Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mark Your Calendars for These Special Events!

I did not have three thousand shoes. I had one thousand and sixty. -- Imelda Marcos

She was onto something. We all know that Monica loves hats, but (buckle your seatbelts), time for a confession: I love shoes. Yep. And in advance of Valentine's Day I bought a pair tonight that I've been lusting after for a long time: red, patent-leather heels.

I plan to wear them on Valentine's Day when we celebrate our 5th birthday of the Killer Hobbies blog.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR PARTY!

Oh, and did I mention there will be CHOCOLATE? Yes, all the KH Blog Sisters are going out and buying chocolate so we can give it away as prizes. Personally, I plan to drink some champagne while we party. The party will be held from 9 p.m. EST to midnight EST on February 14 on my Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/JoannaCampbellSlan

CHANGES? HAVE YOU NOTICED?

We've been busily making changes to our blog in prep and as sort of a KH spruce up. Have you noticed? We've added Author Pages so you can learn a bit more about each of us. We've also added a sign up for a newsletter (that's a project for the future). We had an old sign up but it had reached its limit and it was a hassle, so please if you would...re-sign up for our newsletter. We'll be using it to announce new releases and give-aways.

SHORT STORIES

At the start of this year, I pledged to write one Kiki Lowenstein short story every month at least until April when the new book--Ready, Scrap, Shoot--is released. This month the title is "Kiki Lowenstein and the Empty Heart." It's a story I've been thinking about for a long time because it's based in a true happening. Kiki agrees to help her rabbi with a good deed. They discover a congregant's secret, the way she coped with an empty heart, and it changes everything!

All of my short story covers feature Zentangle designs,



and more tangles are included inside. This one that I just love is an example...


There are also two cool recipes included in that short story.

TANGLE PATTERNS GUEST HOST

Next Monday my special guest will be Linda Farmer, creator of the Tangle Patterns blog. In honor of her visit, I'll be giving away a copy of AlphaTangle: A Totally Tangled Alphabet by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. If you've been curious about Zentangle, you won't want to miss Linda'a visit or the chance to get this wonderful "how to" book.

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO US

Last month I was at the mid-winter ALA meeting in Dallas where I was privileged to sign books. A woman stood in line for quite a while. When it was her turn, she said, "I just LOVE Kiki Lowenstein!" and she threw her arms around me.

You know what? I'm the luckiest girl on the planet. Every day I look for new ways to tell each of you how special you are to me! Happy Valentine's Day in advance!

14 comments:

Colleen said...

I will have to remember to log in when I get home on the 14th. By that time, I will need the chocolate and Champagne, Parent Teacher conferences all afternoon and evening.

Victoria's Place said...

Awesome! Sounds like a lot of fuN!

Judy said...

Kiki Lowenstein and the Empty Heart was wonderful. I was going to limit myself to a few chapters at a time but I couldn't put it down until it was finished. Can't wait for the next Kiki book.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Colleen, maybe you should take the Champagne to the PT conferences. Should prove edifying!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Victoria, we're all about FUN.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Oh, Judy, that's so sweet. If the spirit moves you, I'd love for you to post a review!

mollie bryan said...

Love the shoes, Joanna. I'm looking for a pair, myself. See you at the party!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Aren't they ridiculous, Mollie? Love them!

Sue Farrell said...

Your facebook parties are always so much run---I've written it on my calendar.

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Soon we'll have the parties on our new Killer Hobby Facebook page...but for now, it's at "my place," Sue. And yes, they are always a blast, aren't they? Who'd'a thunk it?

Linda O. Johnston said...

Looking forward to the party, Joanna!

Dru said...

I love your parties...will be there.

Chrystle Fiedler said...

Can't wait for your party! Thanks for all you are doing!

Betty Hechtman said...

Great cover, Joanna!