Awaiting Snow and Book

Firewood, check. Water, check. Milk, check. Generator, check. Gas in car, gas for generator. Candles. Chicken for pot pie.

The storm advances, and all that’s left to do is put out a pot to catch snow for snow cream (snow plus sugar plus milk plus vanilla; stir).

Small flakes fall, but the big snow isn’t supposed to strike until tonight.

Waiting. Hunkered in a cozy house with a pile of books (The Snowman by Jo Nesbo on the top of the pile, The Unexpected Houseplant, the next one down.)

Plenty of books, and one of my own on its way this spring. The Orphanmaster comes out in softcover on April 30th.

Orphanmaster Paper Official Cover

What a cover. It sets even me atremble.


Filed under Cooking, Jean Zimmerman, Nature, The Orphanmaster, Writers

4 responses to “Awaiting Snow and Book

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  2. Ann, thank you for that sterling bit of research into the book jacket designer! I had no idea, and all his stuff looks great.


    I wonder whether the same guy who did the WONDERFUL first cover also did this one; the designer, Penguin’s Greg Kulick certainly seems multi-faceted… he lists his hobbies: pie making, beer drinking, hockey watching and writing in the third person. And, look at the cover he designed for BRAVE NEW WORLD:

    Another wonderful bit of 17th century Dutch art for your paperback.

  4. Lori

    Oh, do stay safe! And it would be nice to see pictures of the snow. We’ve not had any snow here this year at all. Sometimes this happens in Vancouver, WA. I am also loving the softcover picture! Very nice.

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