Illustration of an orchid by Margaret Mee.
One of the 150 floral paintings and botanical prints in Women of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators by Jack Kramer.
Published by Welcome Books, New York.
First published in 1996, the book won the Garden Writers of America's Award of Excellence.
The book celebrates the contribution to the art and science of botanical illustration by women who received little or no recognition during their lifetime for their exquisite work.
It's an exquisite book.
I was waiting for my cover to give you a T'da! post on the new title for the Lillie St. Claire adventures - but since the release schedule ( oh, oh, my book, my name!) is out on the Carina Blog, there seems little point in restraint. Only my sense of something or other...fitness, maybe?...held me back anyway.
Editor Guy liked A Malignity of Ghosts. The production team emphatically did not!
Sooo...the new title is DARK AND DISORDERLY.
I like it.
During the Countdown to Carina, each day an author will blog anecdotes about his/her book - which I think is a terrific way of introducing readers to both the author and the imprint.
First one up is Kelly Lynn Para. Her Carina title is Criminal Instinct, a romantic suspense.
On some blog or other, someone asked what boys want to read these days.
Earlier generations had the Hardy Boys detective-type mysteries and Tom Swift for SF and countless others. Girls had Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Ginny Gordon, etc., Sweet Valley High and more.
Is there a similar mystery/science fiction series out there for boys, one not as complicated as Harry Potter?
If not, why not?
Another Really Bad Joke:
A Mother Superior called all the nuns together and said: "I must tell you all something. We have a case of gonorrhea in the convent"
"Thank God," said an elderly nun at the back. "I'm so tired of chardonay."