Dee’s Hint

Dee’s Hint

Dee asked for a hint about the book I’m working on, for which this trip was research. Here it is:


But really, many of these post-trip blog posts are hints, in a way.Hints to the world the book is set in, at least.I’m afraid I can’t say yet when it will be out, but I wanted to say THANK you to all the people who have asked. It is wonderful support and encouragement to know there are people who would like to read more from me.

I turn it in to my agent the end of July. BLAME IT ON PARIS was a one-book deal. I loved the team I worked with at Tor/Forge and hope we’ll be able to work together again, but I also want to give LA VIE EN ROSES the best possible chance to shine, so we will talk to multiple publishers and see what comes of it. I hope I will have good news to announce about it in a few months!

P.S. I have written the first half of the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, I-Think-I’ll-Move-to-France Chocolate Story (for the blog, not a book, although maybe there’s a plot there….:), but it’s the ending I’m having a hard time getting through. I hate stories with sad endings.

  • Hmmm now I feel like I need some more hints. I loved this book as a child Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! Otherwise love the picture and keep giving us hints I am dying here.

    June 18, 2007 at 8:48 am
  • Ohhh one of my favorite subjects !!! Clarice

    June 18, 2007 at 10:10 am
  • Very best luck with the new book. The hints you’ve dropped are tantalizing, and I’m looking forward to reading it. It sounds like you’re really enjoying the writing of it, too. And, of course, the researching you were forced to do, well, that’s just frosting on the cake, no? (Except for the sad, sad story involving chocolate, of course.)

    June 18, 2007 at 11:28 am
  • Best of luck with the book……a sad ending?????….to a chocolate story????… would be treason…..

    June 18, 2007 at 11:45 pm
  • I can smell the roses–they remind me of these old fashioned wild roses growing in the corner of my grandparents’ blueberry field…their fragrance is otherwordly:) And those candied flowers in your treasure trunk photo were stunning too. I’m envisioning chocolate cupcakes with a smooth ganache topping and a single crystallized rose! I can’t wait to read your next book…I hope it’s shaping up nicely for your deadline.

    June 19, 2007 at 10:04 am
  • Thanks for the good luck wishes and encouragement, everyone! It’s true that the research has been wonderful. The lesson here–always write about something you want to live yourself, maybe? That way the research is pure pleasure.

    The Rosa centifolia is one of the old, old roses, so maybe there’s a reason it reminds you of your grandparents’ roses, dharmagirl? I used to grow old roses myself, in my amateur way, and it’s true they are so different from the hybrid teas. I love the chocolate cupcake idea! That sound beautiful…and delicious. Maybe your baker heroine will make it. 🙂

    June 20, 2007 at 8:37 am
  • Ha! My name is in the post. I feel just like Amy must have, with the whole nefarious thing. Except I’m not nefarious. And I’m not Amy. But still… Laura Florand used my name in the title of a post. Cool!
    And that pic is lovely.
    And I don’t even want to think about a chocolate story with a sad ending, unless the ending is just sad for the chocolate, ie- it gets eaten and it is no more. But other than that – yeah, don’t even go there!

    June 20, 2007 at 8:18 pm
  • Dee, I’m sure you have nefariety in you somewhere. We all do, we just have to have the proper motivation. Amy’s was chocolate, as I recall. 🙂

    June 22, 2007 at 7:26 am

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