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Pink I

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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A Decade of Pink!

This February marks ten years since the first Pink Carnation book, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, came into the world. How did that happen?!?! That seems to call for some sort of celebration, doesn’t it? I hearby officially declare February Pink anniversary month here on the website. I’ll have some of the Pink…

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Pink I: What's In A Genre?

I’ve always been fascinated by the question of genre. How do we define genres? How– and why– do they change over time? What are the inditia that signal to us that a book is meant to be one genre or another? Why does it matter? Does it matter? This week, Ashley posted on the Pink…

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Pink I: Inspirations

This week on the Pink Carnation Read Along, Ashley blogged about inspirations for the Pink series, specifically The Scarlet Pimpernel. Since I’m blogging along with the Read Along, I’d considered writing about some of the antecedents of the Pimpernel. There have been plenty of people over the year who have debated just where Baroness Orczy…

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Pink I: How Eloise Came To Be

A few days ago, Ashley kicked off the Read Along with the first lines of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, in which Eloise is braving London transportation to visit one Mrs. Selwick-Alderly: “The Tube had broken down. Again…” I have a secret to share with you: there was no Eloise in the original…

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Pink Carnation Cookery: May Madeleines!

In honor of the merry, merry month of May, Christine brings us… Madeleines! With this cookie, we go back to the very beginning of the series, to The Secret History of the Pink Carnation…. And now over to Christine! In the Spring of 1803, Amy Balcourt, along with her cousin Jane Wooliston, and chaperone, Gwen…

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Pink Carnation en Francais!

I have very happy news! The first three books in the Pink Carnation series– The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, The Masque of the Black Tulip, and The Deception of the Emerald Ring— are being published in French in Canada! The publisher is Ada of Quebec. As soon as I have release dates, and…

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