Archive for February, 2010

Milford Books & Authors Brunch, 4/18

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

On Sunday, April 18th, I have the great honor of speaking at the Milford Literacy Center’s annual fundraiser: the Books & Authors Brunch. If you’re in the Milford area, please do come join us! You can find all the details below….


MISTLETOE at Borders

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The Mischief of the Mistletoe is now available for pre-order at Borders, as well as at Amazon.

Let the countdown to October 28th begin….


Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Hi, all! Just a reminder that the current mini-contest is still up and running! You have until midnight on Monday to craft a devilishly clever personal ad for the Pink Carnation character(s) of your choosing….

More about the Yale Class…

Friday, February 26th, 2010

… on the Borders True Romance blog. Borders is also giving away copies of my book and Cara Elliott’s latest to five folks who comment on the blog.

Q&A and Give-Away

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The other day, I chatted with Laurel Ann of Austenprose about the Pink books, Austen, and The Mischief of the Mistletoe.

Laurel Ann will be giving away copies of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily to five people who comment on the post, so please do stop by! The contest closes at midnight on March 13th.

BLOOD LILY: “Jane Austen meets James Bond”

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily is a Top Pick on Night Owl Reviews! In one of my favorite lines so far, Night Owl reviewer Danya calls Blood Lily “Jane Austen meets James Bond”, commenting, “Lauren Willig’s novels are filled with witty dialogue, breathless romance, intrigue, lords and ladies, flowered spies; basically Jane Austen meets James Bond.”

Thanks, Danya!

Also, wouldn’t you just love to go to a dinner party with Jane Austen and James Bond? One can only imagine….

At the Poisoned Pen

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Here’s a brief snippet from the event at the Poisoned Pen in Arizona. As you may notice, we wandered a little far afield… and I don’t just mean India.

New on the Website

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Hi, all! There’s a bunch of new material up on the website this month.



Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Over Valentine’s Day, I was terribly amused by this article in the New York Times, featuring personal ads from the nineteenth century.

There was some discussion over on Facebook about what a Pink Carnation personal ad might look like. Elizabeth Willse, journalist extraordinaire, suggested: Horticulture enthusiast seeks same for dances, lemonade, witty banter, a spot of espionage, leaving notes on pillows, and taunting the French?

So here’s your challenge: to create the perfect Pink personal ad. It can be from any character in any of the Pink books, for any purpose: romantic, professional, horticultural.

The first round of the contest will close next Monday, March 1. Once all the entries are in, we’ll open it up for Round Two: voting for the three best entries. The three winners will receive signed copies of whichever Pink book they most desire.

Let the ads begin!

Sea to Shining Sea

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Well, not quite. But we do have pictures of large displays of Pink ranging from Ithaca, New York in the Northeast to Rapid City, South Dakota in the West. So it’s almost coast to coast….

Thanks so much to Rose and to Cassie for the photos!