Monday, November 14, 2011

An Amazing Gift from a Fellow Writer

Andrea Gonzales is a fellow Colorado crime fiction writer and member of Sisters in Crime and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA). Recently I guested on her blog, answering a number of interview questions. As a thank-you for my appearance, and some other assistance I gave her, Andrea made a miniature tableau (see below) featuring my books and the whitewater rafting theme of my RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series, complete with lifejacket (PFD), raft, and paddles. It absolutely blew me away!

Andrea is an illustrator as well as a writer, and this tableau shows her artistic talent. I've already shown it off to my critique group and at the RMMWA meeting. I'm also placing it on my signing table during all of my Colorado-based events this week for people to admire (see the Appearances page of my website). I hope you'll visit Andrea's website to learn more about this talented lady. :)


Camille Minichino said...

Of course, I love it!
What's the size of the scene?

Beth Groundwater said...

It's about the same size as yours, Camille, small enough to carry to my signings in a shoebox and display on my signing table, much as I did with your miniature scene. I'm thinking for future solo signings that I'll put the two scenes on opposite corners of my signing table. Don't want to crowd out Ann, though, on this tour!