Archive for June, 2010

Tea and Mermaids . . .

June 28, 2010

At the June Supernatural Tea Party we ate fresh raspberries, scones with double Devon cream, and tiny Havarti grilled sandwiches. We talked about mermaids — there were plenty of sightings recorded before 1949 and then quite a drop off. Could mermaids have been real and simply went the way of the Dodo Bird?

We also talked about vampires and zombies and the possibility that giants once roamed the earth. (See bones below.) We exchanged selkie stories and Don Stewart Burns brought a “life size” cardboard picture of a brownie (about three feet tall) to give us the feel of what it would be like to come across one face to face. (Think Dobby the house elf only not so cute.)

(I assume) faked photo.

Again, baby Robinson couldn’t get enough of the guests and their ideas. He did quite a bit of “talking” and insisted he did not need to nap. He might miss something!


Fun conversation, tasty eats, and delightful company. Who could ask for more?


YFN also Kindled up!

June 7, 2010

P.s. to the last blog entry. YOUR FIRST NOVEL is also available on Kindle. (Guess I should do my homework.)   =)

SLANT goes Kindle

June 4, 2010

A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT is now available on Kindle.

I don’t have a Kindle myself (it’s too sad to think of giving up the feel of a real book in my hands) but maybe someday. My sis thinks it would be great for traveling and research materials. True! To purchase SLANT on Kindle follow the links here (to the right) to SLANT and then Amazon.

June Give-Away!

June 1, 2010

The winner of the May Give-Away (an audio of SLANT) was Carol of Vancouver, Washington. And the winner of the Spanish copy of SLANT was Zuleyma of Monroe, North Carolina. ( I am still looking for interested parties regarding the Korean and Polish copies of SLANT.)

The June Give-Away is a signed copy of the new paperback edition of THE FETCH. It doesn’t come out until the fall, so the winner will have to be patient as I won’t be able to mail it out until I get my copies later this summer. Send me your name and address if you are interested to the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website at


Also, I have an extra copy of SLANT in German. Do you read/speak German? Email me and I’ll have a drawing for that, too, at the end of the month.

This is the last month I will do Give-Away drawings for a while, but I will most definitely have a drawing for an ARC (advanced reader copy) of UNDER THE LIGHT when the time comes. And there will be a few teaser previews of the new novel in blog entries in coming months. Stay tuned!