As I may have mentioned before, there is a little pile of advance copies of Night Jasmine on one of my kitchen chairs. (The reason they’re living on my kitchen chair is that the place under my cocktail table is already occupied by a pile of research books. Isn’t everyone’s? And the space under the kitchen table is already taken by a large pile of historical fiction that I really will get around to reading one of these days.) But I digress. Chairs are useful things. Ergo, the ARCs must find good homes.

I thought of having another contest, but that seemed… well, a little dull. It didn’t afford enough opportunity to procrastinate on an extended basis.

Instead, I bring you… the Five ARCs of Night Jasmine.

For the next five weeks, every Tuesday, I’ll be hosting a little trivia quiz here on the News page. One winner will be chosen at random out of everyone who posts the correct answer. And, gradually, the pile on my kitchen chair will diminish to sit-able dimensions….

Keep an eye out for the first of the mini-quizzes tomorrow (Tuesday)!

p.s. if you have a trivia question burning away in your brain that you’d like to contribute, that would be highly welcome! Any trivia ideas can be emailed to me at


  1. "Bianchi" on November 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your books…I have always been a fan of historical fiction & have fallen head-first into the world of Eloise Kelly. I’ve read all of them at least twice…the Pink Carnation at least 4 times…I’m in the process of re-reading it again. I teach 10th grade history & enjoy a chance to have history be something just for me again.

    Thank you for everything!

  2. Lindsey on November 10, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    How exciting! Is this just for Americans, or can Canadians get in on this, too?

  3. Lauren on November 10, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Hi, Lindsey! Canadians can absolutely play, too!

    Bianchi, I know just what you mean about wanting to make history your own again. That was part of the reason I started writing the Pink books in grad school….

  4. Kate on November 14, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I am hopelessly thrilled that this book is coming out soon.

    Lauren Willig procrastinates writing her dissertation by writing her books.

    I procrastinate writing my dissertation by reading them.

    Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!

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