So how many other writers have been immortalized in CAKE?! Am I the most fortunate author in the world or what?!
This is lovely Stephanie’s WISH YOU WERE EYRE cake that she dreamed up for her middle school’s “Bake A Book” activity.
I absolutely adore everything about this confection — the Eiffel Tower, the dresses, the pastel-colored macarons dancing around the edge – it’s pure genius!
THANK YOU for sending me these pictures, Stephanie!
I love your creativity and am honored you chose my book to “bake”! 🙂
Can you believe it’s October? I think this is my favorite month of the year (of course, I say that every month) — piercingly blue skies, apple crisp kind of days, leaves putting on their colorful fall coats and crunching underfoot, and the smell of woodsmoke in the air. I can’t get enough of October!
I have two great pieces of fan art to share with you this week. Coincidentally, they’re both collages.
The first one was sent to me by Shivi:
Isn’t this clever and fun? I absolutely love it! Thank you, Shivi!
And here’s the one that Rebecca sent:
I have the best fans in the world!
Wow, am I behind on answering mail again! Sorry, folks–that’s what happens when you’re a writer on deadline, and I’m juggling TWO of them…
I have some great fan art to share with you this week, though. First up is a wonderful group portrait of the book club girls by Claire.
(As always, if you click on any picture here on my blog, it should enlarge for you.)
Claire, I love your attention to detail — Cassidy with her hockey stick (and Chloe!), Becca on her cell phone, Megan shopping (!), Jess with one of her goats and a book bag, and Emma reading (of course!), with Pip peeking out from behind her. Brilliant! Thank you so much for sending this to me!
It’s interesting, this week as I started in on my pile of mail again after neglecting it sadly for a bit, I found that I’d received letters from a wide range of locations. Claire is from the United States (Tennessee, to be exact), while this next piece of artwork is from Zoie, a reader in Canada (Ontario, to be exact):
Thanks, Zoie! I love this card!! And I love what you added inside, too:
Because who doesn’t love PIE on their birthday? Or any day? Funny thing is, we often have pie instead of cake for family birthdays, because we are all serious pie fanatics. When my oldest son was just a toddler, he requested pumpkin pie for his birthday, with Teddy Grahams marching around on it. We were happy to oblige!
Continuing with our world tour, let’s hop from Canada on to my final treat for you today, which comes from two sisters living in MALTA!!! (Click on the link to learn more, or look it up on a map.) How cool is that? I have readers in Malta!
This picture is by Amy, who also told me that she has nine tortoises for pets. How exotic! I would dearly love to meet them.
Don’t you just love this drawing? I do! You’re a wonderful artist, Amy. I love Jess and her braid, Megan with her stylish outfit, and Cassidy with her Red Sox T-shirt (by the way, GO RED SOX!). Well done!
I’m giving Amy’s sister Megan the final word today. This made me laugh out loud. I absolutely love it — wouldn’t it be great on a T-shirt? Thank you, Megan!