It just dawned on me that this is an anniversary of sorts for The Mischief of the Mistletoe.
As much as it boggles my brain to think of it, it’s been a whole five years since The Mischief of the Mistletoe first appeared on shelves in the winter of 2010. That’s five whole years of Turnip… in which he won a RITA Award, acquired an epilogue, and all sorts of other fun stuff. He’s even been rendered in Peep form. (Which is really pretty Peeptastic.)
Turnip and Arabella have popped up again from time to time since their star turn. In 2014’s The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, we met their toddler, Parsnip (née Jane, but no-one calls her by her real name). And in the Readers’ Guide to the final Pink book, The Lure of the Moonflower, we discover that Turnip and Arabella evenutally have not just Parsnip, but four younger children as well.
So here is your Mistletoe challenge: name those Fitzhughs!
Do you have any ideas for names for Turnip’s other children? Real names, nicknames, what they get up to later in life… the more you want to share, the merrier!
Winners will be announced on Monday.