#Team Blankie Post 2!

Hello, everyone!

I promised you more #TeamBlankie photos today, and here they are! Today’s post is fraught (I just love that word – “fraught!”) with unorthodoxy. Two of today’s featured writers have unorthodox blankies, but they are blankies nonetheless. Despite appearances, these unorthodox blankies are no less loved by their owners, and I am proud to count them among Blankiedom.

First up we have writer Stephanie Weippert. Her blankie began life as a scarf. She is pictured here with the both her blankie!scarf and her son’s baby blankie, as well as Galaya, the polydactyl cat that owns her. Stephanie writes on the less-conventional side of things (my favorite!). According to her Livejournal, that’s everything “from love stories to dystopias, including magic and space invasions.” She’s an awesome writer!

Writer Stephanie Weippert, with the muse that owns her and blankies!

Writer Stephanie Weippert, with the muse that owns her and blankies!


Thanks for sharing your pic and blankies, Stephanie! (And your furry muse!)

Next up we have one of the writers directly responsible for this fun-and-evil. The writer who coined the hashtag #TeamBlankie in the first place, Lindsay Robertson. She is pictured here with all that remains of a blankie that’s been loved for almost twenty-four years.

Lindsay graduated from university this summer with a B.A. in English (cue the song!), and instead of finding a job right away she decided to spend more time (all right, most of her time) writing YA urban fantasy. When she’s not being terrible at blogging regularly (she said it, I didn’t!), she enjoys impersonating a mummy.

Writer Lindsay Robertson impersonating the mummy of a 1970s police officer.

Writer Lindsay Robertson impersonating the mummy of a 1970s police officer.


Thanks for the pic, Lindsay (and for the cool hashtag I totally stole, and for the evil idea, and for making it fun, and for including one of my anthologies in the background of your pic. Flattery will get you everywhere. What? Of course I’m shallow! I’m mostly evil! Shallow = evil, right?)!

Rounding out this batch of unorthodoxy is #TeamBlankie participant Johanna Harness. She writes YA dystopian fairytales and MG contemporary. You want to talk about cool hashtag coinage? Johanna coined the whole #amwriting chat community thing, and is awesome at helping writers both professional and aspiring with their writing goals. She’s brilliant and pictured here wrapped in her blankie with her laptop on her head. She literally has writing on the brain here, people. You could only hope to be so dedicated to your profession!

Writer Johanna Harness with her laptop on her head, and her blankie around her shoulders!

Writer Johanna Harness with her laptop on her head, and her blankie around her shoulders!

Thanks for your awesome, Johanna! (And the pic, too!)

Keep those fantastic pics coming, writer peeps! You know who you are!

Until next time, go #TeamBlankie, and remember, there’s no “i” in “team!”

“There is a ‘me’ though, if you jumble the letters up a little bit.” – House, M.D.