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“Pure Regency delight…”

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Pink I got a shout-out in the “Great Reads” section of today’s Shelf Awareness!

Shelf Awareness calls The Secret History of the Pink Carnation “pure Regency delight”. Thank you!!



Turnip in the Ballroom

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Come visit the party at the Ballroom Blog, where Turnip has unexpectedly blundered in… much to the indignation of his hostess and Miss Gwen!



Read Pink!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Tomorrow, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation comes out in a special Read Pink edition for the benefit of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So, instead of our usual Monday “if you like”, I thought it might be appropriate to list our favorite pink (and Pink) items. Here are some of mine:

– pink icing sugar on petit fours;

– the Pink comics drawn by Joanne Renaud;

– pink in your cheeks on a crisp winter’s day;

– pink cupcakes on Valentine’s Day;

– BCRF’s pink ribbon– and the amazing researchers, scientists, and fundraisers who make that mean what it does.

What are your favorite pink things?



Pink Pandemonium

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

With so many books out over the next few months, I keep forgetting what’s happening when. Here’s a little Pink publication refresher for me and for you:

September 27: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, special “Read Pink” edition in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 11: “A Night at Northanger” (short story) in Jane Austen Made Me Do It.

November 1: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, trade paperback.

November 28: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, UK edition.

January 3: The Orchid Affair, trade paperback.

February 16: The Garden Intrigue!



Garden Intrigue: ARC Contest

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone for all the Garden Intrigue contest ideas!


I only wish I had more ARCs to give away, now that I have so many creative ways to do it. We will quite definitely be having a second contest in which there will be poetry involved. (Given Augustus, how could there not be?)

In the meantime, however, Catie wisely pointed out that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming up. The Pink books have a very special connection to that, both because of the Pink for Pink Shop and because Pink I is being re-issued later this month as part of a special program that benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So, with all of that floating around, here’s your Garden Intrigue challenge:

– Design a Garden Intrigue item for the Pink for Pink Shop.

It can be anything you like: a t-shirt, a mug, a tote bag. You can design it directly on Cafe Press or on any other platform of your choice. Just send me a picture and I’ll round them all up and post them here on the website so people can vote.

Entries are due in next Wednesday, September 21. I’ll post them and open it up to voting on Thursday, September 22, and the winners will be announced on September 27, the day the re-issue of Pink Carnation comes out.

The top three designers and one randomly chosen judge will all receive ARCs of The Garden Intrigue.

Happy designing!



Six Months of Pink

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Between August 29th and February 16th, we have Pink-mania, Pink, Pink and more Pink, as far as the bookshelf can stretch.

Here’s the Pink publication schedule for the next few months:

August 29: The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, UK edition.

September 27: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, special “Read Pink” edition in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

October 11: “A Night at Northanger” (short story) in Jane Austen Made Me Do It.

November 1: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, trade paperback.

November 28: The Mischief of the Mistletoe, UK edition.

January 3: The Orchid Affair, trade paperback.

February 16: The Garden Intrigue!



The Friendship Fix

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

I am thrilled to announce a very special guest appearance. Dr. Andrea Bonior, author of the recent book, The Friendship Fix, and the wildly popular Washington Post column, “Baggage Check“, will be here on the site next week.

Ever wondered whether Charlotte and Penelope have a destructive relationship? Or why Richard can’t just get over the whole Miles thing already? Dr. Bonior will be visiting the site for a live chat to answer all your questions. You can write in as a character or as you. (And if you want to ask about you rather than the characters, that’s fine, too.) To see one of Dr. Bonior’s recent Q&A’s, just click here.

I have to admit, I am very much hoping that “An Anonymous Vegetable” will write in. Or maybe a certain “Parasol Afficcionada”. Or “Dowager111@Girdings.org”.

I’ll be giving away a copy of the The Friendship Fix to one participant and a copy of The Orchid Affair (talk about people who need help with their relationships!) to another, both winners to be chosen at random at the end of the chat.

So get your questions ready! It will be sometime in the early evening next week– I’ll be posting the actual time and date shortly.

(In the meantime, Book Sparks is offering a Friendship Fix contest! If you buy a copy of The Friendship Fix by 5:00 on Friday, Book Sparks will enter you to win various gift certificates and prizes. You can find the details and the rules here.)

More on Dr. Bonior’s guest visit soon!



Pink Comic Winner

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Thanks so much to everyone who suggested bits for the Pink I quotation page! The randomly chosen winner of the Pink Carnation comic scene is… Vanessa! (Of Comment #12.)

Congrats, Vanessa! Just email me letting me know which of the three comic scenes you’d like and where to send it.

If you have more quotation suggestions for Pink I, please do continue to list them in the Comments section below last week’s post.

Get those Black Tulip quotations ready for tomorrow!



Pink Carnation Quotation Collection

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Happy Monday! As part of my ongoing effort to update the website, I’m gathering Pink quotes for a book-by-book Pink Quotation Compedium, which will find a permanent home on the Diversions page.

This is proving a more complex project than I had envisioned. So, once again, I appeal to you for aid. Each Monday, I’ll be collecting favorite quotes from a different Pink book.

Which are your favorite lines from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation?

Just post your favorites below, along with the people who said them, and page numbers.

One person will be chosen at random to receive one of the Pink comic prints as a thank you. The recipient of the Pink comic print will be announced on Sunday, March 6.

Black Tulip coming up next Monday!



Six Days….

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

With six days to go until 2011, here’s a blast from the past, an excerpt from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, which made its debut back in the snowy early days of 2005.

This is my favorite bit from Pink, but please feel free to chime in with your own!

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