Ready… Set… Peep!

Welcome the to 12th Annual Pinkorama!

There’s something rather majestic about the number twelve, isn’t there?  I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a random impulse twelve years ago– “Hey!  Does anyone feel like making a Pink Carnation-themed diorama out of Peeps?”– has turned into a dozen years of brilliant works of Peep created by you.

Every year, I assume that this year’s Pinkoramas (aka Pink Carnation Peep Dioramas) can’t possibly be as impressive as last year’s– and every year they somehow reach new heights of peepfection.  I can’t wait to see what this year’s will be!

So without further ado… the 2022 Pinkorama!

The rules are simple: using those sugary, marshmallowy goodies (Peeps), recreate your favorite scene from any one of my books, novellas, or short stories. There are the Pink books, for Napoleonic Peeps; The Summer Country, for Barbados peeps; The English Wife, for Gilded Age Peep (so much gold sugar!); The Ashford Affair, in case you feel like going Edwardian Peep, 1920s Peep, or Kenya Peep; That Summer, for Victorian Peep and Pre-Raphaelite Peep (or Dorrington Descendant Peep); The Other Daughter, for Bright Young Peeps; The Forgotten Room, for New York Peeps throughout the ages;  The Glass Ocean, for doomed ocean liner Peeps (or Star Wars memorabilia bedroom modern Peeps);  All The Ways We Said Goodbye, for various eras of Paris Ritz Peeps; and, most recently, Band of Sisters, for Smithie Peeps in the Somme (Smithpeeps?).

Two L (disillusioned law student Peep), “A Night at Northanger” (ghost hunter Peep), and “The Record Set Right” (World War I or modern Peep) are also fair game.

Once your Peep creation is complete, take a picture (or pictures) of your Pinkorama and email them to me at with “Pinkorama” in the subject line.

The deadline for the Pinkorama is Sunday, May 8th. I’ll post all the Pinkoramas here on the website and open it up to general voting.

As for the prize….

The runners up will receive a shiny new hardcover copy of The Lost Summers of Newport and a pair of Lost Summers of Newport coasters.

The winner will receive an ARC of my upcoming book, Two Wars and a Wedding, once there are ARCs to be had.

If you’re seeking Peep inspiration, check out 2021, 2020‘s, 2019‘s, 2018‘s, 2017’s, or 2016’s peeptastic entries!  (The Pinkorama Gallery, which contains all the Pinkoramae through the years, got lost during a website renovation a few years ago, but should be up and running again at some point this century!)

Let the sugary fun begin!


  1. Jessica S. on April 14, 2022 at 11:32 am


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