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Happy birthday, PURPLE PLUMERIA!

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria officially arrives in stores today! Have you seen Purple Plumeria in the wild? Send me a picture and let me know! Or post it on my Facebook author page. (Parasols sold separately.) I can’t wait to hear what you think of Miss Gwen’s story. Happy reading!

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PURPLE PLUMERIA– Mugs and Contest

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria comes out tomorrow! In honor of release week, I’ve had a new batch of Purple Plumeria mugs with the “Speak Loudly and Carry a Large Parasol” logo made up (since they seem to have been such a hit last time around….) I have five mugs to give away. Your…

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Purple Plumeria FAQs

With less than a week to go until The Passion of the Purple Plumeria pops up in stores, here are some questions that have popped up in my inbox rather a lot over the past few months: Q. Where’s the hardcover? A. Short answer: there isn’t one. The Passion of the Purple Plumeria is being…

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The Lineage of Miss Gwen

When I say the lineage of Miss Gwen, I don’t mean in the direct genealogical sense (although we’ll be learning a bit more about that in The Passion of the Purple Plumeria). No. I refer to her literary antecedents. Someone asked me recently whether Miss Gwen was based on anyone I know. In the literal…

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Pink X: The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

After a long and meandering journey down Pink memory lane, we’re almost there! Just a week (and two days) until The Passion of the Purple Plumeria appears in stores…. Of course, Miss Gwen couldn’t countenance the thought of hers being the only book left out of the Pink round-up. Who: Miss Gwendolyn Meadows and Colonel…

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PURPLE PLUMERIA Mug Winners

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Pink Carnation Countdown to announce the winners of the Purple Plumeria mug contest! The most popular mug, hands down, was “Speak loudly and carry a large parasol”. Miss Gwen’s little life lessons? In second place, “Keep Calm and Carry a Parasol”. Do I detect a parasol theme? And in third…

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PURPLE PLUMERIA Mugs– and Contest

After last week’s contest, I received the impression that people rather liked the idea of these Passion of the Purple Plumeria mugs. The talented Sharlene has designed a whole range of Purple Plumeria e-cards like this one for me, all of which can, similarly, be applied to a mug. Below, you can find (almost) the…

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