Here in Upstate, New York spring is a long slow process. We're in mid March and while the calendar says spring tomorrow, the weather this time of year is almost always still winter. I know for many of our writers you are in parts of the country where folks are already wearing flipflops and shorts, but that's not the case here.
That's one of the reasons I enjoy our garden so much. Anytime of year writers and readers can come to us and enjoy the various aspects of the company from the warm and friendly Greenhouse to the interviews with the quirky but sweet Ima Rose in In the Garden. We have chats almost every night. We have the new critique group - The Rose Trellis which is busy already and we now have this blog. There's simply something for everyone and something to look at every time you stop by our garden.
Don't forget that this is the month of White Rose promotions; there's a jellybean hunt taking place on the web site, only in the bookstore section, and keeping in mind it is a celebration of the White Rose Month. I've heard complaints that the hunt is too hard. I'm reminded of my sons' when they were little and we'd hide their Easter baskets. After a short time at least one would complain that it was too hard to find. You have until March 31 to send your guess of how many jellybeans there are to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you find the bonus jellybean (this doesn't count towards the number of jellybeans), that's an extra prize so send an email to the same address and let us know where you found it.
We've got some great new things coming in April. We'll be celebrating our English Tea Roses month so we'll have special promotions there. At the same time, Sweetheart Rose is planting a brand new series (details coming soon) that will ensure some gorgeous new blooms from that part of the garden.
Our goal with this blog is to try to keep you informed of what we're doing and even to let you get to know each of us a little better. My hope for you today is that spring comes soon wherever you are and until it does, you can always curl up with a good book. I know just the place to find some wondeful romances!
I wish all of you chocolate bunnies and jellybeans! Happy Easter.