Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Trifles — and something exciting.

No, I'm not talking about the dessert made of cake, jelly, fruit and custard that I used to see when I was a kid; I'm just talking about small things— paper earrings — and then I remembered I should mention something not so small, and quite exciting (for me, anyway.)

 I haven't been posting a lot recently, as I'm deep in book-world, but I thought I'd just dive in quickly with a small insignificant thing -- ie a trifle.

Last year, for the ARRA (Australian Romance readers Conference) I made a few origami-style paper earrings from the cover of my books, and gave them away. I blogged about it here. So this year I made some more paper ones, only in a different style — little paper Autumn Bride books.

I'm thinking of going to the US to the RWA National Conference in Atlanta in July, so my question is, should I make some paper earrings to give away there? 

Oh, and I just realized I haven't put this on the blog — the something exciting — why might I go to the US conference? Because my book, BRIDE BY MISTAKE is a finalist in the RITA competition, the romance writers' Oscar, which I'm thrilled about. 

So. . . decisions, decisions.


  1. Congratulations on being a RITA finalist! Well done! Those earrings are so cute!

  2. Congrats on the RITA finalist! If for no other reason, you should go because of that.

    Oh, do the earrings for the conference (which you're making me very sad over because I won't be there this year!) :(

    But the earrings are the bomb and they get so many compliments.

  3. Congratulations on Bride By Mistake being a finalist!

    I love the paper Autumn Bride books that you made up as earrings and it would be so much fun to wear them while reading one of the books from the series! I can see all your readers wanting more than one set but it would also be fun to wear a different book one of the books from the series while reading a 3rd!

    They'd also be perfect for when my husband asks "what are you reading" I could just point to my ears! (Less talking and more reading!).

  4. Anne, those earrings are seriously cute. What a great idea!

    Congratulations again on your RITA final. Wonderful, wonderful news. Absolutely delighted for you.