The Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers welcome, Patrice Wilton, who is participating in TWRP's contest. Check for the next blogger.

What could be better on a beautiful sunny day in April, than to sit with good friends and share stories, gossip a little, and enjoy High Tea? Especially when those good friends are all very talented authors talking about writing and signing all their lovely books! Well, Saturday, the 4th, was such a day, and we all had the greatest time meeting old friends and new, as we sold books and enjoyed our finger sandwiches and scones, in this charming teahouse in West Palm Beach. The restaurant has several small rooms and comfortable seating arrangements, and each table was occupied with happy, chattering women who loved good food, charming ambiance, and romantic books!

Mary Ricksen barely had time for a sip of her tea since people were clamoring for her book, TRIPPING THROUGH TIME. Jianne Carlo kept the guests entertained with her sexy escapade, MANACLED IN MONACO. I mean who could resist a book with a title like that? Traci Hall was in one of her WICCAN, WICCAN WAYS, and Mona Risk was dying for a nibble of her scone, but was much too busy selling TO LOVE A HERO. Dayana Knight was licking clotted cream off her luscious lips and signing copies of ETERNAL OBSESSION. Everyone wanted to know about REPLACING BARNIE, my romantic comedy, and I was happy to tell them where they could buy their own Barnie. (hint—he’s a sexual toy!)

I still have a couple of copies left of my two books DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSIE and REPLACING BARNIE and I would love to give a signed copy away of either book for some lucky winner. Please leave a comment or two.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and join in the Easter egg hunt. Good luck to you all.


Spring is in the air! Bees are buzzing. Children anxiously await the big morning where they can graze on candy all day. What about mom? We've got a treat for you! Come join a group of romance authors in celebration of spring. Enter to win a prize a day as well as enter to win the grand prize. All you need do is begin at Silver James' blog on April 1st at Silver will host the day's contest and provide the link to the next day's location. Don't forget to enter to win the grand prize! Here's the dirt...

To enter to win prizes from the authors donating treasures to the grand prize (see each day's post for what an author is donating to the grand prize), find the four Easter eggs in the A TISKET A TASKET, PUT ROMANCE IN YOUR BASKET blog event.

You will be searching for the above egg. Just visit all of the authors' websites, locate the 4 eggs, make a list of their locations by pasting the urls to the website pages in an e-mail, then send the entry to by midnight CST on May 1st, 2009. The winner will be randomly drawn and announced May 2nd at Tip #1, subscribe to to learn if you're the winner! And don't worry. If you start in on the blog event late, just head back to Silver James' blog on April 1st at to begin your website search for the Easter eggs. Don't miss the fun! See you next to the burgundy tulips. ~Skhye

Please go to Opal Campbell’s website next!
Opal Campbell:
Have fun hunting!
Patrice Wilton


  1. Linda LaRoque // April 4, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

    You have a beautiful blogspot here.

  2. Mary Marvella // April 5, 2009 at 2:42 AM  

    I'm seeing a chance for some fun here and there! Thanks!

  3. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 7:58 AM  

    Good morning everyone!
    I had dinner last night in Palm Beach with my husband, it was his birthday, and right behind us was the famous Palm Beacher, JAMES PATTERSON. How cool was that! Of course he wanted my autograph but I wouldn't give him one. LOL.
    Patrice Wilton

  4. Emma Lai // April 5, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

    Wish I could have had tea with you ladies.

  5. Skhye // April 5, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

    Me too, Emma... I spent my day at an Easter-egg hunt and a birthday party. Talk about exhaustion. ;)

    How do we win the Sony e-reader, Patrice? I want to enter to win that treasure!!!

  6. Judy // April 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

    I love your blog!! All pretty and pink and really looks comfortable.
    The tea does sound soothing!!

    Judy (

  7. Edie // April 5, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

    The tea sounds lovely. I'll be checking out the blogs.

  8. Karen H in NC // April 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

    Love your blog...beautiful and comfy! Wish I could have had tea with you ladies...sounds delicious.

  9. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 11:56 AM  

    Hi everyone,
    Sorry for the confusion but there is no Sony Reader as a prize. I don't quite know how this got on the blog and I do apologize. There are prizes just not a Sony Reader.

  10. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

    The tea was lovely and I wish more people could have joined us, but we did have fun and sold some books.

  11. Silver James // April 5, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

    Tea and sconces? What a lovely way to visit and talk about books! Have a great day, everyone.

  12. Scarlet Pumpernickel // April 5, 2009 at 1:56 PM  

    What fun! I love an easter egg hunt! Well come to our blog Patrice, thanks for joining us.


  13. Mary Ricksen // April 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM  

    It was so much fun. Everyone ate till they couldn't move. The food was delicious the company just the best. (Except for all of you who live to far away).
    And I heard tons of laughter and that made me feel great!

  14. Lyn Armstrong // April 5, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    What a great idea, Patrice.
    I'm going easter hunting. ;0)


  15. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

    Nice to see you all here, and it is a shame you couldn't have been at our tea. Although, personally, I would have preferred scones and wine! Ha! The finger sandwiches and petit fours were yummy.
    Now, we will have to find another lovely venue for selling books.
    Lyn, thank you for coming!

  16. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

    Thank you Scarlett for welcoming me. I'd post my picture if I knew how. I also hate being called "Anonymous" it makes me sound kind of weird. LOL.

  17. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

    Did anyone see Mona Risk's blog. She had some great pictures. Shared them with us on the WRP loop. Wish I was talented like that! What is everyone doing on this beautiful Sunday? What's everyone writing? I played tennis this morning, and watched the finals of tennis on TV from the tournament in Miami. I was there last week. It's such a beautiful place. Key Biscayne. Even the name sounds lovely, doesn't it?

  18. Beth Trissel // April 5, 2009 at 3:34 PM  

    The tea sounds lovely and I envy you guys getting to have a book signing together. :)

  19. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

    Hiya Beth,
    I owe you a big thank you for getting the Easter egg on the blog. Mary and I are eternally grateful. Hope you're having a sunny, wonderful Sunday!
    Patrice (Anonymous)
    oh why do I have to be anonymous! Sounds like hippoponomous!

  20. MarthaE // April 5, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

    The tea party sounds like fun.. I'm going to make tea when I finish this comment! Thanks for participating and a chance to win.
    mesreads[at] gmail[dot] com

  21. Mary Marvella // April 5, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

    Anyone with a Gmail account can add a photo to her profile and then sign in with that account name.

    Mama Mary

  22. Kytaira // April 5, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

    Your blog is beautiful! How cool that you met James Patterson! I hope the two of you didn't talk shop too much! Congrats to your hubby on his birthday.

    lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

  23. Scarlet Pumpernickel // April 5, 2009 at 6:56 PM  

    Yes indeed the pictures on Mona's blog were beautiful! Enjoyed the visit!


  24. Anonymous // April 5, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

    Hi Kytari,
    I didn't speak to James Patterson. He was at the table behind me but I kept my eyes on him like that Geico ad. LOL. It was cool being one table over, and I wish I'd touched him for luck! Or talent. Or both.

  25. Scarlet Pumpernickel // April 5, 2009 at 11:47 PM  

    I'm working on a story targeted for Presents. It's set in Greece and the hero is Greek while the heroine is American. Right now I'm trying to decide what kind of music he would pick to play while he is conducting his seduction of the heroine! Something soft, romantic and enticing, any suggestions?


  26. Anonymous // April 6, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

    How about something from Julio Englacie (sp?) His music is sooo romantic, and Enrique does a pretty good job too.
    ps- I love Greece. Been there 3 times, and I'm dying to go to Santorini. Missed it every time.

  27. Jianne Carlo // April 6, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

    It's always wonderful to visit with the FRW writers. Patrice, what a great comment and blog.

    Always in my heart,


    Mary- I'm crowning you Queen!

  28. Mona Risk // April 6, 2009 at 1:55 PM  

    Patrice, it was great signing books at the Tea House. Sorry i ma late posting a comment. I was away all day yesterday celebrating the B'day of my adorable granddaughter who just turned three and would raise her three middle fingers when asked how old she is.

  29. robynl // April 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

    how nice to come across a new blog as I love reading them;