In addition to all her dessert and muffin making, Casey Feldstein puts on yarn retreats that feature knitting and crochet.
She was late to come to the crafts but has learned to love using needles and hooks. Not only can she enjoy the magic of
watching a ball of yarn become a scarf or a blanket, but the process itself can soothe the soul. Veronica Blackstone
knows all about that and crochets squares when she's stressed. And Molly Pink,--well crochet has been the key to the
new chapter in her life.
It isn't an accident that there is yarn in all my books. I love crochet and knitting and like writing about people using hooks and needles.
I have always liked making things or as I saw it creating something out of nothing. So imagine the joy of watching a ball of yarn turn into
a hat, a scarf, a stuffed toy. You don't have to be an expert to get pleasure and stress relief from working with yarn. I personally find
crochet easier and more forgiving. Mistakes are easier to fix than in knitting. But knitting has it advantages like it's easier to see
the stitches when using textured yarn. Both of them are portable and can be very soothing.
Since my books are cozy mysteries, while there is a murder or two, there won't be anything too graphic and the story won't be too dark.
If you read before you go to sleep, your heart won't be racing as you drift off.
I like to say that while there are dead bodies, everyone has a good time. There is a lot of friendship, food and fun.
So, when I heard that branding yourself was a thing now, I kind of mashed everything together and came up with Yarns with Yarn,
Murder and Fun
as my tag line. What do you think?