They say a picture is worth a thousand words; I figure this one is worth at least half a million, by the time edits were done :)
A couple of ARCs for Catch of a Lifetime arrived last week for the conference I'm headed to at the end of the month and I had to get this picture of all three of my books.
Sincere, grateful thanks once more to Anne Cain for the beautiful covers. Anne introduced herself to Cheryl and I at National. She does both of our covers and, wow, does she do a good job. I can't wait to see what she comes up with for the genies!
The bottle is, obviously, for my genie series. Hubs and I found it on eBay and now I'm the proud owner of an I Dream of Jeannie purple replica. The little gal is a Wombat named Wicca, in honor of my online friends, the Writing Wombats (whom you will see mentioned in the Acknowledgments of all 3 books). I also have a small statue of Bastet (or Bast), the Egyptian cat goddess, and an amethyst-colored crystal ball not in the picture that I collected long before I sold the genie series, but which definitely inspired parts of the stories.
You may have seen the mermaid charms I have to commemorate the Mer series, and the glass mermaid earrings I bought until one of them fell into my sink full of water and broke. (Cue the jokes about a mermaid being broken in water!). I also have gold Aladdin lantern earrings, and a genie bottle cell phone charm. My own little celebration.
Is there anything special you've bought or collected as a souvenir, per se, of your stories?