What have I been doing? Well, there’s been some knitting, some dyeing, some shipping of yarn to my yarn club (6 members — whee!), some weeding (but never enough), and the usual day-to-day stuff, but the big preoccupation the past few weeks has now gone live, available at an internet tube near you.
My husband, writer Greg Bear, has a new book coming out in August, City at the End of Time. We decided to plunge into an internet-based viral marketing sort of thing to help get the word out about the book, publishers not always doing such a good job of that these days. So click over to Cityattheendoftime.com and wander around. With the able technical assistance of amazing web-guru Terran McCanna, who also does fabulous beadwork, we’ve created a series of interlinking webpages that gives a taste of the book, offers a couple of opportunities for reader-created content to be posted, and we hope piques interest and drives the multitudes to the bookstores or your favorite online bookseller. One such, The Signed Page, is doing pre-orders for personalized signed copies, even as we speak. Publication date is August 5th.
Oh, you wanted to have more fiber-related content? Here’s a picture of the June yarn for the yarn club, called Blushing Apricot: