En français!

Calling all francophiles and francophones: there are now two editions of La mystérieuse histoire de l’Œillet Rose! (Aka The Secret History of the Pink Carnation.) If you’re in France, keep an eye out for the brand new French edition at your local librarie on April 14th! The Masque of the Black Tulip should be following…

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En français!

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Masque of the Black Tulip are now available en français! Or should I say LA MYSTÉRIEUSE HISTOIRE DE L’OEILLET ROSE and LE MASQUE DE LA TULIPE NOIRE? Does anyone recognize those covers from somewhere else? If you’re looking for more en français, you can find The…

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Pink on NPR!

So many thanks to the folks at NPR (but especially reviewer extraordinaire, Bobbi Dumas) for this lovely farewell to the Pink Carnation series. If you had told me, ten years ago, that the Pink books would be getting this kind of send-off on National Public Radio, I would have snorted coffee up my nose. Of…

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NPR's Top 100 Romances

It’s not an easy task whittling the vast field of romance down to one hundred titles– but the specialists over at NPR have done an amazing job of picking some of the stand-outs in the field. Reading this list is like a trip along my bookshelves: M.M. Kaye, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Susanna Kearsley, Judith…

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Pinkorama #5: "Napeepleon Meets Miss Gwen"

So many apologies, all! I’d meant to post our fifth and final Pinkorama yesterday, but life (aka toddler) got in the way (and by “in the way”, I mean “demanded the computer”). Here, belatedly, is Candace and Cassandra’s Peep masterpiece, “Napeepleon Meets Miss Gwen”. The creators informed me: “Cassie decided in honor of the 10th…

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Pink Anniversary Guest Post from Jessica– and Give Away!

As we enter the final week of Pink Anniversary Month, we have a final guest post! This one is from Jessica, whom I have now had the great privilege of knowing for nearly as long as there’s been a Pink series. But I’ll leave that to Jessica to tell…. Summer, 2006…I was preparing to start…

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A Guest Post From Rachel

Welcome to the first of the Pink Anniversary guest posts! Rachel was kind enough to share her memories and thoughts about the Pink series, and so, without further ado, I’m going to turn the podium over to Rachel for a trip down Pink memory lane…. I am so honored to have a guest post on…

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Anniversary Mug Winner

Thank you so much for sharing your stories and memories with me! As I work on the final book in the Pink Carnation series, it means so much to me that you’ve been with me on this unexpected– and sometimes rather twisty– journey. And now, getting back to business, the winner of the Pink Carnation…

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Pink Pre-History

Once a book is out in the world, it’s hard to remember that it wasn’t always exactly as it was. But every book changes over time, and The Secret History of the Pink Carnation was no exception. Here are some fun facts about the pre-history of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation: — Pink…

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Happy Pink Anniversary!

The very first of the Pink Carnation books, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, arrived on shelves in February of 2005– which makes this the tenth anniversary of the Pink series! I can’t remember the exact date of that first book release (it’s all rather a pink blur), so I am officially declaring the…

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