Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Midnight Dancers

I'm such a fan girl. Teen Daughters and I got to hang out with Regina Doman and her family this weekend and it was wonderful. I failed to get a picture of us together, so I guess I'm not a very good fan girl. Anyway, I was able to control myself and I didn't fawn over her . . . too much. She is an absolutely lovely person. I so enjoyed breaking bread with her and just soaking in her presence. The girls loved her too. Regina, hearing that they love fabric and all things sewing, introduced them to Liberty of London Fabrics. As soon as we got back to my sister's house late last night, the girls were checking out fabrics on E-Bay.

Also very cool was that we got a copy of Regina's brand new book, The Midnight Dancers: A Fairy Tale Retold. Yes, I know the release date isn't until June 1st, but all the cool people got a special preview edition. Well, everyone who attended the Joliet conference that is. Regina had a few printed up with a special inscription inside the front cover to commemorate the conference and the book's launch. Very cool! (Yes, I know, I say "cool" way too much.)

The funny thing is that the three of us were fighting over the book throughout the course of the conference. I only managed a few chapters, Teen Daughter Two managed about the same, and Teen Daughter One, now known as the Book Hog, finished the whole thing. She says it's really good. I'll let you know as soon as I pry it from TD2's hands.

If you're not familiar with Regina's Fairy Tale Retold series, it's really cool. (There I go again overusing "cool.") She takes a Grimm's fairy tale and places it in a modern setting. This particular book is based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses.


Renee said...

My eldest dd will be SO jealous to hear that you were able to get an advance copy. She loves Regina Doman's fairy tales.

Karen Edmisten said...

My girls love her fairy tales, too, and think they're cool, and I think you're cool and I think cool is a cool word that cannot be overused.

Great talk, and wish I'd been there!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the title, dd couldn't remember the title of the new book, and wants it for her birthday. I looked it up on Regina's website when we got home, and now I know why it wasn't listed!

Do you know the actual release date?

Anonymous said...

it comes out on on June 1

regina doman said...

Hi Maureen! Wow, you said you blogged about me but you made me sound so ... cool. :D

I'm so glad your daughter liked the book and I can't wait to see what you think of it! Great meeting you!