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Monday Give Away: En Français!

In honor of France’s upcoming national holiday, I’m giving away copies of my books in French! Would you like to read the first two Pink books or The Ashford Affair en français? Then now’s your chance! I’ll be giving away one set of all three here today and another on Facebook later this week. So,…

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BLACK TULIP en Francais– Encore!

June brings many things, among them… the new French edition of The Masque of the Black Tulip! Très sultry, no? Just for fun, here’s an international tour of Black Tulip covers. Which one is your favorite? US hardcover: US paperback: UK edition: French edition: French Canadian edition: German edition: Dutch edition: Portuguese edition: Spanish edition:…

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Congratulations, Pinkorama Winners!

Because every Pinkorama this year was, without doubt, a winner, the dominant theme in the voting being, “But how? How can you make me choose?” The Convent of Peepsino edged out slightly ahead (Miss Gwen preens and blows a speck of dust off the tip of her parasol), but it was such a close-run thing…

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Pinkorama #2: Amy & Richard's Spy School Meets the Phantom Peep

It’s time for a blast from Pinks past: a scene from Pink II, The Masque of the Black Tulip! Rachel writes: My Pinkorama is based on The Masque of the Black Tulip, Chapter 24: Amy and Richard’s Spy School Meets the Phantom Peep! First, the Phantom Peep steals through Richard’s study… With Henrietta hot on…

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BLACK TULIP Anniversary Month: the Final Contest

It’s the final contest… of Black Tulip Anniversary Month. As we bid Miles and Henrietta temporarily farewell (they’re heading off on a tenth honeymoon, since Miles is still trying to make up for botching the first one), it seemed only right to look to the future of the Dorrington family. As some of you know,…

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Contest #3: Pick That Tulip

Over the past decade, The Masque of the Black Tulip has made its way around the world, masking itself in a new cover for each new appearance. US hardcover/ US paperback: The UK/ French cover (which are surprisingly similar….): The German/ Dutch covers: The Russian/ Japanese covers: The Spanish/ Portuguese covers: (I’ve only put them…

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The Ten Years Later Contest Winner Is…

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the second Black Tulip Anniversary Month contest! Henrietta and Miles very much appreciate everyone’s assurances of their happy (and gingery) future. They would fill you in on those ten years themselves, but Miles’s mouth is currently full of biscuit crumbs. The winner of the signed hardcover of…

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Since it’s Black Tulip Anniversary Month, Henrietta and Miles (and I) would like to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day, filled with hearts, flowers, and lots of love, in all its many and varied forms. As our Valentine’s Day gift to you, here is a short story that I wrote four years ago as…

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BLACK TULIP: Ten Years Later….

Here it is, our second Black Tulip Anniversary Month contest! It’s been ten years in real time since The Masque of the Black Tulip was first published, but it got me thinking. When we left Henrietta and Miles in Black Tulip, it was summer of 1803 and they were both in their early twenties. What…

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Cookie Contest Winner!

Miles is trying to persuade Cook to make ALL the cookies, so while he’s otherwise occupied (and Hen is busy gloating over STILL being everyone’s favorite heroine), I’m here to tell you that the winner of the first of the Black Tulip Anniversary Month Contests is… Alexandra! (Of Comment #138) Congrats, Alexandra! If you email…

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