Monthly Archives: July 2012

RWA 2012 Wrap Up

RWA 2012 was my fifth conference; I’ve been to the last three in a row, and before that was at Reno in 2005 and Denver in 2002. With that many under my belt I am learning that each conference has … Continue reading

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RWA 2012 – The First Full Day of the Conference

As always, the Romance Writers of America conference is an almost overwhelming flurry of activity. On the one hand, I love walking through the hotel and hearing snippets of conversations from writers, editors, agents, and others. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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RWA 2012: News From Anaheim

RWA 2012 began early yesterday for Lynn Spencer and me; we started the day at Disneyland (first time for her, umpteenth for me). Only one thing could tear me away: The annual literary signing. I only got to ride Space … Continue reading

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Arranged Marriages: Pixar vs. Sherry Thomas

There were many things I loved about Sherry Thomas’ Ravishing the Heiress, secondary characters notwithstanding.  The writing.  Fitz and Millie.  The writing.  (Can you tell I love it?)  But there’s one particular aspect that stands out, and that’s how Ms. … Continue reading

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More on Diversity

I have never read a book by Tana French and the first time I saw her name was in the Eagerly Awaited August Books where both Dabney and Lynn indicate that they are looking forward to her new release Broken … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: 2012 Favorite Romance Audiobooks Poll Results

Ours is a different sort of poll this year.  After all, our listeners selected their all time favorite romance audiobooks in 2011.  Once the results were published, I heard from more than a few of those listeners – all asking … Continue reading

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips Booksigning and July/August Events

This is the one I’ve been waiting for! Despite living in Chicago for a good part of my adult life, I never managed to make it out to Naperville (far western suburb) to attend one of Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ booksignings … Continue reading

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Looking for a Few Good Gothic Heroines

When I wrote my post for the TBR Challenge yesterday, one of our commenters brought up a good point – it’s hard to find a gothic where the heroine isn’t a doormat. Nowadays, gothics are pretty hard to find anyway … Continue reading

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TBR Challenge 2012 – How Did This Get Here?

When I saw this month’s TBR Challenge theme, I started digging in my TBR stacks and was surprised at all the random stuff I found that I could not remember getting. It took me a while to decide on a … Continue reading

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Who Are You? And Who Needs to Know?

Everything I’ve ever written or posted at AAR has been under my own name. My real one. Since I’ve been doing this for well over a decade and have an unusual name, I figure I am about the easiest person … Continue reading

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