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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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we all meet in elevators, as one does. Better than that stairway to heaven!
Toggle Commented yesterday on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Hi, Sandy! One of the best parts of a celebration of life is the chance to "see" people we haven't heard from in a long time. Thank you for stopping by!
Toggle Commented yesterday on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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and the wenches have always enjoyed your take on the language, John. Jo is smiling down on you now! Thank you for stopping by.
Toggle Commented yesterday on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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and she was always so remarkably accurate! But she left a lovely collection for you to peruse.
Toggle Commented yesterday on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Merry, you may never have met her in person, but you have met her. We all know our readers and feel as if we've met them in person. Jo was no different. We'll just have to commune with her through her books now.
Toggle Commented yesterday on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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oh, that's a lovely thought, thank you! Those Walker Regencies were my first introduction to Regency romance, and Jo my first inspiration. I love thinking of Jo and Edith looking down on us, laughing over a cup of ... whatever.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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lovely, even if it makes me weep. thank you!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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thank you for the kind words. The wenches are still wading through grief but we're all reading and keeping up with the comments as best as we can. And Jo's family sends their appreciation for this outpouring as well.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Thank you, everyone, for your comments. Please keep them coming. The wenches are still dealing with the shock behind the scenes, but her family is aware of the blog, and your sharing of Jo's life is a blessing. Her personality shines through in every one of these pieces.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on In Memoriam: Jo Beverley at Word Wenches
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Welcome, Marie! Pull up a chair, have some tea, and let's chat.
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See us smiling hugely! Or maybe it's better to just imagine that image.
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we think of it as saving you from wasting your money on inferior products--we only bring you the very best!
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You have been one of our longest and favoritest readers. It's people like you who make this blog fun instead of work!
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I will admit to usually killing off the mothers of heroes, particularly in my Magic books. It gives them the excuse to misbehave like little boys and to be amazed when they encounter an all-female environment. ;)
Toggle Commented May 11, 2016 on Starting our Celebrations Early at Word Wenches
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Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2016 on Mesmerism at Word Wenches
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The world is full of pirates and con artists. All any of us can do is report a scam or pirate when we see one, and review good, original books whenever we have a chance. Authors are limited in being able to review each other's books because Amazon takes down our reviews if they think we're "friends." And because most of us are, our reviews don't go far. So reader reviews are everything. I think most readers are smart and will find the real books once they understand what's happening. Thank you!
Toggle Commented May 7, 2016 on Mesmerism at Word Wenches
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Sorry. Amazon has made pre-orders bad for authors. It will go up the week before release, I promise. All you have to do is remember! I really regret the delay and hope Amazon will soon see the error of their ways.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2016 on Mesmerism at Word Wenches
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I can't agree with you more. The comparison to Hitler is particularly scary and one of the reasons I'm wondering how this works. Mesmer's "bouncing fluids" seemed as rational as any discussion out there right now. ;)
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I know one-on-one hypnosis is real and a proven psychological technique--which is essentially what Mesmer was doing. But I really need an explanation for mob mentality! People seem to lose their minds.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2016 on Mesmerism at Word Wenches
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Yes, I fear "sceptic" is British. Us Ugly Americans go with "skeptic." Mass hypnosis is entertaining to consider but I sure hate the thought that it's possible. The power of suggestion, though, has just about been proven by TV commercials.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2016 on Mesmerism at Word Wenches
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Does Mesmerism explain mob behavior? TV evangelists? Politicians? Continue reading
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Jeannette's first comment has completely disappeared, or my usual techie karma has rendered it invisible. Great discussion, though! First lines can be so danged elusive!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2016 on Opening Lines at Word Wenches
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Don't you love reading how they thought back then? I had no way of getting all that in, but the research was rewarding.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Science of the Stars at Word Wenches
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A lot of fantasy has become very violent, so I'm wary about picking it up these days, which is a shame. I think the "softer" fantasy elements have gravitated to mystery and romance.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Science of the Stars at Word Wenches
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Smiling here. Me, too.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2016 on Science of the Stars at Word Wenches
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