect, right? *g* And I think I did achieve my goal-they are different! (Plus I think after making what seems to be a gazillion of them, I've earned the right to the title "Queen of the Laminators"!)
So here's a question for all you readers out there-how many of you are bookmark collectors?? Please tell me you are! (I'd hate to think after all the work I put into mine that they wind up in the garbage!!) And what's the most unique bookmark in your collection?
That's it for this week-got to fly. Got all those bookmarks to cut!
Kathryn Miller Haines
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Sue Ann Jaffarian
Joanna Campbell Slan
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Mary Jane Maffini
Beverle Graves Myers
Wendy Lyn Watson
C. William Davis III
Karen E. Olson