So I recently got a wonderful surprise from my strange and talented friends at TEA PARTY OF THE DAMNED, because they sent me a photo of an incredible interpretation of my Broken book cover, and then I was even more surprised because they were like, “WE’RE SENDING IT TO YOU” and the amazing team at Nowhere Bookshop was even more surprised because they always open my mail in case there’s something in there that will go bad and that’s why they opened up a package to find a box of unexpected dead possum.
Some people might think this was some sort of threat and they were slightly concerned because “SOMEONE SENT YOU A MUMMIFIED ROADKILL POSSUM IN A DRESS” and frankly that was a little concerning to me too because I have a lot of ethical taxidermy but I don’t think I have anything mummified and I wondered briefly if it got wet if it could come back to life (because I actually do have a friend with a pet possum that’s adorable), but then I remembered science and figured that probably wouldn’t work.
Then the Nowhere team pulled out a small sculpted beastie and they were like, “Hang on. This is you from your book cover. We just didn’t recognize you because this possum doesn’t have pockets” and I promptly (for me) ran up to the store to save them from the questionable but fantastic whimsy that is Jenny Pawsome. And I thought they’d be relieved but they were like, “Actually, now that we’ve gotten used to this cute weirdo she’s really starting to grow on us” and that’s nice because I suspect that’s exactly the same thing they say about me.
So maybe when Broken comes out in paperback in a few months Jenny Pawsome and her fantastic beastie can go back up to Nowhere for a tiny tour because honestly? This kind of brilliance should be shared.
Just maybe don’t spill water on her.