June 11th, 2009

Saffron Cake

Many Happy Returns

What exactly does that mean, anyway? The "returns" thing? Never quite got that. But in any case, I would like to wish a large sparkly "Happy Birthday" to three of my favorite people:

shoebox2, whose snarky wit is paired with generous good nature, and who also possesses a remarkably shrewd critical eye;

lizbee, a dear and loyal friend and savvy bookseller/librarian type-person whose online companionship and encouragement I value more than I can say, and whom I long to meet in person sometime (accursed Antipodes!); and

yahtzee63, a terrific author, a delightful personality, and a fervent lover of pugs -- which is how she came to have a cameo (albeit in dog form) in Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter a.k.a. Knife. She has helped me untangle many a snarled plot premise (including that of Wayfarer when I was hammering together the original outline), so I am greatly indebted to her.

I wish all three of you a wonderful day full of happiness and the company of good friends!

sparkle - http://www.sparklee.com