Monday, February 10, 2014
Tattoos, Book Swag, and Teenagers Never Listen (Thank Heavens!)
So did my teenage daughter, Gabbey.
I asked Gabbey to design a family crest for Jax Aubrey's tattoo. She did, although she didn't exactly follow my directions.
But Gabbey's diversion from what I wanted (specifically, she used a bald eagle instead of a falcon) inspired the title and the premise of the second book in the series, THE INQUISITOR'S MARK. In the first book, Jax's mark is supposed to have a falcon, but he's given a bald eagle by mistake, This becomes important in Book 2.
It was only appropriate, therefore, that I get temporary tattoos as swag for my book launch. Gabbey designed 5 crests for Transitioner families in the first book (as well as a couple for the second book, which we are holding back for now). Then my husband found TattooSales.com.
Oddly, the first shipment vanished somewhere between a Wednesday and a Thursday. The company could not explain what happened. It's as if someone stole the box on a day that the rest of us don't have, just to prevent me from giving away their secrets.
But finally ...
I'll be mailing these out to anyone who buys the books and wants a set -- or who'd like to have a set just for fun or to give away as prizes. If you want some, let me know!