Friday, May 18, 2012

Girls just gotta love dolls

Whenever I’m rattled, I go on a cleaning frenzy. Windows, woodwork, you name it. I’ve even gone so far as to wash and iron the valances! And once the inside's done, I head outdoors. I swear, I probably lost three pounds (if I’d had said ten, you’d know I’d be lying) from the numerous walks down to the road.

What has ruffled my feather duster, you ask?

I recently signed a contract for my contemporary novel,

Man of her Dreams.

I love this story and I’m so happy it’s going to be published. Jennifer Lawler, editor for Crimson Romance, contacted me to say she wanted to add it to their line up of books to be out this year!

Naturally, I’ll need to come up with a plan of action. I've set up Facebook fan page. Teresa Blue, author,!/looking4heros

If you get the chance to check it out, please hit the LIKE button. The more ‘likes’ I acquire, the more …I don’t know really, but something good comes from having lots of fans LIKE your page. Might take me to the next universe of something. : )

And with all the things to do, I can’t figure out what needs to addressed first. Website? Revisions? Blog tour? (more on that later) Or get busy writing that follow up book?
Maybe I've mentioned...I'm not sure what to do first?

And so instead of driving myself crazy (I know, short trip) I decided to go picking and in no time at all my worries disappear and a peaceful calm soothes the soul. There's just something so tranquil in looking over stuff from the past...but with a past all their own.

This is a Ginger Walker original PlayTime series doll. 1950’s, she stands 8’ tall is made of hard plastic. Her blue eyes sleep when tipped back and are covered by tiny molded lashes. Whenever her legs are moved, her head turns on its on. From the minute I first picked her up and she nodded hello, I knew she was going home with me. She’s adorable, and with fly-away hair and the way she seems to fall asleep quickly, I’ll think I'll name her Teresa.

She’ll be the perfect playmate for Little Red Riding Hood who also has sleep eyes and that lovely handmade cape from Grandma.

This doll doesn’t need an introduction. It’s Mattel’s version of Katie Scarlett O’Hara, issued in 1994. Course you know the dress she’s wearing, it’s straight from the O’Hara’s parlor window!
The war was almost over and Scarlett needed to money to pay the taxes on her beloved home, Tara. Although many changes had taken place since the war, old habits die hard, and Mammy refuses to let Scarlett anywhere near Atlanta and the horse stables where Rhett Butler is being held until she’s properly attired.

Stunning, eh?

That’s an awful lot of fuss for one man, right? But when the guy is handsome blockade runner, Rhett Butler, it’s a privilege.
Dashing in his smoking jacket, World Doll released their version in 1989. I had one with him wearing a black tuxedo too.

Can’t forget the woman who made the dress, and put Scarlett in her first pair of diapers.

When Rhett gave Mammy the red petticoat he was afraid she wouldn’t wear it. But to his surprise, she did. Although it made noise when she walked Mammy loved it and loved Mr. Rhett for giving it to her.

I'm sure it's obvious by now that I love everything about the movie Gone with the Wind. And collecting memorabilia just gives me one more tie to such a wonderful story full of rich characters and beautiful costumes.

And the dolls, well...who doesn't love a pretty doll?

Oh, wait! Before I go I want to tell you that on Monday, May 21st, I'll be blogging with Diane Burton at her blogsite
If you get the chance, please come by and comment. I'd love to see you!


  1. Congrats on your shiny new contract Tere! I'm beyond thrilled for you because Man of Her Dreams is a wonderful book!

    As for your dolls...I love all things GONE WITH THE WIND...and I'm so jealous of your dolls. Scarlett looks amazing :) (as always)

    Enjoyed your post...and don't're doing to do great and before you know it, promoting yourself and your books will be easy peasy!

  2. Thanks Christine! I am beyond excitied but very scared that I can't keep up. And whenever anyone asks about one of my stories, I stammer and stutter like a teenager. Looking forward to the time it feels easy at least.
    Same here with GWTW stuff. I love anything to do with it.
    Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. Love the dolls. "See" you on Monday.

  4. Looking forward to it! Have a great day!

  5. Congrats on the contract. So happy for you. And cool dolls.

  6. Thanks Dawn! I know, I can hardly believe MOHD is actually going to be published! I love it!


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