Saturday, June 25, 2005

Library Journal & Tonka Trucks

I was really excited to find out that WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, the novella collection I wrote with Sherrilyn Kenyon and Robin D. Owens, got a great review in LIBRARY JOURNAL.

And meanwhile, I've been busy outside my usual sphere. I'm recovering from giving a baby shower for my niece. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun. Over the years, I've collected some neat toys, and I used a lot of them for decorations. I set up my son's old Tonka truck as a napkin holder. And on the dessert table, I used a Playskool barn to hold plates. A lot of teddy bears (and a fuzzy wolf) sat on the secretary in the living room, watching the guests eat lunch. And more stuffed animals looked down from the top of my library card catalogue where they could oversee the dessert table. And I put my favorite Playskool music-box ferris wheel on the drink table. Since my niece is having a boy, I used toy soldiers and other boy toys for more table decorations. And I arranged flowers in cookie jars.

Tomorrow, I switch from babies and toys back to business--the vampire novel that's due July 15 (a Harlequin Intrigue).


Darla said...

Congrats on the review! I can't wait to read this anthology. Berkley really loves me. Not only do they send me books, but they've started collecting all my favorite authors in their anthologies. I feel so loved. :)

Good luck finishing up the vampire (!) book, & the baby shower sounded so cute.

Michele said...

Wow! That's a baby shower to envy!!! OK, here I go again, Pictures please?????
It sounded so original! I bet Family Fun magazine could use those ideas. Talk about creating an ideal festive atmosphere for such a wonderful occasion. You have talents in many areas. Can I adopt you???
Good luck , too with the book.
All The Best!