30 June 2009

Authory stuff (achoo!)

A few developments in Interbet Book Land ... I have a really truly rooly Amazon Author's Page (which involves your publisher verifying that you really are you, and stuff like that).

And I've got a whole page on my web site about the book now, too. My son took the photo - didn't he do a nice job? Points if you can name the two hand-knit items I'm wearing! On this page there's also a free Secret Shape puzzle you can download, print out, and try.

Reviews are slowly coming in (thank you to all the wonderful people who have reviewed it!!). You can read them on Amazon and on Fishpond, as well as various blogs (MadMad, Five Ferns, and Roxie, for starters).

Wiley have recently offered me a second puzzle book, BUT it depends on how their puzzle book sales go over the next few months, so it's on the back burner for the moment. If you were thinking of possibly buying my book one day, doing it sooner rather than later would be really appreciated!! There are links to online shops on my web site, plus it's available in bookshops in the USA and Canada.

Am currently laid up with the worst head cold I've had in years ... it crept up on Friday, I managed to get through friends coming over for lunch on Saturday, and a few cups of tea with friends on Sunday, but by Sunday night there was no denying it. Have been in bed for 2 days now, and still suffering from SFB (Snot For Brains). Blargh.

Cuddles from Petal help a little, when she's not being Psycho Loony Nippy Puppy! Her sister Alexis came over for a Puppy Play Date last week, they barely stopped for 2 hours of dominance 'play', growling, running, tussling, and nipping! She slept all afternoon, afterwards!

19 comments:

  1. Ummmm, I think you are wearing a jumper and a cowl!!! heh! (sorry, I know that's not what you meant...). It is a lovely photo!

    So exciting about your book, very very cool. Hope the SFB (heh!!) clears up soon.

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  2. Sorry that you're feeling poorly - hope it clears up soon.

    Very impressed by author page - soooo schmick.

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  3. Japel top-down raglan jumper in jet, qiviut good-luck cowl. does this make me a geek?
    Congratulations, you clever girl you.
    feel better soon xoxo

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  4. Oh, ALL the points for HappySpider! Yup, it's my 'Jejune' version of Stephanie Japel's top-down raglan jumper, and the Good Luck Cowl, knitted with qiviut.

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  5. The jumper is in Bendigo Rustic, though, but damn, you were close, HappySpidey!!

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  6. You pages are too cool for school! Oh like totally wow! I am soo jealous!

    Two chihuahua puppies on a playdate? I'l laughing just thinking about it! Bet you could have powered the city of Canbera for an hour on the energy they expended.

    Soo sorry about the cold. SFB is a wonderfully apt term!

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  7. What a great shot of you! Son did a great job. And nice knitted wear you have on for the photos, too. I also adore that photo of Petal and her sister - they look so cute. That's wonderful they can keep in touch and have a play date. I am sure they were pooped!

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  8. The photo is fantastic. I'll buy your book, because I really hope you get to write one about crosswords.

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  9. Forgot to add, I know that cold, I am just recovering from that cold, it is a bastard. Take care of yourself!

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  10. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    That nippy puppy stage is no fun - puppy teeth are sharp, even little ones!

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  11. I hope your brains clear out soon. Yuck. We had a version of that cold in December. It knocked you off your feet and took forever to go away.

    Yay for the possible second book deal! Fingers are crossed here.

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  12. Wow! You are soooo clever. Well done you. Really great photo too. Can't name the knitted things though. You must be so proud. Hip hip hooray.

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  13. So wonderful about the book - will have to search it out!

    and the puppies are toooooooo cute!

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  14. Love the term SFB and hope that you are no longer feeling so. I just ordered the word search book and can't wait to tear into it! Hope this helps in the next book contract.

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  15. I saw a comment you left on Honeygo Beasley's blog about the Farmers' Market Challenge. I will be hosting a July challenge on the 25th and would like to invite you to join us. All you need do is post photos on your blog and I will add your link to my page.

    Have a wonderful day,
    SQ

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  17. I hope you are beginning to feel better. Remember to drink LOTS of liquids and maybe irrigate your nasal system with salt water to flush out those nasty little whatevers responsible for SFB. Love Petal and Alexis.

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  18. Denise, just wanted to tell you I got the word search book! started it last night after reading the intro and finding it interesting and helpful (and reassuring because I have a few of your strategies already! just figured them out over the years I guess). I'm really excited to learn the other types with extra challenges and secret messages etc. Thank you!

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  19. How wonderful about your Author's page. I have your book and have read it up to the start of Chapter 3 and then I was abducted by a project.

    I think Petal needs a friend. I know haw yippy your little girl can be. When I had a dog a settled on a Pug the larget of the toys. They a way calmer but I am too old now to take on more than the 4 kitty's which is a handful.

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