Thanks so much to all for the wonderful Pink Carnation Companion suggestions!
I am happy to announce that Project Pink is up and underway. The Selwick, Balcourt, Alsworthy and Modern Selwick family trees are all completed and should be up on the website within the next couple of weeks, along with a Select Bibliography for the first six books (okay, so Book VI doesn’t quite exist yet, but why be picky?).
Next up– probably in September– will be a timeline of events from 1789 through 1804. With each new book, the timeline will be pushed forward. It just seemed to destroy the illusion to include events that haven’t “occured” yet.
Given my technical and artistic ineptitude, floorplans for the various residences described in the books may take a bit longer– but I’m working on it!
The Grand Plan, such as it is, is to extend all of these initial reference tools bit by bit. For example, while right now the family tree is just a tree, eventually you’ll be able to click on each character’s name to link to a full bio, or on any event on the timeline to link to a thumbnail summary of that historical moment.
If you have more ideas, please do keep them coming!
Has anyone told you yet today that you are awesome?? If not…let me be the first! Lauren…YOU are Awesome!!! Thanks for the wonderful books you write and I hope you keep them coming for….years! hehehehe Have a great rest of the week!
Can’t wait, Lauren! I wish all authors were as conscientious as you…
Maybe just so we can keep all of your wonderful character’s straight, you could include in the Companion a list of who’s married to whom and such. Also at the beginning of each book, you could list a Cast of Characters. ^_^
Thank you Lauren, I am looking forward to it!
Can’t wait to peruse it, and I love the name! Makes me think of a Regency Project Runway. 😉
I had knee surgery two years ago, and I picked up The Mask of the Black Tulip on tape. I read it out of order, but I am still hooked and that’s what counts, right?
When I read them, I fancy myself as Eloise, making funny faces and noises while reading (I get made fun of by doing that all the time :D). I typically put myself in the shoes of some, if not all, characters when I read, but this is different. I find that I can only put myself into Eloise’s shoes as a spectator and interpreter of what I am reading. It is an interesting feeling to empathize with other characters, but not to truely understand, the way I feel I do with Eloise. Thank you for that. It has allowed me to get closer to the books, and I can’t wait for the Temptation to come out.