Guest Author Ella Quinn

Ella QuinnCara/Andrea here,
Today I have the pleasure of hosting longtime Word Wench reader and now multi-published author Ella Quinn. (Four books out in eight months—she’s making me feel like a slug!) For those of you who haven’t had the fun of meeting Ella at one of the various writer conferences around the country, she is a font of interesting information, no doubt in part because of her “backstory”—here’s just one of the facts from her official bio: After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make St. Thomas, VI home.

I always love hearing how authors made the journey to becoming a writer, so I asked Ella to talk a little about what inspired her to pick up the proverbial pen, so, without further ado . . .

Writing2Thanks for visiting with us today, Ella. And congratulations on your recent move up to PAN (Published Author Network) at RWA. That’s always quite a thrill. Here at the Wenches, we’re always interested in hearing about the journey of becoming a writer, so . . . when did you first decide “I am a writer!”

Ella: When finished my first book. I’ve never believed in being an “aspiring” anything.  

What drew you to the Regency as a genre?

PhaetonElla: My muse. I’d been wanting to write something, but I kept hearing, “Write what you know.” Unfortunately for me, I have no desire to write about what I’ve already done.  Then I read an author interview where the author said, “Write what you read.” The next thing I knew, I had a mental video of an angry Regency lady.

If you’re like me, you love researching all the fascinating aspects of the era. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve discovered—and did you weave it into one of your stories?

Ella: I do love research. I thing the most interesting discoveries were the ones I suspected, but didn’t know for sure. The fact that over 50% of births in the upper class took place in less than nine months of marriage was fascinating. Also, that almost everything was custom made. That gave me a great ideas for everything from carriages to tea.

Sailing shipYou’ve lived all over the world, and are currently residing in the Caribbean. (Lucky you!) In your first book, The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, your hero had spent time in the West Indies, and your latest book, Desiring Lady Caro, which came out this month, is set in Venice—so I’m guessing you use “local knowledge” in your books? Do you like to do “boots—or sandals—on the ground” exploring?

CAROElla: I do use a lot of local knowledge, but I have to be careful; many things have changed in two hundred years. I love going exploring.  Although,  when I rope my husband into it, he’s not so pleased. A couple of years ago, when I was writing Desiring Lady Caro, I made him go back from our ski vacation in Salzburgerland by way of  Tirol and through the Fernpass just so I could refresh my memory of the old inns and road. For the next book, Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret, I had to rely on Alison Stuart’s trip to Martinique for information, but I did go to Tortola to talk with the historian and find a church I needed.

Please tell us a little about Desiring Lady Caro.

Ella: Caro was injured by her then betrothed when she tried to break it off with him. Her mother quickly sent her to Venice to her godmother, Horatia, where Caro carved out a new life but shunned men.

VeniceHuntley is coming under pressure to marry, but decided to take a sort of Grand Tour before he did. In the process, he decides to visit his aunt, Horatia. He’s interested in Caro from the beginning. When a Venetian marquis starts harassing Caro they have to flee Venice to protect her, then circumstance force them into marriage, and he knows he has to find a way to make their marriage work.

Sounds wonderful! How about sharing a short excerpt?

Ella: My pleasure.

Caro tossed and turned before finally slipping into a restless sleep.

Hands grabbed her roughly and soft, wet lips pressed hard to her face. Her stomach revolted and she thought she’d be sick. She moved her head from side to side in a fruitless attempt to avoid the wetness. She tried to push him off, but he grabbed the bodice and ripped her gown, shoving her against the wall. Biting down hard on his lips, she tasted the sharp tang of blood. He muffled an oath, and his fist came at he
r. When she fell, her head hit the floor. She tasted more blood—hers. He got between her legs and she was still struggling when there was a sharp pain. She screamed, and screamed, and screamed.

Caro bolted up and cried out as Nugent reached her. “There, there, my little lady. It’s not but a bad dream. He can’t hurt you anymore.”

Her maid cradled Caro and rocked her back and forth, as she’d done all Caro’s life. Sobs mingled with mewing sounds. “Nugent, when will it stop?”

She gently stroked Caro’s head. “I don’t know, my lady, but the dreams will go away in time.”

Finally, Caro’s heart stopped beating so quickly and she was able to calm herself. A knock came on the door, and Maufe said, “I have warm milk for her ladyship.”

“I’m coming.” Nugent tucked Caro back under the cover called a feather bed. “I’m just going to the door, and I’ll be right back.”

Caro nodded and lay staring up at the overhead bed hangings.

Her dresser returned and handed her the milk. “From his lordship. It has honey and cinnamon, like he used to have.”

“Please thank him for me.”
Nugent looked as if she would say something, and then shook her head. “I will.”

When Caro was finished, her dresser took the empty cup and set it on the small table by the bed. “You sleep now.”

She did. And this time, she dreamt of a kind man with brown hair, who made her laugh and fed her chocolate.

Now, let’s switch hats for a moment, as all writers must do these days. Even the most experienced authors can often feel daunted by the demands of promoting their books, but you’ve been very savvy at marketing, even before your first release came out. I know a number of our readers would love to hear what you think are the key things for a new author to do to establish a “name?”

Ella: I’d had a business before, so I knew marketing was going to be part of being a writer. The first year I was writing, I also did a great deal of research into the marketing aspect, and picked the things that seemed to be the most important. For example, one author I spoke with said her agent told her an author should have at least 2000 Twitter followers, and an active blog or website. I focused on getting the Twitter followers, I now have over 10,000 and setting up a blog with interesting posts.  Because I didn’t want to blog every day, I frequently reblog from other peoples posts. That’s a win-win for both of us. I honestly wasn’t keeping track of how many people were following my blog until one of my guest authors asked how I’d gotten 7,000 followers. I also became active on Facebook. So, by the time my first book released, I had a fairly large media platform.  Around a month before the release, I hired a media savvy assistant who was able to get me on several large reader blogs.

What’s the best advice you ever got about writing?

Ella: Treat it as a business, and don’t take rejection personally.

What do you like least about being an author?

Ella: At the beginning, the glacial pace. Although, to be honest I had an agent eight months after I started writing and my publishing contract eight months after that. Now, there really isn’t anything I don’t like about it. I even like the social media aspect because I enjoy interacting with other authors and readers.

So, Ella's question for all of you is, Do you like to interact with your favorite authors on social media, and what types of things do you like authors to do? One lucky reader who leaves a comment here between today and Tuesday evening will be chosen at random to win a copy of Ella's laatest release, Desiring Lady Caro.

300 thoughts on “Guest Author Ella Quinn”

  1. What a beautiful book cover!
    I can’t help myself but interact with authors online. I have this desperate need to rant and rave about books, and if there’s nobody in real life I can do it with I *have* to hang out on Goodreads and other such places. 🙂
    It hasn’t always worked out well for me (when there’s an election on, and an author you love starts posting bizarre political ideas on Facebook… oh boy).
    Honestly, I am much more likely to pick up the book of an author who isn’t always ‘being an author’ online. I’ve discovered some great writers just because we were discussing other things on Goodreads, or because they got excited about someone else’s book and recommended it. The authors who do the ‘drive by’ advertising on Goodreads and Amazon aren’t authors whose books I’m likely to pick up.
    After all, we’re all readers to begin with. 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful book cover!
    I can’t help myself but interact with authors online. I have this desperate need to rant and rave about books, and if there’s nobody in real life I can do it with I *have* to hang out on Goodreads and other such places. 🙂
    It hasn’t always worked out well for me (when there’s an election on, and an author you love starts posting bizarre political ideas on Facebook… oh boy).
    Honestly, I am much more likely to pick up the book of an author who isn’t always ‘being an author’ online. I’ve discovered some great writers just because we were discussing other things on Goodreads, or because they got excited about someone else’s book and recommended it. The authors who do the ‘drive by’ advertising on Goodreads and Amazon aren’t authors whose books I’m likely to pick up.
    After all, we’re all readers to begin with. 🙂

    Reply
  3. What a beautiful book cover!
    I can’t help myself but interact with authors online. I have this desperate need to rant and rave about books, and if there’s nobody in real life I can do it with I *have* to hang out on Goodreads and other such places. 🙂
    It hasn’t always worked out well for me (when there’s an election on, and an author you love starts posting bizarre political ideas on Facebook… oh boy).
    Honestly, I am much more likely to pick up the book of an author who isn’t always ‘being an author’ online. I’ve discovered some great writers just because we were discussing other things on Goodreads, or because they got excited about someone else’s book and recommended it. The authors who do the ‘drive by’ advertising on Goodreads and Amazon aren’t authors whose books I’m likely to pick up.
    After all, we’re all readers to begin with. 🙂

    Reply
  4. What a beautiful book cover!
    I can’t help myself but interact with authors online. I have this desperate need to rant and rave about books, and if there’s nobody in real life I can do it with I *have* to hang out on Goodreads and other such places. 🙂
    It hasn’t always worked out well for me (when there’s an election on, and an author you love starts posting bizarre political ideas on Facebook… oh boy).
    Honestly, I am much more likely to pick up the book of an author who isn’t always ‘being an author’ online. I’ve discovered some great writers just because we were discussing other things on Goodreads, or because they got excited about someone else’s book and recommended it. The authors who do the ‘drive by’ advertising on Goodreads and Amazon aren’t authors whose books I’m likely to pick up.
    After all, we’re all readers to begin with. 🙂

    Reply
  5. What a beautiful book cover!
    I can’t help myself but interact with authors online. I have this desperate need to rant and rave about books, and if there’s nobody in real life I can do it with I *have* to hang out on Goodreads and other such places. 🙂
    It hasn’t always worked out well for me (when there’s an election on, and an author you love starts posting bizarre political ideas on Facebook… oh boy).
    Honestly, I am much more likely to pick up the book of an author who isn’t always ‘being an author’ online. I’ve discovered some great writers just because we were discussing other things on Goodreads, or because they got excited about someone else’s book and recommended it. The authors who do the ‘drive by’ advertising on Goodreads and Amazon aren’t authors whose books I’m likely to pick up.
    After all, we’re all readers to begin with. 🙂

    Reply
  6. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  7. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  8. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  9. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

    Reply
  10. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  11. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

    Reply
  12. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

    Reply
  13. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

    Reply
  14. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  15. I do enjoy following a few favorite authors on Twitter-that’s how I find out about new releases, sales, contests, etc. And it’s great when an author I love recommends a new author, because it’s very likely going to be something to my taste. I also love to eavesdrop on the authors chatting among themselves on Twitter, about writing and anything else! Facebook, not so much. As far as blogs, it’s more efficient to follow a group blog like this one, or book blogs like SBTB. I just don’t have time to keep up with all the individual author blogs, although I’ll certainly click on a link if something catches my interest here or on Twitter. And I subscribe to a couple of email newsletters, which is another good way for an author to remind me what she’s up to.

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  16. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  17. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  18. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  19. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  20. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  21. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  22. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  23. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  24. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  25. I love interacting with authors on social media. It also allows a glimpse into their world as authors and their writing process.

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  26. What a great interview! One of the things I love about Ella’s work is her commitment to historical accuracy. But she does it in a way that her stories are still enjoyable and not bogged down in too much history. Also, this is my favorite of Ella’s work thus far!

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  27. What a great interview! One of the things I love about Ella’s work is her commitment to historical accuracy. But she does it in a way that her stories are still enjoyable and not bogged down in too much history. Also, this is my favorite of Ella’s work thus far!

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  28. What a great interview! One of the things I love about Ella’s work is her commitment to historical accuracy. But she does it in a way that her stories are still enjoyable and not bogged down in too much history. Also, this is my favorite of Ella’s work thus far!

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  29. What a great interview! One of the things I love about Ella’s work is her commitment to historical accuracy. But she does it in a way that her stories are still enjoyable and not bogged down in too much history. Also, this is my favorite of Ella’s work thus far!

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  30. What a great interview! One of the things I love about Ella’s work is her commitment to historical accuracy. But she does it in a way that her stories are still enjoyable and not bogged down in too much history. Also, this is my favorite of Ella’s work thus far!

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  31. We are, Soyna! And I agree, when an author is constantly bombarding you with “buy my book,” it quickly becomes boring. On the other hand, there has to be some of that, usually around releases, for an author to let readers know about their books.

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  32. We are, Soyna! And I agree, when an author is constantly bombarding you with “buy my book,” it quickly becomes boring. On the other hand, there has to be some of that, usually around releases, for an author to let readers know about their books.

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  33. We are, Soyna! And I agree, when an author is constantly bombarding you with “buy my book,” it quickly becomes boring. On the other hand, there has to be some of that, usually around releases, for an author to let readers know about their books.

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  34. We are, Soyna! And I agree, when an author is constantly bombarding you with “buy my book,” it quickly becomes boring. On the other hand, there has to be some of that, usually around releases, for an author to let readers know about their books.

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  35. We are, Soyna! And I agree, when an author is constantly bombarding you with “buy my book,” it quickly becomes boring. On the other hand, there has to be some of that, usually around releases, for an author to let readers know about their books.

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  36. Hi Karin, thank you so much for your comments. I know what you mean. When I’m waiting for another book to come out from one of my favorite authors, I’m very likely to go follow their recommendations. Twitter is a fun place to hang out.

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  37. Hi Karin, thank you so much for your comments. I know what you mean. When I’m waiting for another book to come out from one of my favorite authors, I’m very likely to go follow their recommendations. Twitter is a fun place to hang out.

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  38. Hi Karin, thank you so much for your comments. I know what you mean. When I’m waiting for another book to come out from one of my favorite authors, I’m very likely to go follow their recommendations. Twitter is a fun place to hang out.

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  39. Hi Karin, thank you so much for your comments. I know what you mean. When I’m waiting for another book to come out from one of my favorite authors, I’m very likely to go follow their recommendations. Twitter is a fun place to hang out.

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  40. Hi Karin, thank you so much for your comments. I know what you mean. When I’m waiting for another book to come out from one of my favorite authors, I’m very likely to go follow their recommendations. Twitter is a fun place to hang out.

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  41. I enjoy interacting with authors through social media, especially Facebook due to Twitter’s post restrictions. I enjoy reading fun posts about authors’ lives, and their upcoming and newly released books. It’s a been a pleasure befriending authors online, though at times, it also puts a strain in the case if I don’t like one of the author’s book, but like her/his writing overall. Regardless, it’s a fun journey. 🙂

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  42. I enjoy interacting with authors through social media, especially Facebook due to Twitter’s post restrictions. I enjoy reading fun posts about authors’ lives, and their upcoming and newly released books. It’s a been a pleasure befriending authors online, though at times, it also puts a strain in the case if I don’t like one of the author’s book, but like her/his writing overall. Regardless, it’s a fun journey. 🙂

    Reply
  43. I enjoy interacting with authors through social media, especially Facebook due to Twitter’s post restrictions. I enjoy reading fun posts about authors’ lives, and their upcoming and newly released books. It’s a been a pleasure befriending authors online, though at times, it also puts a strain in the case if I don’t like one of the author’s book, but like her/his writing overall. Regardless, it’s a fun journey. 🙂

    Reply
  44. I enjoy interacting with authors through social media, especially Facebook due to Twitter’s post restrictions. I enjoy reading fun posts about authors’ lives, and their upcoming and newly released books. It’s a been a pleasure befriending authors online, though at times, it also puts a strain in the case if I don’t like one of the author’s book, but like her/his writing overall. Regardless, it’s a fun journey. 🙂

    Reply
  45. I enjoy interacting with authors through social media, especially Facebook due to Twitter’s post restrictions. I enjoy reading fun posts about authors’ lives, and their upcoming and newly released books. It’s a been a pleasure befriending authors online, though at times, it also puts a strain in the case if I don’t like one of the author’s book, but like her/his writing overall. Regardless, it’s a fun journey. 🙂

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  46. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  47. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  48. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

    Reply
  49. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

    Reply
  50. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

    Reply
  51. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!
    (On a side note, I’ve tried to post this about ten times – so sorry if it turns up over and over! I’ve been having trouble accessing this site in the past few days.)

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  52. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!
    (On a side note, I’ve tried to post this about ten times – so sorry if it turns up over and over! I’ve been having trouble accessing this site in the past few days.)

    Reply
  53. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!
    (On a side note, I’ve tried to post this about ten times – so sorry if it turns up over and over! I’ve been having trouble accessing this site in the past few days.)

    Reply
  54. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!
    (On a side note, I’ve tried to post this about ten times – so sorry if it turns up over and over! I’ve been having trouble accessing this site in the past few days.)

    Reply
  55. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!
    (On a side note, I’ve tried to post this about ten times – so sorry if it turns up over and over! I’ve been having trouble accessing this site in the past few days.)

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  56. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  57. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  58. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  59. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  60. Oh, definitely. I was thinking of those authors who you never hear from or see until they start spamming you with notifications about their ‘cover release party’ or other similar ‘event’.
    I’m not sure why I’d want to attend the ‘Facebook event’ of someone I don’t even know!
    I don’t really use Facebook anymore, though. I find it very intrusive. Why does my great aunt or my high school nemesis need to see all of my thoughts?!

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  61. It’s not just you – I did the same thing above! I don’t know who is in charge of the technical aspect here, but I’ve been struggling to even open this site for about a week.

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  62. It’s not just you – I did the same thing above! I don’t know who is in charge of the technical aspect here, but I’ve been struggling to even open this site for about a week.

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  63. It’s not just you – I did the same thing above! I don’t know who is in charge of the technical aspect here, but I’ve been struggling to even open this site for about a week.

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  64. It’s not just you – I did the same thing above! I don’t know who is in charge of the technical aspect here, but I’ve been struggling to even open this site for about a week.

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  65. It’s not just you – I did the same thing above! I don’t know who is in charge of the technical aspect here, but I’ve been struggling to even open this site for about a week.

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  66. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of.

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  67. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of.

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  68. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of.

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  69. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of.

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  70. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of.

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  71. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  72. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  73. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  74. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  75. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  76. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  77. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  78. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  79. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  80. Hello Ella. Your book sounds great and I’d love to read it. I like to chat with authors on Facebook. It’s also a great way to ‘meet’ some I’ve never heard of. Most I’ve seen overdo the self promotion and I’m getting a bit tired of it, to be honest.

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  81. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  82. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  83. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  84. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  85. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  86. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  87. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  88. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  89. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  90. I apologise in advance if this appears several times ! The site seems to be having a bad day ! I enjoy interacting with the authors on this and other blogs as not only does it give me an insite into their books but things they recommend usually will appeal to me as well and quite often their research will help mine along !

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  91. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  92. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  93. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  94. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  95. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  96. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  97. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  98. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  99. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  100. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  101. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  102. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  103. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  104. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  105. I don’t interact as much as lurk (which makes me sound vaguely creepy). I love that authors can share on social media what they’re working on, how they research, or whatever writerly stuff they wish to discuss. I tend to want to know when the next book is coming out or that the writer is working on it(or thinking about working on it or pretending to work on it), and I do love when writers share various aspects of their processes. (This is probably the teacher part of me — I want to learn!) I also love when they give us a wee peek into their lives and personalities. I don’t need a lot — you folks deserve your privacy — but tidbits are fun. My interaction is pretty much limited to blogs; it’s nice to be able to let a writer know how much I like the work, how it’s so good it’s keeping me from grading papers, and whatever general warm fuzzies I can send her way to ward off writer panic.

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  106. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  107. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  108. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  109. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  110. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  111. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  112. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  113. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  114. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  115. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  116. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  117. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  118. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  119. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  120. Typepad has been hit with spammers this past week. They crashed the server and have been rebuilding. It’s been extremely frustrated. Even the wenches can’t sign in, and trying to put up a blog requires a medal in endurance. So sorry but we have no control over any of it!

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  121. I like Facebook, probably because I find the comments easier to follow and I’m not limited to 140 characters. I’ve tried to have multi-people conversations on Twitter, and it doesn’t work for me. One on one I can handle.
    What I like is that on FB you can keep anyone you want barred from seeing your comments. That’s not true on Twitter.

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  122. I like Facebook, probably because I find the comments easier to follow and I’m not limited to 140 characters. I’ve tried to have multi-people conversations on Twitter, and it doesn’t work for me. One on one I can handle.
    What I like is that on FB you can keep anyone you want barred from seeing your comments. That’s not true on Twitter.

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  123. I like Facebook, probably because I find the comments easier to follow and I’m not limited to 140 characters. I’ve tried to have multi-people conversations on Twitter, and it doesn’t work for me. One on one I can handle.
    What I like is that on FB you can keep anyone you want barred from seeing your comments. That’s not true on Twitter.

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  124. I like Facebook, probably because I find the comments easier to follow and I’m not limited to 140 characters. I’ve tried to have multi-people conversations on Twitter, and it doesn’t work for me. One on one I can handle.
    What I like is that on FB you can keep anyone you want barred from seeing your comments. That’s not true on Twitter.

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  125. I like Facebook, probably because I find the comments easier to follow and I’m not limited to 140 characters. I’ve tried to have multi-people conversations on Twitter, and it doesn’t work for me. One on one I can handle.
    What I like is that on FB you can keep anyone you want barred from seeing your comments. That’s not true on Twitter.

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  126. Hi Gram, Two words, cost and convenience. St. John is enormously expensive. Everything from housing to gas is much more expensive. If you want to go to a concert, play, theater, or any number of other activities, one must go to St. Thomas. I like visiting St. John, but have no desire to live there.
    I’m glad you’re looking for Lady Caro!! You shouldn’t have any problems, she’s everywhere on line.

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  127. Hi Gram, Two words, cost and convenience. St. John is enormously expensive. Everything from housing to gas is much more expensive. If you want to go to a concert, play, theater, or any number of other activities, one must go to St. Thomas. I like visiting St. John, but have no desire to live there.
    I’m glad you’re looking for Lady Caro!! You shouldn’t have any problems, she’s everywhere on line.

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  128. Hi Gram, Two words, cost and convenience. St. John is enormously expensive. Everything from housing to gas is much more expensive. If you want to go to a concert, play, theater, or any number of other activities, one must go to St. Thomas. I like visiting St. John, but have no desire to live there.
    I’m glad you’re looking for Lady Caro!! You shouldn’t have any problems, she’s everywhere on line.

    Reply
  129. Hi Gram, Two words, cost and convenience. St. John is enormously expensive. Everything from housing to gas is much more expensive. If you want to go to a concert, play, theater, or any number of other activities, one must go to St. Thomas. I like visiting St. John, but have no desire to live there.
    I’m glad you’re looking for Lady Caro!! You shouldn’t have any problems, she’s everywhere on line.

    Reply
  130. Hi Gram, Two words, cost and convenience. St. John is enormously expensive. Everything from housing to gas is much more expensive. If you want to go to a concert, play, theater, or any number of other activities, one must go to St. Thomas. I like visiting St. John, but have no desire to live there.
    I’m glad you’re looking for Lady Caro!! You shouldn’t have any problems, she’s everywhere on line.

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  131. Thank you for visiting, Mary. Not everyone will love everyone’s books. It’s just a fact of life. Albeit, one that is frequently forgotten when one has poured blood, sweat, and tears into a product. The authors I read know, but I generally keep my preferences private.

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  132. Thank you for visiting, Mary. Not everyone will love everyone’s books. It’s just a fact of life. Albeit, one that is frequently forgotten when one has poured blood, sweat, and tears into a product. The authors I read know, but I generally keep my preferences private.

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  133. Thank you for visiting, Mary. Not everyone will love everyone’s books. It’s just a fact of life. Albeit, one that is frequently forgotten when one has poured blood, sweat, and tears into a product. The authors I read know, but I generally keep my preferences private.

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  134. Thank you for visiting, Mary. Not everyone will love everyone’s books. It’s just a fact of life. Albeit, one that is frequently forgotten when one has poured blood, sweat, and tears into a product. The authors I read know, but I generally keep my preferences private.

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  135. Thank you for visiting, Mary. Not everyone will love everyone’s books. It’s just a fact of life. Albeit, one that is frequently forgotten when one has poured blood, sweat, and tears into a product. The authors I read know, but I generally keep my preferences private.

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  136. I like FB as well, Terri! I can understand getting tired of the self-promotion. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other it can be over done. I try to limit mine to release month, and talk about other things during the rest of the year. The question boils down to how much is too much?

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  137. I like FB as well, Terri! I can understand getting tired of the self-promotion. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other it can be over done. I try to limit mine to release month, and talk about other things during the rest of the year. The question boils down to how much is too much?

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  138. I like FB as well, Terri! I can understand getting tired of the self-promotion. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other it can be over done. I try to limit mine to release month, and talk about other things during the rest of the year. The question boils down to how much is too much?

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  139. I like FB as well, Terri! I can understand getting tired of the self-promotion. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other it can be over done. I try to limit mine to release month, and talk about other things during the rest of the year. The question boils down to how much is too much?

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  140. I like FB as well, Terri! I can understand getting tired of the self-promotion. On one hand, it’s necessary. On the other it can be over done. I try to limit mine to release month, and talk about other things during the rest of the year. The question boils down to how much is too much?

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  141. First of all, sorry to everyone for the Typepad woes—and thanks to Ella for being such a good sport about it.(Another one of those outside forces we writers have no control over.)
    Typepad is JUST letting me into comment . . .it’s so interesting to see how like to interact with writers. I prefer Facebook too, as it feels one can have coherent conversations. I get utterly lost trying to follow Twitter, and I just don’t have the time and inclination to be on it often enough for it to make sense.

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  142. First of all, sorry to everyone for the Typepad woes—and thanks to Ella for being such a good sport about it.(Another one of those outside forces we writers have no control over.)
    Typepad is JUST letting me into comment . . .it’s so interesting to see how like to interact with writers. I prefer Facebook too, as it feels one can have coherent conversations. I get utterly lost trying to follow Twitter, and I just don’t have the time and inclination to be on it often enough for it to make sense.

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  143. First of all, sorry to everyone for the Typepad woes—and thanks to Ella for being such a good sport about it.(Another one of those outside forces we writers have no control over.)
    Typepad is JUST letting me into comment . . .it’s so interesting to see how like to interact with writers. I prefer Facebook too, as it feels one can have coherent conversations. I get utterly lost trying to follow Twitter, and I just don’t have the time and inclination to be on it often enough for it to make sense.

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  144. First of all, sorry to everyone for the Typepad woes—and thanks to Ella for being such a good sport about it.(Another one of those outside forces we writers have no control over.)
    Typepad is JUST letting me into comment . . .it’s so interesting to see how like to interact with writers. I prefer Facebook too, as it feels one can have coherent conversations. I get utterly lost trying to follow Twitter, and I just don’t have the time and inclination to be on it often enough for it to make sense.

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  145. First of all, sorry to everyone for the Typepad woes—and thanks to Ella for being such a good sport about it.(Another one of those outside forces we writers have no control over.)
    Typepad is JUST letting me into comment . . .it’s so interesting to see how like to interact with writers. I prefer Facebook too, as it feels one can have coherent conversations. I get utterly lost trying to follow Twitter, and I just don’t have the time and inclination to be on it often enough for it to make sense.

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  146. I too, admit some jealousy over the fact that she lives in paradise! LOL. I enjoyed the excerpt from Ella’s novel as well. I’m also wary when all an author does with her blog/twitterfeed, etc, is self promotion, which is ironic because of course these are meant to be promotional tools. It’s a balancing act. I certainly get the impulse to jump up and down and say ‘buy my book!’. I think that’s why I enjoying reading the Word Wenches so much. When an author has a new book I enjoy, I *want* to know it. By the same token, I enjoy the topical asides and ‘behind the scenes’ discussions. I think everyone likes to know what inspires an author they admire!

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  147. I too, admit some jealousy over the fact that she lives in paradise! LOL. I enjoyed the excerpt from Ella’s novel as well. I’m also wary when all an author does with her blog/twitterfeed, etc, is self promotion, which is ironic because of course these are meant to be promotional tools. It’s a balancing act. I certainly get the impulse to jump up and down and say ‘buy my book!’. I think that’s why I enjoying reading the Word Wenches so much. When an author has a new book I enjoy, I *want* to know it. By the same token, I enjoy the topical asides and ‘behind the scenes’ discussions. I think everyone likes to know what inspires an author they admire!

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  148. I too, admit some jealousy over the fact that she lives in paradise! LOL. I enjoyed the excerpt from Ella’s novel as well. I’m also wary when all an author does with her blog/twitterfeed, etc, is self promotion, which is ironic because of course these are meant to be promotional tools. It’s a balancing act. I certainly get the impulse to jump up and down and say ‘buy my book!’. I think that’s why I enjoying reading the Word Wenches so much. When an author has a new book I enjoy, I *want* to know it. By the same token, I enjoy the topical asides and ‘behind the scenes’ discussions. I think everyone likes to know what inspires an author they admire!

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  149. I too, admit some jealousy over the fact that she lives in paradise! LOL. I enjoyed the excerpt from Ella’s novel as well. I’m also wary when all an author does with her blog/twitterfeed, etc, is self promotion, which is ironic because of course these are meant to be promotional tools. It’s a balancing act. I certainly get the impulse to jump up and down and say ‘buy my book!’. I think that’s why I enjoying reading the Word Wenches so much. When an author has a new book I enjoy, I *want* to know it. By the same token, I enjoy the topical asides and ‘behind the scenes’ discussions. I think everyone likes to know what inspires an author they admire!

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  150. I too, admit some jealousy over the fact that she lives in paradise! LOL. I enjoyed the excerpt from Ella’s novel as well. I’m also wary when all an author does with her blog/twitterfeed, etc, is self promotion, which is ironic because of course these are meant to be promotional tools. It’s a balancing act. I certainly get the impulse to jump up and down and say ‘buy my book!’. I think that’s why I enjoying reading the Word Wenches so much. When an author has a new book I enjoy, I *want* to know it. By the same token, I enjoy the topical asides and ‘behind the scenes’ discussions. I think everyone likes to know what inspires an author they admire!

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  151. I visited St. Thomas once. The diving was hit and miss. There was an airplane crashed in the water just off the land. The coral was color coding the engine parts. That was very cool. And a small stingray kept attaching to my stomach during one dive, and poisonous sea snakes kept swimming with us. Loved the stingray. Hated the snakes. But for the most part I thought the island more lively than the waters. Thought it a lovely place, but it could be most distracting. Not to Ella. She’s an amazing author with an extraordinary gift.

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  152. I visited St. Thomas once. The diving was hit and miss. There was an airplane crashed in the water just off the land. The coral was color coding the engine parts. That was very cool. And a small stingray kept attaching to my stomach during one dive, and poisonous sea snakes kept swimming with us. Loved the stingray. Hated the snakes. But for the most part I thought the island more lively than the waters. Thought it a lovely place, but it could be most distracting. Not to Ella. She’s an amazing author with an extraordinary gift.

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  153. I visited St. Thomas once. The diving was hit and miss. There was an airplane crashed in the water just off the land. The coral was color coding the engine parts. That was very cool. And a small stingray kept attaching to my stomach during one dive, and poisonous sea snakes kept swimming with us. Loved the stingray. Hated the snakes. But for the most part I thought the island more lively than the waters. Thought it a lovely place, but it could be most distracting. Not to Ella. She’s an amazing author with an extraordinary gift.

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  154. I visited St. Thomas once. The diving was hit and miss. There was an airplane crashed in the water just off the land. The coral was color coding the engine parts. That was very cool. And a small stingray kept attaching to my stomach during one dive, and poisonous sea snakes kept swimming with us. Loved the stingray. Hated the snakes. But for the most part I thought the island more lively than the waters. Thought it a lovely place, but it could be most distracting. Not to Ella. She’s an amazing author with an extraordinary gift.

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  155. I visited St. Thomas once. The diving was hit and miss. There was an airplane crashed in the water just off the land. The coral was color coding the engine parts. That was very cool. And a small stingray kept attaching to my stomach during one dive, and poisonous sea snakes kept swimming with us. Loved the stingray. Hated the snakes. But for the most part I thought the island more lively than the waters. Thought it a lovely place, but it could be most distracting. Not to Ella. She’s an amazing author with an extraordinary gift.

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  156. Yes, I like to interact with my favorite authors on Facebook and Twitter. I like it when authors talk about what books they’re reading, their writing process, and little tidbits about their interests, pets, life, etc. And of course I love it when they give books away, that’s always fun. 😀

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  157. Yes, I like to interact with my favorite authors on Facebook and Twitter. I like it when authors talk about what books they’re reading, their writing process, and little tidbits about their interests, pets, life, etc. And of course I love it when they give books away, that’s always fun. 😀

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  158. Yes, I like to interact with my favorite authors on Facebook and Twitter. I like it when authors talk about what books they’re reading, their writing process, and little tidbits about their interests, pets, life, etc. And of course I love it when they give books away, that’s always fun. 😀

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  159. Yes, I like to interact with my favorite authors on Facebook and Twitter. I like it when authors talk about what books they’re reading, their writing process, and little tidbits about their interests, pets, life, etc. And of course I love it when they give books away, that’s always fun. 😀

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  160. Yes, I like to interact with my favorite authors on Facebook and Twitter. I like it when authors talk about what books they’re reading, their writing process, and little tidbits about their interests, pets, life, etc. And of course I love it when they give books away, that’s always fun. 😀

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  161. Gosh Ella, I’ve read your work and so many blogs of yours that you’d think you’d run out of surprises, but I’m always surprised to hear a piece of your advice or even your experiences in life. Thanks for sharing and always being so humble about your achievements. It only makes us fellow authors aspire to these traits of yours even more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

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  162. Gosh Ella, I’ve read your work and so many blogs of yours that you’d think you’d run out of surprises, but I’m always surprised to hear a piece of your advice or even your experiences in life. Thanks for sharing and always being so humble about your achievements. It only makes us fellow authors aspire to these traits of yours even more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

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  163. Gosh Ella, I’ve read your work and so many blogs of yours that you’d think you’d run out of surprises, but I’m always surprised to hear a piece of your advice or even your experiences in life. Thanks for sharing and always being so humble about your achievements. It only makes us fellow authors aspire to these traits of yours even more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

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  164. Gosh Ella, I’ve read your work and so many blogs of yours that you’d think you’d run out of surprises, but I’m always surprised to hear a piece of your advice or even your experiences in life. Thanks for sharing and always being so humble about your achievements. It only makes us fellow authors aspire to these traits of yours even more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

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  165. Gosh Ella, I’ve read your work and so many blogs of yours that you’d think you’d run out of surprises, but I’m always surprised to hear a piece of your advice or even your experiences in life. Thanks for sharing and always being so humble about your achievements. It only makes us fellow authors aspire to these traits of yours even more. Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

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  166. Hi Ella! Hope you are quickly recovering from your knee surgery!
    As for keeping in touch with authors, I stick to websites, blogs, newsletters, and Twitter. With email updates, I can usually get a quick idea of what’s going on, and on the days that I don’t have time to hop over to the site, I still have an easy link to find what I missed. For example, I can easily view your Sunday photos through email even if they are smaller than on your website. 🙂
    I keep Facebook for the friends and family I have physically interacted with – as opposed to virtual interactions. I really don’t use Facebook much other than to wish old friends happy birthday and other occasional events.

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  167. Hi Ella! Hope you are quickly recovering from your knee surgery!
    As for keeping in touch with authors, I stick to websites, blogs, newsletters, and Twitter. With email updates, I can usually get a quick idea of what’s going on, and on the days that I don’t have time to hop over to the site, I still have an easy link to find what I missed. For example, I can easily view your Sunday photos through email even if they are smaller than on your website. 🙂
    I keep Facebook for the friends and family I have physically interacted with – as opposed to virtual interactions. I really don’t use Facebook much other than to wish old friends happy birthday and other occasional events.

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  168. Hi Ella! Hope you are quickly recovering from your knee surgery!
    As for keeping in touch with authors, I stick to websites, blogs, newsletters, and Twitter. With email updates, I can usually get a quick idea of what’s going on, and on the days that I don’t have time to hop over to the site, I still have an easy link to find what I missed. For example, I can easily view your Sunday photos through email even if they are smaller than on your website. 🙂
    I keep Facebook for the friends and family I have physically interacted with – as opposed to virtual interactions. I really don’t use Facebook much other than to wish old friends happy birthday and other occasional events.

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  169. Hi Ella! Hope you are quickly recovering from your knee surgery!
    As for keeping in touch with authors, I stick to websites, blogs, newsletters, and Twitter. With email updates, I can usually get a quick idea of what’s going on, and on the days that I don’t have time to hop over to the site, I still have an easy link to find what I missed. For example, I can easily view your Sunday photos through email even if they are smaller than on your website. 🙂
    I keep Facebook for the friends and family I have physically interacted with – as opposed to virtual interactions. I really don’t use Facebook much other than to wish old friends happy birthday and other occasional events.

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  170. Hi Ella! Hope you are quickly recovering from your knee surgery!
    As for keeping in touch with authors, I stick to websites, blogs, newsletters, and Twitter. With email updates, I can usually get a quick idea of what’s going on, and on the days that I don’t have time to hop over to the site, I still have an easy link to find what I missed. For example, I can easily view your Sunday photos through email even if they are smaller than on your website. 🙂
    I keep Facebook for the friends and family I have physically interacted with – as opposed to virtual interactions. I really don’t use Facebook much other than to wish old friends happy birthday and other occasional events.

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  171. Hi Elle, living here garners a lot of responses. I had one agent tell me never to tell anyone how quick my journey was because they’d hate me. I just laughed and said when I tell them I live in St. Thomas, they forget everything else.
    As to social media, balance in all things is important.

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  172. Hi Elle, living here garners a lot of responses. I had one agent tell me never to tell anyone how quick my journey was because they’d hate me. I just laughed and said when I tell them I live in St. Thomas, they forget everything else.
    As to social media, balance in all things is important.

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  173. Hi Elle, living here garners a lot of responses. I had one agent tell me never to tell anyone how quick my journey was because they’d hate me. I just laughed and said when I tell them I live in St. Thomas, they forget everything else.
    As to social media, balance in all things is important.

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  174. Hi Elle, living here garners a lot of responses. I had one agent tell me never to tell anyone how quick my journey was because they’d hate me. I just laughed and said when I tell them I live in St. Thomas, they forget everything else.
    As to social media, balance in all things is important.

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  175. Hi Elle, living here garners a lot of responses. I had one agent tell me never to tell anyone how quick my journey was because they’d hate me. I just laughed and said when I tell them I live in St. Thomas, they forget everything else.
    As to social media, balance in all things is important.

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  176. Hi Glenda, I did not know you could get Sunday News on your email! And now I know why I don’t see you on FB!
    I have a follow up with my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he’ll tell me I can get back in the water.

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  177. Hi Glenda, I did not know you could get Sunday News on your email! And now I know why I don’t see you on FB!
    I have a follow up with my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he’ll tell me I can get back in the water.

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  178. Hi Glenda, I did not know you could get Sunday News on your email! And now I know why I don’t see you on FB!
    I have a follow up with my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he’ll tell me I can get back in the water.

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  179. Hi Glenda, I did not know you could get Sunday News on your email! And now I know why I don’t see you on FB!
    I have a follow up with my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he’ll tell me I can get back in the water.

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  180. Hi Glenda, I did not know you could get Sunday News on your email! And now I know why I don’t see you on FB!
    I have a follow up with my doctor this morning. Hopefully, he’ll tell me I can get back in the water.

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  181. I love interacting with authors via social media. I treasure the snippets of information that don’t necessarily make it into a book but give insight into a story or a historical period. However, what I value most is recommendations authors give about other authors and their books. Firstly, it shows a generosity of spirit I admire and I would rather spend my money supporting someone I admire than in supporting a random author or a completely reclusive one. Secondly, authors have high standards and I’ve yet to receive a bad recommendation. Finally, particularly when it comes to romances, mainstream reviews and recommendations are disappointingly hard to find, and I admire the sense of community and the innovation and hard work romance writers put into supporting one another and reaching out to readers like me who LOVE their stories.

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  182. I love interacting with authors via social media. I treasure the snippets of information that don’t necessarily make it into a book but give insight into a story or a historical period. However, what I value most is recommendations authors give about other authors and their books. Firstly, it shows a generosity of spirit I admire and I would rather spend my money supporting someone I admire than in supporting a random author or a completely reclusive one. Secondly, authors have high standards and I’ve yet to receive a bad recommendation. Finally, particularly when it comes to romances, mainstream reviews and recommendations are disappointingly hard to find, and I admire the sense of community and the innovation and hard work romance writers put into supporting one another and reaching out to readers like me who LOVE their stories.

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  183. I love interacting with authors via social media. I treasure the snippets of information that don’t necessarily make it into a book but give insight into a story or a historical period. However, what I value most is recommendations authors give about other authors and their books. Firstly, it shows a generosity of spirit I admire and I would rather spend my money supporting someone I admire than in supporting a random author or a completely reclusive one. Secondly, authors have high standards and I’ve yet to receive a bad recommendation. Finally, particularly when it comes to romances, mainstream reviews and recommendations are disappointingly hard to find, and I admire the sense of community and the innovation and hard work romance writers put into supporting one another and reaching out to readers like me who LOVE their stories.

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  184. I love interacting with authors via social media. I treasure the snippets of information that don’t necessarily make it into a book but give insight into a story or a historical period. However, what I value most is recommendations authors give about other authors and their books. Firstly, it shows a generosity of spirit I admire and I would rather spend my money supporting someone I admire than in supporting a random author or a completely reclusive one. Secondly, authors have high standards and I’ve yet to receive a bad recommendation. Finally, particularly when it comes to romances, mainstream reviews and recommendations are disappointingly hard to find, and I admire the sense of community and the innovation and hard work romance writers put into supporting one another and reaching out to readers like me who LOVE their stories.

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  185. I love interacting with authors via social media. I treasure the snippets of information that don’t necessarily make it into a book but give insight into a story or a historical period. However, what I value most is recommendations authors give about other authors and their books. Firstly, it shows a generosity of spirit I admire and I would rather spend my money supporting someone I admire than in supporting a random author or a completely reclusive one. Secondly, authors have high standards and I’ve yet to receive a bad recommendation. Finally, particularly when it comes to romances, mainstream reviews and recommendations are disappointingly hard to find, and I admire the sense of community and the innovation and hard work romance writers put into supporting one another and reaching out to readers like me who LOVE their stories.

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  186. Hi, Ella! Love your books! I enjoy visiting with authors on my favorite blog sites, Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Love it when one of my favorite authors mentions an author that I have never heard of before.
    I like authors to have contests and street teams where they give the members books to read before they are published and the members post early reviews. It’s a win-win situation.

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  187. Hi, Ella! Love your books! I enjoy visiting with authors on my favorite blog sites, Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Love it when one of my favorite authors mentions an author that I have never heard of before.
    I like authors to have contests and street teams where they give the members books to read before they are published and the members post early reviews. It’s a win-win situation.

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  188. Hi, Ella! Love your books! I enjoy visiting with authors on my favorite blog sites, Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Love it when one of my favorite authors mentions an author that I have never heard of before.
    I like authors to have contests and street teams where they give the members books to read before they are published and the members post early reviews. It’s a win-win situation.

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  189. Hi, Ella! Love your books! I enjoy visiting with authors on my favorite blog sites, Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Love it when one of my favorite authors mentions an author that I have never heard of before.
    I like authors to have contests and street teams where they give the members books to read before they are published and the members post early reviews. It’s a win-win situation.

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  190. Hi, Ella! Love your books! I enjoy visiting with authors on my favorite blog sites, Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Love it when one of my favorite authors mentions an author that I have never heard of before.
    I like authors to have contests and street teams where they give the members books to read before they are published and the members post early reviews. It’s a win-win situation.

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  191. Amazing Ella! I would very much like to know how you managed to get 2,000 twitter followers, let alone 10,000. Any suggestions or ideas you might have in that regard would be most, most welcome. Thank you! AJ Barnett

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  192. Amazing Ella! I would very much like to know how you managed to get 2,000 twitter followers, let alone 10,000. Any suggestions or ideas you might have in that regard would be most, most welcome. Thank you! AJ Barnett

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  193. Amazing Ella! I would very much like to know how you managed to get 2,000 twitter followers, let alone 10,000. Any suggestions or ideas you might have in that regard would be most, most welcome. Thank you! AJ Barnett

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  194. Amazing Ella! I would very much like to know how you managed to get 2,000 twitter followers, let alone 10,000. Any suggestions or ideas you might have in that regard would be most, most welcome. Thank you! AJ Barnett

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  195. Amazing Ella! I would very much like to know how you managed to get 2,000 twitter followers, let alone 10,000. Any suggestions or ideas you might have in that regard would be most, most welcome. Thank you! AJ Barnett

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  196. Hi Cathy, thank you so very much!! It give me warm tingly feelings when a reader tells me they love my books!!
    I love book giveaways, and have them whenever possible. I’m still on the fence about a street team, but you’re not the first one to mention it to me, so it may be happening.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  197. Hi Cathy, thank you so very much!! It give me warm tingly feelings when a reader tells me they love my books!!
    I love book giveaways, and have them whenever possible. I’m still on the fence about a street team, but you’re not the first one to mention it to me, so it may be happening.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  198. Hi Cathy, thank you so very much!! It give me warm tingly feelings when a reader tells me they love my books!!
    I love book giveaways, and have them whenever possible. I’m still on the fence about a street team, but you’re not the first one to mention it to me, so it may be happening.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  199. Hi Cathy, thank you so very much!! It give me warm tingly feelings when a reader tells me they love my books!!
    I love book giveaways, and have them whenever possible. I’m still on the fence about a street team, but you’re not the first one to mention it to me, so it may be happening.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  200. Hi Cathy, thank you so very much!! It give me warm tingly feelings when a reader tells me they love my books!!
    I love book giveaways, and have them whenever possible. I’m still on the fence about a street team, but you’re not the first one to mention it to me, so it may be happening.
    Thank you for stopping by!

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  201. Hi AJ, getting the first 2000 is actually the hardest. For some reason, the rest come pretty quickly after that. What I did was retweet anyone who retweeted me and followed them. Chances are, they’d follow me back. I also picked a tweet from someone on their feed to retweet, and did the same thing al over again. Once you get near 2000 Twitter makes if difficult because of their ratio. That is when you must be ruthless about unfollowing people who aren’t follow you back. Be aware thought that Twittter will occasionally disconnect you. So if it’s person who I “know” then I’ll ask them to reconnect with me. The other thing you must do is tweet interesting stuff. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a medial source, or another author’s blog. I hope that helps.

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  202. Hi AJ, getting the first 2000 is actually the hardest. For some reason, the rest come pretty quickly after that. What I did was retweet anyone who retweeted me and followed them. Chances are, they’d follow me back. I also picked a tweet from someone on their feed to retweet, and did the same thing al over again. Once you get near 2000 Twitter makes if difficult because of their ratio. That is when you must be ruthless about unfollowing people who aren’t follow you back. Be aware thought that Twittter will occasionally disconnect you. So if it’s person who I “know” then I’ll ask them to reconnect with me. The other thing you must do is tweet interesting stuff. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a medial source, or another author’s blog. I hope that helps.

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  203. Hi AJ, getting the first 2000 is actually the hardest. For some reason, the rest come pretty quickly after that. What I did was retweet anyone who retweeted me and followed them. Chances are, they’d follow me back. I also picked a tweet from someone on their feed to retweet, and did the same thing al over again. Once you get near 2000 Twitter makes if difficult because of their ratio. That is when you must be ruthless about unfollowing people who aren’t follow you back. Be aware thought that Twittter will occasionally disconnect you. So if it’s person who I “know” then I’ll ask them to reconnect with me. The other thing you must do is tweet interesting stuff. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a medial source, or another author’s blog. I hope that helps.

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  204. Hi AJ, getting the first 2000 is actually the hardest. For some reason, the rest come pretty quickly after that. What I did was retweet anyone who retweeted me and followed them. Chances are, they’d follow me back. I also picked a tweet from someone on their feed to retweet, and did the same thing al over again. Once you get near 2000 Twitter makes if difficult because of their ratio. That is when you must be ruthless about unfollowing people who aren’t follow you back. Be aware thought that Twittter will occasionally disconnect you. So if it’s person who I “know” then I’ll ask them to reconnect with me. The other thing you must do is tweet interesting stuff. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a medial source, or another author’s blog. I hope that helps.

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  205. Hi AJ, getting the first 2000 is actually the hardest. For some reason, the rest come pretty quickly after that. What I did was retweet anyone who retweeted me and followed them. Chances are, they’d follow me back. I also picked a tweet from someone on their feed to retweet, and did the same thing al over again. Once you get near 2000 Twitter makes if difficult because of their ratio. That is when you must be ruthless about unfollowing people who aren’t follow you back. Be aware thought that Twittter will occasionally disconnect you. So if it’s person who I “know” then I’ll ask them to reconnect with me. The other thing you must do is tweet interesting stuff. It doesn’t matter if it’s from a medial source, or another author’s blog. I hope that helps.

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