Teaser Tuesday: Sally

Yesterday’s walk down Mistletoe memory lane got me thinking about another Fitzhugh who needs a story.

That’s right: Turnip’s little sister Sally. Because we all know, if Turnip has a story, Sally wants one, too. Preferably gold-plated, enameled, and decorated with a cunning little pattern of seed pearls. And, yes, she’ll take the matching earrings and bracelet as well.

I can’t promise anything, as my plans do tend to change around on me (here a disclaimer, there a disclaimer, everywhere a disclaimer, disclaimer), but, if all goes to plan, you may just see Pride & Poinsettia: A Very Sally Novella in time for the holidays….


  1. Jessica S. on July 26, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Hee hee!!! This oughta be good 🙂

  2. Krishna on July 26, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Great news! In fact, I’d love to see Sally as the heroine of her very own Pink adventure. She’s got the right spunk and sass for a leading lady. 🙂

  3. Céline on July 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Two wonderful surprises in two days? Lauren, my days are brighter thanks to you!!! 🙂

    Will you be publishing it here, on your website, as you did with A Very Selwick Christmas, or will it be like The Mischief of the Mistletoe, published as a book?

  4. jeffrey on July 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Lauren: you are feindishly creative and clever! (must have my Pink Carnation “fix” before next February)

  5. Ginger on July 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Perhaps like her older brother, Sally’s story will be filled with too much to be a novella – bring on the printed copy! 🙂
    And how lovely that their particular family does the Christmas themed stories. Like Turnip, like…hmm, Sally is very sassy so…sassafras? I know that’s a tree and not of the vegetable family, but you CAN make tea for colds from Sassafras!

  6. Lauren on July 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Hi, Celine! It’s definitely not going to be a book book. The publishing process is a very lengthy one, so anything you see on the shelf was generally begun at least eighteen months before, and given to my publisher in finished form anywhere from nine months to a year before it makes it on to the shelf.

    But with all these new e-forms, including the website, if I have time to write something short for Sally in November/December, I can post it here or on Kindle almost instantly!

  7. Sheila on July 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This is glad news indeed. I just knew Sally and her friends from school have too much emergy not to return soon ! Thanks so much Lauren, your wonderful books are not the only reason you are my favorite.

  8. Anya on July 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    EEEEEEEK I’m so excited!!!!

  9. Cho on July 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Hooray! I shall cross my fingers for it! 🙂

  10. Rebecca W. on July 26, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    That sounds great!

    But whatever happened to Miles and Henrietta’s Valentine’s Day story? Is that still in the works?

  11. Jenna on July 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Ok, excited! but there’s a Miles and Henrietta valentines day story???? they’re my favorite!

  12. Lora on July 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I can hardly wait !

  13. Virginia on July 26, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Hurray for a Sally novella!

    Although I am surprised that she is willing to settle for anything short of a full novel with Eloise and Colin chapters (as Turnip had a full novel only sans Eloise and Colin).

  14. Jennifer on July 27, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I look forward to it. I have been listening to The Mischief of the Mistletoe again on audible while sewing and love the antics of Sally, Agnes and Lizzie. And I’m curious if Lavinia ends up at the school. The deleted scene of her was so good I’d love to see more of her as well. It would be great to catch up with everyone again next Christmas.

  15. MiriamD on July 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Huzzah for more Fitzhughs, in any form!

    Mistletoe is my favorite of the books, and I have been hoping for more views of the Fitzhugh clan ever since.

  16. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon on July 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I think that Sally deserves her own book frankly, and I’m sure she would demand no less! Can’t wait to see who her hero might be.

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