Go for the road not taken.

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Janet Bolin is also writing as Ginger Bolton.


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Decide whether to fly into the mist (Tally-Ho--see him in the top left?) or outline carefully (Sally-Forth).

Penny Esseltine introduced me at the DIRE THREADS launch party. And we had a delicious "embroidered" cake!

At Brentwood on the Beach

Photo courtesy Joan Karstens

At the 2014 Blood Words

Mystery Conference

Our Books Have Legs

(A Fashion? Show)

And I have a hat!

Photo courtesy Jen J. Danna

With Belmont Public Library Mystery Book Club

Photo courtesy Dot Sale

I visited Joyce's Sewing Shop again, and look at the great display the ladies there set up, complete with a Welcome Back to Threadville tablecloth that goes with me to presentations.

At the Bony Blithe Bash, I read aloud from NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD. That first scene is a little spooky, which could explain my serious expression . . .

But they let us eat cake!

Yay, more cake!

At Joyce's Sewing Shop, surrounded by embroidery thread, embroidery software, quilts, cookies, fabrics,
and laughing women!

Photo courtesy Kelley Richardson

MAYBE IT'S ALL ABOUT HOBBIES...

Observe, observe, observe...

At the Citizens Police Academy, and that's not my car,

and I wasn't driving it, either.

SN


THREADVILLE MYSTERIES
by
JANET BOLIN






At the Woodstock Public Library

PHOTO GALLERY

DIRE THREADS was nominated for the Agatha Award for best first novel.

Nominees l to r: Jabet Bolin, Kaye George, Rochelle Staab, Kari Lee Townsend. Missing from photo: Winner, Sarah J. Henry. Photo courtesy Daryl Wood Gerber

WRITING TIPS FROM WILLOW'S DOGS (!)

Tally-Ho and Sally-Forth illustrate writing tips:


D.O.G.S.

Sniff out mysterious disappearances. (Who took my car?)

My first (and maybe my last)

full-length play--I was Vera Walters in

NANA'S NAUGHTY KNICKERS

And I have a flower-bedecked wig!

I was about seven, and for years (!), I'd been offering really helpful suggestions about the clothes my mother designed and sewed. Now I was going to make my own skirt.

 At the fabric shop, I ran my fingers along each bolt of cloth, probably about sixteen times. My mother didn't mind. She was doing the same thing. Finally, after much indecision and heavy consultation, I chose a navy blue cotton broadcloth with a red pin stripe.

Back home, under my mother's close supervision, I cut out a couple of large rectangles and a strip for the waistband. Using my mother's old black Singer, I carefully stitched the rectangles into a tube, then gathered the tube to the waistband. I made a buttonhole and sewed on a big red button. We folded a deep hem, and my mother, whose ability to stitch a straight line was far superior to mine, sewed the hem with her machine. For the finishing touch, she showed me how to wind red embroidery floss under one machine stitch and over the next.

 I had made my own skirt and embroidered it, too. I was hooked.

 I also loved reading. I asked where books came from. People wrote them? Wow! I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Whether I grew up or not is debatable, but now I'm writing books in which my main character solves crimes. She also embroiders the way I do now, with sewing and embroidery machines.

What could be better?
                                                                

Janet Bolin

My acting debut--

Minaret Towers

in MURDER AT THE PIE AUCTION

And I have a bling-encrusted

chef's hat!