Edith Layton is back & daughter Susie tells nearly all

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I met Edith Layton and her ten year old daughter Susie at my very first romance conference, when I was under contract but the book hadn't come out yet.  Edith and her fellow Signet Regency writer pal Barbara Hazard kindly invited me to join them for a drink.  I was in the presence of goddesses! 

And with us was Susie, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, interested in everything , and really, seriously bright.  So now it's a pleasure to welcome grown up Susie, who is a writer/producer/performer/Jill of all trade who not only inherited Edith's bubbling creativity, but looks like a direct clone, as you can see below.  A favorite later moment was doing a conference book signing in the basement of a NYC hotel and Susie gliding through on roller blades, visiting Edith and Edith's friends.

Now Susie is visiting the Word Wenches and telling the tale of how Edith Layton's marvelous stories are entering the age of e-books.  Bring it on, Susie!

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Hello dear Wenches and Wenchly readers,

Dukes-wagerI'm Susie Felber, daughter of the late, great Edith Layton. She has a book re-releasing 12/11 and I'm throwing a rocking virtual book party, so do read on for that and oh so much more…

First I want to thank the Wenches for letting me guest here, and in particular, thanks to Mary Jo, for not changing her email or requesting the entry into the FBI's Romance Author Protection from Dumb Publishing Questions Program.

I last blogged here in 2008, describing what it was like to be a romance author's daughter. You can read pt. 1 here and pt. 2 here. In it I share photos and stories of being dragged on research trips to the UK and enduring ignorant sniggers about my mom writing "dirty" books. To be sure, my mother loved being teased about her esoteric research that led us to drafty crypts and far-flung historic sheep-covered fields.

Now as you may or may not know, my mother died in 2009, and it's only now, five years later, that her out-of-print books are finally being made available as ebooks for the very first time. To start, I've handed over nine traditional regencies and one never-before-published novella to Untreed Reads. The first one coming back (get ready for the link to order it!) is The Duke's Wager. It was her first published novel and it won her two awards: 1984 The Romantic Times Award Best New Regency Author and 1984 The Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, Best New Regency Author. 

Mom-meSo you might ask… why'd it take so long? Well, there were many reasons. As I wrote in an article on Kveller called Motherless Jewish Mother, I was pregnant with my second child and working full time, from her home, when she died. (Perhaps I should say "she passed" but that euphemism drives me nuts because it sounds more like digestion than slipping off a mortal coil, doesn't it?)

The photo of us above… well it's not that flattering. But I was secretly pregnant with my first kid, she was secretly on chemo, and we were both wearing dizzying prints. But look at us? Do we look like we want to throw up? No. We are pretty darn happy.

4462137105_07a4cb26ab_bIn any case, after she died, besides being emotionally ripped apart from the inside out, I also had her house to tend to. My mother collected everything. Her home of 40 years was chock. full. of. stuff. And thing is, it wasn't like an episode of Hoarders. That would've been easy — get a dumpster, roll the TV cameras and — boom! — you're done. No, my mom had exquisite taste in books, antiques, and whatever was clever, so it was more like an archaeological dig of a pharaoh's tomb. Except instead of coptic jars, I was finding boxes of gold pocket watches and hollowed out books full of enamel snuff boxes and micro mosaics from The Grand Tour. And there were large items I physically couldn't eject, like a pot belly stove and a player piano that no mover believed wasn't there before the house was built.

72852024_c9b0561523_zThen, before the house sold, there were a series of unfortunate events that required extra years and many frantic visits out to my old homestead. I'm not one to believe in hauntings, but I'll be damned if she didn't figure out ways to guilt me into visiting from the beyond.

Then I thought I'd put the books out myself.  I mean why not? I'm tech savvy, I know marketing — how hard could it be? Oh ho ho ho. With babies, multiple jobs and my habit of performing at night, it was a few years before I waved the white flag on that idea. I dearly love my brothers, but they are also busy and didn't have time to take up the cause.

Once I decided to not go it alone, I had the happy problem of many epublishers wanting her backlist. But I had so many factors to consider. I won't drone on about it now because — tra la! — I'm going to be droning on about it soon in an interview about posthumous publishing over at a fabulous blog called Love in the Margins.

So it's finally happening. I'm throwing an Edith Layton virtual book party which involves you being at home, maybe throwing a tweet or two and celebrating in the manner of Edith Layton. How would one "party" like Edith? See this graphic I made with the help of an illustrator pal for suggestions:

Edith-layton-book-party

So yes, I'm beyond thrilled. And the Edith Layton fans seem to still be there, as evidenced by amazing posts on Smart Bitches and LITM when I was looking for input on cover designs. My mother wrote great stories and she loved doing it. And now these stories will have readers, and that is why I feel like on 12/11, when The Duke's Wager comes back, I'll have broken through the ribbon at the end of a muddy marathon. (OK, maybe it's just a water break, because I've still more books to put into production, and I now work at Audible so I've big plans in the audiobook arena… but still…)

Anyway, if there is any money to be made, it'll be icing, it will be split evenly with my brothers, and no amount could never make up for I wouldn't give to have her here with me now. She was smart, she was well read, but mainly, she was a hoot and a half.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 10.15.04 PMI'll leave you with something I found when I was clearing out her safe deposit box. It was full of papers and I nearly chucked out a ripped envelope with something she'd scribbled on it, figuring it was one of hundreds like it — dashed off ideas for a book in progress. But of course, I must read everything. It is at right, has a date of 2001 on it — long before she was diagnosed — and it says:

Just stopped in to get my mother's wedding ring. If any of you kids happen to come across this because…in the future — don't despair. Well, what the hell — life is life, and that always involves Death. So I only want you to know, that I love you, have always loved you & know that if it is possible, I will love you forever.

Yes, mom, we know. x

You can 'like' the Edith Layton Facebook page for all book updates.

You can follow Susie Felber on Twitter

You can get the Duke's Wager at any of these fine locations:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/DukesWager 

Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-dukes-wager/id943280144?mt=11&uo=4&at=11l597 or just open the iBooks application and search for the title.

Kobobooks.com:  http://goo.gl/NH8va2

AllRomanceEbooks.com: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-theduke039swager-1682674-160.html

Mary Jo here again.  I'll add one last link, this one for the spontaneous memorial post consisting of well over a hundred tributes made by her friends and readers when her death was announced.  She's still with us in her wonderful stories with their impish, pure-Edith humor. Read them to remember, and smile.

 

 

 

140 thoughts on “Edith Layton is back & daughter Susie tells nearly all”

  1. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE DUKE’S WAGER to the ebook-reading world! We’ve no doubt that both current fans and folks discovering Edith Layton for the first time will be pleased by picking up this title. We really appreciate the trust Susie has put in us, and we promise to do right by Edith’s legacy!
    Best,
    Jay Hartman
    Editor-in-Chief
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    Reply
  2. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE DUKE’S WAGER to the ebook-reading world! We’ve no doubt that both current fans and folks discovering Edith Layton for the first time will be pleased by picking up this title. We really appreciate the trust Susie has put in us, and we promise to do right by Edith’s legacy!
    Best,
    Jay Hartman
    Editor-in-Chief
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    Reply
  3. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE DUKE’S WAGER to the ebook-reading world! We’ve no doubt that both current fans and folks discovering Edith Layton for the first time will be pleased by picking up this title. We really appreciate the trust Susie has put in us, and we promise to do right by Edith’s legacy!
    Best,
    Jay Hartman
    Editor-in-Chief
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    Reply
  4. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE DUKE’S WAGER to the ebook-reading world! We’ve no doubt that both current fans and folks discovering Edith Layton for the first time will be pleased by picking up this title. We really appreciate the trust Susie has put in us, and we promise to do right by Edith’s legacy!
    Best,
    Jay Hartman
    Editor-in-Chief
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    Reply
  5. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing THE DUKE’S WAGER to the ebook-reading world! We’ve no doubt that both current fans and folks discovering Edith Layton for the first time will be pleased by picking up this title. We really appreciate the trust Susie has put in us, and we promise to do right by Edith’s legacy!
    Best,
    Jay Hartman
    Editor-in-Chief
    Untreed Reads Publishing

    Reply
  6. I’m looking forward to all the books. I tried the link for Amazon, but it didn’t work for me. I think it is associated with Facebook,something I don’t yet do. Strangely enough I do know my way to Amazaon.
    Thanks for sharing memories.
    I hope the book launch doesn’t become overwhelming. It seems like you have a lot of activities planned right in the midst of Christmas season.

    Reply
  7. I’m looking forward to all the books. I tried the link for Amazon, but it didn’t work for me. I think it is associated with Facebook,something I don’t yet do. Strangely enough I do know my way to Amazaon.
    Thanks for sharing memories.
    I hope the book launch doesn’t become overwhelming. It seems like you have a lot of activities planned right in the midst of Christmas season.

    Reply
  8. I’m looking forward to all the books. I tried the link for Amazon, but it didn’t work for me. I think it is associated with Facebook,something I don’t yet do. Strangely enough I do know my way to Amazaon.
    Thanks for sharing memories.
    I hope the book launch doesn’t become overwhelming. It seems like you have a lot of activities planned right in the midst of Christmas season.

    Reply
  9. I’m looking forward to all the books. I tried the link for Amazon, but it didn’t work for me. I think it is associated with Facebook,something I don’t yet do. Strangely enough I do know my way to Amazaon.
    Thanks for sharing memories.
    I hope the book launch doesn’t become overwhelming. It seems like you have a lot of activities planned right in the midst of Christmas season.

    Reply
  10. I’m looking forward to all the books. I tried the link for Amazon, but it didn’t work for me. I think it is associated with Facebook,something I don’t yet do. Strangely enough I do know my way to Amazaon.
    Thanks for sharing memories.
    I hope the book launch doesn’t become overwhelming. It seems like you have a lot of activities planned right in the midst of Christmas season.

    Reply
  11. Thank Mary Jo for facilitiating this post and Susie for shariing stories about your mom. Heartwarming. I’ll celebrate the electronic appearace of Edith’s books with a glass of white wine 🙂

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  12. Thank Mary Jo for facilitiating this post and Susie for shariing stories about your mom. Heartwarming. I’ll celebrate the electronic appearace of Edith’s books with a glass of white wine 🙂

    Reply
  13. Thank Mary Jo for facilitiating this post and Susie for shariing stories about your mom. Heartwarming. I’ll celebrate the electronic appearace of Edith’s books with a glass of white wine 🙂

    Reply
  14. Thank Mary Jo for facilitiating this post and Susie for shariing stories about your mom. Heartwarming. I’ll celebrate the electronic appearace of Edith’s books with a glass of white wine 🙂

    Reply
  15. Thank Mary Jo for facilitiating this post and Susie for shariing stories about your mom. Heartwarming. I’ll celebrate the electronic appearace of Edith’s books with a glass of white wine 🙂

    Reply
  16. I knew Edith for years on the Georgette Heyer discussion group and always looked forward to her comments. She was greatly loved and greatly missed. I remember her each time I hear Adam on “Wait Wait”. I have a couple of her books that I have kept but look forward to getting the others as ebooks.

    Reply
  17. I knew Edith for years on the Georgette Heyer discussion group and always looked forward to her comments. She was greatly loved and greatly missed. I remember her each time I hear Adam on “Wait Wait”. I have a couple of her books that I have kept but look forward to getting the others as ebooks.

    Reply
  18. I knew Edith for years on the Georgette Heyer discussion group and always looked forward to her comments. She was greatly loved and greatly missed. I remember her each time I hear Adam on “Wait Wait”. I have a couple of her books that I have kept but look forward to getting the others as ebooks.

    Reply
  19. I knew Edith for years on the Georgette Heyer discussion group and always looked forward to her comments. She was greatly loved and greatly missed. I remember her each time I hear Adam on “Wait Wait”. I have a couple of her books that I have kept but look forward to getting the others as ebooks.

    Reply
  20. I knew Edith for years on the Georgette Heyer discussion group and always looked forward to her comments. She was greatly loved and greatly missed. I remember her each time I hear Adam on “Wait Wait”. I have a couple of her books that I have kept but look forward to getting the others as ebooks.

    Reply
  21. Nancy–
    You are so right that Edith was much loved and much missed. Like you, I always love hearing her son Adam Felber on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”–which hr usually wins when he’s one of the panelists. Intelligents and creativy run through the whole family!

    Reply
  22. Nancy–
    You are so right that Edith was much loved and much missed. Like you, I always love hearing her son Adam Felber on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”–which hr usually wins when he’s one of the panelists. Intelligents and creativy run through the whole family!

    Reply
  23. Nancy–
    You are so right that Edith was much loved and much missed. Like you, I always love hearing her son Adam Felber on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”–which hr usually wins when he’s one of the panelists. Intelligents and creativy run through the whole family!

    Reply
  24. Nancy–
    You are so right that Edith was much loved and much missed. Like you, I always love hearing her son Adam Felber on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”–which hr usually wins when he’s one of the panelists. Intelligents and creativy run through the whole family!

    Reply
  25. Nancy–
    You are so right that Edith was much loved and much missed. Like you, I always love hearing her son Adam Felber on “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”–which hr usually wins when he’s one of the panelists. Intelligents and creativy run through the whole family!

    Reply
  26. Thank you Shannon! Some funky code got in the Amazon link, and thanks to your eagle eye I was able to sneak in and fix it. I owe you a glass of white wine for sure!
    And thanks for concern but the launch is not overwhelming. Yes the holidays are coming but… thank Thor for the internet, I love to give presents but have almost no need to set toe in actually shops.
    PS The book releases tomorrow but can be pre-ordered now. Huzzah!

    Reply
  27. Thank you Shannon! Some funky code got in the Amazon link, and thanks to your eagle eye I was able to sneak in and fix it. I owe you a glass of white wine for sure!
    And thanks for concern but the launch is not overwhelming. Yes the holidays are coming but… thank Thor for the internet, I love to give presents but have almost no need to set toe in actually shops.
    PS The book releases tomorrow but can be pre-ordered now. Huzzah!

    Reply
  28. Thank you Shannon! Some funky code got in the Amazon link, and thanks to your eagle eye I was able to sneak in and fix it. I owe you a glass of white wine for sure!
    And thanks for concern but the launch is not overwhelming. Yes the holidays are coming but… thank Thor for the internet, I love to give presents but have almost no need to set toe in actually shops.
    PS The book releases tomorrow but can be pre-ordered now. Huzzah!

    Reply
  29. Thank you Shannon! Some funky code got in the Amazon link, and thanks to your eagle eye I was able to sneak in and fix it. I owe you a glass of white wine for sure!
    And thanks for concern but the launch is not overwhelming. Yes the holidays are coming but… thank Thor for the internet, I love to give presents but have almost no need to set toe in actually shops.
    PS The book releases tomorrow but can be pre-ordered now. Huzzah!

    Reply
  30. Thank you Shannon! Some funky code got in the Amazon link, and thanks to your eagle eye I was able to sneak in and fix it. I owe you a glass of white wine for sure!
    And thanks for concern but the launch is not overwhelming. Yes the holidays are coming but… thank Thor for the internet, I love to give presents but have almost no need to set toe in actually shops.
    PS The book releases tomorrow but can be pre-ordered now. Huzzah!

    Reply
  31. Susie, great to see you back here again and with such wonderful tidings. I remember your parents’ house so well, and the feeling I was wandering through a museum.
    And I recall lots of wonderfully fun writers’ conferences, around the country and in NYC, and definitely the one MJ cites when you roller skated!
    I treasure my collection of Edith’s first editions, and you already know how happy I am that these memorable stories are finding new life and will reach a whole new audience.
    I miss Edith the person All the Damn Time. And getting a new book every so often.

    Reply
  32. Susie, great to see you back here again and with such wonderful tidings. I remember your parents’ house so well, and the feeling I was wandering through a museum.
    And I recall lots of wonderfully fun writers’ conferences, around the country and in NYC, and definitely the one MJ cites when you roller skated!
    I treasure my collection of Edith’s first editions, and you already know how happy I am that these memorable stories are finding new life and will reach a whole new audience.
    I miss Edith the person All the Damn Time. And getting a new book every so often.

    Reply
  33. Susie, great to see you back here again and with such wonderful tidings. I remember your parents’ house so well, and the feeling I was wandering through a museum.
    And I recall lots of wonderfully fun writers’ conferences, around the country and in NYC, and definitely the one MJ cites when you roller skated!
    I treasure my collection of Edith’s first editions, and you already know how happy I am that these memorable stories are finding new life and will reach a whole new audience.
    I miss Edith the person All the Damn Time. And getting a new book every so often.

    Reply
  34. Susie, great to see you back here again and with such wonderful tidings. I remember your parents’ house so well, and the feeling I was wandering through a museum.
    And I recall lots of wonderfully fun writers’ conferences, around the country and in NYC, and definitely the one MJ cites when you roller skated!
    I treasure my collection of Edith’s first editions, and you already know how happy I am that these memorable stories are finding new life and will reach a whole new audience.
    I miss Edith the person All the Damn Time. And getting a new book every so often.

    Reply
  35. Susie, great to see you back here again and with such wonderful tidings. I remember your parents’ house so well, and the feeling I was wandering through a museum.
    And I recall lots of wonderfully fun writers’ conferences, around the country and in NYC, and definitely the one MJ cites when you roller skated!
    I treasure my collection of Edith’s first editions, and you already know how happy I am that these memorable stories are finding new life and will reach a whole new audience.
    I miss Edith the person All the Damn Time. And getting a new book every so often.

    Reply
  36. She was the best, Edith was, and so very kind to me when I started to write novels. She and Mary Jo also kindly supplied blurbs for my first attempt at a biography, My Lady Scandalous. I will always treasure knowing her. She enriched my life. Susie, you and your brothers had arguably the most gorgeous and generous and loving mom of all time! I am so happy to see her novels come out as e-books…and I remember spending an overnight at your family home…yes, the stuff was everywhere…and it was incredible. You have such amazing memories. Love you; loved her 🙂

    Reply
  37. She was the best, Edith was, and so very kind to me when I started to write novels. She and Mary Jo also kindly supplied blurbs for my first attempt at a biography, My Lady Scandalous. I will always treasure knowing her. She enriched my life. Susie, you and your brothers had arguably the most gorgeous and generous and loving mom of all time! I am so happy to see her novels come out as e-books…and I remember spending an overnight at your family home…yes, the stuff was everywhere…and it was incredible. You have such amazing memories. Love you; loved her 🙂

    Reply
  38. She was the best, Edith was, and so very kind to me when I started to write novels. She and Mary Jo also kindly supplied blurbs for my first attempt at a biography, My Lady Scandalous. I will always treasure knowing her. She enriched my life. Susie, you and your brothers had arguably the most gorgeous and generous and loving mom of all time! I am so happy to see her novels come out as e-books…and I remember spending an overnight at your family home…yes, the stuff was everywhere…and it was incredible. You have such amazing memories. Love you; loved her 🙂

    Reply
  39. She was the best, Edith was, and so very kind to me when I started to write novels. She and Mary Jo also kindly supplied blurbs for my first attempt at a biography, My Lady Scandalous. I will always treasure knowing her. She enriched my life. Susie, you and your brothers had arguably the most gorgeous and generous and loving mom of all time! I am so happy to see her novels come out as e-books…and I remember spending an overnight at your family home…yes, the stuff was everywhere…and it was incredible. You have such amazing memories. Love you; loved her 🙂

    Reply
  40. She was the best, Edith was, and so very kind to me when I started to write novels. She and Mary Jo also kindly supplied blurbs for my first attempt at a biography, My Lady Scandalous. I will always treasure knowing her. She enriched my life. Susie, you and your brothers had arguably the most gorgeous and generous and loving mom of all time! I am so happy to see her novels come out as e-books…and I remember spending an overnight at your family home…yes, the stuff was everywhere…and it was incredible. You have such amazing memories. Love you; loved her 🙂

    Reply
  41. Hi Susie,
    Loved reading about your Mom. Your love came thru. I had never heard of her, but I did buy some of her her $.99 books. That is more than I can afford at the moment. I will wait for others to go on a special sale.
    Your kids are beautiful.
    Sincerely
    Kantu

    Reply
  42. Hi Susie,
    Loved reading about your Mom. Your love came thru. I had never heard of her, but I did buy some of her her $.99 books. That is more than I can afford at the moment. I will wait for others to go on a special sale.
    Your kids are beautiful.
    Sincerely
    Kantu

    Reply
  43. Hi Susie,
    Loved reading about your Mom. Your love came thru. I had never heard of her, but I did buy some of her her $.99 books. That is more than I can afford at the moment. I will wait for others to go on a special sale.
    Your kids are beautiful.
    Sincerely
    Kantu

    Reply
  44. Hi Susie,
    Loved reading about your Mom. Your love came thru. I had never heard of her, but I did buy some of her her $.99 books. That is more than I can afford at the moment. I will wait for others to go on a special sale.
    Your kids are beautiful.
    Sincerely
    Kantu

    Reply
  45. Hi Susie,
    Loved reading about your Mom. Your love came thru. I had never heard of her, but I did buy some of her her $.99 books. That is more than I can afford at the moment. I will wait for others to go on a special sale.
    Your kids are beautiful.
    Sincerely
    Kantu

    Reply
  46. Dear Lady Wenches,
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Love reading about you and your books. Specially enjoy the historical tid bit at the end. And recently, I read the article dyeing with saffron. I thought that was very expensive and interesting. I must bring it up in my Dyeing and Weaving Class. Thank you for that.
    On the book front, I always read your excerpts. Love them. But the books are always way out of my budget. I just have to wait till I :a) win them; b) they go on sale; or c) they are offered as a special bundle.
    Best regards.
    Kantu

    Reply
  47. Dear Lady Wenches,
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Love reading about you and your books. Specially enjoy the historical tid bit at the end. And recently, I read the article dyeing with saffron. I thought that was very expensive and interesting. I must bring it up in my Dyeing and Weaving Class. Thank you for that.
    On the book front, I always read your excerpts. Love them. But the books are always way out of my budget. I just have to wait till I :a) win them; b) they go on sale; or c) they are offered as a special bundle.
    Best regards.
    Kantu

    Reply
  48. Dear Lady Wenches,
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Love reading about you and your books. Specially enjoy the historical tid bit at the end. And recently, I read the article dyeing with saffron. I thought that was very expensive and interesting. I must bring it up in my Dyeing and Weaving Class. Thank you for that.
    On the book front, I always read your excerpts. Love them. But the books are always way out of my budget. I just have to wait till I :a) win them; b) they go on sale; or c) they are offered as a special bundle.
    Best regards.
    Kantu

    Reply
  49. Dear Lady Wenches,
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Love reading about you and your books. Specially enjoy the historical tid bit at the end. And recently, I read the article dyeing with saffron. I thought that was very expensive and interesting. I must bring it up in my Dyeing and Weaving Class. Thank you for that.
    On the book front, I always read your excerpts. Love them. But the books are always way out of my budget. I just have to wait till I :a) win them; b) they go on sale; or c) they are offered as a special bundle.
    Best regards.
    Kantu

    Reply
  50. Dear Lady Wenches,
    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you all.
    Love reading about you and your books. Specially enjoy the historical tid bit at the end. And recently, I read the article dyeing with saffron. I thought that was very expensive and interesting. I must bring it up in my Dyeing and Weaving Class. Thank you for that.
    On the book front, I always read your excerpts. Love them. But the books are always way out of my budget. I just have to wait till I :a) win them; b) they go on sale; or c) they are offered as a special bundle.
    Best regards.
    Kantu

    Reply
  51. In October 2013, I wrote an Edith Layton tribute for Heroes and Heartbreakers. In the final paragraph, I said, “I will happily preorder The Duke’s Wager, the Love trilogy, and other favorites as soon as they are made available.” Indeed, I did preorder The Duke’s Wager, and I am delighted that I will be able to preorder other Layton gems soon. Thanks for making it possible for us to do so, Susie. I do hope that her Christmas stories will be available, either as a collection or individually

    Reply
  52. In October 2013, I wrote an Edith Layton tribute for Heroes and Heartbreakers. In the final paragraph, I said, “I will happily preorder The Duke’s Wager, the Love trilogy, and other favorites as soon as they are made available.” Indeed, I did preorder The Duke’s Wager, and I am delighted that I will be able to preorder other Layton gems soon. Thanks for making it possible for us to do so, Susie. I do hope that her Christmas stories will be available, either as a collection or individually

    Reply
  53. In October 2013, I wrote an Edith Layton tribute for Heroes and Heartbreakers. In the final paragraph, I said, “I will happily preorder The Duke’s Wager, the Love trilogy, and other favorites as soon as they are made available.” Indeed, I did preorder The Duke’s Wager, and I am delighted that I will be able to preorder other Layton gems soon. Thanks for making it possible for us to do so, Susie. I do hope that her Christmas stories will be available, either as a collection or individually

    Reply
  54. In October 2013, I wrote an Edith Layton tribute for Heroes and Heartbreakers. In the final paragraph, I said, “I will happily preorder The Duke’s Wager, the Love trilogy, and other favorites as soon as they are made available.” Indeed, I did preorder The Duke’s Wager, and I am delighted that I will be able to preorder other Layton gems soon. Thanks for making it possible for us to do so, Susie. I do hope that her Christmas stories will be available, either as a collection or individually

    Reply
  55. In October 2013, I wrote an Edith Layton tribute for Heroes and Heartbreakers. In the final paragraph, I said, “I will happily preorder The Duke’s Wager, the Love trilogy, and other favorites as soon as they are made available.” Indeed, I did preorder The Duke’s Wager, and I am delighted that I will be able to preorder other Layton gems soon. Thanks for making it possible for us to do so, Susie. I do hope that her Christmas stories will be available, either as a collection or individually

    Reply
  56. Susie, thanks for stopping by and giving us a quick peek into what you’ve been up to lately (and I’m certain if Edith could haunt her house, she would!). I’m thrilled you found someone to help you get these books into print. The paper ones are now in tatters!

    Reply
  57. Susie, thanks for stopping by and giving us a quick peek into what you’ve been up to lately (and I’m certain if Edith could haunt her house, she would!). I’m thrilled you found someone to help you get these books into print. The paper ones are now in tatters!

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  58. Susie, thanks for stopping by and giving us a quick peek into what you’ve been up to lately (and I’m certain if Edith could haunt her house, she would!). I’m thrilled you found someone to help you get these books into print. The paper ones are now in tatters!

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  59. Susie, thanks for stopping by and giving us a quick peek into what you’ve been up to lately (and I’m certain if Edith could haunt her house, she would!). I’m thrilled you found someone to help you get these books into print. The paper ones are now in tatters!

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  60. Susie, thanks for stopping by and giving us a quick peek into what you’ve been up to lately (and I’m certain if Edith could haunt her house, she would!). I’m thrilled you found someone to help you get these books into print. The paper ones are now in tatters!

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  61. Thank you so much for reading our blog, Kantu. Have you signed up for our newsletter? We often announce specials in that. We’ve all been on the “can’t afford to buy all the books we want to read” list and appreciate that you’re hanging in there!

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  62. Thank you so much for reading our blog, Kantu. Have you signed up for our newsletter? We often announce specials in that. We’ve all been on the “can’t afford to buy all the books we want to read” list and appreciate that you’re hanging in there!

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  63. Thank you so much for reading our blog, Kantu. Have you signed up for our newsletter? We often announce specials in that. We’ve all been on the “can’t afford to buy all the books we want to read” list and appreciate that you’re hanging in there!

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  64. Thank you so much for reading our blog, Kantu. Have you signed up for our newsletter? We often announce specials in that. We’ve all been on the “can’t afford to buy all the books we want to read” list and appreciate that you’re hanging in there!

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  65. Thank you so much for reading our blog, Kantu. Have you signed up for our newsletter? We often announce specials in that. We’ve all been on the “can’t afford to buy all the books we want to read” list and appreciate that you’re hanging in there!

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  66. Kantu–
    Thanks for the holiday good wishes! I’m sorry that it’s hard for you get the books you want. Do you live in an area with decent libraries? If so, perhaps you can persuade them to order what you’d like to read. But I’m guessing that you haven’t got that sort of convenient library, unfortunately. Luckily, there are lots of good books out there, and a lot of specials and sometimes free e-books. I hope you can find enough of what you enjoy!

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  67. Kantu–
    Thanks for the holiday good wishes! I’m sorry that it’s hard for you get the books you want. Do you live in an area with decent libraries? If so, perhaps you can persuade them to order what you’d like to read. But I’m guessing that you haven’t got that sort of convenient library, unfortunately. Luckily, there are lots of good books out there, and a lot of specials and sometimes free e-books. I hope you can find enough of what you enjoy!

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  68. Kantu–
    Thanks for the holiday good wishes! I’m sorry that it’s hard for you get the books you want. Do you live in an area with decent libraries? If so, perhaps you can persuade them to order what you’d like to read. But I’m guessing that you haven’t got that sort of convenient library, unfortunately. Luckily, there are lots of good books out there, and a lot of specials and sometimes free e-books. I hope you can find enough of what you enjoy!

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  69. Kantu–
    Thanks for the holiday good wishes! I’m sorry that it’s hard for you get the books you want. Do you live in an area with decent libraries? If so, perhaps you can persuade them to order what you’d like to read. But I’m guessing that you haven’t got that sort of convenient library, unfortunately. Luckily, there are lots of good books out there, and a lot of specials and sometimes free e-books. I hope you can find enough of what you enjoy!

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  70. Kantu–
    Thanks for the holiday good wishes! I’m sorry that it’s hard for you get the books you want. Do you live in an area with decent libraries? If so, perhaps you can persuade them to order what you’d like to read. But I’m guessing that you haven’t got that sort of convenient library, unfortunately. Luckily, there are lots of good books out there, and a lot of specials and sometimes free e-books. I hope you can find enough of what you enjoy!

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  71. Thank you for sharing those stories with us, Susie! I am looking forward to the release party tomorrow. I’ll handle the chocolate-eating and book-reading portions of the program. In a fit of book deaccessioning many years ago, I gave away my old print copies of The Duke’s Wager and The Disdainful Marquis, and have regretted it many times since.

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  72. Thank you for sharing those stories with us, Susie! I am looking forward to the release party tomorrow. I’ll handle the chocolate-eating and book-reading portions of the program. In a fit of book deaccessioning many years ago, I gave away my old print copies of The Duke’s Wager and The Disdainful Marquis, and have regretted it many times since.

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  73. Thank you for sharing those stories with us, Susie! I am looking forward to the release party tomorrow. I’ll handle the chocolate-eating and book-reading portions of the program. In a fit of book deaccessioning many years ago, I gave away my old print copies of The Duke’s Wager and The Disdainful Marquis, and have regretted it many times since.

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  74. Thank you for sharing those stories with us, Susie! I am looking forward to the release party tomorrow. I’ll handle the chocolate-eating and book-reading portions of the program. In a fit of book deaccessioning many years ago, I gave away my old print copies of The Duke’s Wager and The Disdainful Marquis, and have regretted it many times since.

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  75. Thank you for sharing those stories with us, Susie! I am looking forward to the release party tomorrow. I’ll handle the chocolate-eating and book-reading portions of the program. In a fit of book deaccessioning many years ago, I gave away my old print copies of The Duke’s Wager and The Disdainful Marquis, and have regretted it many times since.

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  76. Susie, thank you so much for visiting the Wenches. Your mother was an amazing writer and an amazing person—obviously you’ve inherited her her spirit and her creativity. The virtual party is rocking—a having Edith Layton books readily available again is cause for wild celebration! We so grateful to you for making it happen!

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  77. Susie, thank you so much for visiting the Wenches. Your mother was an amazing writer and an amazing person—obviously you’ve inherited her her spirit and her creativity. The virtual party is rocking—a having Edith Layton books readily available again is cause for wild celebration! We so grateful to you for making it happen!

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  78. Susie, thank you so much for visiting the Wenches. Your mother was an amazing writer and an amazing person—obviously you’ve inherited her her spirit and her creativity. The virtual party is rocking—a having Edith Layton books readily available again is cause for wild celebration! We so grateful to you for making it happen!

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  79. Susie, thank you so much for visiting the Wenches. Your mother was an amazing writer and an amazing person—obviously you’ve inherited her her spirit and her creativity. The virtual party is rocking—a having Edith Layton books readily available again is cause for wild celebration! We so grateful to you for making it happen!

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  80. Susie, thank you so much for visiting the Wenches. Your mother was an amazing writer and an amazing person—obviously you’ve inherited her her spirit and her creativity. The virtual party is rocking—a having Edith Layton books readily available again is cause for wild celebration! We so grateful to you for making it happen!

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  81. A very nice post. Your mother sounds wonderful, Susie. I’m glad you have waded through the roughs and her books are being re-released. congratulations!

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  82. A very nice post. Your mother sounds wonderful, Susie. I’m glad you have waded through the roughs and her books are being re-released. congratulations!

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  83. A very nice post. Your mother sounds wonderful, Susie. I’m glad you have waded through the roughs and her books are being re-released. congratulations!

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  84. A very nice post. Your mother sounds wonderful, Susie. I’m glad you have waded through the roughs and her books are being re-released. congratulations!

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  85. A very nice post. Your mother sounds wonderful, Susie. I’m glad you have waded through the roughs and her books are being re-released. congratulations!

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  86. I still have print copies of all the early Signets. I just got THE DUKE’S WAGER from under the bed, and will re-read it today. Edith was one of my earliest favorite automatic buy authors. I will always thank her for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  87. I still have print copies of all the early Signets. I just got THE DUKE’S WAGER from under the bed, and will re-read it today. Edith was one of my earliest favorite automatic buy authors. I will always thank her for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  88. I still have print copies of all the early Signets. I just got THE DUKE’S WAGER from under the bed, and will re-read it today. Edith was one of my earliest favorite automatic buy authors. I will always thank her for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  89. I still have print copies of all the early Signets. I just got THE DUKE’S WAGER from under the bed, and will re-read it today. Edith was one of my earliest favorite automatic buy authors. I will always thank her for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  90. I still have print copies of all the early Signets. I just got THE DUKE’S WAGER from under the bed, and will re-read it today. Edith was one of my earliest favorite automatic buy authors. I will always thank her for many hours of reading enjoyment.

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  91. Can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful comments. And how happy it makes me that people have and are reading her books in any format — on an iPad or under the bed — whatever — it’s all really lovely and thanks for sharing. <3

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  92. Can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful comments. And how happy it makes me that people have and are reading her books in any format — on an iPad or under the bed — whatever — it’s all really lovely and thanks for sharing. <3

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  93. Can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful comments. And how happy it makes me that people have and are reading her books in any format — on an iPad or under the bed — whatever — it’s all really lovely and thanks for sharing. <3

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  94. Can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful comments. And how happy it makes me that people have and are reading her books in any format — on an iPad or under the bed — whatever — it’s all really lovely and thanks for sharing. <3

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  95. Can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful comments. And how happy it makes me that people have and are reading her books in any format — on an iPad or under the bed — whatever — it’s all really lovely and thanks for sharing. <3

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