I was absolutely thrilled when months ago my novel, THE DOLL’S EYE, was nominated by the Ontario Library Association for a Silver Birch Award! As part of the program, I was asked by the Forest of Reading to create some fun activities. I thought about my own creepy doll, Baby Crissy…
I have had Baby Crissy since I was about seven years old. Her main feature is her lovely flowing locks. Once silky smooth, they have grown into a tangled and matted mess. The best part of Baby Crissy was that her hair could be made long or short. Now, it’s sort of stuck somewhere in between. I don’t really play much with Crissy these days, so she sits quietly in my closet, waiting to greet unsuspecting visitors with her permanent grin.
And there’s my husband’s extremely creepy stuffie, Tommy…
He received “Tommy” the day he was born. Once a fuzzy teddy bear, Tommy has little fur left and no eyes–or any other facial features for that matter. Despite my numerous attempts to get rid of Tommy, he remains in our house, living happily in the basement.
So…I came up with the idea for a creepy doll contest!
Truthfully, I haven’t had a lot of entries yet, but one eager reader has submitted a photo of her creepy doll. Look how she sits there, peacefully, watching…waiting… (cue creepy music…something with bells…)
Another awesome reader has taken the initiative to DRAW some creepy dolls! I just love these!
I’m hoping to get a few more entries before the end of April! So, if you’re taking part in the Silver Birch reading program and you have a creepy doll, stuffie, or action figure–send me a photo and I’ll enter you into the contest!
Until then, HAPPY READING!