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Susan Albert
I'm a full-time writer who enjoys gardening, fiber arts, family, and living in the country.
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Connie, do you know where I can get a copy of that recording? I know of it, but have never been able to listen to it. I'll pass your comment along to Carol.
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Virginia. As a writer, I'm inspired by good books. This particular book has a LOT going for it.
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I'll look for that, Susan--thanks!
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I got it and have been using it on battery, Debbie. And we have wi-fi in both places (since I work in both) so I can work online. You can unload a doc and work offline but you have to be online to sync it. I'm mostly using Evernote, for reading note, short drafts. I'm leery of losing track of MS versions (have done that and regretted it).
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on A WILDER ROSE Goes Audio! at Lifescapes
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The conference was great, Susan--so sorry you had to miss it. Best of all: the shared awareness among so many women writers of the importance of the work they're doing: ensuring that women's stories aren't forgotten.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Works In Progress at Lifescapes
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A gorgeous film--I had a different response, though: I wished that some species (like the kakapo and the moa) had been able to fly--or that they hadn't been such a good source of protein for their predators. Also amazing how some birds and plants have co-evolved to suit each other's needs.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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I'm lucky--Bill covets his time alone as much as I do. When I'm here, he's in TX, enjoying his solitude. Dunno--maybe that's the secret to a long and happy marriage?
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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We have lots of different possibilities for publication now, Susan, and figuring out what they are and doing some kind of cost-benefit calculation is important for every writer. We don't have to know everything, but we have to know some things, and the more we share, the better off we are. Good luck with your Mary Amaryllis project: it's a big one!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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I'm an audiobook lover too, JudyB. Right now, listening to another of Steven Havill's New Mexico mysteries. I really enjoy his work.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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The solitude feels like an indulgence, actually, Susan. But I have to remind myself that I raised 3 kids, so maybe I earned it.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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Thank you, Nancy--snow on the mountain this morning. Lovely!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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Definitely, Kathy. Tome is a lovely bookstore--someone told me that it has a new owner, but I haven't checked it out yet.
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2014 on Time for Time Out at Lifescapes
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And one more bit, for those interested--Hick's marker is here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5515168
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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Loved seeing Goodwin and Cook--and I certainly agree about Will. And that the word "intimate" could have been left out of the title, since most of it is about their political lives. Re: Hick at Rhinebeck. Wish I could have been there with you.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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I like Goodwin's book too, Pat--and there are many other wonderful bios & histories. I have to confess to being intimidated by the wealth of material, but I think I've found a way into the story that will allow me to peel back the superficial stuff and look deeply into the relationship.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on "Light of My Life": ER to Hick at Lifescapes
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No, Angela--she was vehemently anti-communist and frequently wrote and spoke against it.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Yes, Wedgewood Edme pattern. It's destined for Rocky Ridge when I'm gone, as a gift from Carol and me. I've written a note about its provenance and put it inside the teapot.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Exactly,Teresa. I hope LITTLE LODGES ON THE PRAIRIE is doing well--an excellent book.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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It was! And it introduced me to a Rose that too often seems to live on the pages of books. Carol made her real to me, with a different kind of reality.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Oh, I do too, Debbie! Maybe we could suggest hypnosis? (Just kidding. Maybe.)
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2014 on Rose Wilder Lane in Texas at Lifescapes
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Hiroko: 1) Rose mostly just typed the first draft of FARMER BOY, although she mentions some edits (probably cleans up grammar, spelling, etc). LIW produced a second MS after Harper rejected the first; Rose rewrote that, to produce the MS that Harper accepted. There's no record of what she did by pen or typewriter. She used both. Harper rejected the first MS because it was a bad book (I'm guessing: a compilation of Almanzo's stories.) 2) Troub left because her stock broker went bankrupt and ALL her money was gone. She was okay with Mansfield. No, LIW did not like her. She didn't like any of Rose's friends: my guess, she didn't want to share Rose with others. 3) Rose and Troub acquired Mr. Bunting in Budapest in 1926 or 1927. He was probably a puppy then; he was about 7 or 8 when he died. 4) Yes. Lucille is Corinne. I changed the names of non-public people. Glad to answer your questions--good luck with your project.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on A Wilder Rose Gets a Do-Over at Lifescapes
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Editors edit. :) That's what they do. I've adopted most of her suggestions, but not all.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on A Wilder Rose Gets a Do-Over at Lifescapes
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Nice to hear from you again, Pat. Are you still in OH? So glad you liked ROSE. It was a book from the heart.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on A Wilder Rose Gets a Do-Over at Lifescapes
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You're right, Mary Ann--and even more complex: the nuts produced on that native rootstock are genetically modified through years of breeding by humans. Thank you. Kathy (she was my children's stepmother) was a very special person with an enormous capacity for love.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on Be grateful... at Lifescapes
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Sounds like an all-around great year for pecans, Bobbi. Glad to know that your library got A WILDER ROSE. I've been very pleased: it's in nearly 500 World Catalog libraries, and many U.S. libraries aren't members of World Cat.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2014 on Be grateful... at Lifescapes
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