Friday, September 30, 2011

Of Mice and Men

By Godfrey (Cloakcrafter extraordinaire) and Pepe (master clothier) from Heather Blake’s It Takes a Witch (coming in January 2012)

Pepe: Ahem. That should be Pepe and Godfrey. Does no one respect their elders anymore? Non.
Godfrey (with a sly smile): Perhaps you are correct--it should be Pepe and Godfrey. Age before beauty, my friend. You are over two hundred years old.
Pepe: [creative French swearing deleted by Heather since this is a PG blog.]
Godfrey: No one likes a cranky mouse.
Pepe: I am not a mouse. I am a familiar. There is a difference, mon ami.
Godfrey: A mouse familiar.
Pepe (twirling his mustache): At least I have not been referred to as a “rat-toad bottom dweller.”
Godfrey: You had to bring that up, didn’t you?
Pepe: What are friends for?
Godfrey: Speaking of friends, I have much happiness that we were able to help that lovely Darcy Merriweather solve a crime.
Pepe: Le sigh. Darcy.
Godfrey: Pull yourself together, my friend.
Pepe: At least I am not delusional.
Godfrey (outraged): Delusional! How so?
Pepe: Our involvement in solving the murder of Alexandra Shively was minimal.
Godfrey: Must you ruin all my fun?
Pepe: Oui.
Godfrey: Two can play that game. Unfortunately for you, little mouse, Darcy only has eyes for Nick Sawyer.
Pepe: I am reexamining our friendship.
Godfrey: Again?
Pepe: With age comes wisdom.
Godfrey (with a loud guffaw): Then you must be a genius.
[Pepe starts chasing Godfrey, chomping his sharp teeth menacingly at his ankle. Godfrey screams like a little girl.]
Heather: I’m putting a stop to this conversation before someone gets hurt. If you want to read more about Godfrey’s and Pepe’s friendship, check out It Takes a Witch, coming in January.
Pepe, as drawn by Heather's daughter.

13 comments:

  1. oh man, I can't wait to read this book.

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  2. Dru Ann, you may get that wish sooner than you think!

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  3. Can't wait...my birthday is in January...ago my birthday gift to me...hurry, hurry, hurry ;)

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  4. Dumb auto correct..lol
    So...not ago *so its my birthday gift to me ;)

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  5. I love the picture of Pepe!! So good!

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  6. Pepe, you are adorable. Please come to Threadville and help me sew those little tiny beads on everything.

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  7. This sounds delightful...looking forward to reading about the crime-solving adventures.

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  8. This is wonderful! I love the cover, and Pepe is adorable! Heather's daughter is unbelievably talented. I'm sure Pepe is thrilled with his portrait. What a great new series!

    ~ Krista

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  9. Fun! Pepe and Godfrey, you are both adorable. Can't wait to read that book!

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  10. I cannot wait to read this book, too!!!!

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  11. I love the drawing! And I love this book!

    Denise

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  12. Thanks, everyone! I will pass the compliments onto my daughter--I wish I could draw nearly half as well as she can. And I can't wait to share this book with everyone, too. Very excited to see it hit bookshelves.

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