Friday, March 23, 2007

Tutti-Frutti Blues received Honorable Mention

Tutti-Frutti Blues received an Honorable Mention at the 2006 RIO Awards for Excellence. Not too bad for my first published story, eh?!

Tutti-Frutti Blues was set in my hometown of Carmel, California back in the late 1980's when it was illegal to eat ice cream on the town streets. The law was enacted when ice cream litter was a major problem in the town. When Clint Eastwood became mayor he saw the law repealed. This story was in the No Law Against Love anthology anthology published by Highland Press in February 2006. The theme of the collection was seemingly silly laws around the world, which is why I used the ice cream one.

Also in this anthology is the sequel to Tutti-Frutti Blues called Dude Looks Like a Lady, which hit upon a law still on the books in Carmel...the high heel ban! Anyone wanting to wear shoes with heels taller than 2 inches has to obtain a permit from the town. One look at the cobbled sidewalks and the tree roots coming up through the streets will tell you how easy it is to fall in high heels. When the law was enacted back in the 1970's it was because so many Disco Stu's were falling on their faces on the uneven pavement. Dude Looks Like a Lady is a playful story set a year later from Tutti-Frutti Blues.

Both stories are must reads, if I do say so myself! =-)

The No Law Against Love anthology is still available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

And don't forget that all author royalties and publisher net profits of the sales of this book go to breast cancer awareness!!

Happy reading!

~ Kemberlee