This week's BTT topic:
Do you read any author’s blogs? If so, are you looking for information on their next project? On the author personally? Something else?
My first thought when I read the question was that my answer would be a short and sweet "no." Because I really don't read any authors' blogs – well, that is aside from my husband's; and since his published writing has been mostly in the academic realm, I suppose he's not what we have in mind here. And the various authors' websites I've looked at have usually disappointed me: Their "blogs" generally turn out to be extended bits of advertising or ego-boosting puff pieces. Which, I suppose, is to be expected – after all, they do have to sell those books.
But then I remembered that there is one author whose website I check out from time to time. I don't read it on a regular basis, but Monica Ferris's website (monica-ferris.com) can be pretty interesting now and then. Ferris is the author of the Betsy Devonshire "needlework" mystery series, and she's a needlework enthusiast herself. Her website has information about her books, but it also has needlework patterns and occasional tidbits about her day-to-day life. And though it's not exactly a blog itself, it does have a link to a blog that she shares with several other authors – they take turns, each writing one post per week. Well, at least that was the formula the last time I stopped by.
So, that's my only author's blog. But I'm looking forward to hearing about others – maybe I'll find a few more to add to my paltry list. Any candidates?