Saturday, July 30th, 2011
My redoubtable web mistress has just made a number of additions to the website.
In addition to the Printable Book List and the Recommended Reading Order, you can now find a Pink Cheat Sheet on the Books page, listing the who, what, where and when of each book. Because, let’s face it, once you get to the ninth book in a series (coming February 16!), these details can start to blur a bit.
The Pink Carnation Comics, drawn by Joanne Renaud to celebrate the reissue of Pink I last year, now have their own permanent home on the Diversions page.
(Speaking of the Pink Carnation comics, I’ll be holding a contest for signed and numbered prints this fall, to celebrate the special Read Pink edition of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, coming out September 27th. The Read Pink program, run by Penguin books, benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. More on that– and the Pink comics giveaway– soon.)
Back to the website, you’ll find a new article and video interview on the Bio page and links to the Pink short fiction, Ivy & Intrigue and Away in a Manger, on the Books page.
As always, if there’s anything else you want to see here on the website, just let me know!
Friday, October 15th, 2010
The winners of the last of the three comic scenes, chosen at random from among the entries, are….
–Bridget Erin (of Comment #3)
— Susan (of Comment #71)
— Sue S (of Comment #41)
— Rachel Adrianna (of Comment #24)
— Amanda Isabel (of Comment #10)
Congrats!! If you send me your snail mail addresses, I’ll mail you your prints.
For those of you who didn’t win a comic this time, fear not! Since we gave away five of each this time, this means there are still twenty left of the special signed limited addition for use in future give-aways….
In the meantime, check back tomorrow for a Mistletoe surprise!
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
We’re down to the third of the three Pink Carnation prints… the Study Scene!
Tonight, I’m giving a talk titled “Spies, Seductresses & Scoundrels”. Appropriate for this scene, no? So, to win a copy of the Study Scene, here’s today’s question:
— Who are your favorite spies, seductresses or scoundrels (fictional or historical)?
I’ll be choosing five people at random to win Study Scene prints. The contest closes Thursday night and winners will be announced on Friday.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your Pink Carnation Facebook posts! (Let’s do this again soon, yes?). The winners of the limited edition Tuileries Scene prints, chosen at random from among the posts, are….
— J (of Comment #32)
— Rebecca (of Comment #59)
— Chaysen (of Comment #30)
— Alena (of Comment #13)
— Laura (of Comment #18)
Congrats, all! If you email me with your snail mail address, I’ll pop your prize in the mail to you.
Check back for a chance to win the final Pink comic, the Study Scene, shortly….
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Recently, illustrator (illustratrix?) Joanne Renaud spoke to Sequential Crush about her visual inspirations for the Pink Carnation comics. Click here to see the then and now between the original comics and the final Pink pages.
In related news, tonight’s the last chance to enter to win a copy of the Tuileries scene! You can find the contest here— or by scrolling down two posts on the News page.
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
I’ll be giving away five copies of the infamous Tuileries scene from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, expertly brought to life by Joanne Renaud, illustrator extraordinaire.
Inspired by Cho’s brilliant Facebook feed version of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, voila today’s challenge:
— Create a Facebook status update for any of the characters from any of the Pink books (i.e. Gaston Delaroche is dyspeptic, or Miss Gwendloyn Meadows joined the group Parasols ‘R Us).
You have until Sunday night to post your “status” in the comments section below and I’ll choose five people at random to receive copies of the limited edition Pink Carnation Tuileries print.
Winners will be announced on Monday.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
In honor of the mass market debut of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, Joanne Renaud and I have put together a special limited edition of Pink Carnation comics.
There are three scenes: one featuring Eloise and Colin, two featuring my favorite bits from the historical section of the book. We’ve made a grand total of twenty-five copies of each comic, all signed by both the illustrator and the author.
To win a limited edition Pink Carnation print (of the Eloise and Colin scene), here’s today’s question:
— Which book are you reading right now?
Five people will be chosen at random to win signed and numbered copies of the Eloise and Colin scene. Winners will be announced tomorrow morning.
Check back later in the week for chances to win copies of the historical scenes…. (As soon as I think up better questions!)
Please feel free to spread the word about the contest and to share the digital images of the comics on your website, Facebook page, or wherever else you like.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Back when I was working on The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, this was one of the scenes with which I had the most fun….
The illustrations were all done by the wonderful Joanne Renaud.
Check back tomorrow to celebrate the Release Day of mass market Pink Carnation and for your chance to win a signed, numbered copy of one of the Pink Comics!
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Much as I love the Eloise and Colin scene, it’s Joanne’s historical drawings that are really the piece de resistance. Without further ado… the Tuileries scene!
The final Pink comic scene will be posted on Monday. On Tuesday, in celebration of the publication day of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, check back for a chance to win signed, numbered copies of the Pink Comic prints.
If you like the Pink Carnation comics, please feel free to post them, link to them, and so forth! While Joanne and I are jealously guarding our physical copies (give-away on Tuesday!), we’d be delighted for the electronic images to be shared as widely as possible.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
With only one week to go until Pink mass market (eek!), here’s Big Surprise #2. I’ve been having the hardest time staying quiet about this one for the past few months!
In honor of the re-release of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, I’ve teamed up with illustrator extraordinaire, Joanne Renaud, to render a few of the Purple Gentian’s adventures from prose to picture.
There are three scenes in all: one featuring Eloise (above) and two starring Richard and Amy, including a truly spectacular visual of the scene at the Tuileries Palace where Miss Gwen tells off Bonaparte. (You can click on the images to see a larger version.)
Stay tuned for the next two Pink Carnation Comics, coming up soon!
The Pink Carnation Comics are being printed in a limited signed and numbered edition. Check back for a chance to win a copy!