I got the nicest surprise in the mail yesterday!
My writing buddies Carla Capshaw and Stacey Kayne sent me a very special gift in honor of my winning the RITA last month. They bought in San Francisco the day after we all attended the awards ceremony, so it's really like an awesome present/souvenir all in one!
I had to take a picture of the package before I even opened it - it was SO beautiful! The paper is black and white flocked velvet, and there's an orange beaded thinga-ma-bob that says "Celebrate". Carla wrapped it herself - I told her she needs to go into the gift wrapping business!
I didn't think it could get any better, until I opened it, and found the most awesome coffee mug ever - it even has my name on it! LOL (Some of my friends call me "Spooky") It makes a spooky sound every time you pick it up - isn't that clever?
And isn't it CUTE? I absolutely love it.
I'm not going to use it for coffee, though - I think it will be perfect to hold my "spirits" on Halloween night. :-) (Jack and coke, in case you're wondering! LOL)
Thanks so much, Carla and Stacey! You guys are the best!