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….
Archive for February, 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….
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.”
Also, wouldn’t you just love to go to a dinner party with Jane Austen and James Bond? One can only imagine….
Hi, all! There’s a bunch of new material up on the website this month.
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!
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!