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Anne Gracie
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It was a wonderful location, PJ -- and I had a great time with you, too. Thank you.
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Vanessa, it was great that you could come. It was a lovely gathering, wasn't it?
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Hi Bona -- I'm not sure if we'll publish anything about the debate — it was primarily an entertainment and there was a good deal of laughter and joshing around. But it has raised some thoughts — I really think we need better definitions of alpha and beta heroes. The wenches have been discussing it off line.
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MJ I wandered all around the riverwalk area all on my own and found it very safe and comfortable and interesting. I ate some great food, drank one or two fine margaritas, heard some good music and honestly, I couldn't have been happier. I thought it was brilliant.
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Thanks, Donna, I'm, back at work now, thanks, working hard on the next story.
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Thanks, HJ -- the clock in the room was a kind I'd never come across before and wasn't exactly intuitive to operate. Even after I unplugged it, it still went off! Thanks for your good wishes, but I was very happy to be included in the finalist line-up, and I had a lovely time celebrating with my friends who did win. The Aussie conference was a blast, thank you — our conferences are always a lot of fun.
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Janga, you were certainly missed -- and there in spirit, having dinner with PJ and me. Hope you enjoy the books. San Antonio is a lovely place to visit — I'd encourage anyone to go there.
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Glenda, I enjoyed San Antonio so much. For me the heat was quite dry easily and bearable, but some other authors didn't agree with me. *g* Your hike sounds beautiful -- I didn't get to see much of the countryside, alas.
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I'm sorry our little mix&match puzzle proved so tricky for everyone — we wenches were sure some of our choices would be a dead giveaway. Alas, nobody wins the prize, but for those who pondered, here are the answers: A= Patricia Rice B=Mary Jo Putney C= Cara/Andrea D= Susan King E= Nicola Cornick F= Jo Beverley G= Anne Gracie
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on AAW: On our desks . . . at Word Wenches
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LOL Theo, that looks like a lot of fun -- thanks for dropping by.
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Thanks, Barbara -- I have a fondness for miniature things in general, but Teddies were always my favorites. Wonderful that Niki carried good luck with him.
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Dee, well done! You picked Pat correctly, also Cara, and Nicola. The rest are still up for grabs.
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Sorry, Bona -- you struck out as well. I love that you have your child's home-made basket on your desk. My dad kept something I made, aged 5 or so, on his desk and it touched me so much to think that he'd kept it all those years.
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Thanks for having a try, Louise -- but sorry, you struck out on all counts. It'd funny -- when we were doing this, the other wenches all thought it would be so easy. LOL. I guess it is easy when you know the answers.
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Thanks for stepping in MJ -- and apologies to everyone for being absent -- I've been down with 'flu.
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One correct guess Shannon -- it's obviously a lot harder than we imagined to match the wenches with the objects. Thanks for trying.
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Anne here, answering a question asked by several people — do you keep anything special on or near your desk? We do, and we've decided to make it into a little fun competition, so you need to match description A, B, C, D, E, F and G with Wenches Mary Jo, Jo, Pat, Cara/Andrea, Susan, Nicola and me. The first person who correctly matches the desk objects with the names will win a wenchly book of your choice (as long as it's still available.) (**Post script: Alas, nobody guessed correctly, it was obviously harder than we thought. For the curious,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Word Wenches
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LOL, Annette, I'd come back in a heartbeat. I loved it. Thank you.
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Carol it was such fun, I agree, Thanks for dropping by, x
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Shannon, there is real joy — and perhaps some creative frustration— in writing with other people. I always find it stimulating, even when the other parties and I differ in our approach -- and in those differences there is always some good learning to be achieved. Best of luck with your projects.
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Mary Jo, I'm still grinning about San Antonio — I had such a lovely time. And so many people have commented on how lovely that ANZ breakfast was, so maybe we should do it again. I just need to take longer to get myself to the US -- maybe stopping off in Hawaii for a few days on the way to the mainland, so I'm not such a zombie.
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Anne here, coming in very late -- with apologies. I'm battling with the effects of jet-lag, and as well, technology is currently not my friend. The good news is that finally my body has adjusted perfectly to Texas time. The bad news is, I'm back in Australia, so I'm still battling jet-lag. (That's me on RITA night) I was only home two days -- just enough time to unpack, wash my clothes, deal with the 874 emails that had piled up in my absence, then pack again and get on a plane to Sydney, where the Romance Writers of Australia... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Word Wenches
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This looks very yummy, Cara/Andrea. Hugs on the stresses of selling and moving and having to pack and unpack, and worst of all for me -- culling stuff! But in a week or two the worst will be over, and you'll be in your new home and it will be fabulous!
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Thank you for that reference, Lucy. Saves me looking it up when I get home. As to the activity in that illustration, it might be a kissing game, but I also wondered whether it might be that game where people have to pass an orange from person to person without using their hands. They hold it under their chin to start with, and pass it from one to another that way -- lots of fun and slightly risque, from all the body contract it generates. I don't know whether it was played at that time, but the pose reminded me of that game.
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Thanks, Susannah, yes the Heyerites do seem to have the advantage here. Next quiz I'll have to do something quite different. The padded calf thingy (technical term ;) has been suggested a few times, but as far as I can find -- and being at the conference, I haven't had a lot of time toresearch it, but I haven't come across any period term for it, so it's a good suggestion.
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