If this entry were to be categorized on Jeopardy!, it would definitely be “Pot Pourri.”
Also: Suck it, Trebek.
Anyway, thanks to Michelle Styles, I have an updated autobiography to look forward to. Harlequin will be releasing an updated edition of Ida Cook’s autobiography Safe Passage, which tells how Cook and her sister used funds from her writing to help save Jews from the Holocaust. Styles reports that she saw a copy at a recent event, and the book has a new forward and new pictures. “Part of the reason for the publication is all the interest renewed interest in her story,” Styles says – which makes sense to me. We cite the Cook sisters in The Smart Bitch Book as examples of the power and use of romance novels – and as useful evidence to shut down even the most irritating of detractors. I’m a big fan of the sisters Cook, and am all about this new edition.
And speaking of romance novelists forging new paths – here’s a totally different direction for authors: Roslyn Holcomb is at Sephora’s beauty blog revealing the three beauty products that every romance heroine needs:
More than one hero has found himself being rescued by a woman that has somehow managed to slaughter a roomful of bad guys while maintaining a luminescent beauty that renders him speechless. Not only that, but they’re frequently haring off to some exotic location on a moment’s notice.
I won’t spoil the fun, but without question, lip balm? She is 100% right about that.
And you should look good while banging your head on the desk – so here’s your daily opportunity to use that well-worn dent in your desk: vintage ads that are so sexist you’ll want to go buy yourself a vibrator to make everything all better. Thanks (I think!) to Tae for the link.