The book basket comes to an end with one final installment. If you want
to know what I'm on about the introduction to this idea is here
1. Order signed from Borderlands
(Definitely get your request in before Dec 15th, that's the last time
I'll be able to get in to sign stock for them before the holidays.)
2. Source a vintage looking basket, possibly from a local thrift store
3. Fill with accompanying fun items, many of which might also be found at a thrift store
This basket is themed to Timeless
and/or The Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Volume 2
1880 Ladies Dahabia Egypt
Timeless Egypt Themed Basket
like to reiterate that this doesn't have to be done with my novels, I'm
just the most familiar with them. It could be done with any fun book. I
remember one young lady had a belly dance themed romance novel and
include with it a teaching CD on how to belly dance, a coin belt, fun
jewelry, and various other associated items. Have a younger reader on
your list? Patricia Wrede's excellent Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing with Dragons / Searching for Dragons / Calling on Dragons / Talking to Dragons
is on special as a box set for $16.29! But you'll have to learn how to make Cherries Jubilee.
think it's a fun way to riff off of someone's favorite read and can be
made into a really nifty gift idea. It doesn’t have to marry to the
theme of the book: if, for example, you're gifting a romantic novel why
not include it with a nice bottle of wine, a candle, some bubble bath,
and a little box of chocolates? Steampunk novels are easy and fun,
there's so much good steampunk out there on Etsy and Clockwork Couture
A friend once gave me a cookbook complete with a set of cooking
utensils, frying pan, spatula, pot, and mixing spoon ~ all mini sized. I
just use google images "Gift Baskets" for ideas and ways to arrange.
Here's Zabar's take
. Better than a basket of soaps, I say!
I would be remiss if I did not remind you I have two short stores that make fun gifts, My Sister's Song
and Marine Biology
. Buy, print out on fancy paper, roll and tie with a little ribbon add to the basket. Marine Biology
is a contemporary paranormal romance, kind of like if Biffy and Lyall existed in the modern day.
I am trying hard to get you one more new short story up and available
before the end of the year, but I simply must get this First Draft of
Prudence done first! I hope you understand.GAIL'S DAILY DOSEYour Moment of Parasol . . .1910 Lady's Seminary TripYour Infusion of Cute . . .Octopuses Drying on the Line in GreeceYour Tisane of Smart . . .Last tip from LifehackerYour Writerly Tinctures . . .How to Finish Writing a Novel PROJECT ROUND UPPrudence
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First:
Working first draft. New release date March 2014.Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second:
Title changed. Copy edits done and in! Release date November 2013.Manga
~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless
) Out now!Etiquette & Espionage
~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013.
Los Angeles Public Library picked Timeless
as one of its Best Books of 2012
. Their lists were also picked up by the Huffington Post.Quote of the Day:
"Sleep 'til you're hungry, eat 'til you're sleepy."
~ Author Unknown