Ready… Set… Peep!

Welcome the to 14th Annual Pinkorama!

Can you believe it’s been almost twenty years (next January!) since the first Pink Carnation book came out and fourteen years of Peep dioramas?

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that a random impulse fourteen years ago– “Hey!  Does anyone feel like making a Pink Carnation-themed diorama out of Peeps?”– has turned into over 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!

Also, huge thanks to Carla for reminding me it was Pinkorama season!  Between two books coming out this year (a Team W book in November and my own book in January) and starting work on a whole new series in a whole new genre (more on that soon!), I’m not quite sure where I left my brain, other than that it definitely isn’t where it’s supposed to be.

So without further ado… the 2024 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; The Lost Summers of Newport, for glamorous Newport Peeps; Band of Sisters, for Smithie Peeps in the Somme (Smithpeeps?); and, most recently, Two Wars and A Wedding for Smithpeeps engaging in archaeology or nursing in various wars (Teddy Roosepeep, anyone?).

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 Monday, April 22. Starting on Wednesday, April 24, I’ll post all the Pinkoramas here on the website, one per day, and then open it up to general voting.

As for the prize….

The runners up will receive their choice of an e-copy of any of my books or a signed copy of any backlist I might have on hand (which is mostly the more recent books).

The winner will receive an ARC of the upcoming Team W book (which should be in my hands by this May).

If I still owe you a prize from last year, please let me know!  My list got lost, and I can’t remember who I sent books to and who I didn’t (except for Rachel, who gets an ARC of the Team W book when it arrives in May– that one, I remembered!).

If you’re seeking Peep inspiration, check out 2023, 202220212020‘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. Rachel Adrianna on March 18, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! I have been happily anticipating Pinkorama season 🙂 Good luck to everyone who plans to peep-ticipate!

    (And I look forward to that ARC in a couple of months, Lauren! Thank you :))

  2. Sheila churchill on March 18, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    Looking forward to the amazing creativity!

  3. Car on March 19, 2024 at 11:47 am

    Can’t wait 🙂 Rowan just said, it wouldn’t be the same without pinkorama, it’s a tradition 😉

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