Monthly Archives: January 2011

Christmas Giveaway!

January 9, 2011

Tatiana's Table Hi everyone, Thanks so much for the outpouring of support on my Facebook page. It’s been a lot of fun to talk to you all about upcoming projects, new developments, and your favorite moments in my — and other! — books. Speaking of that, it seems a lot of you are finding it extremely difficult to locate a copy of the Bronze Horseman-based cookbook, Tatiana’s Table.  I’m sorry about that — I’m not sure why it’s such a limited printing! But this gave me an idea to do another giveaway — this time for Tatiana’s Table. I have ten copies that I want to give away in time for Christmas, so that you can make as many blinchiki and piroshki and beergaritas and mashed potatoes as your heart desires. Here are the rules: Please submit your favorite recipe and why you love it to my gmail account, It can be anything you love to make regularly, or a recipe you made once that was wonderfully memorable — and hey, maybe I’ll find a few new beloved recipes amidst the lot! I’ll pick ten winners randomly. Please enter by Friday, November 25th, 2011.  I will announce the winners on Monday, November 28th.


January 6, 2011

Hi everyone,  We are excited to bring you our first giveaway on For a chance to win a signed copy of the newest Paullina Simons title,  The Summer Garden, we are asking for your answer to this question:

What song reminds you the most of Tatiana and Alexander?  

Your answer can be about their relationship, about the books,  or about how you felt while reading the books — it’s up to you! Feel free to tell us why you picked your song, too. To enter, please send your response to We will pick ten winners at random next Monday, June 13th.  Check this space for more.

Summer Garden, Songs, and Nikita

January 6, 2011

Dear Friends, Howdy! A few things: Please check out a new slideshow of my Road to Paradise tour in media.Photos of my cross country trip are coming shortly. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, on the news page there is info about the upcoming book. I’m feverishly writing it now, and we’re publishing in the fall of 2012.  I also posted some little tidbits on the Red Leaves page, including the song I obsessively listened to while writing that book.  I will do that for all my books, song by song, let you hear what I listened to while I wrote the books you so kindly read.Just two weeks until the publication of THE SUMMER GARDEN in the United States.We are so excited! This fall in Australia/New Zealand, there will be a special Christmas gift edition of TBH with a beautiful new cover, and a new “deleted scene” chapter from yours truly that shows us a little bit of the new unspoken love and also a little bit about BELLAGRAND, the new book. I will very shortly update everyone on TBH film option situation. And finally, to the right is the new addition to our family, a female German Shepherd puppy named…ta-dah! Nikita. So that when we reprimand her, we can reprimand her by telling her not to stop hiding our socks but to stop declaiming Stalin.  We are picking her up today.  The kids are beyond themselves. Bunny, our Golden, however, couldn’t be LESS excited.  She knows her reign as canine queen of the house is about to end. K9 is coming! Watch latest news for fun announcement for my readers, to be posted imminently or any hour whichever comes first.

Frico, from Cristina from Italy

January 6, 2011

My name in Cristina and i’m a your italian fan.  My favourite recipe is the FRICO.   INGREDIENTS: patatoes: 400 g Montasio cheese: 200 g Salt oil   PREPARATION Cut the potatoes into small pieces. Grate the cheese.Skip the potatoes with a pinch of salt in a little oil, lower the heat and slowly cook the potatoes, stirring often. When the potatoes are soft, mash coarsely with a fork and add the grated cheese. Mix well. When the frico will take the form of a cake and will be formed a golden crust, you must turn the frico on the other side.  It’s very good to eat.  REASON FOR THE CHOISE This is a special recipe that reminds me of my family and happy moments.  The house smelled of cheese. This is a recipe that my grandmother taught to my mother.My mom taught to me how to cook this recipe: with love and passion.  My mother is like Tatiana.She loves to cook and loves cooking for her familiy.For her to cook is a form of immense love.

And now, about the next book…

January 3, 2011

BELLAGRAND Before Love, there was Love.  Before Tatiana and Alexander Before Leningrad and Lazarevo Before everything, There was Gina from Lagosanto who came to Boston’s Freedom Docks To start a new life And met Harold Barrington who was searching for his.  Their bond was instant, And so was the blockade against them.  Betrayed friendship, centuries-old family tradition,  deep-seated prejudice, enmity of blood rivals joined forces to destroy them.  He an idealist, she a romantic, both impetuous and young, Gina and Harold stood tall together against the dawning of a new civilization: The Model T The birth of unions The Russian Revolution The upheaval of nations.  In the tumult that forged the modern American century, Gina and Harold’s ill-fated love story will break your heart.