Sunday, October 10, 2010
Fans Do the Sweetest Things and a CONTEST
October 16 is Sweetest Day, so this week we're all blogging about the sweet things in our lives. For me, that definitely includes my wonderful fans.
Sarah Andreotti wrote to tell me that her daughter Quinn (pictured above) considers Paper, Scissors, Death "her book." Quinn takes it everywhere. She even sleeps with a copy!
Last year, a bunch of fans took off work in Pittsburgh to have lunch with me. One of them even brought me a batch of stovetop cookies made from a recipe on my website. I had a blast meeting with the ladies from Pittsburgh!
In St. Louis, a mystery book club that enjoys my books talked a Barnes & Noble manager into having me as a special guest. Then the mystery book club members talked me into creating a new character in my books. Her name will be Bridget Eichen, and she's "scrubby Dutch," which means she's a German immigrant who is houseproud. Boy, will she ever be an interesting addition to Kiki Lowenstein's life.
Another fan showed up for one of my signings in Maryland and brought a small album he'd made. It folded out to show covers of all my books. I was moved to tears.
Diane Von Kresmark of the UK loves my books so much that she devoted a scrapbook page to them.
So here's the challenge. Do something sweet for someone. Tell me about what you did in the comments. You have all week to do this good deed. I'll choose one lucky person and send him or her a box of chocolates.