Time to unload some more books so I have room for my current obsession with art supplies. It’s confession time. My name is Suzanne, and I’m a marker whore. Who knew? And did you know that cigar boxes make the perfect storage for different kinds of markers? And they’re cool looking, and relatively inexpensive.
Yeah, it’s a sickness. I should be banned from eBay for my own good. Absolutely banned.
Moving along….I haven’t checked yet, but the new episode of Lovely, Dark, and Deep should have downloaded yesterday. Hope you’re enjoying it! The serial format is really strange. I’m still finishing up Episode 8 (the last one), and Episodes 1 and 2 are already out. So if you find a character really annoying let me know and I’ll see if I can kill ’em off. Ha. I’m kidding. Wait. Actually, I’m not kidding :-). Don’t ask me to kill off Shane or Gillian, though, because, well, that would be just awful and I’d think you were extremely mean! (Below, you’ll find the REAL Shane, giving me the official Terrier Stare of Death, aka “you will feed me chicken.”)
CHANGES ARE COMING! The work is apace to create a consolidated website, bringing Suzanne and Susannah and the Preternatura blog all together in one place. Think of it as integrating someone with multiple personality disorder. I’ve found it impossible to maintain three websites. The Preternatura blog will continue to be the flagship but sometime around the first of February if not sooner, everything will migrate. Hopefully, you’ll be automatically forwarded from this URL to the new one, which will probably all be living at www.suzanne-johnson.com. If the unholy trinity of Blogger, GoDaddy and WordPress don’t play nice, however, it could be something different.
Next thing is, yes, I’m finally starting a newsletter–again, probably in February. So that’s how you win my mystery box o’ books today. Leave a comment with your preferred email address to sign up. Easy peasy! Don’t worry, I won’t bombard you with stuff more than once a month. There will be special giveaways for newsletter subscribers, and other goodies. Maybe bonus stories, or audio, or video “tours” or sneak peeks at covers….
So that’s the other part of today’s equation: What would you like to see in an author newsletter? News about books is a given, but what kind of bonus stuff would make you value the newsletter most? What would you want to read as opposed to, you know, hitting the delete button immediately?
And because I’m an old softie, if you really don’t want to be a charter newsletter subscriber but still want to win the box o’books, that’s okay.
And that’s it for today. I’m off to get Shane (the big, sexy blond, not the short, bossy, four-legged redhead) and Gillian out of their latest mess and, next weekend, will be turning my undivided attention to everybody’s favorite pirate. Mais oui!