Daft Doodling and Sci-Fi Sketchery

It's been a stressful few weeks for me, work-wise, and I needed a short break from writing, so I thought I would treat myself to a new sketchbook, some markers and colored pencils and just draw whatever I felt like. I started out with a few whimsical Alice in Wonderland doodles...

I may roughly fill-in the background on the one below-- I'm not sure yet. Still getting the feel for all the stuff the colored pencils can do and the best way to manipulate them...

Then a friend who's also a reader of mine triggered me drawing a carnivorous daisy from the planet Altair, based on my There Goes the Galaxy books...

She had this idea that there were two different species of daisies, one who ate its prey a bit at a time and one that slurped up people whole, bud-closed. Anyway, it was too weird to not try to draw...

I also wanted to try to draw my character Fess, who you may note is basically a squid-oid. The little pink and purple creature next to him is a snoogle, one of the Greater Communicating Universe's cutest and most popular pets...

And then there's my character, Rollie, who I'm still working on. He's been fun to do. The challenge here was that he wears all black (he claims "it hides blood so nice"), so coloring him in meant I would lose all the detail on his clothes, if I didn't do it right. Fortunately, a touch of grey, a little brown, and a white colored pencil did the trick on that...

Still work to do on the furniture, etc., but that will come in the next few days.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to. Hope you are all doing well as we begin our journey into May-- and finally, REAL SPRING. --Jenn

99 Cent Ebook Sale and Its Catalyst

Alice began reading at a very young age.

My furry editor, Alice, is sick and has to have a surgical procedure on Friday. We're both pretty bummed about that. So, in order to take our minds off the looming date ahead and scary things associated with her condition, Alice suggested I have a book sale.

Actually, Alice suggested another bowl of kibble, pushing things randomly off counters, running around the house for no reason, tuna, more kibble, a nap in the sunlight and I pop in 101 Dalmations (live action version) for her because she has no thumbs to do it herself. She loves that movie.

Anyway, I said all those things were great, and we'd get to them, but what about doing something nice for people at the same time as maybe selling a few books?

Of course, she was napping already, trying to get a head start on our activity list, (even sick, she's a do-er) so I decided to just go ahead and have the sale, anyway.

So yes, I'm running a short $0.99 ebook sale for The Purloined Number: There Goes the Galaxy #2 for Kindle, Nook and Smashwords versions. If you enjoy humorous sci-fi and were thinking about getting into the series, or trying out the second book, now is a great time.

The first book (There Goes the Galaxy) is already priced at $0.99 so, for not quite two U.S. Earthling dollars, it's a lot of quirky, spacey, reading goodness for your money.

It should also be marked proportionately cheap in the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, etc.

Anyway, I figured I'd let folks here know. The main links are as follows:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Purloined-Number-There-Goes-Galaxy-ebook/dp/B00FLYGDWE/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-purloined-number-jenn-thorson/1117024694?ean=9780983804536

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/370632

That said, time to sprint around my office for no particular reason. Like Alice, I take my to-do lists very seriously. Tuna later: helps to avoid stomach cramps.