I recently got a letter from a reader asking about the Dolly Dolittle figurines mentioned in Sentenced to Death. (Booktown Mystery #5.) She wanted to know if they were real, and if so, where she could buy them.
Well, they're real. They're not called Dolly Dolittle, and I have no idea where someone would buy them.
In the book I described them this way: Dolly Dolittle was an angel in Victorian garb. The cover shot showed a little girl in pastel blue, with a white fur collar. Her hands were thrust in a furry muff to match the collar, and the entire figurine was covered in iridescent sparkles.
As you can see, I was (sort of) describing the figurine/ornament (they have pink ribbons should one want to hang them on a Christmas tree). Here she is in a bigger size.
And here's her darling sister.
I remember that I saw four of them, but for some reason felt I'd already blown enough money on Christmas that year, so I didn't purchase the other two. Now I could kick myself. They're marked MADE IN CHINA, but with no manufacturer's name.
I must confess, when I became a published author, I thought I'd get a lot of questions about my books such as this one. Hasn't happened--but it still could.
Is there something about any of my other books you'd like to know about. PLEASE feel free to ask. I love to talk about my characters. (It's a lot more interesting than talking about myself. They lead much more exciting lives than me. After all, I sit in front of a computer all day giving them these adventures.)