Knitting Acquisitions Editor!  Acquisitions Editor, Knitting (There is a position for Quilting Acquisitions Editor as well!)

Yes, I would very much like to do this – the editing and analysis parts would be a blast, but I’m not sure the whole “face of the industry” thing would work for me! Anyway, if you know anyone in the Denver area who would be interested, I can’t imagine a better job for an outgoing personality!

Craftsy is seeking an Acquisition Editors for our Knitting (*and quilting!*) category(ies). Our Acquisition Editors are critical to our company strategy, sit at the cross section of multiple functions, and have responsibility for the business outcomes of the category. Put simply, we’re looking for individuals who will join Craftsy and show enthusiasm, drive, ownership and leadership to get results. Below is an overview of what we’d look for our Acquisitions Editors to accomplish within their role but it’s important to note that, as a growing and changing company, we also hope and expect our employees to grow and develop with us.

As an Acquisitions Editor, you will:

  • Proactively establish, cultivate and sustain relationships with current and potential skilled instructors who will produce blockbuster courses within the knitting category
  • Be the face of Craftsy for your category. Seek, approach, and engage key industry connections to continuously broaden your network and support Craftsy’s overall category strategy, including e-commerce initiatives and partnership opportunities
  • Be a credible, trusted advisor, category expert, liaison and advocate for the content, courses and catalogue—building confidence with colleagues, industry leaders and instructors alike
  • Critically review, assess, and prioritize class topics and instructors for their potential to expand and advance our business—creating content that attracts, retains and excites our customers over and over again
  • Use analysis, interpretation and application of data in conjunction and category  knowledge to define, articulate and develop a vision and curriculum for the category in conjunction with Category Management and Content and Education leaders.
  • Develop structured and thoughtful class outlines in close collaboration with instructors and producers that have clear learning outcomes, target key consumer segments and optimize available production resources
  • Research, anticipate and recognize trends and leverage that insight to ensure we seize relevant, meaningful and timely opportunities
  • Be an open, collaborative partner when it comes to feedback, data, and expertise provided by other team members at Craftsy
  • Take ownership for end-to-end execution, including administrative responsibilities like scheduling, logistics, and contracts
  • Manage moving, changing pieces and dynamics with flexibility, commitment and a positive attitude

Does that all sounds like something you’d love to do? Awesome! Your experience and background may include, but doesn’t need to be limited to:


  • A personal passion for the knitting category! Knowledge of crochet, weaving and spinning in addition to other craft  categories is a plus.
  • Experience editing, developing, creating and/or curating category-relevant education or content
  • Analytical expertise demonstrated in creative, professional or academic environments
  • Project management and planning experience to execute complex work in line with tight deadlines
  • Ability and interest in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing, demanding environment
  • Understanding of market segmentation, forces and opportunities within the category
  • Excellent communication skills–writing, editing and presenting in diverse formats as a face and voice of Craftsy
  • Education, certifications, publications, etc. that support your ability to contribute to Craftsy as described above!

The Teatime Author Interview…with Sue Vincent

Originally posted on A Woman's Wisdom:


Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire born writer, esoteric teacher and Director of The Silent Eye. She has been immersed in the Mysteries all her life. Sue maintains a popular blog, sharing life’s rich experience and is co-author of The Mystical Hexagram with Dr G.Michael Vasey and recently published Sword of Destiny. She lives in Buckinghamshire, having been stranded there some years ago due to an accident with a blindfold, a pin and a map. She has a lasting love-affair with the landscape of Albion, the hidden country of the heart. She is currently owned by a small dog who also blogs.

What sparked off the idea of your book?

As a child I wandered the moors of Yorkshire with my grandfather, mother and sometimes with my great-grandfather. Between them they taught me the old lore of the land; the myths, legends and folk tales as well as about the traces…

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Love Lovecraft? Tis The Season For Scary!

Complete Collection Of H.P.Lovecraft - 150 eBooks With 100+ Audio Book Links(Complete Collection Of Lovecraft's Fiction, Juvenilia, Poems, Essays And Collaborations) - Kindle edition by H.P. Lovecraft, Orintage Publishing. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ time for the Halloween Season, Complete Collection Of H.P.Lovecraft – 150 eBooks With 100+ Audio Book Links (Complete Collection Of Lovecraft’s Fiction, Juvenilia, Poems, Essays And Collaborations) is .99 at Amazon Kindle!

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The Complete Fiction
The Nameless City
The Festival
The Colour Out of Space
The Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
The Whisperer in Darkness
The Dreams in the Witch House
The Haunter of the Dark
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Discarded Draft of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”
The Shadow Out of Time
At the Mountains of Madness
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Cool Air
Ex Oblivione
Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family
From Beyond
Herbert West-Reanimator
In the Vault
Pickmana-s Model
The Book
The Cats of Ulthar
The Descendant
The Doom That Came to Sarnath
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The Evil Clergyman
The Horror at Red Hook
The Hound
The Lurking Fear
The Moon-Bog
The Music of Erich Zann
The Other Gods
The Outsider
The Picture in the House
The Quest of Iranon
The Rats in the Walls
The Shunned House
The Silver Key
The Statement of Randolph Carter
The Strange High House in the Mist
The Street
The Temple
The Terrible Old Man
The Thing on the Doorstep
The Tomb
The Transition of Juan Romero
The Tree
The Unnamable
The White Ship
What the Moon Brings
The Very Old Folk
Old Bugs
Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl
A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson
The History of the Necronomicon
The Complete Juvenilia
The Alchemist
The Beast in the Cave
The Little Glass Bottle
The Mysterious Ship
The Mystery of the Grave-Yard
The Secret Cave
The Complete Poetry
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Poemata Minora, Volume II
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The Poe-eta-s Nightmare
The House
The City
To Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Eighteenth Baron Dunsany
The Nightmare Lake
On Reading Lord Dunsanya-s Book of Wonder
The Cats
Hallowea-en in a Suburb aka a¬In a Suburba(R)
The Wood
The Outpost
The Ancient Track
The Messenger
Fungi from Yuggoth
In a Sequestera-d Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walka-d
To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures
Part III. – Occasional Verse
On Receiving a Picture of Swans
Fact and Fancy
Laeta; a Lament
Part IV. – Satire
Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea
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Waste Paper
Dead Passiona-s Flame
Lifea-s Mystery
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A Garden
Christmas Greetings
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An American to Mother England
Lines on Gen. Robert Edward Lee
The Rose of England
The Peace Advocate
Ode for July Fourth, 1917
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The Allowable Rhyme
At the Root
Cats and Dogs
The Despised Pastoral
Metrical Regularity
Notes on Writing Weird Fiction
Supernatural Horror in Literature
The Complete Collaborations

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About the author

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, of Providence, Rhode Island, was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: life is incomprehensible to human minds and the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Christianity. Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.

Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades. He is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.

Fire and Ice Fall #giveaway #win $25 Amazon giftcards #ebook packages

Originally posted on deborahjay:


Falling leaves. Chilly temperatures. Fall has arrived with a bang. It’s the perfect time of year for reading! Enter this giveaway for your chance to win Amazon gift cards or some great ebook prize packages to fill your Kindle with. We’ve partnered with several great authors to offer you enough excellent reads to last you through the season. Organized by Fire and Ice Book Tours!

Enter to Win:

THREE $25 Amazon gift cards from Fire and Ice Book Tours

A huge ebook romance prize package including:

Phase One: Identify by Rose Wynters
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Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine Books 1 – 5 by Desiree Broussard
Reckless Seduction by Amanda Young
Missing in Action by Amanda Young
The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon
Burdened (Book 1) by Peiri Ann
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Just My Luck by Gail Koger
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Release Coming! Dead Man’s Carve by Kym Roberts


Dead Man’s Carve
by Kym Roberts
Series: Tickled to Death Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: October 27, 2014


In the spirit of giving, all Author proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to Wounded Veteran organizations.



Join the Facebook Party to Celebrate the Release of Dead Man’s Carve and enter “The Giving Library” Grand Prize Giveaway that features over 20 books from authors who have donated to the giveaway in support of Kym’s efforts to raise funds for Wounded Veterans.
Tuesday, November 4
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“There’s nothing wooden about Dead Man’s Carve.  Roberts mingles a sparkling, unique voice with a great old-fashioned mystery.”
Wendy Lyn Watson
Mysteries a la Mode
Pet Boutique Mysteries (as Annie Knox)

Rilee Dust isn’t your typical wood carver, she’s young and making a go of it in the small village of Tickle Creek, Oregon. She’s also the only one in town who isn’t determined to get rid of her strip club neighbor. Everyone else, however, is ready to evict the Girls, Girls, Girls.

When a dog adopts her and turns her life upside down, Rilee’s not so sure it’s a good thing. Especially when he leads her to a moose, a military man and a dead body. Because the moose kicked her butt, the man saved her life and the dead body is one of her customers.

Now Rilee’s smack dab in the middle of all the small town politics with a killer on the loose who has an ax to grind. And Rilee just may be the next victim to have her name carved in stone.


“Bogart!” I yelled, frantically circling and trying to locate the direction of his cries. “Bogart…Heeere!” Catching a glimpse of movement to my right I ran toward the commotion.

An eighty pound black and brown Boxer flew through the air in my direction. Ears cutting through the wind, his eyes looked crazed and his jowls flapped as he cried out in fear. The cause of his flight … an eight hundred pound Moose who was pissed off and raising cane. Or in this case raising Bogart with her nose. He landed on his feet — like a colt trying to stand for the first time — legs splitting, chest smacking the earthen floor.

None of that stopped his feet from moving. Bogart was back in the race of his life as the irate cow charged after him.

“Oh, crap.” My stomach dropped as I realized she wasn’t done with her assault, and I was the much larger target as Bogart led her straight to me. I turned and ran, with Bogart hot on my heels. The sound of the cow’s breath filled my head. The distance closed between us. Zigzagging through the trees, I couldn’t outrun her. Nor could I out-maneuver her. I just hoped she’d get tired and realized we weren’t a threat.

Unfortunately, she didn’t feel the same way.




Three career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she couldn’t deny.

In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired.

Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name, at least in her head.



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‘Supernatural’ figure captured in El Kookooee photo

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Leaving it to you . . . Ghost? Reflection? Spirit?  Well, more likely “Victorian-style Spirit Photography”!
Waiting for your comments!

Originally posted on KRQE News 13:

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The annual burning of the Mexican boogeyman, known as El Kookooee, draws crowds to Albuquerque’s South Valley. At this year’s event, the burning may have drawn more than just people.

“All of us were just freaked out by this thing,” said Steve Vaughan.

The figure was captured in a picture taken by a pair of local firefighters at the burning Sunday. A ghost enthusiast said it could be some sort of wizard or spirit.

“It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said Rick Walter.

The image is getting a lot of attention.

“I showed it to them and they were all, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s wild,’ ‘I want to see that, text it to me,’ and then they put it on Facebook and it…

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It’s Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Alright everyone, here is my teaser for Teaser Tuesday.

I followed his gaze across the dining room. A green-haired, slight-framed woman was leaning against the massive trestle dining table, balancing three pizzas boxes left over from our early lunch in one hand and eating a slice from the top one, which was open. She watched us as we entered.

“Emerald-green hair,” I murmured. Why did she look familiar?

“Werewolf,” Beau said, quiet and so, so scared. But it wasn’t the green-haired werewolf he was scared of. He was looking past her into the kitchen.


HA!! If you haven’t read them yet, you MUST READ Meghan Ciana Doidge’s Dowser Series!!!!!

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If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.
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Three months ago, I lost my foster sister, Sienna, to the darkness. As in blood magic and chaos and general mayhem. No one saw it until it was too late, but I should have. Now, I have a wounded heart and soul that I can’t even reveal to anyone around me, because I’m supposed to hate Sienna with the fiery passion of the justified. And I do. I just wish I didn’t feel so lost without her, so unsure of the path I thought I had carved for myself, and so outclassed by the powerful Adepts constantly by my side these days. I’m not even sure if they’re with me for my own protection or because my shiny new powers are rare and valuable. Assuming I ever figure out who or what I am, and how my magic actually works. Even chocolate can’t save the day every time … just most of the time. At least I’ve got that going for me.
I hadn’t set foot in the human world for more than a few hours in over three and a half months. Sure, I was stronger and faster than I’d ever been before, and I had a shiny new sword, but I was seriously chocolate deprived. I don’t recommend quitting cold turkey. And the new sword was a problem — to my mind, anyway. It represented all the expectations of a powerful father and a new otherworldly life. A life that wasn’t the one I’d worked so hard to build. It also represented the responsibility I had to bring my foster sister Sienna to … what? Justice? I didn’t know if that was even possible. What I did know was that Sienna wouldn’t stop, and that I couldn’t just leave everything up to fate and destiny … or maybe I was. Maybe I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing. If you believed in that sort of thing. I just hoped that before the chaos and mayhem renewed, I’d manage to get my hands on some chocolate. It didn’t even have to be single-origin Madagascar. I was utterly prepared to lower my standards.


Meghan Ciana Doidge is an award-winning writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has a penchant for bloody love stories, superheroes, and the supernatural. She also has a thing for chocolate, potatoes, and sock yarn.

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Meghan has created a spectacular world! Jade attracts magic like honey attracts bees. Appropriate, when she owns a bakery called Cake In A Cup a creates cupcakes with names like “Love in a Cup” and “Bliss in a Cup”. Of course, the “trinkets” she creates from found objects is just a hobby . . . but when a vampire shows up, staring into her shop window, well, let’s just say that things get ‘interesting’ for Jade. In a very interesting, Chinese, May you live in interesting times sort of way! Set in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the Dowser Series is a creative new take on Urban Fantasy.  book-cover-coming-soon

Now, she adds to that world with I See Me:  Oracle #1. In this new branch to the series, we meet Rochelle Saintpaul, a deeply disturbed, (so says everyone else) difficult (ditto) teen with wicked nasty psychotic breaks (Yep. So say the multitudinous shrinks she has seen over the years). But then . . . are they Really psychotic breaks???

Aged out of the foster system, Rochelle buys a 21-foot Brave RV with her earnings from her Etsy store, where she sells her drawings of the scenes she sees in her mind when she has ‘incidents’, and hits the road to freedom. But what she finds on her trip will strain all her meticulously organized plans, as she finds herself dumped into a world of magic and terror.  Crossing paths with Jade, her world becomes ever more dangerous and fraught with weirdness. Can it be that all her psychotic breaks truly are something very, very book-cover-coming-soondifferent?

You can read this new branch of the series without reading the first three in the Dowser Series – but why would you want to?!

Proofreading will be finished for Oracle today, and it should be out very soon. The holidays are coming, people . . . (hint, hint) And Book FOUR!!!! of Dowser is coming out soon as well!

Of course, once you get hooked on Dowser and Oracle, well, you can wait for the next books in the series by reading Meghan’s other books. These are in publication order:

After the virus decimates 99.9% of the world’s population, and all traces of humanity along with it, Rhiannon and Will are forced to move beyond their past fame, fortune, and personal demons to rescue a mute girl from the clutches of two warring cults.
Theo woke severely injured, covered in blood, and missing ten years of her life. Just to complicate matters further, Theo was born under a prophecy; one that has rabid followers with three different interpretations, all of whom are willing to sacrifice her in order to fulfill it. Not knowing if she can trust the stranger she’s betrothed to, the warrior visiting her dreams, or even her own mother, Theo tries to piece together her past only to find that her present is far more dangerous. It’s the power of her own blood that scares her most of all. This is a responsibility Theo never wanted, and a destiny she cannot deny, “All because of a prophecy she was trying not to believe in, but kept fulfilling.”
Beth was sneaky. No lock could hold her. No cage could confine her. No door could bar her way. But, when your adoptive mother is a Spirit Binder, and all your siblings are elementals, being sneaky doesn’t really rank. That is until the devastation of a city draws her omniscient mother’s attention, and her siblings go missing one by one, then Beth’s sneakiness is the only thing standing between her, her loved ones, and the worst enemy she’ll ever face: herself.



It’s Tuesday ALREADY?!?! Where Does The Time Go???


Wow. Time flies, doesn’t it? Especially as you get older, it feels as if the hours and days, weeks and years simply fly by. This reminds me, as I look out the window and see the beauty, that time is so very fleeting. We should all make more of what time we have before it is all gone….

A couple of days ago the tree out front was absolutely covered with gorgeous, golden leaves. Now, she is dropping her finery, and I miss the fleeting beauty….

Golden japanese-maple

The Japanese Maple is actually a more glorious than it appears here. Photos I take never quite display what I see with my eyes…ah well, it is still pretty!

And finally, the last of the summer roses. One delicate blossom, now gone . . .