OH MY STARS, you guys.
LOOK WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL!
The "she" in my title is Kiersten White, and yes -- she sent me the Coraline in her polka dot jammies doll! Which I didn't even know existed!
(I only hoped existed.)
COULDN'T YOU JUST DIE???
Okay, maybe not you just die, but me just die TOTALLY.
I am still in shock. This was a complete utter total one hundred and ten percent surprise. There was a tremendous amount of shrieking, dancing, and creative swearing upon opening the mystery Amazon box.
Um, Kiersten? I love you. Someday I am SO BUYING YOU A PONY. Or a giraffe or a goldendoodle, whichever you prefer. I'm flexible.
Coraline and I have been hanging out all week, getting to know each other. Here we are reading a good book:
And I have to show you this, because it's the best part:
SHE HAS SOCKS! Seriously, guys. How many action figures come with removable socks?
I am so charmed.
Finally, here's Coraline at her new home on my writing desk. Jane is showing her how to use the whip:
She's a natural. I love her so much!
OH, and one last thing. Get this: Not only did Kiersten give me this FANTASTIC gift, but she also just wrote this really really really nice post about my novel. Which starts with one of the top ten best compliments anyone has ever given me.
Thank you, Kiersten. I am so happy and overwhelmed.
And I'm serious about the pony.