One of my very first Thread & Pen posts was about Quiltfolk, a stunning coffee-table quarterly devoted to the craft's people and culture. Hubby discovered the magazine in Barnes & Noble last spring, and I was an instant fan. I loved the photography. The stories. The intimate insight into pockets of the community I hadn't… Continue reading Quiltfolk Road Trip
There's a lot to think about when writing a novel. Main characters. Secondary characters. Setting. Plot. Theme. Structure. For children's literature, which has been my focus, readership age—and how that affects everything else. And, of course, the climax and conclusion. When drafting, I usually have a few of these elements in place, but not all… Continue reading Pretty Little Bookmarks
As an author, I write a lot. On average I’m at the keyboard for seven hours a day, or until I hit ten pages. The words usually come at a steady clip, and when I’m in a particularly good zone, my fingers fight to keep up. But every now and then, they’re just not there.… Continue reading Fabric & Fiction: A Sewing-Related Scene!