Cathy Maxwell’s Star Power!

Beddingtheheiress_120_3 The Wenches are delighted to welcome Cathy Maxwell as our guest blogger today! 

Cathy is the author of several historical romances for Avon Books, and her latest is BEDDING THE HEIRESS — the lush and delightful story of a Scottish duke and blacksmith, and the spirited heiress who mistakes him, at first, for an entirely different man…and kisses him wildly in the dark. How’s that for an opening hook! 

To read more about Justin and Francesca, run-do-not-walk to your nearest bookstore, as the book is on the shelves now. Cathy’s Regency historicals sparkle with wit, wonderful characters, and unforgettable romance, and if you haven’t read her yet, you are in for a treat almost as yummy as chocolate (cuz as much as the Wenches love Cathy, there is nothing yummier than chocolate *g*).

“Maxwell mixes humor with meticulous characterization to create memorable stories.”
         –Publishers Weekly

“BEDDING THE HEIRESS, the fourth book in her series involving the Cameron sisters, beautifully illustrates Ms. Maxwell’s talent for delivering exceptional reads.” –FreshFiction.com

To check out more about Cathy, go to http://www.booktalk.com/cmaxwell/ ….

* * CONTEST!! Win a copy of BEDDING THE HEIRESS!  Details at the end of the blog! * *

And now let’s turn the blog over to Cathy Maxwell….

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Star Power!

Cathygraphic_2 When I first started writing back in the ‘90’s, little did I envision all the opportunities Romance readers and writers would have today.

For example, back then, the New York Times didn’t review romances.  Wouldn’t touch them.  Now, we are rocking the list.  We are also stepping into the halls of academia as more and more criticism of the romance novel is being studied and written (academic criticism means R-E-S-P-E-C-T . . . but then we’ve had that for ourselves for years!). 

We have not made it to Oprah yet, but we now have www.romancenovel.tv that interviews favorite writers.  It’s also creating a video library of this genre that will be valued for decades to come.

And now—I have a radio program! 

Old_radio_2 Yep, here in the Richmond, VA area, I am one of the moderators for Books!  We air the first and last Monday of the month at 8 – 9 a.m. EST on WZEZ Richmond 100.5 or you can hear us on the internet at www.wzezradio.com.

Let’s lay it on the line:  a book is the best entertainment value you can find for less than a twenty (been to the movies lately?).  If you hit the libraries, it’s free.  I started this program because I want to remind EVERYONE what great books are out there. 

Moderating the program with me are Mark Niemand, WZEZ’s morning jock (and a writer himself) along with Kelly Justice, manager of one of Richmond independent bookstores Fountain Books in Shockoe Slip.  Kelly’s taste in books is “limited to only what can be fit between two covers.”  She is a wonderful advocate of the industry.

Stack_of_books Our topic this past Monday was “Beach Reads.”  Check out our recommendations at www.fountainbookstore.com  Click on the WZEZ box on the right side of the page and keep clicking until you hit our recommendations. 

And if you have a book you’d like to share, speak up!  Let us know what you plan on reading on the beach (or in the mountains, or on a lawn chair, or over the lunch hour at work) . . .

P.S.  The more Romance, the better!!!

~Cathy Maxwell

* * * * * * * * CONTEST !! Cathy has generously offered to give away a signed copy of BEDDING THE HEIRESS to one of the people who comments to her blog, so feel free to jump in and join the discussion! One name will be chosen at random, using our unique point-and-pick selection process perfected by our very own admin, Sherrie.  🙂

325 thoughts on “Cathy Maxwell’s Star Power!”

  1. Hi Cathy – I absolutely agree! “The more romance the better!” I think your radio program is terrific and I love recommendations of new books to read.
    “Hot Stuff” sounds like just the book for a nice lazy afternoon.

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  2. Hi Cathy – I absolutely agree! “The more romance the better!” I think your radio program is terrific and I love recommendations of new books to read.
    “Hot Stuff” sounds like just the book for a nice lazy afternoon.

    Reply
  3. Hi Cathy – I absolutely agree! “The more romance the better!” I think your radio program is terrific and I love recommendations of new books to read.
    “Hot Stuff” sounds like just the book for a nice lazy afternoon.

    Reply
  4. Hi Cathy – I absolutely agree! “The more romance the better!” I think your radio program is terrific and I love recommendations of new books to read.
    “Hot Stuff” sounds like just the book for a nice lazy afternoon.

    Reply
  5. Hi Cathy – I absolutely agree! “The more romance the better!” I think your radio program is terrific and I love recommendations of new books to read.
    “Hot Stuff” sounds like just the book for a nice lazy afternoon.

    Reply
  6. Good morning, Cathy–so glad to have you as a guest today! Though I’m sorry we can’t do anything about the weather on this typically steamy summer morning here on the east coast.
    Susan K. says your new hero’s a
    “duke and a blacksmith.” That’s intriguing. Can you tell us more?
    Susan/Miranda

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  7. Good morning, Cathy–so glad to have you as a guest today! Though I’m sorry we can’t do anything about the weather on this typically steamy summer morning here on the east coast.
    Susan K. says your new hero’s a
    “duke and a blacksmith.” That’s intriguing. Can you tell us more?
    Susan/Miranda

    Reply
  8. Good morning, Cathy–so glad to have you as a guest today! Though I’m sorry we can’t do anything about the weather on this typically steamy summer morning here on the east coast.
    Susan K. says your new hero’s a
    “duke and a blacksmith.” That’s intriguing. Can you tell us more?
    Susan/Miranda

    Reply
  9. Good morning, Cathy–so glad to have you as a guest today! Though I’m sorry we can’t do anything about the weather on this typically steamy summer morning here on the east coast.
    Susan K. says your new hero’s a
    “duke and a blacksmith.” That’s intriguing. Can you tell us more?
    Susan/Miranda

    Reply
  10. Good morning, Cathy–so glad to have you as a guest today! Though I’m sorry we can’t do anything about the weather on this typically steamy summer morning here on the east coast.
    Susan K. says your new hero’s a
    “duke and a blacksmith.” That’s intriguing. Can you tell us more?
    Susan/Miranda

    Reply
  11. Welcome, Cathy!!!
    I, too, want to know more about the duke/blacksmith. I’ve written about a baron/shipwright… I seem to like my heroes, no matter how noble, to know a trade.
    I love your work–so funny in a real tic kinda way–and waited in line for a signed copy of one of your books at the Avon author’s booksigning at RWA National in Atlanta. Because I share your first name, you gave me two! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoy them all!!!
    Cathy Leming

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  12. Welcome, Cathy!!!
    I, too, want to know more about the duke/blacksmith. I’ve written about a baron/shipwright… I seem to like my heroes, no matter how noble, to know a trade.
    I love your work–so funny in a real tic kinda way–and waited in line for a signed copy of one of your books at the Avon author’s booksigning at RWA National in Atlanta. Because I share your first name, you gave me two! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoy them all!!!
    Cathy Leming

    Reply
  13. Welcome, Cathy!!!
    I, too, want to know more about the duke/blacksmith. I’ve written about a baron/shipwright… I seem to like my heroes, no matter how noble, to know a trade.
    I love your work–so funny in a real tic kinda way–and waited in line for a signed copy of one of your books at the Avon author’s booksigning at RWA National in Atlanta. Because I share your first name, you gave me two! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoy them all!!!
    Cathy Leming

    Reply
  14. Welcome, Cathy!!!
    I, too, want to know more about the duke/blacksmith. I’ve written about a baron/shipwright… I seem to like my heroes, no matter how noble, to know a trade.
    I love your work–so funny in a real tic kinda way–and waited in line for a signed copy of one of your books at the Avon author’s booksigning at RWA National in Atlanta. Because I share your first name, you gave me two! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoy them all!!!
    Cathy Leming

    Reply
  15. Welcome, Cathy!!!
    I, too, want to know more about the duke/blacksmith. I’ve written about a baron/shipwright… I seem to like my heroes, no matter how noble, to know a trade.
    I love your work–so funny in a real tic kinda way–and waited in line for a signed copy of one of your books at the Avon author’s booksigning at RWA National in Atlanta. Because I share your first name, you gave me two! Thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoy them all!!!
    Cathy Leming

    Reply
  16. Welcome Cathy!
    Thanks for the heads-up on your radio program, I’ll have to pull that up on our internet.
    Will you be signing books at RWA?

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  17. Welcome Cathy!
    Thanks for the heads-up on your radio program, I’ll have to pull that up on our internet.
    Will you be signing books at RWA?

    Reply
  18. Welcome Cathy!
    Thanks for the heads-up on your radio program, I’ll have to pull that up on our internet.
    Will you be signing books at RWA?

    Reply
  19. Welcome Cathy!
    Thanks for the heads-up on your radio program, I’ll have to pull that up on our internet.
    Will you be signing books at RWA?

    Reply
  20. Welcome Cathy!
    Thanks for the heads-up on your radio program, I’ll have to pull that up on our internet.
    Will you be signing books at RWA?

    Reply
  21. Fan here, and you were adorable in your Romance Novel TV interview! It’s so much fun to see you all and hear your voices.
    You’re so right about reading. What a great return on your investment, and it can be passed along for others to enjoy. I don’t really bother to go to the movies anymore, although we have a “cheap” movie theater in town. When we visited my daughter in Boston, we three went to the movies…$13 a ticket!!!
    What’s next for you in writing, after you conquer the airwaves?

    Reply
  22. Fan here, and you were adorable in your Romance Novel TV interview! It’s so much fun to see you all and hear your voices.
    You’re so right about reading. What a great return on your investment, and it can be passed along for others to enjoy. I don’t really bother to go to the movies anymore, although we have a “cheap” movie theater in town. When we visited my daughter in Boston, we three went to the movies…$13 a ticket!!!
    What’s next for you in writing, after you conquer the airwaves?

    Reply
  23. Fan here, and you were adorable in your Romance Novel TV interview! It’s so much fun to see you all and hear your voices.
    You’re so right about reading. What a great return on your investment, and it can be passed along for others to enjoy. I don’t really bother to go to the movies anymore, although we have a “cheap” movie theater in town. When we visited my daughter in Boston, we three went to the movies…$13 a ticket!!!
    What’s next for you in writing, after you conquer the airwaves?

    Reply
  24. Fan here, and you were adorable in your Romance Novel TV interview! It’s so much fun to see you all and hear your voices.
    You’re so right about reading. What a great return on your investment, and it can be passed along for others to enjoy. I don’t really bother to go to the movies anymore, although we have a “cheap” movie theater in town. When we visited my daughter in Boston, we three went to the movies…$13 a ticket!!!
    What’s next for you in writing, after you conquer the airwaves?

    Reply
  25. Fan here, and you were adorable in your Romance Novel TV interview! It’s so much fun to see you all and hear your voices.
    You’re so right about reading. What a great return on your investment, and it can be passed along for others to enjoy. I don’t really bother to go to the movies anymore, although we have a “cheap” movie theater in town. When we visited my daughter in Boston, we three went to the movies…$13 a ticket!!!
    What’s next for you in writing, after you conquer the airwaves?

    Reply
  26. Hi Cathy!
    Congratulations on your new book. I agree with you completely. Romance novels deserve respect and they are such a value. Hours of enjoyment for less than ten dollars.

    Reply
  27. Hi Cathy!
    Congratulations on your new book. I agree with you completely. Romance novels deserve respect and they are such a value. Hours of enjoyment for less than ten dollars.

    Reply
  28. Hi Cathy!
    Congratulations on your new book. I agree with you completely. Romance novels deserve respect and they are such a value. Hours of enjoyment for less than ten dollars.

    Reply
  29. Hi Cathy!
    Congratulations on your new book. I agree with you completely. Romance novels deserve respect and they are such a value. Hours of enjoyment for less than ten dollars.

    Reply
  30. Hi Cathy!
    Congratulations on your new book. I agree with you completely. Romance novels deserve respect and they are such a value. Hours of enjoyment for less than ten dollars.

    Reply
  31. Thirteen dollars a ticket for the movies?????!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate.
    And what do you receive???
    Books are mind theater. When I’m reading, I can envision Johnny Depp in any role, including the heroine . . . Okay, so that was a bit over the top.
    Those of you that checked out the reading recommendatioins for this week, did you see the one about the raccoon mother who placed a kiss in her child’s palm so she’d have her mother’s love with her all day long? Wasn’t that charming? I’m going to put kisses in everyone’s palms. So very sweet . . . .

    Reply
  32. Thirteen dollars a ticket for the movies?????!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate.
    And what do you receive???
    Books are mind theater. When I’m reading, I can envision Johnny Depp in any role, including the heroine . . . Okay, so that was a bit over the top.
    Those of you that checked out the reading recommendatioins for this week, did you see the one about the raccoon mother who placed a kiss in her child’s palm so she’d have her mother’s love with her all day long? Wasn’t that charming? I’m going to put kisses in everyone’s palms. So very sweet . . . .

    Reply
  33. Thirteen dollars a ticket for the movies?????!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate.
    And what do you receive???
    Books are mind theater. When I’m reading, I can envision Johnny Depp in any role, including the heroine . . . Okay, so that was a bit over the top.
    Those of you that checked out the reading recommendatioins for this week, did you see the one about the raccoon mother who placed a kiss in her child’s palm so she’d have her mother’s love with her all day long? Wasn’t that charming? I’m going to put kisses in everyone’s palms. So very sweet . . . .

    Reply
  34. Thirteen dollars a ticket for the movies?????!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate.
    And what do you receive???
    Books are mind theater. When I’m reading, I can envision Johnny Depp in any role, including the heroine . . . Okay, so that was a bit over the top.
    Those of you that checked out the reading recommendatioins for this week, did you see the one about the raccoon mother who placed a kiss in her child’s palm so she’d have her mother’s love with her all day long? Wasn’t that charming? I’m going to put kisses in everyone’s palms. So very sweet . . . .

    Reply
  35. Thirteen dollars a ticket for the movies?????!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate.
    And what do you receive???
    Books are mind theater. When I’m reading, I can envision Johnny Depp in any role, including the heroine . . . Okay, so that was a bit over the top.
    Those of you that checked out the reading recommendatioins for this week, did you see the one about the raccoon mother who placed a kiss in her child’s palm so she’d have her mother’s love with her all day long? Wasn’t that charming? I’m going to put kisses in everyone’s palms. So very sweet . . . .

    Reply
  36. Hi Cathy,
    It’s lovely to meet you–I look forward to “discovering” your books (and I would sure love to win one)! As you’re in Virginia, you might actually know of my hometown–Hampden-Sydney, VA–a small ALL MALE college town. (Imagine growing up as a faculty daughter in that environment, LOL). Are you a native Virginian or a transplant? And how did you choose England/Scotland as your setting of choice for your novels?
    Yours,
    Melinda

    Reply
  37. Hi Cathy,
    It’s lovely to meet you–I look forward to “discovering” your books (and I would sure love to win one)! As you’re in Virginia, you might actually know of my hometown–Hampden-Sydney, VA–a small ALL MALE college town. (Imagine growing up as a faculty daughter in that environment, LOL). Are you a native Virginian or a transplant? And how did you choose England/Scotland as your setting of choice for your novels?
    Yours,
    Melinda

    Reply
  38. Hi Cathy,
    It’s lovely to meet you–I look forward to “discovering” your books (and I would sure love to win one)! As you’re in Virginia, you might actually know of my hometown–Hampden-Sydney, VA–a small ALL MALE college town. (Imagine growing up as a faculty daughter in that environment, LOL). Are you a native Virginian or a transplant? And how did you choose England/Scotland as your setting of choice for your novels?
    Yours,
    Melinda

    Reply
  39. Hi Cathy,
    It’s lovely to meet you–I look forward to “discovering” your books (and I would sure love to win one)! As you’re in Virginia, you might actually know of my hometown–Hampden-Sydney, VA–a small ALL MALE college town. (Imagine growing up as a faculty daughter in that environment, LOL). Are you a native Virginian or a transplant? And how did you choose England/Scotland as your setting of choice for your novels?
    Yours,
    Melinda

    Reply
  40. Hi Cathy,
    It’s lovely to meet you–I look forward to “discovering” your books (and I would sure love to win one)! As you’re in Virginia, you might actually know of my hometown–Hampden-Sydney, VA–a small ALL MALE college town. (Imagine growing up as a faculty daughter in that environment, LOL). Are you a native Virginian or a transplant? And how did you choose England/Scotland as your setting of choice for your novels?
    Yours,
    Melinda

    Reply
  41. Cathy, you are a new author to me, but you hit the nail on the head with the statement that books are the best entertainment value out there. One can read on one’s own schedule and enjoy forever. I’m an avid reader and will be looking for your books.

    Reply
  42. Cathy, you are a new author to me, but you hit the nail on the head with the statement that books are the best entertainment value out there. One can read on one’s own schedule and enjoy forever. I’m an avid reader and will be looking for your books.

    Reply
  43. Cathy, you are a new author to me, but you hit the nail on the head with the statement that books are the best entertainment value out there. One can read on one’s own schedule and enjoy forever. I’m an avid reader and will be looking for your books.

    Reply
  44. Cathy, you are a new author to me, but you hit the nail on the head with the statement that books are the best entertainment value out there. One can read on one’s own schedule and enjoy forever. I’m an avid reader and will be looking for your books.

    Reply
  45. Cathy, you are a new author to me, but you hit the nail on the head with the statement that books are the best entertainment value out there. One can read on one’s own schedule and enjoy forever. I’m an avid reader and will be looking for your books.

    Reply
  46. I must apologize for being so late logging on and answering questions. I’ve been with Nadeen this morning.
    Who is Nadeen? Just the smartest stylist in the Richmond area. She works for Dillards. I call up Nadeen and say I’m coming in and what size I need and when I arrive, she has loads of clothes picked out for me in the dressing room.
    Romance Writers of America will be having their annual conference in Dallas this July. I called Nadeen and said, “Help, I need a cocktail dress.” She told me to come in on Wednesday and now I have not one but TWO dresses for cocktail parties.
    If any of you see me trotting around Dallas and I look halfway stylish, just say, “Nadeen.” You’ll be saying so often those overhearing us will think I have a pen name! 😀

    Reply
  47. I must apologize for being so late logging on and answering questions. I’ve been with Nadeen this morning.
    Who is Nadeen? Just the smartest stylist in the Richmond area. She works for Dillards. I call up Nadeen and say I’m coming in and what size I need and when I arrive, she has loads of clothes picked out for me in the dressing room.
    Romance Writers of America will be having their annual conference in Dallas this July. I called Nadeen and said, “Help, I need a cocktail dress.” She told me to come in on Wednesday and now I have not one but TWO dresses for cocktail parties.
    If any of you see me trotting around Dallas and I look halfway stylish, just say, “Nadeen.” You’ll be saying so often those overhearing us will think I have a pen name! 😀

    Reply
  48. I must apologize for being so late logging on and answering questions. I’ve been with Nadeen this morning.
    Who is Nadeen? Just the smartest stylist in the Richmond area. She works for Dillards. I call up Nadeen and say I’m coming in and what size I need and when I arrive, she has loads of clothes picked out for me in the dressing room.
    Romance Writers of America will be having their annual conference in Dallas this July. I called Nadeen and said, “Help, I need a cocktail dress.” She told me to come in on Wednesday and now I have not one but TWO dresses for cocktail parties.
    If any of you see me trotting around Dallas and I look halfway stylish, just say, “Nadeen.” You’ll be saying so often those overhearing us will think I have a pen name! 😀

    Reply
  49. I must apologize for being so late logging on and answering questions. I’ve been with Nadeen this morning.
    Who is Nadeen? Just the smartest stylist in the Richmond area. She works for Dillards. I call up Nadeen and say I’m coming in and what size I need and when I arrive, she has loads of clothes picked out for me in the dressing room.
    Romance Writers of America will be having their annual conference in Dallas this July. I called Nadeen and said, “Help, I need a cocktail dress.” She told me to come in on Wednesday and now I have not one but TWO dresses for cocktail parties.
    If any of you see me trotting around Dallas and I look halfway stylish, just say, “Nadeen.” You’ll be saying so often those overhearing us will think I have a pen name! 😀

    Reply
  50. I must apologize for being so late logging on and answering questions. I’ve been with Nadeen this morning.
    Who is Nadeen? Just the smartest stylist in the Richmond area. She works for Dillards. I call up Nadeen and say I’m coming in and what size I need and when I arrive, she has loads of clothes picked out for me in the dressing room.
    Romance Writers of America will be having their annual conference in Dallas this July. I called Nadeen and said, “Help, I need a cocktail dress.” She told me to come in on Wednesday and now I have not one but TWO dresses for cocktail parties.
    If any of you see me trotting around Dallas and I look halfway stylish, just say, “Nadeen.” You’ll be saying so often those overhearing us will think I have a pen name! 😀

    Reply
  51. Melinda! Of course I know Hampden-Sydney “Where men are men and women are-G-U-E-S-T-S!” My daughter will be a freshman at Mary Baldwin this Fall. (Excuse us while Melinda and I indulge in some Virgina talk) I’m not anxious about her making the Hampden-Sydney trek. I worry. Meanwhile, my son will be starting at Ferrum. I’m to have two college freshmen this year! Andrew finished a stint in the navy and is now ready to tackle books. He’s aiming to play soccer for Ferrum.
    So, how was it growing up in a town like Hampden-Sydney? The whole town is built around the school. Let me tell you, my writer’s mind is hopping with possibilities!

    Reply
  52. Melinda! Of course I know Hampden-Sydney “Where men are men and women are-G-U-E-S-T-S!” My daughter will be a freshman at Mary Baldwin this Fall. (Excuse us while Melinda and I indulge in some Virgina talk) I’m not anxious about her making the Hampden-Sydney trek. I worry. Meanwhile, my son will be starting at Ferrum. I’m to have two college freshmen this year! Andrew finished a stint in the navy and is now ready to tackle books. He’s aiming to play soccer for Ferrum.
    So, how was it growing up in a town like Hampden-Sydney? The whole town is built around the school. Let me tell you, my writer’s mind is hopping with possibilities!

    Reply
  53. Melinda! Of course I know Hampden-Sydney “Where men are men and women are-G-U-E-S-T-S!” My daughter will be a freshman at Mary Baldwin this Fall. (Excuse us while Melinda and I indulge in some Virgina talk) I’m not anxious about her making the Hampden-Sydney trek. I worry. Meanwhile, my son will be starting at Ferrum. I’m to have two college freshmen this year! Andrew finished a stint in the navy and is now ready to tackle books. He’s aiming to play soccer for Ferrum.
    So, how was it growing up in a town like Hampden-Sydney? The whole town is built around the school. Let me tell you, my writer’s mind is hopping with possibilities!

    Reply
  54. Melinda! Of course I know Hampden-Sydney “Where men are men and women are-G-U-E-S-T-S!” My daughter will be a freshman at Mary Baldwin this Fall. (Excuse us while Melinda and I indulge in some Virgina talk) I’m not anxious about her making the Hampden-Sydney trek. I worry. Meanwhile, my son will be starting at Ferrum. I’m to have two college freshmen this year! Andrew finished a stint in the navy and is now ready to tackle books. He’s aiming to play soccer for Ferrum.
    So, how was it growing up in a town like Hampden-Sydney? The whole town is built around the school. Let me tell you, my writer’s mind is hopping with possibilities!

    Reply
  55. Melinda! Of course I know Hampden-Sydney “Where men are men and women are-G-U-E-S-T-S!” My daughter will be a freshman at Mary Baldwin this Fall. (Excuse us while Melinda and I indulge in some Virgina talk) I’m not anxious about her making the Hampden-Sydney trek. I worry. Meanwhile, my son will be starting at Ferrum. I’m to have two college freshmen this year! Andrew finished a stint in the navy and is now ready to tackle books. He’s aiming to play soccer for Ferrum.
    So, how was it growing up in a town like Hampden-Sydney? The whole town is built around the school. Let me tell you, my writer’s mind is hopping with possibilities!

    Reply
  56. Cathy Leming, how are you? (We C/Kathy/ies must stick together.) You know I’m busted, don’t you? Are you certain I gave you two books or OOONNNEEE, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 😀
    Gillian will want to join the C/Kathy/ie club. Actually, Gillian, there will be a book giveaway at RWA. I’m signing at 11 a.m. that, I believe, Friday morning. Check the date on that. I could be wrong. But thanks for asking. Hope to see you there!

    Reply
  57. Cathy Leming, how are you? (We C/Kathy/ies must stick together.) You know I’m busted, don’t you? Are you certain I gave you two books or OOONNNEEE, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 😀
    Gillian will want to join the C/Kathy/ie club. Actually, Gillian, there will be a book giveaway at RWA. I’m signing at 11 a.m. that, I believe, Friday morning. Check the date on that. I could be wrong. But thanks for asking. Hope to see you there!

    Reply
  58. Cathy Leming, how are you? (We C/Kathy/ies must stick together.) You know I’m busted, don’t you? Are you certain I gave you two books or OOONNNEEE, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 😀
    Gillian will want to join the C/Kathy/ie club. Actually, Gillian, there will be a book giveaway at RWA. I’m signing at 11 a.m. that, I believe, Friday morning. Check the date on that. I could be wrong. But thanks for asking. Hope to see you there!

    Reply
  59. Cathy Leming, how are you? (We C/Kathy/ies must stick together.) You know I’m busted, don’t you? Are you certain I gave you two books or OOONNNEEE, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 😀
    Gillian will want to join the C/Kathy/ie club. Actually, Gillian, there will be a book giveaway at RWA. I’m signing at 11 a.m. that, I believe, Friday morning. Check the date on that. I could be wrong. But thanks for asking. Hope to see you there!

    Reply
  60. Cathy Leming, how are you? (We C/Kathy/ies must stick together.) You know I’m busted, don’t you? Are you certain I gave you two books or OOONNNEEE, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. 😀
    Gillian will want to join the C/Kathy/ie club. Actually, Gillian, there will be a book giveaway at RWA. I’m signing at 11 a.m. that, I believe, Friday morning. Check the date on that. I could be wrong. But thanks for asking. Hope to see you there!

    Reply
  61. I can pipe up in Virginia-speak. My husband and I taught at Christchurch School for four years. Urbanna, home of the Oyster Festival. Our best friends live between Saluda and Deltaville. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney. All I know is they tried desperately to make a lady out of this Yankee but it didn’t take! My oldest daughter was born in Williamsburg, so she claims she’s a Southern Belle.

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  62. I can pipe up in Virginia-speak. My husband and I taught at Christchurch School for four years. Urbanna, home of the Oyster Festival. Our best friends live between Saluda and Deltaville. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney. All I know is they tried desperately to make a lady out of this Yankee but it didn’t take! My oldest daughter was born in Williamsburg, so she claims she’s a Southern Belle.

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  63. I can pipe up in Virginia-speak. My husband and I taught at Christchurch School for four years. Urbanna, home of the Oyster Festival. Our best friends live between Saluda and Deltaville. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney. All I know is they tried desperately to make a lady out of this Yankee but it didn’t take! My oldest daughter was born in Williamsburg, so she claims she’s a Southern Belle.

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  64. I can pipe up in Virginia-speak. My husband and I taught at Christchurch School for four years. Urbanna, home of the Oyster Festival. Our best friends live between Saluda and Deltaville. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney. All I know is they tried desperately to make a lady out of this Yankee but it didn’t take! My oldest daughter was born in Williamsburg, so she claims she’s a Southern Belle.

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  65. I can pipe up in Virginia-speak. My husband and I taught at Christchurch School for four years. Urbanna, home of the Oyster Festival. Our best friends live between Saluda and Deltaville. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney. All I know is they tried desperately to make a lady out of this Yankee but it didn’t take! My oldest daughter was born in Williamsburg, so she claims she’s a Southern Belle.

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  66. Why blacksmiths? Why dukes? Why not?
    Actually, dukes aren’t my favorite. This has been a bit of a private joke with me. I think dukes are overrated. So, I created a series about three sisters who go to England to marry dukes and they come close except the duke they thought they wanted isn’t a duke or won’t be a duke long or is really a blacksmith . . . ah, the webs we weave. The series starts with THE PRICE OF INDISCRETION. Then there is IN THE BED OF A DUKE. BEDDING THE HEIRESS is on the shelves now and that is the blacksmith. Come February of ’08, Avon will release IN A HIGHLANDER’S BED which will wrap up the Cameron sisters’ search for a duke and set off adventures for a whole new cast of characters which will feature a duke (of course!).
    I am so easily amused.
    However, I’m enjoying writing this new book. It’s coming out very fun. I feel like the mojo is with me or whatever it is that makes some books livelier than others.
    Anyway, for a list of the connected books, visit http://www.cathymaxwell.com and there is a list titled “Series” there. Or email me. Most folks do that.

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  67. Why blacksmiths? Why dukes? Why not?
    Actually, dukes aren’t my favorite. This has been a bit of a private joke with me. I think dukes are overrated. So, I created a series about three sisters who go to England to marry dukes and they come close except the duke they thought they wanted isn’t a duke or won’t be a duke long or is really a blacksmith . . . ah, the webs we weave. The series starts with THE PRICE OF INDISCRETION. Then there is IN THE BED OF A DUKE. BEDDING THE HEIRESS is on the shelves now and that is the blacksmith. Come February of ’08, Avon will release IN A HIGHLANDER’S BED which will wrap up the Cameron sisters’ search for a duke and set off adventures for a whole new cast of characters which will feature a duke (of course!).
    I am so easily amused.
    However, I’m enjoying writing this new book. It’s coming out very fun. I feel like the mojo is with me or whatever it is that makes some books livelier than others.
    Anyway, for a list of the connected books, visit http://www.cathymaxwell.com and there is a list titled “Series” there. Or email me. Most folks do that.

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  68. Why blacksmiths? Why dukes? Why not?
    Actually, dukes aren’t my favorite. This has been a bit of a private joke with me. I think dukes are overrated. So, I created a series about three sisters who go to England to marry dukes and they come close except the duke they thought they wanted isn’t a duke or won’t be a duke long or is really a blacksmith . . . ah, the webs we weave. The series starts with THE PRICE OF INDISCRETION. Then there is IN THE BED OF A DUKE. BEDDING THE HEIRESS is on the shelves now and that is the blacksmith. Come February of ’08, Avon will release IN A HIGHLANDER’S BED which will wrap up the Cameron sisters’ search for a duke and set off adventures for a whole new cast of characters which will feature a duke (of course!).
    I am so easily amused.
    However, I’m enjoying writing this new book. It’s coming out very fun. I feel like the mojo is with me or whatever it is that makes some books livelier than others.
    Anyway, for a list of the connected books, visit http://www.cathymaxwell.com and there is a list titled “Series” there. Or email me. Most folks do that.

    Reply
  69. Why blacksmiths? Why dukes? Why not?
    Actually, dukes aren’t my favorite. This has been a bit of a private joke with me. I think dukes are overrated. So, I created a series about three sisters who go to England to marry dukes and they come close except the duke they thought they wanted isn’t a duke or won’t be a duke long or is really a blacksmith . . . ah, the webs we weave. The series starts with THE PRICE OF INDISCRETION. Then there is IN THE BED OF A DUKE. BEDDING THE HEIRESS is on the shelves now and that is the blacksmith. Come February of ’08, Avon will release IN A HIGHLANDER’S BED which will wrap up the Cameron sisters’ search for a duke and set off adventures for a whole new cast of characters which will feature a duke (of course!).
    I am so easily amused.
    However, I’m enjoying writing this new book. It’s coming out very fun. I feel like the mojo is with me or whatever it is that makes some books livelier than others.
    Anyway, for a list of the connected books, visit http://www.cathymaxwell.com and there is a list titled “Series” there. Or email me. Most folks do that.

    Reply
  70. Why blacksmiths? Why dukes? Why not?
    Actually, dukes aren’t my favorite. This has been a bit of a private joke with me. I think dukes are overrated. So, I created a series about three sisters who go to England to marry dukes and they come close except the duke they thought they wanted isn’t a duke or won’t be a duke long or is really a blacksmith . . . ah, the webs we weave. The series starts with THE PRICE OF INDISCRETION. Then there is IN THE BED OF A DUKE. BEDDING THE HEIRESS is on the shelves now and that is the blacksmith. Come February of ’08, Avon will release IN A HIGHLANDER’S BED which will wrap up the Cameron sisters’ search for a duke and set off adventures for a whole new cast of characters which will feature a duke (of course!).
    I am so easily amused.
    However, I’m enjoying writing this new book. It’s coming out very fun. I feel like the mojo is with me or whatever it is that makes some books livelier than others.
    Anyway, for a list of the connected books, visit http://www.cathymaxwell.com and there is a list titled “Series” there. Or email me. Most folks do that.

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  71. Hey, Maggie–
    This is old home week! My kids’ school used to play Christchurch.
    (But does your oldest “act” like a Southern Belle? You don’t have to be born in the South to be one. It’s a mindset.) 😀

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  72. Hey, Maggie–
    This is old home week! My kids’ school used to play Christchurch.
    (But does your oldest “act” like a Southern Belle? You don’t have to be born in the South to be one. It’s a mindset.) 😀

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  73. Hey, Maggie–
    This is old home week! My kids’ school used to play Christchurch.
    (But does your oldest “act” like a Southern Belle? You don’t have to be born in the South to be one. It’s a mindset.) 😀

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  74. Hey, Maggie–
    This is old home week! My kids’ school used to play Christchurch.
    (But does your oldest “act” like a Southern Belle? You don’t have to be born in the South to be one. It’s a mindset.) 😀

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  75. Hey, Maggie–
    This is old home week! My kids’ school used to play Christchurch.
    (But does your oldest “act” like a Southern Belle? You don’t have to be born in the South to be one. It’s a mindset.) 😀

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  76. Cathy,
    In my earliest childhood all colleges seemed to be single-sex and HSC was just one of them. Then the 70’s came. Nowadays, of course, HSC is one of the only all-male colleges in the US.
    It’s not even a town really. A college and some houses, surrounded by red-clay farmland (tobacco, corn, etc). The nearest gas station was 3 miles away, the nearest grocery store was 7 miles away, and people came from 40 miles around to shop at the nearest “big” town, Farmville (pop. several thousand). Nowadays thanks to Amazon.com and satellite TV I bet it doesn’t seem nearly so isolated.
    I took classes at the college and hung out with students some when I was in high school. It was actually rather cool to be the only girl in Latin class. The students were mostly very respectful with me and the other faculty daughters(darn it).
    And Maggie, OMG! My brother was at Christchurch School in 1983-84 for a “fifth year.”
    Okay, I’m shutting up now! LOL!
    Melinda

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  77. Cathy,
    In my earliest childhood all colleges seemed to be single-sex and HSC was just one of them. Then the 70’s came. Nowadays, of course, HSC is one of the only all-male colleges in the US.
    It’s not even a town really. A college and some houses, surrounded by red-clay farmland (tobacco, corn, etc). The nearest gas station was 3 miles away, the nearest grocery store was 7 miles away, and people came from 40 miles around to shop at the nearest “big” town, Farmville (pop. several thousand). Nowadays thanks to Amazon.com and satellite TV I bet it doesn’t seem nearly so isolated.
    I took classes at the college and hung out with students some when I was in high school. It was actually rather cool to be the only girl in Latin class. The students were mostly very respectful with me and the other faculty daughters(darn it).
    And Maggie, OMG! My brother was at Christchurch School in 1983-84 for a “fifth year.”
    Okay, I’m shutting up now! LOL!
    Melinda

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  78. Cathy,
    In my earliest childhood all colleges seemed to be single-sex and HSC was just one of them. Then the 70’s came. Nowadays, of course, HSC is one of the only all-male colleges in the US.
    It’s not even a town really. A college and some houses, surrounded by red-clay farmland (tobacco, corn, etc). The nearest gas station was 3 miles away, the nearest grocery store was 7 miles away, and people came from 40 miles around to shop at the nearest “big” town, Farmville (pop. several thousand). Nowadays thanks to Amazon.com and satellite TV I bet it doesn’t seem nearly so isolated.
    I took classes at the college and hung out with students some when I was in high school. It was actually rather cool to be the only girl in Latin class. The students were mostly very respectful with me and the other faculty daughters(darn it).
    And Maggie, OMG! My brother was at Christchurch School in 1983-84 for a “fifth year.”
    Okay, I’m shutting up now! LOL!
    Melinda

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  79. Cathy,
    In my earliest childhood all colleges seemed to be single-sex and HSC was just one of them. Then the 70’s came. Nowadays, of course, HSC is one of the only all-male colleges in the US.
    It’s not even a town really. A college and some houses, surrounded by red-clay farmland (tobacco, corn, etc). The nearest gas station was 3 miles away, the nearest grocery store was 7 miles away, and people came from 40 miles around to shop at the nearest “big” town, Farmville (pop. several thousand). Nowadays thanks to Amazon.com and satellite TV I bet it doesn’t seem nearly so isolated.
    I took classes at the college and hung out with students some when I was in high school. It was actually rather cool to be the only girl in Latin class. The students were mostly very respectful with me and the other faculty daughters(darn it).
    And Maggie, OMG! My brother was at Christchurch School in 1983-84 for a “fifth year.”
    Okay, I’m shutting up now! LOL!
    Melinda

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  80. Cathy,
    In my earliest childhood all colleges seemed to be single-sex and HSC was just one of them. Then the 70’s came. Nowadays, of course, HSC is one of the only all-male colleges in the US.
    It’s not even a town really. A college and some houses, surrounded by red-clay farmland (tobacco, corn, etc). The nearest gas station was 3 miles away, the nearest grocery store was 7 miles away, and people came from 40 miles around to shop at the nearest “big” town, Farmville (pop. several thousand). Nowadays thanks to Amazon.com and satellite TV I bet it doesn’t seem nearly so isolated.
    I took classes at the college and hung out with students some when I was in high school. It was actually rather cool to be the only girl in Latin class. The students were mostly very respectful with me and the other faculty daughters(darn it).
    And Maggie, OMG! My brother was at Christchurch School in 1983-84 for a “fifth year.”
    Okay, I’m shutting up now! LOL!
    Melinda

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  81. So where do you live now, Melinda? Did both you and Maggie leave Virginia?
    How could you!!! 😀
    I was raised in Kansas but landed in Virginia through marriage and the United States Navy. I consider myself a Kansan by nature but a Virginian by choice!

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  82. So where do you live now, Melinda? Did both you and Maggie leave Virginia?
    How could you!!! 😀
    I was raised in Kansas but landed in Virginia through marriage and the United States Navy. I consider myself a Kansan by nature but a Virginian by choice!

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  83. So where do you live now, Melinda? Did both you and Maggie leave Virginia?
    How could you!!! 😀
    I was raised in Kansas but landed in Virginia through marriage and the United States Navy. I consider myself a Kansan by nature but a Virginian by choice!

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  84. So where do you live now, Melinda? Did both you and Maggie leave Virginia?
    How could you!!! 😀
    I was raised in Kansas but landed in Virginia through marriage and the United States Navy. I consider myself a Kansan by nature but a Virginian by choice!

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  85. So where do you live now, Melinda? Did both you and Maggie leave Virginia?
    How could you!!! 😀
    I was raised in Kansas but landed in Virginia through marriage and the United States Navy. I consider myself a Kansan by nature but a Virginian by choice!

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  86. I went to college/grad school in Massachusetts and then I married into Oregon. I’ve lived here in Portland, OR for 18 years and am now officially a “Northwest Weather Wimp.” Think I’d melt in the South now at my advancing age although I YEARN to hear the accent and a nice male Southern drawl is now on my “sexy” list right up there with English, French, and Italian.
    I think Johnny Depp could play anything he set his mind to, including a woman. (And he’d be beautiful too, I think!) He’s brilliant. What about casting him as Robin Tremaine in a film version of Heyer’s “Masqueraders?”

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  87. I went to college/grad school in Massachusetts and then I married into Oregon. I’ve lived here in Portland, OR for 18 years and am now officially a “Northwest Weather Wimp.” Think I’d melt in the South now at my advancing age although I YEARN to hear the accent and a nice male Southern drawl is now on my “sexy” list right up there with English, French, and Italian.
    I think Johnny Depp could play anything he set his mind to, including a woman. (And he’d be beautiful too, I think!) He’s brilliant. What about casting him as Robin Tremaine in a film version of Heyer’s “Masqueraders?”

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  88. I went to college/grad school in Massachusetts and then I married into Oregon. I’ve lived here in Portland, OR for 18 years and am now officially a “Northwest Weather Wimp.” Think I’d melt in the South now at my advancing age although I YEARN to hear the accent and a nice male Southern drawl is now on my “sexy” list right up there with English, French, and Italian.
    I think Johnny Depp could play anything he set his mind to, including a woman. (And he’d be beautiful too, I think!) He’s brilliant. What about casting him as Robin Tremaine in a film version of Heyer’s “Masqueraders?”

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  89. I went to college/grad school in Massachusetts and then I married into Oregon. I’ve lived here in Portland, OR for 18 years and am now officially a “Northwest Weather Wimp.” Think I’d melt in the South now at my advancing age although I YEARN to hear the accent and a nice male Southern drawl is now on my “sexy” list right up there with English, French, and Italian.
    I think Johnny Depp could play anything he set his mind to, including a woman. (And he’d be beautiful too, I think!) He’s brilliant. What about casting him as Robin Tremaine in a film version of Heyer’s “Masqueraders?”

    Reply
  90. I went to college/grad school in Massachusetts and then I married into Oregon. I’ve lived here in Portland, OR for 18 years and am now officially a “Northwest Weather Wimp.” Think I’d melt in the South now at my advancing age although I YEARN to hear the accent and a nice male Southern drawl is now on my “sexy” list right up there with English, French, and Italian.
    I think Johnny Depp could play anything he set his mind to, including a woman. (And he’d be beautiful too, I think!) He’s brilliant. What about casting him as Robin Tremaine in a film version of Heyer’s “Masqueraders?”

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  91. Cathy,
    I love your sense of humor about the Dukes thing 🙂 I admit, I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I’m certainly adding you to the list for my next B&N trip!! With a sense of humor like yours, the books must be great! I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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  92. Cathy,
    I love your sense of humor about the Dukes thing 🙂 I admit, I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I’m certainly adding you to the list for my next B&N trip!! With a sense of humor like yours, the books must be great! I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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  93. Cathy,
    I love your sense of humor about the Dukes thing 🙂 I admit, I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I’m certainly adding you to the list for my next B&N trip!! With a sense of humor like yours, the books must be great! I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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  94. Cathy,
    I love your sense of humor about the Dukes thing 🙂 I admit, I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I’m certainly adding you to the list for my next B&N trip!! With a sense of humor like yours, the books must be great! I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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  95. Cathy,
    I love your sense of humor about the Dukes thing 🙂 I admit, I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I’m certainly adding you to the list for my next B&N trip!! With a sense of humor like yours, the books must be great! I can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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  96. I love the idea of a radio program! It sounds like a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the romance world. And having different perspectives is really nice too. I like the website for Fountain Books, it has such a personal touch. Love your books!

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  97. I love the idea of a radio program! It sounds like a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the romance world. And having different perspectives is really nice too. I like the website for Fountain Books, it has such a personal touch. Love your books!

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  98. I love the idea of a radio program! It sounds like a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the romance world. And having different perspectives is really nice too. I like the website for Fountain Books, it has such a personal touch. Love your books!

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  99. I love the idea of a radio program! It sounds like a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the romance world. And having different perspectives is really nice too. I like the website for Fountain Books, it has such a personal touch. Love your books!

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  100. I love the idea of a radio program! It sounds like a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in the romance world. And having different perspectives is really nice too. I like the website for Fountain Books, it has such a personal touch. Love your books!

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  101. Y’all know Johnny Depp is a Kentucky boy. That must explain his sex appeal. He’s probably got a pretty mean drawl. Certainly he has that “southern” view of the world.

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  102. Y’all know Johnny Depp is a Kentucky boy. That must explain his sex appeal. He’s probably got a pretty mean drawl. Certainly he has that “southern” view of the world.

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  103. Y’all know Johnny Depp is a Kentucky boy. That must explain his sex appeal. He’s probably got a pretty mean drawl. Certainly he has that “southern” view of the world.

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  104. Y’all know Johnny Depp is a Kentucky boy. That must explain his sex appeal. He’s probably got a pretty mean drawl. Certainly he has that “southern” view of the world.

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  105. Y’all know Johnny Depp is a Kentucky boy. That must explain his sex appeal. He’s probably got a pretty mean drawl. Certainly he has that “southern” view of the world.

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  106. I’m loving this fun discussion, and I just have to say…
    I looooove Johnny Depp. Put him in a pirate’s costume or give him a pair of scissor blades, or put him in a dress, I don’t care…he’s fascinating. And I’d love to see him in a Regency film!
    So glad you’re here to chat with us today, Cathy!
    Susan Sarah

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  107. I’m loving this fun discussion, and I just have to say…
    I looooove Johnny Depp. Put him in a pirate’s costume or give him a pair of scissor blades, or put him in a dress, I don’t care…he’s fascinating. And I’d love to see him in a Regency film!
    So glad you’re here to chat with us today, Cathy!
    Susan Sarah

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  108. I’m loving this fun discussion, and I just have to say…
    I looooove Johnny Depp. Put him in a pirate’s costume or give him a pair of scissor blades, or put him in a dress, I don’t care…he’s fascinating. And I’d love to see him in a Regency film!
    So glad you’re here to chat with us today, Cathy!
    Susan Sarah

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  109. I’m loving this fun discussion, and I just have to say…
    I looooove Johnny Depp. Put him in a pirate’s costume or give him a pair of scissor blades, or put him in a dress, I don’t care…he’s fascinating. And I’d love to see him in a Regency film!
    So glad you’re here to chat with us today, Cathy!
    Susan Sarah

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  110. I’m loving this fun discussion, and I just have to say…
    I looooove Johnny Depp. Put him in a pirate’s costume or give him a pair of scissor blades, or put him in a dress, I don’t care…he’s fascinating. And I’d love to see him in a Regency film!
    So glad you’re here to chat with us today, Cathy!
    Susan Sarah

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  111. My husband went from being assistant headmaster at CCS to headmaster at a private school in Maine, so we left when I was 6 months pregnant with our third child…and I had a 5 year old and a three year old. That’s a move I wouldn’t want to repeat! We used to spend every New Year’s Eve with our Virginia friends, long after we’d moved north.
    I loved living there. Our faculty housing had a river view and overlooked the tennis courts and swimming pool. I would pretend that the 200 students didn’t exist!

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  112. My husband went from being assistant headmaster at CCS to headmaster at a private school in Maine, so we left when I was 6 months pregnant with our third child…and I had a 5 year old and a three year old. That’s a move I wouldn’t want to repeat! We used to spend every New Year’s Eve with our Virginia friends, long after we’d moved north.
    I loved living there. Our faculty housing had a river view and overlooked the tennis courts and swimming pool. I would pretend that the 200 students didn’t exist!

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  113. My husband went from being assistant headmaster at CCS to headmaster at a private school in Maine, so we left when I was 6 months pregnant with our third child…and I had a 5 year old and a three year old. That’s a move I wouldn’t want to repeat! We used to spend every New Year’s Eve with our Virginia friends, long after we’d moved north.
    I loved living there. Our faculty housing had a river view and overlooked the tennis courts and swimming pool. I would pretend that the 200 students didn’t exist!

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  114. My husband went from being assistant headmaster at CCS to headmaster at a private school in Maine, so we left when I was 6 months pregnant with our third child…and I had a 5 year old and a three year old. That’s a move I wouldn’t want to repeat! We used to spend every New Year’s Eve with our Virginia friends, long after we’d moved north.
    I loved living there. Our faculty housing had a river view and overlooked the tennis courts and swimming pool. I would pretend that the 200 students didn’t exist!

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  115. My husband went from being assistant headmaster at CCS to headmaster at a private school in Maine, so we left when I was 6 months pregnant with our third child…and I had a 5 year old and a three year old. That’s a move I wouldn’t want to repeat! We used to spend every New Year’s Eve with our Virginia friends, long after we’d moved north.
    I loved living there. Our faculty housing had a river view and overlooked the tennis courts and swimming pool. I would pretend that the 200 students didn’t exist!

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  116. Dukes that aren’t really Dukes? How fun. I’m beginning to think Dukes are vastly overrated – an in actuality were probably all old, bald and toothless……Give me a blacksmith with muscles anytime…

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  117. Dukes that aren’t really Dukes? How fun. I’m beginning to think Dukes are vastly overrated – an in actuality were probably all old, bald and toothless……Give me a blacksmith with muscles anytime…

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  118. Dukes that aren’t really Dukes? How fun. I’m beginning to think Dukes are vastly overrated – an in actuality were probably all old, bald and toothless……Give me a blacksmith with muscles anytime…

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  119. Dukes that aren’t really Dukes? How fun. I’m beginning to think Dukes are vastly overrated – an in actuality were probably all old, bald and toothless……Give me a blacksmith with muscles anytime…

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  120. Dukes that aren’t really Dukes? How fun. I’m beginning to think Dukes are vastly overrated – an in actuality were probably all old, bald and toothless……Give me a blacksmith with muscles anytime…

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  121. Melinda and Maggie, you would melt today. It’s a hot, heavy day. I always wonder how anyone survived in this state before air conditioning. In this sort of muggy weather, a fan would fall way short of providing any relief.

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  122. Melinda and Maggie, you would melt today. It’s a hot, heavy day. I always wonder how anyone survived in this state before air conditioning. In this sort of muggy weather, a fan would fall way short of providing any relief.

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  123. Melinda and Maggie, you would melt today. It’s a hot, heavy day. I always wonder how anyone survived in this state before air conditioning. In this sort of muggy weather, a fan would fall way short of providing any relief.

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  124. Melinda and Maggie, you would melt today. It’s a hot, heavy day. I always wonder how anyone survived in this state before air conditioning. In this sort of muggy weather, a fan would fall way short of providing any relief.

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  125. Melinda and Maggie, you would melt today. It’s a hot, heavy day. I always wonder how anyone survived in this state before air conditioning. In this sort of muggy weather, a fan would fall way short of providing any relief.

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  126. Hi, Kim! (Throwing kisses)
    How’s Max today? Is he being a good boy?
    (Max is my namesake kitten that Kim owns. He’s well-behaved, thoughtful, and intelligent. That’s why she named him for me!)
    (Oh, and did I mention he’s also very good looking????)

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  127. Hi, Kim! (Throwing kisses)
    How’s Max today? Is he being a good boy?
    (Max is my namesake kitten that Kim owns. He’s well-behaved, thoughtful, and intelligent. That’s why she named him for me!)
    (Oh, and did I mention he’s also very good looking????)

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  128. Hi, Kim! (Throwing kisses)
    How’s Max today? Is he being a good boy?
    (Max is my namesake kitten that Kim owns. He’s well-behaved, thoughtful, and intelligent. That’s why she named him for me!)
    (Oh, and did I mention he’s also very good looking????)

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  129. Hi, Kim! (Throwing kisses)
    How’s Max today? Is he being a good boy?
    (Max is my namesake kitten that Kim owns. He’s well-behaved, thoughtful, and intelligent. That’s why she named him for me!)
    (Oh, and did I mention he’s also very good looking????)

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  130. Hi, Kim! (Throwing kisses)
    How’s Max today? Is he being a good boy?
    (Max is my namesake kitten that Kim owns. He’s well-behaved, thoughtful, and intelligent. That’s why she named him for me!)
    (Oh, and did I mention he’s also very good looking????)

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  131. That’s really an interesting question — how DID people manage to survive the summer heat in Virginia (and Maryland, the heat and humidity combo is beastly here today too) long ago… I supopse fans and open windows, and layered cotton gowns — though that might lead us into another discussion of corsetry, which sometimes happens here in Wenchland! *g*
    Then again, climate-wise, it probably wasn’t as intense a heat then as it is now.
    Susan Sarah

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  132. That’s really an interesting question — how DID people manage to survive the summer heat in Virginia (and Maryland, the heat and humidity combo is beastly here today too) long ago… I supopse fans and open windows, and layered cotton gowns — though that might lead us into another discussion of corsetry, which sometimes happens here in Wenchland! *g*
    Then again, climate-wise, it probably wasn’t as intense a heat then as it is now.
    Susan Sarah

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  133. That’s really an interesting question — how DID people manage to survive the summer heat in Virginia (and Maryland, the heat and humidity combo is beastly here today too) long ago… I supopse fans and open windows, and layered cotton gowns — though that might lead us into another discussion of corsetry, which sometimes happens here in Wenchland! *g*
    Then again, climate-wise, it probably wasn’t as intense a heat then as it is now.
    Susan Sarah

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  134. That’s really an interesting question — how DID people manage to survive the summer heat in Virginia (and Maryland, the heat and humidity combo is beastly here today too) long ago… I supopse fans and open windows, and layered cotton gowns — though that might lead us into another discussion of corsetry, which sometimes happens here in Wenchland! *g*
    Then again, climate-wise, it probably wasn’t as intense a heat then as it is now.
    Susan Sarah

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  135. That’s really an interesting question — how DID people manage to survive the summer heat in Virginia (and Maryland, the heat and humidity combo is beastly here today too) long ago… I supopse fans and open windows, and layered cotton gowns — though that might lead us into another discussion of corsetry, which sometimes happens here in Wenchland! *g*
    Then again, climate-wise, it probably wasn’t as intense a heat then as it is now.
    Susan Sarah

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  136. Trying to remember info about summer in VA from my last trip to Williamsburg. . .I think thick walls and high ceilings helped. Also as I recall they would remove carpets, heavy drapes, etc. Also maybe windows opposite one another to get a good cross-breeze? (Tho IIRC the humid heat builds up until about 5 in the afternoon when a good booming thunderstorm cools things off. . .)

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  137. Trying to remember info about summer in VA from my last trip to Williamsburg. . .I think thick walls and high ceilings helped. Also as I recall they would remove carpets, heavy drapes, etc. Also maybe windows opposite one another to get a good cross-breeze? (Tho IIRC the humid heat builds up until about 5 in the afternoon when a good booming thunderstorm cools things off. . .)

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  138. Trying to remember info about summer in VA from my last trip to Williamsburg. . .I think thick walls and high ceilings helped. Also as I recall they would remove carpets, heavy drapes, etc. Also maybe windows opposite one another to get a good cross-breeze? (Tho IIRC the humid heat builds up until about 5 in the afternoon when a good booming thunderstorm cools things off. . .)

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  139. Trying to remember info about summer in VA from my last trip to Williamsburg. . .I think thick walls and high ceilings helped. Also as I recall they would remove carpets, heavy drapes, etc. Also maybe windows opposite one another to get a good cross-breeze? (Tho IIRC the humid heat builds up until about 5 in the afternoon when a good booming thunderstorm cools things off. . .)

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  140. Trying to remember info about summer in VA from my last trip to Williamsburg. . .I think thick walls and high ceilings helped. Also as I recall they would remove carpets, heavy drapes, etc. Also maybe windows opposite one another to get a good cross-breeze? (Tho IIRC the humid heat builds up until about 5 in the afternoon when a good booming thunderstorm cools things off. . .)

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  141. Someone asked why I set stories in Scotland?
    Well, it has a great deal to do with why I like setting stories in the Regency.
    The Regency was the beginning of the modern age. Many of the manners, morals, and principles (economic and social) that we accept today were founded during the Regency. However, as with any time of great change, not everyone stepped forward at the same time.
    England was civilized and under one law by the Regency . . . but Scotland struggled with the old ways of the clans and chieftains and the modern order. There were huge sections of Scotland that hadn’t changed its ways for centuries.
    That didn’t mean the Scots were backward. In many ways, they “chose” which laws to obey or not. And perhaps it was because of this rebellious independence (as anyone married or related to a Scot can attest) that the great minds of Scotland had the freedom to flourish.
    One of my favorite books on this subject is HOW THE SCOTS INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD: The True Story ofHow Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It. It’s by Arthur Herman, listed as the coodinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program. Good reading. Each chapter is an essay so it is easy to pick up and put down. Great “guy” book.
    BTW, have you noticed how there are some books men won’t read . . . but women read across the board. Maybe I should write a book titled HOW WOMEN SAVED READING AND SAVED THE MODERN WORLD.
    What do you think????? ;o)

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  142. Someone asked why I set stories in Scotland?
    Well, it has a great deal to do with why I like setting stories in the Regency.
    The Regency was the beginning of the modern age. Many of the manners, morals, and principles (economic and social) that we accept today were founded during the Regency. However, as with any time of great change, not everyone stepped forward at the same time.
    England was civilized and under one law by the Regency . . . but Scotland struggled with the old ways of the clans and chieftains and the modern order. There were huge sections of Scotland that hadn’t changed its ways for centuries.
    That didn’t mean the Scots were backward. In many ways, they “chose” which laws to obey or not. And perhaps it was because of this rebellious independence (as anyone married or related to a Scot can attest) that the great minds of Scotland had the freedom to flourish.
    One of my favorite books on this subject is HOW THE SCOTS INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD: The True Story ofHow Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It. It’s by Arthur Herman, listed as the coodinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program. Good reading. Each chapter is an essay so it is easy to pick up and put down. Great “guy” book.
    BTW, have you noticed how there are some books men won’t read . . . but women read across the board. Maybe I should write a book titled HOW WOMEN SAVED READING AND SAVED THE MODERN WORLD.
    What do you think????? ;o)

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  143. Someone asked why I set stories in Scotland?
    Well, it has a great deal to do with why I like setting stories in the Regency.
    The Regency was the beginning of the modern age. Many of the manners, morals, and principles (economic and social) that we accept today were founded during the Regency. However, as with any time of great change, not everyone stepped forward at the same time.
    England was civilized and under one law by the Regency . . . but Scotland struggled with the old ways of the clans and chieftains and the modern order. There were huge sections of Scotland that hadn’t changed its ways for centuries.
    That didn’t mean the Scots were backward. In many ways, they “chose” which laws to obey or not. And perhaps it was because of this rebellious independence (as anyone married or related to a Scot can attest) that the great minds of Scotland had the freedom to flourish.
    One of my favorite books on this subject is HOW THE SCOTS INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD: The True Story ofHow Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It. It’s by Arthur Herman, listed as the coodinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program. Good reading. Each chapter is an essay so it is easy to pick up and put down. Great “guy” book.
    BTW, have you noticed how there are some books men won’t read . . . but women read across the board. Maybe I should write a book titled HOW WOMEN SAVED READING AND SAVED THE MODERN WORLD.
    What do you think????? ;o)

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  144. Someone asked why I set stories in Scotland?
    Well, it has a great deal to do with why I like setting stories in the Regency.
    The Regency was the beginning of the modern age. Many of the manners, morals, and principles (economic and social) that we accept today were founded during the Regency. However, as with any time of great change, not everyone stepped forward at the same time.
    England was civilized and under one law by the Regency . . . but Scotland struggled with the old ways of the clans and chieftains and the modern order. There were huge sections of Scotland that hadn’t changed its ways for centuries.
    That didn’t mean the Scots were backward. In many ways, they “chose” which laws to obey or not. And perhaps it was because of this rebellious independence (as anyone married or related to a Scot can attest) that the great minds of Scotland had the freedom to flourish.
    One of my favorite books on this subject is HOW THE SCOTS INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD: The True Story ofHow Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It. It’s by Arthur Herman, listed as the coodinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program. Good reading. Each chapter is an essay so it is easy to pick up and put down. Great “guy” book.
    BTW, have you noticed how there are some books men won’t read . . . but women read across the board. Maybe I should write a book titled HOW WOMEN SAVED READING AND SAVED THE MODERN WORLD.
    What do you think????? ;o)

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  145. Someone asked why I set stories in Scotland?
    Well, it has a great deal to do with why I like setting stories in the Regency.
    The Regency was the beginning of the modern age. Many of the manners, morals, and principles (economic and social) that we accept today were founded during the Regency. However, as with any time of great change, not everyone stepped forward at the same time.
    England was civilized and under one law by the Regency . . . but Scotland struggled with the old ways of the clans and chieftains and the modern order. There were huge sections of Scotland that hadn’t changed its ways for centuries.
    That didn’t mean the Scots were backward. In many ways, they “chose” which laws to obey or not. And perhaps it was because of this rebellious independence (as anyone married or related to a Scot can attest) that the great minds of Scotland had the freedom to flourish.
    One of my favorite books on this subject is HOW THE SCOTS INVENTED THE MODERN WORLD: The True Story ofHow Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It. It’s by Arthur Herman, listed as the coodinator of the Smithsonian’s Western Heritage Program. Good reading. Each chapter is an essay so it is easy to pick up and put down. Great “guy” book.
    BTW, have you noticed how there are some books men won’t read . . . but women read across the board. Maybe I should write a book titled HOW WOMEN SAVED READING AND SAVED THE MODERN WORLD.
    What do you think????? ;o)

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  146. Ah, yes, the thunderstorms, Melinda. We are going to have one tonight.
    Although no one has thunderstorms like the midwest and west. Magnificent (as long as you aren’t out in them)!

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  147. Ah, yes, the thunderstorms, Melinda. We are going to have one tonight.
    Although no one has thunderstorms like the midwest and west. Magnificent (as long as you aren’t out in them)!

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  148. Ah, yes, the thunderstorms, Melinda. We are going to have one tonight.
    Although no one has thunderstorms like the midwest and west. Magnificent (as long as you aren’t out in them)!

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  149. Ah, yes, the thunderstorms, Melinda. We are going to have one tonight.
    Although no one has thunderstorms like the midwest and west. Magnificent (as long as you aren’t out in them)!

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  150. Ah, yes, the thunderstorms, Melinda. We are going to have one tonight.
    Although no one has thunderstorms like the midwest and west. Magnificent (as long as you aren’t out in them)!

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  151. Mass is pretty disgustingly hot today too. Hubby and I bought a house last november and we haven’t put the central air in yet. The house had been owned by the same couple since the fifties, and they died two years before we bought it…let’s just say between the leaves I had to rake out of my living room, and the two years of filth I had to scrub from the kitchens floors, modern conveniences were low on the to do list. All we have are fans (not even an AC!) I’m dying here. My poor daughter went around in nothing but a diaper all day, it was that hot and icky. It’s days like this that remind me of the few, though very important, reasons I’m glad I was born when I was 😀

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  152. Mass is pretty disgustingly hot today too. Hubby and I bought a house last november and we haven’t put the central air in yet. The house had been owned by the same couple since the fifties, and they died two years before we bought it…let’s just say between the leaves I had to rake out of my living room, and the two years of filth I had to scrub from the kitchens floors, modern conveniences were low on the to do list. All we have are fans (not even an AC!) I’m dying here. My poor daughter went around in nothing but a diaper all day, it was that hot and icky. It’s days like this that remind me of the few, though very important, reasons I’m glad I was born when I was 😀

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  153. Mass is pretty disgustingly hot today too. Hubby and I bought a house last november and we haven’t put the central air in yet. The house had been owned by the same couple since the fifties, and they died two years before we bought it…let’s just say between the leaves I had to rake out of my living room, and the two years of filth I had to scrub from the kitchens floors, modern conveniences were low on the to do list. All we have are fans (not even an AC!) I’m dying here. My poor daughter went around in nothing but a diaper all day, it was that hot and icky. It’s days like this that remind me of the few, though very important, reasons I’m glad I was born when I was 😀

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  154. Mass is pretty disgustingly hot today too. Hubby and I bought a house last november and we haven’t put the central air in yet. The house had been owned by the same couple since the fifties, and they died two years before we bought it…let’s just say between the leaves I had to rake out of my living room, and the two years of filth I had to scrub from the kitchens floors, modern conveniences were low on the to do list. All we have are fans (not even an AC!) I’m dying here. My poor daughter went around in nothing but a diaper all day, it was that hot and icky. It’s days like this that remind me of the few, though very important, reasons I’m glad I was born when I was 😀

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  155. Mass is pretty disgustingly hot today too. Hubby and I bought a house last november and we haven’t put the central air in yet. The house had been owned by the same couple since the fifties, and they died two years before we bought it…let’s just say between the leaves I had to rake out of my living room, and the two years of filth I had to scrub from the kitchens floors, modern conveniences were low on the to do list. All we have are fans (not even an AC!) I’m dying here. My poor daughter went around in nothing but a diaper all day, it was that hot and icky. It’s days like this that remind me of the few, though very important, reasons I’m glad I was born when I was 😀

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  156. Hi Cathy!!!I agree with you. Johnny Depp would look good dressed up in any era. He’s played so many unique characters and I’ve loved him in everyone. He certainly makes a hot pirate. I love reading your books. Can’t wait to read Bedding the Heiress. Looks like a great book but of course all your books are great. Haven’t been dissapointed yet. LOL

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  157. Hi Cathy!!!I agree with you. Johnny Depp would look good dressed up in any era. He’s played so many unique characters and I’ve loved him in everyone. He certainly makes a hot pirate. I love reading your books. Can’t wait to read Bedding the Heiress. Looks like a great book but of course all your books are great. Haven’t been dissapointed yet. LOL

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  158. Hi Cathy!!!I agree with you. Johnny Depp would look good dressed up in any era. He’s played so many unique characters and I’ve loved him in everyone. He certainly makes a hot pirate. I love reading your books. Can’t wait to read Bedding the Heiress. Looks like a great book but of course all your books are great. Haven’t been dissapointed yet. LOL

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  159. Hi Cathy!!!I agree with you. Johnny Depp would look good dressed up in any era. He’s played so many unique characters and I’ve loved him in everyone. He certainly makes a hot pirate. I love reading your books. Can’t wait to read Bedding the Heiress. Looks like a great book but of course all your books are great. Haven’t been dissapointed yet. LOL

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  160. Hi Cathy!!!I agree with you. Johnny Depp would look good dressed up in any era. He’s played so many unique characters and I’ve loved him in everyone. He certainly makes a hot pirate. I love reading your books. Can’t wait to read Bedding the Heiress. Looks like a great book but of course all your books are great. Haven’t been dissapointed yet. LOL

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  161. Hi atcha, Cathy! Glad you had time to stop by the Wenches.
    Johnny Depp is a KY boy? I grew up in KY! Where were they keeping guys like him then? Certainly not where I went to school.

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  162. Hi atcha, Cathy! Glad you had time to stop by the Wenches.
    Johnny Depp is a KY boy? I grew up in KY! Where were they keeping guys like him then? Certainly not where I went to school.

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  163. Hi atcha, Cathy! Glad you had time to stop by the Wenches.
    Johnny Depp is a KY boy? I grew up in KY! Where were they keeping guys like him then? Certainly not where I went to school.

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  164. Hi atcha, Cathy! Glad you had time to stop by the Wenches.
    Johnny Depp is a KY boy? I grew up in KY! Where were they keeping guys like him then? Certainly not where I went to school.

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  165. Hi atcha, Cathy! Glad you had time to stop by the Wenches.
    Johnny Depp is a KY boy? I grew up in KY! Where were they keeping guys like him then? Certainly not where I went to school.

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  166. Cathy, it was over 90 degrees in Maine today. I’ve already melted. Just had the tiniest thunderstorm but I’m sitting in a tank top and underwear, TMI I know…and not a pretty picture! Most of the older houses I visited in Middlesex County had that center hall with doors at either end. Of course the kitchens were in separate buildings altogether. Lots of brickwork construction, too, which I think is cooling, and plenty of cross ventilation, covered porches, shutters, etc. I think everyone just drank a lot of sweet tea and took naps!

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  167. Cathy, it was over 90 degrees in Maine today. I’ve already melted. Just had the tiniest thunderstorm but I’m sitting in a tank top and underwear, TMI I know…and not a pretty picture! Most of the older houses I visited in Middlesex County had that center hall with doors at either end. Of course the kitchens were in separate buildings altogether. Lots of brickwork construction, too, which I think is cooling, and plenty of cross ventilation, covered porches, shutters, etc. I think everyone just drank a lot of sweet tea and took naps!

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  168. Cathy, it was over 90 degrees in Maine today. I’ve already melted. Just had the tiniest thunderstorm but I’m sitting in a tank top and underwear, TMI I know…and not a pretty picture! Most of the older houses I visited in Middlesex County had that center hall with doors at either end. Of course the kitchens were in separate buildings altogether. Lots of brickwork construction, too, which I think is cooling, and plenty of cross ventilation, covered porches, shutters, etc. I think everyone just drank a lot of sweet tea and took naps!

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  169. Cathy, it was over 90 degrees in Maine today. I’ve already melted. Just had the tiniest thunderstorm but I’m sitting in a tank top and underwear, TMI I know…and not a pretty picture! Most of the older houses I visited in Middlesex County had that center hall with doors at either end. Of course the kitchens were in separate buildings altogether. Lots of brickwork construction, too, which I think is cooling, and plenty of cross ventilation, covered porches, shutters, etc. I think everyone just drank a lot of sweet tea and took naps!

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  170. Cathy, it was over 90 degrees in Maine today. I’ve already melted. Just had the tiniest thunderstorm but I’m sitting in a tank top and underwear, TMI I know…and not a pretty picture! Most of the older houses I visited in Middlesex County had that center hall with doors at either end. Of course the kitchens were in separate buildings altogether. Lots of brickwork construction, too, which I think is cooling, and plenty of cross ventilation, covered porches, shutters, etc. I think everyone just drank a lot of sweet tea and took naps!

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  171. Pat, I think they cleaned him up a bit. You take most lanky KY boys and give ’em mousse and you might be surprised at what you have. :oD (It’s all about presentation)
    Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m having a great time!

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  172. Pat, I think they cleaned him up a bit. You take most lanky KY boys and give ’em mousse and you might be surprised at what you have. :oD (It’s all about presentation)
    Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m having a great time!

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  173. Pat, I think they cleaned him up a bit. You take most lanky KY boys and give ’em mousse and you might be surprised at what you have. :oD (It’s all about presentation)
    Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m having a great time!

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  174. Pat, I think they cleaned him up a bit. You take most lanky KY boys and give ’em mousse and you might be surprised at what you have. :oD (It’s all about presentation)
    Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m having a great time!

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  175. Pat, I think they cleaned him up a bit. You take most lanky KY boys and give ’em mousse and you might be surprised at what you have. :oD (It’s all about presentation)
    Thanks for having me on your blog. I’m having a great time!

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  176. Ah, Maggie! Now I understand the center hall. (Learn something every day.)
    Bethany, hang in there. You’ll make a killing on that house when you sell it. Your story reminded me of when my husband moved me up to Conneticut from Virginia. He assured me we’d never need air conditioning (and that CT drivers were much better than VA ones.)
    That summer was the hottest summer on record in CT. I was also pregnant! To cool me off, he bought a kiddie pool. Of course,the only pool left at that point of the summer was a big, green, molded plastic frog. It was so expensive–at least for our budget back then–that’s why it was the last in the stores.
    I spent hours in soaking in that pool while wearing a purple maternity bathing suit glowering at him everytime he came outside to pour some more water on me.
    Now, it is a good memory . . . but back then–
    Oh yes, and CT drivers aren’t any more mindful than the VA ones. It’s a universal condition!

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  177. Ah, Maggie! Now I understand the center hall. (Learn something every day.)
    Bethany, hang in there. You’ll make a killing on that house when you sell it. Your story reminded me of when my husband moved me up to Conneticut from Virginia. He assured me we’d never need air conditioning (and that CT drivers were much better than VA ones.)
    That summer was the hottest summer on record in CT. I was also pregnant! To cool me off, he bought a kiddie pool. Of course,the only pool left at that point of the summer was a big, green, molded plastic frog. It was so expensive–at least for our budget back then–that’s why it was the last in the stores.
    I spent hours in soaking in that pool while wearing a purple maternity bathing suit glowering at him everytime he came outside to pour some more water on me.
    Now, it is a good memory . . . but back then–
    Oh yes, and CT drivers aren’t any more mindful than the VA ones. It’s a universal condition!

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  178. Ah, Maggie! Now I understand the center hall. (Learn something every day.)
    Bethany, hang in there. You’ll make a killing on that house when you sell it. Your story reminded me of when my husband moved me up to Conneticut from Virginia. He assured me we’d never need air conditioning (and that CT drivers were much better than VA ones.)
    That summer was the hottest summer on record in CT. I was also pregnant! To cool me off, he bought a kiddie pool. Of course,the only pool left at that point of the summer was a big, green, molded plastic frog. It was so expensive–at least for our budget back then–that’s why it was the last in the stores.
    I spent hours in soaking in that pool while wearing a purple maternity bathing suit glowering at him everytime he came outside to pour some more water on me.
    Now, it is a good memory . . . but back then–
    Oh yes, and CT drivers aren’t any more mindful than the VA ones. It’s a universal condition!

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  179. Ah, Maggie! Now I understand the center hall. (Learn something every day.)
    Bethany, hang in there. You’ll make a killing on that house when you sell it. Your story reminded me of when my husband moved me up to Conneticut from Virginia. He assured me we’d never need air conditioning (and that CT drivers were much better than VA ones.)
    That summer was the hottest summer on record in CT. I was also pregnant! To cool me off, he bought a kiddie pool. Of course,the only pool left at that point of the summer was a big, green, molded plastic frog. It was so expensive–at least for our budget back then–that’s why it was the last in the stores.
    I spent hours in soaking in that pool while wearing a purple maternity bathing suit glowering at him everytime he came outside to pour some more water on me.
    Now, it is a good memory . . . but back then–
    Oh yes, and CT drivers aren’t any more mindful than the VA ones. It’s a universal condition!

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  180. Ah, Maggie! Now I understand the center hall. (Learn something every day.)
    Bethany, hang in there. You’ll make a killing on that house when you sell it. Your story reminded me of when my husband moved me up to Conneticut from Virginia. He assured me we’d never need air conditioning (and that CT drivers were much better than VA ones.)
    That summer was the hottest summer on record in CT. I was also pregnant! To cool me off, he bought a kiddie pool. Of course,the only pool left at that point of the summer was a big, green, molded plastic frog. It was so expensive–at least for our budget back then–that’s why it was the last in the stores.
    I spent hours in soaking in that pool while wearing a purple maternity bathing suit glowering at him everytime he came outside to pour some more water on me.
    Now, it is a good memory . . . but back then–
    Oh yes, and CT drivers aren’t any more mindful than the VA ones. It’s a universal condition!

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  181. Hi Cathy, I’m enjoying your time here. I also didn’t know about your radio program and now I do. I like a book blog that finds a way to include Johnny Depp in the discussion. He’s come a long way from the days he was taping 21 Jump Street here in Vancouver.

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  182. Hi Cathy, I’m enjoying your time here. I also didn’t know about your radio program and now I do. I like a book blog that finds a way to include Johnny Depp in the discussion. He’s come a long way from the days he was taping 21 Jump Street here in Vancouver.

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  183. Hi Cathy, I’m enjoying your time here. I also didn’t know about your radio program and now I do. I like a book blog that finds a way to include Johnny Depp in the discussion. He’s come a long way from the days he was taping 21 Jump Street here in Vancouver.

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  184. Hi Cathy, I’m enjoying your time here. I also didn’t know about your radio program and now I do. I like a book blog that finds a way to include Johnny Depp in the discussion. He’s come a long way from the days he was taping 21 Jump Street here in Vancouver.

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  185. Hi Cathy, I’m enjoying your time here. I also didn’t know about your radio program and now I do. I like a book blog that finds a way to include Johnny Depp in the discussion. He’s come a long way from the days he was taping 21 Jump Street here in Vancouver.

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  186. Cathy – Those CT drivers have NOTHING on us Mass drivers, MUWAHAHAHA!
    I was pregnant last summer, which was just as hot as this one (or did it just feel that way because I had an extra thirty pounds to lug around?)
    We are hoping to really turn this house around. We’ve already replaced the mainbeam (thanks to a friendly neighborhood of termites that moved in right before we did), we’re putting in central heat & air, and we’re putting on another floor. We plan on raising the family here, and when we’re ready to retire (in forty years or so, lol) we’ll sell it. Market can’t stay down forever 🙂
    New England summers are terribly hot, just like the winters are horribly cold. As they say; if you don’t like the weather up here, wait a minute…it’ll change. 😀

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  187. Cathy – Those CT drivers have NOTHING on us Mass drivers, MUWAHAHAHA!
    I was pregnant last summer, which was just as hot as this one (or did it just feel that way because I had an extra thirty pounds to lug around?)
    We are hoping to really turn this house around. We’ve already replaced the mainbeam (thanks to a friendly neighborhood of termites that moved in right before we did), we’re putting in central heat & air, and we’re putting on another floor. We plan on raising the family here, and when we’re ready to retire (in forty years or so, lol) we’ll sell it. Market can’t stay down forever 🙂
    New England summers are terribly hot, just like the winters are horribly cold. As they say; if you don’t like the weather up here, wait a minute…it’ll change. 😀

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  188. Cathy – Those CT drivers have NOTHING on us Mass drivers, MUWAHAHAHA!
    I was pregnant last summer, which was just as hot as this one (or did it just feel that way because I had an extra thirty pounds to lug around?)
    We are hoping to really turn this house around. We’ve already replaced the mainbeam (thanks to a friendly neighborhood of termites that moved in right before we did), we’re putting in central heat & air, and we’re putting on another floor. We plan on raising the family here, and when we’re ready to retire (in forty years or so, lol) we’ll sell it. Market can’t stay down forever 🙂
    New England summers are terribly hot, just like the winters are horribly cold. As they say; if you don’t like the weather up here, wait a minute…it’ll change. 😀

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  189. Cathy – Those CT drivers have NOTHING on us Mass drivers, MUWAHAHAHA!
    I was pregnant last summer, which was just as hot as this one (or did it just feel that way because I had an extra thirty pounds to lug around?)
    We are hoping to really turn this house around. We’ve already replaced the mainbeam (thanks to a friendly neighborhood of termites that moved in right before we did), we’re putting in central heat & air, and we’re putting on another floor. We plan on raising the family here, and when we’re ready to retire (in forty years or so, lol) we’ll sell it. Market can’t stay down forever 🙂
    New England summers are terribly hot, just like the winters are horribly cold. As they say; if you don’t like the weather up here, wait a minute…it’ll change. 😀

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  190. Cathy – Those CT drivers have NOTHING on us Mass drivers, MUWAHAHAHA!
    I was pregnant last summer, which was just as hot as this one (or did it just feel that way because I had an extra thirty pounds to lug around?)
    We are hoping to really turn this house around. We’ve already replaced the mainbeam (thanks to a friendly neighborhood of termites that moved in right before we did), we’re putting in central heat & air, and we’re putting on another floor. We plan on raising the family here, and when we’re ready to retire (in forty years or so, lol) we’ll sell it. Market can’t stay down forever 🙂
    New England summers are terribly hot, just like the winters are horribly cold. As they say; if you don’t like the weather up here, wait a minute…it’ll change. 😀

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  191. I feel like I’m in the minority here (and that I’m going to be lynched for saying this) but I just don’t like Johnny Depp. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an amazing actor, and no one else could play Jack Sparrow…but he’s just too feminine for me. I like alpha manly men, lol. No hair past the tops of the ears (even that’s pushing it), def no eyeliner, or makeup of any kind.
    OK – I’ll go hide under a rock now 😛

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  192. I feel like I’m in the minority here (and that I’m going to be lynched for saying this) but I just don’t like Johnny Depp. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an amazing actor, and no one else could play Jack Sparrow…but he’s just too feminine for me. I like alpha manly men, lol. No hair past the tops of the ears (even that’s pushing it), def no eyeliner, or makeup of any kind.
    OK – I’ll go hide under a rock now 😛

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  193. I feel like I’m in the minority here (and that I’m going to be lynched for saying this) but I just don’t like Johnny Depp. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an amazing actor, and no one else could play Jack Sparrow…but he’s just too feminine for me. I like alpha manly men, lol. No hair past the tops of the ears (even that’s pushing it), def no eyeliner, or makeup of any kind.
    OK – I’ll go hide under a rock now 😛

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  194. I feel like I’m in the minority here (and that I’m going to be lynched for saying this) but I just don’t like Johnny Depp. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an amazing actor, and no one else could play Jack Sparrow…but he’s just too feminine for me. I like alpha manly men, lol. No hair past the tops of the ears (even that’s pushing it), def no eyeliner, or makeup of any kind.
    OK – I’ll go hide under a rock now 😛

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  195. I feel like I’m in the minority here (and that I’m going to be lynched for saying this) but I just don’t like Johnny Depp. Don’t get me wrong, he’s an amazing actor, and no one else could play Jack Sparrow…but he’s just too feminine for me. I like alpha manly men, lol. No hair past the tops of the ears (even that’s pushing it), def no eyeliner, or makeup of any kind.
    OK – I’ll go hide under a rock now 😛

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  196. Okay! I’ve got to go to work! Y’all have been too much fun. Consequently, I haven’t even started on my pages let alone my “Ode to Nadeen.”
    However, I’ll check in tomorrow for any comments I missed. And, here’s a little something for you–it’s my latest fave from You Tube. (No Johnny, Bethany!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2t58CRmbU
    Thank you all for being so wonderful to me today. I pray our paths cross again soon. (And Cathy, remember, when you talk to people it was ONE book. Uno. However, if you see me in Dallas . . . )
    XXXO!

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  197. Okay! I’ve got to go to work! Y’all have been too much fun. Consequently, I haven’t even started on my pages let alone my “Ode to Nadeen.”
    However, I’ll check in tomorrow for any comments I missed. And, here’s a little something for you–it’s my latest fave from You Tube. (No Johnny, Bethany!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2t58CRmbU
    Thank you all for being so wonderful to me today. I pray our paths cross again soon. (And Cathy, remember, when you talk to people it was ONE book. Uno. However, if you see me in Dallas . . . )
    XXXO!

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  198. Okay! I’ve got to go to work! Y’all have been too much fun. Consequently, I haven’t even started on my pages let alone my “Ode to Nadeen.”
    However, I’ll check in tomorrow for any comments I missed. And, here’s a little something for you–it’s my latest fave from You Tube. (No Johnny, Bethany!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2t58CRmbU
    Thank you all for being so wonderful to me today. I pray our paths cross again soon. (And Cathy, remember, when you talk to people it was ONE book. Uno. However, if you see me in Dallas . . . )
    XXXO!

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  199. Okay! I’ve got to go to work! Y’all have been too much fun. Consequently, I haven’t even started on my pages let alone my “Ode to Nadeen.”
    However, I’ll check in tomorrow for any comments I missed. And, here’s a little something for you–it’s my latest fave from You Tube. (No Johnny, Bethany!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2t58CRmbU
    Thank you all for being so wonderful to me today. I pray our paths cross again soon. (And Cathy, remember, when you talk to people it was ONE book. Uno. However, if you see me in Dallas . . . )
    XXXO!

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  200. Okay! I’ve got to go to work! Y’all have been too much fun. Consequently, I haven’t even started on my pages let alone my “Ode to Nadeen.”
    However, I’ll check in tomorrow for any comments I missed. And, here’s a little something for you–it’s my latest fave from You Tube. (No Johnny, Bethany!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi2t58CRmbU
    Thank you all for being so wonderful to me today. I pray our paths cross again soon. (And Cathy, remember, when you talk to people it was ONE book. Uno. However, if you see me in Dallas . . . )
    XXXO!

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  201. Cathy Maxwell, a name I MUST remember to look up on my next visit to the library!!
    I KNOW I’ll love the Cameron Sisters. Why you ask? Because of the Scottish Dukes or any other Scottish guys, that’s why!
    This is a great day, I’ve now added another author to my growing list must reads. Thanks for a great interview.

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  202. Cathy Maxwell, a name I MUST remember to look up on my next visit to the library!!
    I KNOW I’ll love the Cameron Sisters. Why you ask? Because of the Scottish Dukes or any other Scottish guys, that’s why!
    This is a great day, I’ve now added another author to my growing list must reads. Thanks for a great interview.

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  203. Cathy Maxwell, a name I MUST remember to look up on my next visit to the library!!
    I KNOW I’ll love the Cameron Sisters. Why you ask? Because of the Scottish Dukes or any other Scottish guys, that’s why!
    This is a great day, I’ve now added another author to my growing list must reads. Thanks for a great interview.

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  204. Cathy Maxwell, a name I MUST remember to look up on my next visit to the library!!
    I KNOW I’ll love the Cameron Sisters. Why you ask? Because of the Scottish Dukes or any other Scottish guys, that’s why!
    This is a great day, I’ve now added another author to my growing list must reads. Thanks for a great interview.

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  205. Cathy Maxwell, a name I MUST remember to look up on my next visit to the library!!
    I KNOW I’ll love the Cameron Sisters. Why you ask? Because of the Scottish Dukes or any other Scottish guys, that’s why!
    This is a great day, I’ve now added another author to my growing list must reads. Thanks for a great interview.

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  206. [Recently Johnny Depp was on David Letterman Late Show and he related this story to David.] Did you know when he was doing the show 21 Jump Street, that they put up a huge billboard of him with a gun, that had a line that said something to effect of, “Other kids pack lunch.” Johnny wasn’t too thrilled about this so he got a friend, went to a hardware store and bought some paint and rollers. They were caught painting on rollerskates, by a security guard who asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny said he didn’t like it. The guard noticed that it was Johnnys mug on the billboard. The guard then looked at his watch and just said, “hurry!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiPbhWJpxg

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  207. [Recently Johnny Depp was on David Letterman Late Show and he related this story to David.] Did you know when he was doing the show 21 Jump Street, that they put up a huge billboard of him with a gun, that had a line that said something to effect of, “Other kids pack lunch.” Johnny wasn’t too thrilled about this so he got a friend, went to a hardware store and bought some paint and rollers. They were caught painting on rollerskates, by a security guard who asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny said he didn’t like it. The guard noticed that it was Johnnys mug on the billboard. The guard then looked at his watch and just said, “hurry!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiPbhWJpxg

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  208. [Recently Johnny Depp was on David Letterman Late Show and he related this story to David.] Did you know when he was doing the show 21 Jump Street, that they put up a huge billboard of him with a gun, that had a line that said something to effect of, “Other kids pack lunch.” Johnny wasn’t too thrilled about this so he got a friend, went to a hardware store and bought some paint and rollers. They were caught painting on rollerskates, by a security guard who asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny said he didn’t like it. The guard noticed that it was Johnnys mug on the billboard. The guard then looked at his watch and just said, “hurry!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiPbhWJpxg

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  209. [Recently Johnny Depp was on David Letterman Late Show and he related this story to David.] Did you know when he was doing the show 21 Jump Street, that they put up a huge billboard of him with a gun, that had a line that said something to effect of, “Other kids pack lunch.” Johnny wasn’t too thrilled about this so he got a friend, went to a hardware store and bought some paint and rollers. They were caught painting on rollerskates, by a security guard who asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny said he didn’t like it. The guard noticed that it was Johnnys mug on the billboard. The guard then looked at his watch and just said, “hurry!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiPbhWJpxg

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  210. [Recently Johnny Depp was on David Letterman Late Show and he related this story to David.] Did you know when he was doing the show 21 Jump Street, that they put up a huge billboard of him with a gun, that had a line that said something to effect of, “Other kids pack lunch.” Johnny wasn’t too thrilled about this so he got a friend, went to a hardware store and bought some paint and rollers. They were caught painting on rollerskates, by a security guard who asked Johnny what he was doing. Johnny said he didn’t like it. The guard noticed that it was Johnnys mug on the billboard. The guard then looked at his watch and just said, “hurry!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boiPbhWJpxg

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  211. Great videos, all of them 🙂
    I have nothing against Johnny – I’ve loved just about every film he’s in. I just don’t want him as my hero :D. Give me Gerard Butler any day!

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  212. Great videos, all of them 🙂
    I have nothing against Johnny – I’ve loved just about every film he’s in. I just don’t want him as my hero :D. Give me Gerard Butler any day!

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  213. Great videos, all of them 🙂
    I have nothing against Johnny – I’ve loved just about every film he’s in. I just don’t want him as my hero :D. Give me Gerard Butler any day!

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  214. Great videos, all of them 🙂
    I have nothing against Johnny – I’ve loved just about every film he’s in. I just don’t want him as my hero :D. Give me Gerard Butler any day!

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  215. Great videos, all of them 🙂
    I have nothing against Johnny – I’ve loved just about every film he’s in. I just don’t want him as my hero :D. Give me Gerard Butler any day!

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  216. I can’t resist a Scotsman. Your book sounds really good! Adding it to my list of books to get. I think reading is one of the best hobbies I ever started. It’s so relaxing and I love the happy endings. I don’t hide it and everyone around me who is stressed out gets to hear about how they should pick up a romance book. lol
    Oh, and that’s really neat about the radio program.

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  217. I can’t resist a Scotsman. Your book sounds really good! Adding it to my list of books to get. I think reading is one of the best hobbies I ever started. It’s so relaxing and I love the happy endings. I don’t hide it and everyone around me who is stressed out gets to hear about how they should pick up a romance book. lol
    Oh, and that’s really neat about the radio program.

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  218. I can’t resist a Scotsman. Your book sounds really good! Adding it to my list of books to get. I think reading is one of the best hobbies I ever started. It’s so relaxing and I love the happy endings. I don’t hide it and everyone around me who is stressed out gets to hear about how they should pick up a romance book. lol
    Oh, and that’s really neat about the radio program.

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  219. I can’t resist a Scotsman. Your book sounds really good! Adding it to my list of books to get. I think reading is one of the best hobbies I ever started. It’s so relaxing and I love the happy endings. I don’t hide it and everyone around me who is stressed out gets to hear about how they should pick up a romance book. lol
    Oh, and that’s really neat about the radio program.

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  220. I can’t resist a Scotsman. Your book sounds really good! Adding it to my list of books to get. I think reading is one of the best hobbies I ever started. It’s so relaxing and I love the happy endings. I don’t hide it and everyone around me who is stressed out gets to hear about how they should pick up a romance book. lol
    Oh, and that’s really neat about the radio program.

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  221. A radio show about books and reading! That’s fabulous. I hope it does really well. Better than Oprah.
    For the record, Johnny Depp’s a crumpet, with good judgment in roles he’s accepted. (After 21 Jump Street got him Jump Started.)
    But my current hero looks like Aidan Gillen. *le sigh*

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  222. A radio show about books and reading! That’s fabulous. I hope it does really well. Better than Oprah.
    For the record, Johnny Depp’s a crumpet, with good judgment in roles he’s accepted. (After 21 Jump Street got him Jump Started.)
    But my current hero looks like Aidan Gillen. *le sigh*

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  223. A radio show about books and reading! That’s fabulous. I hope it does really well. Better than Oprah.
    For the record, Johnny Depp’s a crumpet, with good judgment in roles he’s accepted. (After 21 Jump Street got him Jump Started.)
    But my current hero looks like Aidan Gillen. *le sigh*

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  224. A radio show about books and reading! That’s fabulous. I hope it does really well. Better than Oprah.
    For the record, Johnny Depp’s a crumpet, with good judgment in roles he’s accepted. (After 21 Jump Street got him Jump Started.)
    But my current hero looks like Aidan Gillen. *le sigh*

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  225. A radio show about books and reading! That’s fabulous. I hope it does really well. Better than Oprah.
    For the record, Johnny Depp’s a crumpet, with good judgment in roles he’s accepted. (After 21 Jump Street got him Jump Started.)
    But my current hero looks like Aidan Gillen. *le sigh*

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  226. Hi, Cathy!
    I am sorry I was too late to chat with you. I just wanted to say that I have been glomming CM books for the past several months–ever since you charmed us all on RNTV and Kim sent me my first CM book.
    And I have no sympathy for you wimps complaining about the heat.:) It is after midnight in Georgia and still 75 with 94% humidity. Just walking to the mailbox is exhausting. I can remember my grandparents’ homes being cooled only with fans, but both houses had huge porches back and front and high ceilings and lots of tall windows. I think all the shade provided by many trees helped too.

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  227. Hi, Cathy!
    I am sorry I was too late to chat with you. I just wanted to say that I have been glomming CM books for the past several months–ever since you charmed us all on RNTV and Kim sent me my first CM book.
    And I have no sympathy for you wimps complaining about the heat.:) It is after midnight in Georgia and still 75 with 94% humidity. Just walking to the mailbox is exhausting. I can remember my grandparents’ homes being cooled only with fans, but both houses had huge porches back and front and high ceilings and lots of tall windows. I think all the shade provided by many trees helped too.

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  228. Hi, Cathy!
    I am sorry I was too late to chat with you. I just wanted to say that I have been glomming CM books for the past several months–ever since you charmed us all on RNTV and Kim sent me my first CM book.
    And I have no sympathy for you wimps complaining about the heat.:) It is after midnight in Georgia and still 75 with 94% humidity. Just walking to the mailbox is exhausting. I can remember my grandparents’ homes being cooled only with fans, but both houses had huge porches back and front and high ceilings and lots of tall windows. I think all the shade provided by many trees helped too.

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  229. Hi, Cathy!
    I am sorry I was too late to chat with you. I just wanted to say that I have been glomming CM books for the past several months–ever since you charmed us all on RNTV and Kim sent me my first CM book.
    And I have no sympathy for you wimps complaining about the heat.:) It is after midnight in Georgia and still 75 with 94% humidity. Just walking to the mailbox is exhausting. I can remember my grandparents’ homes being cooled only with fans, but both houses had huge porches back and front and high ceilings and lots of tall windows. I think all the shade provided by many trees helped too.

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  230. Hi, Cathy!
    I am sorry I was too late to chat with you. I just wanted to say that I have been glomming CM books for the past several months–ever since you charmed us all on RNTV and Kim sent me my first CM book.
    And I have no sympathy for you wimps complaining about the heat.:) It is after midnight in Georgia and still 75 with 94% humidity. Just walking to the mailbox is exhausting. I can remember my grandparents’ homes being cooled only with fans, but both houses had huge porches back and front and high ceilings and lots of tall windows. I think all the shade provided by many trees helped too.

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  231. You’re right, Janga–I feel ashamed of myself for having such an easy Northwest summer–particularly since my brother (active duty Navy in Djibouti) just wrote me and said it got up to 135 F there yesterday! Yikes!

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  232. You’re right, Janga–I feel ashamed of myself for having such an easy Northwest summer–particularly since my brother (active duty Navy in Djibouti) just wrote me and said it got up to 135 F there yesterday! Yikes!

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  233. You’re right, Janga–I feel ashamed of myself for having such an easy Northwest summer–particularly since my brother (active duty Navy in Djibouti) just wrote me and said it got up to 135 F there yesterday! Yikes!

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  234. You’re right, Janga–I feel ashamed of myself for having such an easy Northwest summer–particularly since my brother (active duty Navy in Djibouti) just wrote me and said it got up to 135 F there yesterday! Yikes!

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  235. You’re right, Janga–I feel ashamed of myself for having such an easy Northwest summer–particularly since my brother (active duty Navy in Djibouti) just wrote me and said it got up to 135 F there yesterday! Yikes!

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  236. Sherri—
    THANK YOU for introducing me to Taylor Mali in your YouTube recommendation. He turned my brain inside out with possibilities. I love originial thinkers. “The Impotence of Proofreading” is wonderful but “What Teachers Make” should be a classic and will be once I get through emailing to everyone I know in the world! Thank you!

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  237. Sherri—
    THANK YOU for introducing me to Taylor Mali in your YouTube recommendation. He turned my brain inside out with possibilities. I love originial thinkers. “The Impotence of Proofreading” is wonderful but “What Teachers Make” should be a classic and will be once I get through emailing to everyone I know in the world! Thank you!

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  238. Sherri—
    THANK YOU for introducing me to Taylor Mali in your YouTube recommendation. He turned my brain inside out with possibilities. I love originial thinkers. “The Impotence of Proofreading” is wonderful but “What Teachers Make” should be a classic and will be once I get through emailing to everyone I know in the world! Thank you!

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  239. Sherri—
    THANK YOU for introducing me to Taylor Mali in your YouTube recommendation. He turned my brain inside out with possibilities. I love originial thinkers. “The Impotence of Proofreading” is wonderful but “What Teachers Make” should be a classic and will be once I get through emailing to everyone I know in the world! Thank you!

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  240. Sherri—
    THANK YOU for introducing me to Taylor Mali in your YouTube recommendation. He turned my brain inside out with possibilities. I love originial thinkers. “The Impotence of Proofreading” is wonderful but “What Teachers Make” should be a classic and will be once I get through emailing to everyone I know in the world! Thank you!

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  241. Hi Cathy,
    So glad you could blog with us. I agree with you about books being the best and most affordable entertainment around. I am a stay at home mom with a 8 month old baby girl and an almost 4 year old boy. Every evening I try to take at least 30 minutes to escape into my book. It’s my “me” time and it really helps to rejuvenate me. I read to both of them every night because I truly believe you are never too young to start appreciating books.

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  242. Hi Cathy,
    So glad you could blog with us. I agree with you about books being the best and most affordable entertainment around. I am a stay at home mom with a 8 month old baby girl and an almost 4 year old boy. Every evening I try to take at least 30 minutes to escape into my book. It’s my “me” time and it really helps to rejuvenate me. I read to both of them every night because I truly believe you are never too young to start appreciating books.

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  243. Hi Cathy,
    So glad you could blog with us. I agree with you about books being the best and most affordable entertainment around. I am a stay at home mom with a 8 month old baby girl and an almost 4 year old boy. Every evening I try to take at least 30 minutes to escape into my book. It’s my “me” time and it really helps to rejuvenate me. I read to both of them every night because I truly believe you are never too young to start appreciating books.

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  244. Hi Cathy,
    So glad you could blog with us. I agree with you about books being the best and most affordable entertainment around. I am a stay at home mom with a 8 month old baby girl and an almost 4 year old boy. Every evening I try to take at least 30 minutes to escape into my book. It’s my “me” time and it really helps to rejuvenate me. I read to both of them every night because I truly believe you are never too young to start appreciating books.

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  245. Hi Cathy,
    So glad you could blog with us. I agree with you about books being the best and most affordable entertainment around. I am a stay at home mom with a 8 month old baby girl and an almost 4 year old boy. Every evening I try to take at least 30 minutes to escape into my book. It’s my “me” time and it really helps to rejuvenate me. I read to both of them every night because I truly believe you are never too young to start appreciating books.

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  246. Jo, here.
    Cathy, I’m so sorry not to have welcomed you to Wenchland yesterday! Turned out to be a busy one, and RWA looming means a zillion things to do. Are you speaking? When? Doesn’t matter on what, it’ll be wonderful and funny. 🙂
    LOL on the dukes, but put me on the Depp side. Love visible bones. 🙂
    Thanks for being a guest here.
    And a wave to all Canadian, with Canada Day coming up
    Jo 🙂

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  247. Jo, here.
    Cathy, I’m so sorry not to have welcomed you to Wenchland yesterday! Turned out to be a busy one, and RWA looming means a zillion things to do. Are you speaking? When? Doesn’t matter on what, it’ll be wonderful and funny. 🙂
    LOL on the dukes, but put me on the Depp side. Love visible bones. 🙂
    Thanks for being a guest here.
    And a wave to all Canadian, with Canada Day coming up
    Jo 🙂

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  248. Jo, here.
    Cathy, I’m so sorry not to have welcomed you to Wenchland yesterday! Turned out to be a busy one, and RWA looming means a zillion things to do. Are you speaking? When? Doesn’t matter on what, it’ll be wonderful and funny. 🙂
    LOL on the dukes, but put me on the Depp side. Love visible bones. 🙂
    Thanks for being a guest here.
    And a wave to all Canadian, with Canada Day coming up
    Jo 🙂

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  249. Jo, here.
    Cathy, I’m so sorry not to have welcomed you to Wenchland yesterday! Turned out to be a busy one, and RWA looming means a zillion things to do. Are you speaking? When? Doesn’t matter on what, it’ll be wonderful and funny. 🙂
    LOL on the dukes, but put me on the Depp side. Love visible bones. 🙂
    Thanks for being a guest here.
    And a wave to all Canadian, with Canada Day coming up
    Jo 🙂

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  250. Jo, here.
    Cathy, I’m so sorry not to have welcomed you to Wenchland yesterday! Turned out to be a busy one, and RWA looming means a zillion things to do. Are you speaking? When? Doesn’t matter on what, it’ll be wonderful and funny. 🙂
    LOL on the dukes, but put me on the Depp side. Love visible bones. 🙂
    Thanks for being a guest here.
    And a wave to all Canadian, with Canada Day coming up
    Jo 🙂

    Reply
  251. As a fellow member of the C/Kathy club, I’m so glad you stopped by. AND I live near Dallas, so maybe I can shake your hand in person instead of only online. I will definitely head for the bookstore to find some of your books as soon as summer school is over. I’ve got some reading to catch up on during my 2 weeks in Colorado, which is where Texans go in August to escape the heat. Don’t get started on skeeters- don’t you know everything is bigger in Texas? (grin)

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  252. As a fellow member of the C/Kathy club, I’m so glad you stopped by. AND I live near Dallas, so maybe I can shake your hand in person instead of only online. I will definitely head for the bookstore to find some of your books as soon as summer school is over. I’ve got some reading to catch up on during my 2 weeks in Colorado, which is where Texans go in August to escape the heat. Don’t get started on skeeters- don’t you know everything is bigger in Texas? (grin)

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  253. As a fellow member of the C/Kathy club, I’m so glad you stopped by. AND I live near Dallas, so maybe I can shake your hand in person instead of only online. I will definitely head for the bookstore to find some of your books as soon as summer school is over. I’ve got some reading to catch up on during my 2 weeks in Colorado, which is where Texans go in August to escape the heat. Don’t get started on skeeters- don’t you know everything is bigger in Texas? (grin)

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  254. As a fellow member of the C/Kathy club, I’m so glad you stopped by. AND I live near Dallas, so maybe I can shake your hand in person instead of only online. I will definitely head for the bookstore to find some of your books as soon as summer school is over. I’ve got some reading to catch up on during my 2 weeks in Colorado, which is where Texans go in August to escape the heat. Don’t get started on skeeters- don’t you know everything is bigger in Texas? (grin)

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  255. As a fellow member of the C/Kathy club, I’m so glad you stopped by. AND I live near Dallas, so maybe I can shake your hand in person instead of only online. I will definitely head for the bookstore to find some of your books as soon as summer school is over. I’ve got some reading to catch up on during my 2 weeks in Colorado, which is where Texans go in August to escape the heat. Don’t get started on skeeters- don’t you know everything is bigger in Texas? (grin)

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  256. Well, yes, everything. As they said in “Young Frankenstein”, it’s got to be proportional. (even bigger grin)

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  257. Well, yes, everything. As they said in “Young Frankenstein”, it’s got to be proportional. (even bigger grin)

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  258. Well, yes, everything. As they said in “Young Frankenstein”, it’s got to be proportional. (even bigger grin)

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  259. Well, yes, everything. As they said in “Young Frankenstein”, it’s got to be proportional. (even bigger grin)

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  260. Well, yes, everything. As they said in “Young Frankenstein”, it’s got to be proportional. (even bigger grin)

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