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Cara Elliott/Andrea Penrose
historical romance author
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Nancy, you've had the creativity and discipline to put a book down on paper, so in my book that makes you an author. Keep at it! The road to a published book is different for everyone.
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Shannon, sounds like you already are a writer! If you mean the stories that percolate in your head . . .they are there, waiting for when you are ready to put them into words.
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Jana, the wonderful thing is there is no timeframe for "being a writer." You choose when it feels right for you to pursue the goal of putting your stories on paper (well, you know what I mean )
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BTW, wonderful childhood photos, Wenches! Very fun!
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Wonderful story, Kathy! I think every writer quickly learns resilience is just as important as pen and paper.
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Anne, thank you for this! How is it that I've never read Maggie Osborne???? That will quickly be rectified. BTW, I just went to check Amazon, and have to say, The Wives of Bowie Stone looks amazing.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Maggie Osborne: A Romance Classic at Word Wenches
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Nicola, I love walking in late summer twilight, when you can still see the wildlife coming out for the evening, and the colors of the sunset, which seem to linger longer in this season. But I love autumn, too. The crispness in the air, the leaves turning, the scent of ripening apples—all wonderful too. So am looking forward to the coming months!
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Summer's Splendors at Word Wenches
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Oh, Karin fresh tomatoes is one of the real simple pleasures of summer! And corn! I console myself when they are disappearing with the fact that crisp apples are here!
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Nancy, that so true about the original Xmas! Maybe the northern climes developed all the hoopla because they needed something to brighten the winter solstice. A tree hung with candle and shiny ornaments—a plea for the sun to return??
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So true, Jackie! The shorter days make one want to curl up in front of a cozy fire with a book and sip hot chocolate. Totally get the primitive urge to hibernate! LOL
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Anne, I love Autumn too, the crispness in the air, the changing colors, the knowledge that it's fleeting, and bringing a colder, darker season makes me all the more aware of its nuances.
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Jenny, Nature can be so splendid—and terrifying too. Don't blame you at all for dreading the hot dry season and the threat of bushfires. Having experienced a natural disaster via a hurricane, I know how devastating such things can be. Hugs and hope your coming summer will be rainy enough to avoid the danger.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Summer's Splendors at Word Wenches
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Every region has its rhythms, Katherine. Yours is the reverse of our northern winters, when sometimes is daunting to think of going outside into the frigid cold. The rainstorms actually sound lovely, and seeing the land suddenly spring to life must be amazing. A great reminder on how resilient most of Nature is.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Summer's Splendors at Word Wenches
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Oh, Sherrie, there's nothing like summer scented air blowing through the house. And the taste of REALLY fresh vegetables and fruits. Tomatoes plucked from the vine are a quintessential summer treat.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Summer's Splendors at Word Wenches
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Ah, well said, Shannon! All things to savor—especially the fresh local produce. Corn picked just minutes ago in the field is something I love about August and early September. And apples! But that's a Fall pleasure
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You, you all in the Southern Hemisphere do have a reversed social calendar, as well as reversed season. For us, the Xmas holidays create a well-needed bright spot of activity and revelries as winter heads into its solstice. Funny how those rhythms get ingrained! I would find it very disorienting to have Christmas in the middle of summer!
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Cara/Andrea here . . .Wondering where the summer went! In the U.S., this Labor Day long weekend traditionally marks the end of the kick-back lazy days of beach reading, country walking and just plain relaxing. As more and more of us are finding life becoming increasingly frenetic, with the demands on our time pressing in from every angle, this interlude where we’re given tacit permission to “turn off” the usual pace is becoming more and more cherished . . . With many of us girding the loins to head back to “regular” work after the long holiday weekend, it’s interesting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Word Wenches
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Yes, really enjoy all the comments on Wolf Hall. And you recommendation on Prince Rupert looks fascinating!
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on What We're Reading in August at Word Wenches
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Cate, I heard Bringing Up the Bodies was even better, too, which is another reason I'm pushing through on Wolf Hall. It does take some getting used to.
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Ann, I just WANT to like Wolf Hall, so am pushing through. (Oh, what we do for friends.) So glad you enjoy the monthly WWR as much as I do. I've gotten lots of wonderful recommendation from both the other Wenches and from our readers. Great fun to share!
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The voice IS odd, Shannon. That "in the moment" present tense really is hard slogging for me. But I'm getting a little more comfortable with it. I'm told Bring Up the Bodies is a lot easier. Sigh on the Afgan history. What a mess has been made is right. You would think government would learn. But no.
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Wonderful interview, Mary Jo and Anne. How delicious that readers have another mouthwatering story from MJP to savor—that WAY better than ice cream . . . even Gunter's flavorful creations! (I have to confess, I was lucky enough to get an advance nibble and it's fabulous.)
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Nacy, that's a terrible story about the will! You must have felt trapped in a Regency novel . . .but alas, it was real life. A friend told me that moving is considered one of life's great stresses, but I didn't really buy that until this experience. And reading the stories here seems to confirm it. Hope things have settled down and you are happy where you are now. (I,too, lightened up on my books because I've come to a place with less storage space—that hurt!)
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2014 on Home Sweet Home at Word Wenches
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Maggie, the lake sounds wonderful, and clearly you knew from the first moment that the house was meant for you. So happy to hear you love your spot. I do love my new place too—I wake up each morning pinching myself that I actually live here now. I fell in love with it after within 10 seconds of walking in the front door. I t was a real ordeal to make it happen, and required several leaps of faith that could have landed me in the suds. But here I am, feeling so happy that I dared take the chance.
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Amen to that, Mary Jo!
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