Hello everybody! So much has been going on! Jaye and I had our Shreveport Smackdown, and the results were eminently “newsworthy.” Let’s just say that the cookies flew, and leave it at that.
I’ve also done a guest blog post I’m rather proud of, that addresses (seriously) why I chose to make Jane a selkie. There’s also a contest that involves winning a signed copy of TR, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate for Tracking the Tempest. You can find both blog post and contest here.
In other exciting news, SO MANY SELKIE SIGHTINGS! Selkies, apparently, are everywhere! Watch out when you go to sleep tonight . . . I’ve heard they occasionally crawl into people’s beds to get warm.
Our first sighting comes from Elie Nicewongers, whose selkies arrived in a box:
Elie quickly rescued them, however, and set them outside to bask in chalk-bedazzled splendor:
Isn’t that lovely! Jane looks very happy.
Gina Growe, from Springfield, IllinoisÂ (YAY!), sent me a plethora of enchanting selkies spottings. I’ve not included them all here, mostly because I couldn’t figure out how to rotate some of them as I am technologically challenged. But here’s a smattering of her lovelies. First, Gina shows her selkie cuddling up with some other members of the League of Reluctant Adults. YAY!
Next we have Jane with a very cool license plate. I think she’d go for something like this in real life:
Finally, we have a halloween-themed selkie, surrounding by Â my favorite: Skulls!
Gina also sent some lovely pictures of Jane with Gina’s puppies . . . but I can’t get the puppies right side up as I’m a moron.
Next we have a sighting from Kari Stewart, in KANSAS! Jane’s in KANSAS! Like Dorothy! (sorry, Kari, I’m sure you get tired of that, but I couldn’t help it):
Amber Yates, meanwhile, found that there’s an inner Lakers/Sparks/Robert Pattinson fan in her selkie:
Finally, Bev Roden was so kind as to send two lovely photos of selkies captured on film in Dayton, Ohio. Yay, Midwest Represent!
All of your names have gone into the CONTEST CAN to win the 25$ Â gift certificate to B&N, while our estimable judges shall soon begin pondering the artistic merits of your Wildest Selkie entrants.
In the meantime, THANK YOU ALL for playing along! I really appreciate it. Knowing Jane is wandering about, free, has been more stressful than I ever imagined. But all of your words of encouragements, lovely messages to me, and reviews have made it all worth it. I’m so happy you’re enjoying Jane as much as I’m enjoying writing her.