Friday, October 17, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was invited to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop by fabric artisan Carol  of Carol R. Eaton Designs. Carol creates amazing hand-dyed, stamped, painted, and stenciled fabrics that she sells online and at regional events. Her blog is a source of inspiration and step-by-step instructions for many fabric techniques.  

I am thrilled to introduce two artists that I have invited to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop: Ruth Anne Olson and Michael Scaramuzzino.

Ruth Anne Olson a friend and member of SAQA-CT. Ruth Anne creates textile art, quilts and home accessories with an eye for subtle color change and fabric. She frequently uses hand-dyed cottons. And did I mention that she is a mathematician too? Visit her blog at

Michael Scaramuzzino is an amazing young professional illustrator and 3-d digital modeler who will stun you with his designs. Originally from Connecticut, he now lives in Massachusetts and has a B.F.A. from the Monstserrat College of Art. Michael illustrated the cover to Moth at the Window. Visit his website and blog at
1. What am I working on?
Today I am organizing myself for a Moth book signing this Saturday, October 18th at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT

I am also writing a proposal for a second book that I would like to pitch to small publisher.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Moth at the Window is of higher quality than many self-published books. It looks just like a book you might order from Random House.  I used an editor review and edit the text before it ever went to print. Also, the publisher, Xlibris, also did a phenomenal job formatting the text and choosing the font for the cover. I self-published because I did not want to spend time pitching the book to publishers.

Moth at the Window is also a multi-genre book. This is unusual since most books are in a single category: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc. Moth combines poetry, stories, and tidbits of history.

You might  enjoy the website
3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I write about what I know. I like stories about people and the times they lived in. I enjoy trying to understand a person’s perspective in light of the historical events occurring around them. I am fascinated by ordinary people’s lives.

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

I prefer to write in the morning. I find that it is easier to formulate my sentences then. However, since I have the alarm set for 4:20 a.m. on weekdays and a long commute to my day job my writing I can rarely indulge myself. Instead, I write in the evening, after dinner, and on the weekends. And rainy days are the best!

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