Chocolate Cigar Selection
Authors need a gift to hand out to people who help, such as to a bookseller
who hosts a signing. Before Bill soon launched an initiative to do signings
in bookstores, he and Jill brainstormed gift ideas. Jill came up with
the idea of a chocolate cigar and researched the Internet for sources.
It turned out chocolate cigar companies go way beyond the standard “It’s
a boy!” and “It’s a girl!” options. Now you can
specify your message and order over the net. Jill, however, decided she
could get a better cigar at lower cost by designing it herself.
First, she chose candidate cigars. Below are official descriptions:
Jill, mother Ruth, and sister Jan,
the Chocolate Cigar Selection Committee
“I’m sorry it’s not a lollypop.
It would last longer.”
A chocolate cigar selection committee was appointed
and convened at the Nordstrom Café at the Columbia Mall in
Columbia, Maryland. Deliberations were thoughtful and analytical:
In the end, the ladies agreed the winner was Ethel M Celebration
Jill printed the graphic of the cigar
band onto Avery
Sticker Project Paper, covered the paper with a laminating sheet,
cut the bands out, and wraped them around the cigars. This approach
only makes sense because Bill and Jill are not expecting to give
out too many cigars, but want those given out to be distinctive.
Readers desiring to be gifted with such coveted cigars should ponder
cigar-worthy acts that help promote Bill’s novel.
Chocolate Cigar Band
designed by Jill