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Diversions

MISTLETOE Outtakes, aka The Drafts of MISTLETOE Past

A Pink book wouldn’t be a Pink book without outtakes! I tend to be something of a trial and error writer (er, okay, entirely a trial and error writer), so there are always scenes that wind up on the cutting room floor, some because they just aren’t very good and others because the book is…

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MISTLETOE Fun Facts

Every book has its own behind the scenes quirks and oddities. Admittedly, Turnip is a quirk all by himself, but here are a few other Mistletoe oddities, aka fun facts. — Like The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, this was an accidental book. In the spring of 2009, I’d started writing The Orchid Affair— but…

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A Very Mistletoe Q&A

On the ninth day of Turnip, we have… some Mistletoe miscellany. While I was scrolling through my files, looking for Mistletoe trivia to share, I stumbled across this Q&A I scribbled up back in 2011 for the UK launch of The Mischief of the Mistletoe. You can find the full interview below, along with an…

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Cast That Turnip: Part II

So many thanks to everyone who contributed to the effort to Cast That Turnip! Thanks to you, we have an embarrassment of Turnips. (Which, I believe, is the correct term for a group of Turnip Fitzhughs.) The winner of the Cast That Turnip contest, chosen at random, is… Lauren H! (Of Comment 19.2) Congrats, Lauren!…

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Twelve Days of Turnip

It’s time for Twelve Days of Turnip! It was originally only going to be a week of Turnip, but when I started going through the archives, I came to a realization: there’s an awful lot of Turnip material out there. Pinkoramae, recipes, outtakes, playlists, you name it. So the week of Turnip became Twelve Days…

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MISTLETOE Week!

In honor of the approaching holidays, I am officially declaring next week Mistletoe Week here on the website. (Also because it’s been a bit boring over here on the website recently, and nothing can liven up a website like a Turnip.) Next week, you can expect: — the traditional “Lost” Introduction to The Mischief of…

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Spread the word! It's Author Confidential.

Spreading the word about Author Confidential seems like it ought to be a contradiction in terms. But not when it’s the Bacon Free Library’s annual fundraiser! What it is: a chance to ask your favorite author three questions– and receive a hand-written answer in return! Here’s the official press release: Bacon Free Library Announces ‘Author…

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Author Confidential….

Pssst! It’s Author Confidential, Bacon Free Library’s (incredibly ingenious) fall fundraiser. What it is: a chance to ask your favorite author three questions– and receive a hand-written answer in return! Here’s the official press release: Bacon Free Library Announces ‘Author Confidential’ Auction Best Selling Authors to Answer Three Questions from Winning Bidders Have you ever…

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Happy 10th Anniversary to the Word Wenches!

There’s been one drooping and one auspicious eye over at the Word Wenches…. As some of you may have heard, just as the Word Wenches were kicking off their tenth anniversary celebration last week, one of the Wenches, the incomparable Jo Beverley, shuffled off this mortal coil. Although “shuffle” is absolutely the wrong word here.…

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Mr. Jefferson's Birthday Bash– Tonight!

It’s a party and you’re invited! Authors of America’s First Daughter, Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, are hosting an online birthday bash for Thomas Jefferson. There will be games, merriment, historical chit-chat, and, of course, party favors. Allison Pataki, Sarah McCoy, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Lynn Cullen, Erika Robuck, Kate Quinn, Donna Thorland, and I…

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