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November 2014

NecklaceOkay, if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have already seen the news, but I'm delighted to announce here on my official website the first and only licensed piece of Kushiel's Legacy jewelry, the Phèdre's Marque necklace is available for purchase from RockLove Jewelry!

This is a charitable endeavor, and one that's near and dear to my heart. All the proceeds will go to benefit my local library, the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, which is the midst of a capital campaign to raise funds to build a much-needed new facility that will function as a true community center.

Details, details! The necklace is hand cast solid sterling silver, measuring 2" tall by 1 ¼" wide. It depicts Phèdre's briar rose marque, and is strung on 30" of black velvet so it can be worn short as a choker or as a longer necklace, evoking the infamous diamond necklace given to Phèdre by Melisande. The reverse is inscribed with Blessed Elua's precept, "Love as Thou Wilt."

Necklace & Kushiel's ChosenIt's truly a lovely piece! It's substantial enough to make a statement, but subtle enough for everyday wear. The care that jeweler Allison Hourcade - who proposed this collaboration as a longtime fan of the Kushiel's Legacy series - took in rendering the details of the marque in physical form and her craftsmanship in hand casting every individual piece really stand out.

More details: The necklace is priced at $85 and can be ordered online at RockLove throughout the holiday season. Cheers!

And on behalf of my local library, my sincere thanks. Despite the fact that the current facility is woefully inadequate, the campaign for a new one has encountered resistance from a few vocal individuals who feel that as repositories for books, libraries are becoming obsolete in a digital era when "everyone can just read whatever they want on their smartphones." It's an argument that fails to take into account that no, not everyone has a smartphone; and no, among those that do, many avid readers lack the discretionary income to purchase "whatever they want." It overlooks the fact that libraries provide valuable services like children's programming, ongoing adult education, and technical support for those who lack resources.

As a reader and an author, I've relied heavily on my local library and its excellent interlibrary loan system for many years, so it's particularly welcome to have an opportunity to give back to it at this critical juncture!

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