I'm becoming uneasy.
In Threadville, we're all looking forward to Edna's wedding. Edna is putting a lot of work into making the day special for her and Gord, but she's also determined that all of the guests will enjoy The Most Perfect Wedding Ever.
Don't get me wrong--Edna's not a Bridezilla. She's merely working very hard to make the occasion beautiful and romantic.
Everyone in Threadville is attending. I'll be with Clay at the reception. He is, among other things, a dreamy dancer. I can hardly wait.
That same weekend, we're holding a Get Ready for Halloween Craft Fair, which should be fun for us and the attendees. We've planned it carefully, and everything is almost ready.
We may have a few problems, though. A bunch of people have booked into the local inn for what they're calling a zombie retreat. Does that mean they're all going back into their graves? Or does it mean they'll be lurching around the village and making our world seem a lot less wedding-like?
Edna made her own wedding gown and is decorating it. We've suggested that she shouldn't sew every notion she sells in Buttons and Bows onto it, but she won't let us see what she's doing. So to tease her, we're constructing a humungous skirt that she should be able to wear over the dress she's making, like maybe at the reception for a little extra wow factor. Don't tell her about it, though, okay?
It should be a wonderful weekend in Threadville, and a serene, romantic wedding. And dancing with Clay...
So why am I biting my nails?
It's because of Janet Bolin.
That woman writes books about me and my life. So far, every book has focused on a murder that happened here in Threadville.
And now I've seen the front cover of a new book--NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD.
That's our park, our gazebo, and the overskirt we're making for Edna. Does that mean there will be another murder? The weekend of Edna's wedding? Please say no!
It's not that I mind helping solve murders, but I'd rather be working in my machine embroidery shop, In Stitches, or sewing and embroidering clothes and soft furnishings. Or dancing with Clay...
Look at these embroidery threads that I carry in my store--they're vibrant, almost as if they were alive.
Living thread? Uh-oh. I'm getting queasy.
Besides, another murderer in or near Threadville is scary.
What can I do? What would you do?
Janet Bolin is the author of the THREAD AND BURIED, THREADED FOR TROUBLE, and DIRE THREADS.
can read about how Willow follows an undulating trail of
glow-in-the-dark thread, unravels ancient Egyptian curses, and creeps
through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer in NIGHT OF THE LIVING
THREAD, arriving in bookstores June 3 and available for pre-order at
these booksellers. Read the first chapter here.