As I've probably mentioned before, I'm currently writing Kelly Flynn #15 which is due in my editor's office by the end of June. Right now, that book currently has no title. But in six weeks time, Kelly Flynn #14 will be released in bookstores and in E-book format. Title: KNIT TO BE TIED.
The editorial staff came up with that title, and I love it. :) I've always been "title challenged." Snappy titles or cute titles simply do not surface in my brain. I have an active imagination to be sure. But not with titles. I did come up with the very first Kelly Flynn title---KNIT ONE, KILL TWO. As some of you may know, that's a play on words using the old knitting term---"Knit one, Purl two." Another of my favorite suggestions came from a bookseller in Southern California: FLEECE NAVIDAD.
But starting with the second Kelly Flynn book, I started receiving welcome assistance from fellow fiber workers and knitters at the Lambspun knitting shop in Fort Connor, Colorado. And, as the series continued in popularity---I started asking friends and readers around the country (and world) for suggestions. I even held a contest for titles once---years ago. And it was fabulously successful. I received SO many great title suggestions that I've been using them ever since--and giving full credit to the readers who suggested them in my Acknowledgments page in every book.
Of course, I also received some really funny title suggestions as well.
1---ALPACA NIGHTS----sent in by Pat Bates;
2---THE WOOL TO LIVE----Vivian Medlock;
3---And, my personal favorite: DEATH SOCK----Kaaminii.