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Andrea Penrose/Andrea Pickens/Cara Elliott
historical romance author
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Thanks so much for your lovely words, Margaret. They truly mean a lot to me and all the Wenches. Wishing you a 2018 filled with happiness and lots of wonderful books!
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2018 on Closing The Book on 2017! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Annette. Happy New Year to you. too! (Umm, could you ask Santa to bring me another box of writing time? )
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2018 on Hello 2018! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Kareni! Stay tuned for book news from all the Wenches.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2018 on Hello 2018! at Word Wenches
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Same to you and yours, Teresa!
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2018 on Hello 2018! at Word Wenches
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As the new year rises, like a phoenix in all its bright fire, all of the Word Wenches hope that the coming year is filled with the bright light of health and happiness for all of you. Here on the blog, we look forward to celebrating the spirit of Hope and power of Love, both in our own books and in those of our fellow authors. In times of turmoil and change, words and storytelling are especially important. They inspire the imagination, provoke exploration and reflection, pass on wisdom, encourage compassion and kindness, and remind us that a sense of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Word Wenches
Same to you, Sue! We're so happy you're part of the wench family!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2017 on Closing The Book on 2017! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Mary! We're grateful to you and all our wonderful readers for being part of of the Wenches.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2017 on Closing The Book on 2017! at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Kareni! I assure you, all the Wenches are busy wielding their pencils!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2017 on Closing The Book on 2017! at Word Wenches
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Glad you like it, Quantum. Old and new is a good balance, I think. One can't stand still (As physics and chemistry tells us, we're always in a state of change, whether we like it or not!) I love the scent of old books too, though, alas, it's getting harder and harder to experience. But I like to think it will always be there.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2017 on Closing The Book on 2017! at Word Wenches
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Here's to closing the book on 2017 tonight . . . The Wenches look forward to opening lots of new pages with all of our wonderful readers in the coming year! Happy Reading, Everyone! And many thanks for your friendship and being part of the Word Wenches family. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Word Wenches
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Yes, there is something really lovely about a dark winter night and a blazing fire. So the winter solstice is fine with me.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on A Cosmic Pause for Thought at Word Wenches
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Well, Karin, it's all brighter from here !
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on A Cosmic Pause for Thought at Word Wenches
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Ha, and here I just took a walk and it was dark by 5 in the afternoon. But now the sun will start its journey to our summer solstice, so the days will start to get longer.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on A Cosmic Pause for Thought at Word Wenches
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Linda, you're so right—the sky is so crisp and clear, making the stars seem so sharp and intense. I really like the winter night sky. (I have to agree that dark mornings are not condusive to "up and at 'em!")
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2017 on A Cosmic Pause for Thought at Word Wenches
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Quantum, I would love to take a nighttime walk with you and listen to you muse on the physics of the vastness we see in the heavens. I find it conceptually awe-inspiring—yet mind-boggling to try to truly comprehend the distance and time involved in describing what we think is out there. The expanding universe, dark matter, multiple dimensions, relativity—hard for us non-scientists to really grasp such ideas. But that doesn't keep me from finding an elemental pleasure in looking at the wonder of Nature and knowing it's far more complex and encompassing than most of us can comprehend. Love your comment that the universe must be so big in order than life forms don't know about each other! Ha—probably very true. It's not very heartening that we can't even live peacefully with each other! It's interesting to speculate what other Life is out there. It seems quite unlikely we are the only ones.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2017 on A Cosmic Pause for Thought at Word Wenches
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Andrea/Cara here, musing about light and dark, both physical and metaphorically. I just read a very thoughtful piece in the New York Times on the phenomena we call the Solstice (you can read it here.) Tomorrow is the Solstice—the word derives from Latin and means the sun stands still—and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere it means the year’s longest night, while for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the opposite. The author of the opinion piece muses on the physics of the our tilted Earth and how its yearly journey around the Sun affects the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Word Wenches
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Thanks, Teresa. I don't understand it either. Apparently so of the spam e-mail they generate is aimed at trying to sell stuff or boost some google rating. But mostly it's just malicious. Savory is good too On occasion, I do like cheese to end a meal.However, I do have a hopeless sweet tooth.
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Thanks SO much, Sue! This looks yummy!
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Oh,wonderful, Karin! They sound amazing. Thanks so much for sharing
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Thanks, Sue! I'd love to have it here, if it's not too much trouble!
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Oh, I love libekuchen, Sue! Haven't tried to make them. The Golden bars sound fabulous. I'm very fond of walnuts. Will look on the internet for the recipe. One of the pluses of high tech is having the ability to track down esoteric things like this.
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Love that backstory, Karin. My grandmother made a similar nut-based cookie with hazelnuts—but no crescent shape. Wonderful history there!
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I'll join you in the Lost Cause Gang, Annette! Oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, molasses . . . yup, few cookies I'm not on a first name basis with!
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Oh, yum on the gingersnaps! I love the spices and bite of ginger. Shortbread is pretty fabulous, as are iced sugar cookies . . . well, all cookies are pretty yummy. I got so inspired by my own post that I'm sitting here eating a piece of biber, still warm out of the oven!(Mine aren't decorated quite as beautifully as the Swiss ones.)
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Yes, I'm a HUGE marzipan fan. I love the German specialty of making fruits and figurines. And how fun to know someone else who's made springerle. I nver do do tree cookies, but they sound marvelous. Time-consuming, yes. But the final effect must be beautiful.
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