Joan and June 11th
Saturday February 03rd 2007, 11:33 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Knit

Joan Schrouder is often referred to on the Knitlist, I think rather to her embarrassment, as Saint Joan, because of how she answers technical knitting questions and calls for help with a great willingness to puzzle out problems for other people. Joan also happens to be a nurse. She gave me permission to post this email exchange we had this week:

Joan! Joan! I just found my book on! Not on plain old Amazon, but .ca. No picture, and they hyphenated my name, but hey, they had to do SOMEthing to keep me from hyperventilating!

To which she answered:

Quick! Print this out. Take paper, fold into a tube, pinch one end shut and *breathe slowly and evenly into open end. Repeat from * until circumoral buzzing ceases and vision clears.

Seriously, congratulations! So how soon until it’s actually out on the stands?


Too funny. The answer I told her was July. Today I heard from my editor, working from home so she didn’t have my contract in hand, saying that sometimes the timing changes; she wanted to make sure I knew the release date was now set for June 11.


p.s. I just checked, and they’ve got “Wrapped in Comfort” on now, no hyphen, although they’ve still got it as Alison Jeppson-Hyde on Either way, it’s me. Wouldn’t want anybody to get confused, you know, looking at that hyphen, and think oh, then, well, that must be someone else…

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Just for fun I just googled your name…

In France, Denmark and on ecampus you are hyphenated.

Japan has you un-hyphenated.

Alright for your coming book!!!

Comment by Lilly 02.03.07 @ 2:57 pm

Thank you! And–wow. Je me suis Alison sans hyphen (however you say “hyphen” in French, I don’t remember.) I’m still at the stage of being mind-boggled on this whole book thing.

Comment by AlisonH 02.03.07 @ 3:53 pm

Congratulations! How very exciting – I’m popping over to Amazon right now to check.

p.s. it’s bindestreg in Danish. 😉

Comment by Lene Andersen 02.06.07 @ 9:34 am

Bindestreg. Jeppson bindestreg Hyde. See why I go without that hyphen? It’s just easier. (Thanks, Lene and Lilly!)

Comment by AlisonH 02.06.07 @ 1:26 pm

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