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It’s a Sherlock Giveaway!

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What a crazy fun week this has been!

My birthday, my novel revisions done and sent off to my editor, a new pope, the first read-through of Sherlock season 3, Martin Freeman with grapes for eyes, Twitter in a grape quote frenzy, BBC Radio 4 airing the new Neverwhere, and an announcement that there will be a Sherlock season 4.

Edited to add: As if that wasn’t enough, Mark Gatiss just announced the first episode of Sherlock season 3 will be called, “The Empty Hearse.” *falls down, dies*

See? That’s a lot of crazy-fun stuff. I feel like celebrating!

In honor of all the events this week, I’m giving away a Sherlock journal from my Cafepress store, Robots and Rainbows.


The journal measures 5×8 and features my minimalist Sherlock design. Inside are 160 college rule lined pages. Plenty of room to write your Sherlock fanfic stories.

TO ENTER: leave a comment below, and use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. Don’t worry, I won’t sell your email address or spam you or anything evil like that. Promise.

The winner will be announced here this Friday, March 22.

Please help spread the word to all your Sherlockian/Cumberbabe friends! To make it easy, here’s a sample tweet or Facebook status you can copy and paste:

Enter to win a free Sherlock journal! #giveaway

Stay tuned for the winner! And as always, thanks for reading.



It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…Cupcakes?

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It’s December and I’m giving things away!

On Friday, I gave away watercolor paintings. Today, it’s cupcakes.

Have you ever played around with Sculpey clay? I love the stuff. So fun. My kids love it, too. Whenever I get out my clay supplies, we end up together at the kitchen table sculpting all kinds of fascinating creations.

One of my favorite things to make is itty-bitty, tensy-tiny cupcakes. Here’s a pic.

Do you want one? I’m giving these away to the first three people who leave a comment below. Please be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you.

It’s December and I’m Feeling Generous

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It’s December. It’s finally cold here in the desert. And I’m feeling generous.

No rhyme or reason to this, but over the next three weeks, I’m going to give away free stuff. Art and artsy things I’ve made.

Today, in honor of my California friends who’ve endured the Santa Ana winds, I’m giving this watercolor to the first three people who leave comments. Each will be hand painted on 5.5×8.5 watercolor paper. Colors may vary slightly. If you’d like to have one, leave a comment. Be sure to include a link or email address where I can reach you.