I have another little secret project that I’ve been itching to tell you about– a Pink Carnation novella!
The Pink Carnation in Love will be appearing in e-form on June 16, 2015.
I’d always wanted to write about the Pink Carnation’s failed love affair with the Chevalier de la Tour d’Argent. (Whom those of you who are current with the series may also know by another name….) I didn’t like the idea of a novel without a happily ever after, but a novella, on the other hand, provides a space for a different sort of story.
The Pink Carnation in Love takes place in Venice in 1807, just a little bit before Pink XII, The Lure of the Moonflower. The title is, of course, a nod to Casanova in Love— because how can one think of Venice without thinking Casanova?
Unlike my earlier Pink Carnation novellas, which were ad hoc productions for my own amusement, this one is being written officially, in conjunction with my publisher, which means that it will be edited, and formatted, and have proper cover art, and all of those fun things.
The talented folks in the Penguin art department are currently hard at work on the cover, so I promise to share it as soon as I have it!