A Decade of Pink!

This February marks ten years since the first Pink Carnation book, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, came into the world.

Pink 1 cover Pink I ARC Pink I Mass Market

How did that happen?!?!

That seems to call for some sort of celebration, doesn’t it? I hearby officially declare February Pink anniversary month here on the website. I’ll have some of the Pink Carnation comics that Joanne Renaud drew for the fifth anniversary of Pink up for grabs, and, of course, books, books, books. There are a shocking number of Pink books in my closet, in any number of editions and languages, and it only seems right that some of them find a way from my closet to yours.

What else would you like to see here on the site for Pink Carnation Anniversary Month?

Also, if anyone feels like contributing a guest post, just let me know!


  1. Pat Dupuy on January 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Ten years? That is amazing! Congratulations! I will miss the Pink series, but I have been enjoying your stand alones. So, any thoughts on starting a new historical series?

    • Lauren on January 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Hi, Pat! A few months ago, I would have said “yes!” to the new historical series question. I’d planned to write a spin-off mystery series about Lord and Lady Uppington in their youth in the 1770s. But I’ve been discovering, sadly, that I can’t quite handle two books a year plus small person. I’m already under contract for the stand alone novels, so any new series would have to be that second book a year. So as soon as this last Pink book is done, I’ll be going back to one book a year (possibly one and a half books a year) until everyone in my household sleeps through the night. It’s hard to put off the Lord and Lady Uppington series (I’ve been wanting to write that since roughly 2007), but I’m having too much trouble meeting my deadlines to honorably commit to another series right now.

      • Pat Dupuy on January 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        Well, if it gives you hope, my son started sleeping through the night when he was just a few weeks old. Of course, that is the last time he did something right without prompting! Bless his heart, he’s 37 now.

  2. Miss Eliza on January 14, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Ten years and twelve pink books, huzzah!

  3. Joan on January 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Dear Lauren, Congratulations on ten years of Pink. Can’t wait to see what the next ten years brings. We buy anything you write ‘cuz we love it!!

  4. Lynne on January 15, 2015 at 12:53 am

    A 10 year anniversary is a real milestone – Congratulations! SuzanneH and I were just reminiscing about how we fell in love with Secret History and never looked back. Great books, Lauren -thank you.

  5. Sheila on January 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Thank you for 10 years of reading pleasure and fun on this web site. Looking forward to whatever the future brings.

  6. Jeffrey on January 15, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    It all started for me with The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Thank you Lauren, for a decade of pure joy reading this unmatched series.

  7. Sue Gorman on January 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks Lauren for this wonderful series!

  8. Suzanneh on January 15, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Congratulations Lauren on such a well earned anniversary. And one that has brought so much pleasure to so many people. I hope you are feeling pleased with yourself and will celebrate appropriately.

    I do hope you get to do the Lord and Lady Uppington series one day. As you are so young still the good thing is that there is plenty of time in the future.

  9. Suzan on January 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Congrats! Wow that has gone quickly. I’ve read each pink as it’s been released. I’ve loved every one and reread every one. Keepers.

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