From Fidonet to Broadband

Billypershore Here’s Jo, and instead of Charlie, Billy looking out of the window of the Angel Inn in Pershore, Worcestershire. (Pronounced woostersher, BTW.)

Tomorrow, or today depending on the details, is B day – when we get broadband and can fully
connect with cyberspace. The vagaries of my mobile broadband dongle have made
it not worth while. I hope to get my web site updated soon, and visit my
Facebook etc sites, plus upload a lot more photos. Anyway, it’ll just b be all over lovely. How easily we
become accustomed to our luxuries!

When did you get connected to the internet? And how
important is it to you now?

I linked up way back when to Fidonet, a very strange and
slow link, pre-web of course, that seemed wondrous. But then, all the internet is wondrous, really. It's really not that far away that we had no concept of it, is it?

You can read more about Fidonet here.

On Fido, I could talk to
other writers in far flung places. It took time, sometimes a day, to hear back,  but that was only reasonable.
Now I feel grouchy if I can’t be in instan contact with the other side of the
world if I want to. I suppose one day people will be complaining of the time
it’s taking to link up with a planet around Betelgeuse. (Don’t throw the 640 light years away in there to complicate things. I’m sure it’ll turn out one day to
be as irrelevant as roads having to be near rivers so the horses could drink.

Northyorkcountry
View out of the train window of the North Yorkshire countryside. On the journey south I saw far more of this than of built up areas, which is, i think, a difference between the east coast and the more industrialised and heavily populated west.

You see, I’m writing this on the last leg of my train journey back
from London, where I’ve been meeting the publisher of the new edition of My
Lady Notorious – Lady Notorious overMlneverlyn  here. It was a lovely day in all respects,
including the fairly warm, sunny weather. 

We had lunch in Covent Garden and
then walked over to the Houses of Parliament. I stayed the night in a club overlooking
Green Park, which has, of course, often featured in my books.

We have exciting plans to promote Lady Notorious, and Mary
Jo’s Fallen Angel around England (and a bit in Wales) in early November.

Fallangel

 If you’re a British Wench reader, do keep and eye on what’s happening and come
and say hello if I’m nearby. You can also watch the publisher web site for all
the latest news.

Making me feel as if I straddle the Atlantic, the new edition of Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed is on the
shelves in North America, so I hope you’ve found a copy if you were looking for
one.Lwbnew

 If you’ve read it, what do you think of the change in my style and craft
over 20+ years? Be honest.  It's interesting to note that I wrote the first draft, c1984 when having a personal computer was still a thrill, and had only just got onto Fidonet, I think, when it was published in 1988. We live in accelerated times.

I’m going to give away a copy of LWB to two people who comment
on this blog. They’ll be randomly picked, but one will be for North America and
one for Britain. (Apologies to those of you who are neither.) So be sure to
indicate in your post which you are.

Best wishes from green and misty Yorkshire,

Jo

 

285 thoughts on “From Fidonet to Broadband”

  1. I’m from North America, Virginia, in fact, and would love to win a copy of your book.
    In answer to your question, I got online in late 1993 or early 1994. Amoung my friends and family, I am considered an “early adapter.”:-) No, I could not live without it now. I can’t imagine why I would!

    Reply
  2. I’m from North America, Virginia, in fact, and would love to win a copy of your book.
    In answer to your question, I got online in late 1993 or early 1994. Amoung my friends and family, I am considered an “early adapter.”:-) No, I could not live without it now. I can’t imagine why I would!

    Reply
  3. I’m from North America, Virginia, in fact, and would love to win a copy of your book.
    In answer to your question, I got online in late 1993 or early 1994. Amoung my friends and family, I am considered an “early adapter.”:-) No, I could not live without it now. I can’t imagine why I would!

    Reply
  4. I’m from North America, Virginia, in fact, and would love to win a copy of your book.
    In answer to your question, I got online in late 1993 or early 1994. Amoung my friends and family, I am considered an “early adapter.”:-) No, I could not live without it now. I can’t imagine why I would!

    Reply
  5. I’m from North America, Virginia, in fact, and would love to win a copy of your book.
    In answer to your question, I got online in late 1993 or early 1994. Amoung my friends and family, I am considered an “early adapter.”:-) No, I could not live without it now. I can’t imagine why I would!

    Reply
  6. Oh, gee…you made me think! I started online when my girls were, I think, around 6 and 4. The oldest is almost 23. I’d worked with computers for a long time, but the minute I heard I could actually connect with other people, I was hooked. Being an at home mom, it was often a lifeline for me then.
    I’ve watched/participated as it’s changed, become more dependent on it, I have withdrawals if I can’t get online for one or two days LOL Can’t imagine what longer would be like! When I was in hospital last time, I had my laptop on constantly.
    That’s not to say I’m ‘constantly’ online! I use my laptop to write as well, though there are days when procrastination…
    Never mind 😉
    I’m in Michigan! (where the unemployment rate has topped 15% *sigh* )

    Reply
  7. Oh, gee…you made me think! I started online when my girls were, I think, around 6 and 4. The oldest is almost 23. I’d worked with computers for a long time, but the minute I heard I could actually connect with other people, I was hooked. Being an at home mom, it was often a lifeline for me then.
    I’ve watched/participated as it’s changed, become more dependent on it, I have withdrawals if I can’t get online for one or two days LOL Can’t imagine what longer would be like! When I was in hospital last time, I had my laptop on constantly.
    That’s not to say I’m ‘constantly’ online! I use my laptop to write as well, though there are days when procrastination…
    Never mind 😉
    I’m in Michigan! (where the unemployment rate has topped 15% *sigh* )

    Reply
  8. Oh, gee…you made me think! I started online when my girls were, I think, around 6 and 4. The oldest is almost 23. I’d worked with computers for a long time, but the minute I heard I could actually connect with other people, I was hooked. Being an at home mom, it was often a lifeline for me then.
    I’ve watched/participated as it’s changed, become more dependent on it, I have withdrawals if I can’t get online for one or two days LOL Can’t imagine what longer would be like! When I was in hospital last time, I had my laptop on constantly.
    That’s not to say I’m ‘constantly’ online! I use my laptop to write as well, though there are days when procrastination…
    Never mind 😉
    I’m in Michigan! (where the unemployment rate has topped 15% *sigh* )

    Reply
  9. Oh, gee…you made me think! I started online when my girls were, I think, around 6 and 4. The oldest is almost 23. I’d worked with computers for a long time, but the minute I heard I could actually connect with other people, I was hooked. Being an at home mom, it was often a lifeline for me then.
    I’ve watched/participated as it’s changed, become more dependent on it, I have withdrawals if I can’t get online for one or two days LOL Can’t imagine what longer would be like! When I was in hospital last time, I had my laptop on constantly.
    That’s not to say I’m ‘constantly’ online! I use my laptop to write as well, though there are days when procrastination…
    Never mind 😉
    I’m in Michigan! (where the unemployment rate has topped 15% *sigh* )

    Reply
  10. Oh, gee…you made me think! I started online when my girls were, I think, around 6 and 4. The oldest is almost 23. I’d worked with computers for a long time, but the minute I heard I could actually connect with other people, I was hooked. Being an at home mom, it was often a lifeline for me then.
    I’ve watched/participated as it’s changed, become more dependent on it, I have withdrawals if I can’t get online for one or two days LOL Can’t imagine what longer would be like! When I was in hospital last time, I had my laptop on constantly.
    That’s not to say I’m ‘constantly’ online! I use my laptop to write as well, though there are days when procrastination…
    Never mind 😉
    I’m in Michigan! (where the unemployment rate has topped 15% *sigh* )

    Reply
  11. I sent my first email in 1980, when I was working on the team at IBM that was getting ready to launch the first commercial email product ever sold.
    I used my brand new email to ask a technical question to a company expert in Canada. He answered it within a few moments. I just sat there quivering with amazement at the possibilities–and I’ve been hooked on the online life ever since.
    When I got my own computer, I learned the rudiments of writing fiction from you and the other generous Romance geniuses on GEnie’s ROMEX. I’ll always be grateful for having had that opportunity.
    (My) Lady Notorious is possibly my very favorite Romance of all time. I’m glad it’s coming out again and urge everyone who hasn’t read it to get a copy.

    Reply
  12. I sent my first email in 1980, when I was working on the team at IBM that was getting ready to launch the first commercial email product ever sold.
    I used my brand new email to ask a technical question to a company expert in Canada. He answered it within a few moments. I just sat there quivering with amazement at the possibilities–and I’ve been hooked on the online life ever since.
    When I got my own computer, I learned the rudiments of writing fiction from you and the other generous Romance geniuses on GEnie’s ROMEX. I’ll always be grateful for having had that opportunity.
    (My) Lady Notorious is possibly my very favorite Romance of all time. I’m glad it’s coming out again and urge everyone who hasn’t read it to get a copy.

    Reply
  13. I sent my first email in 1980, when I was working on the team at IBM that was getting ready to launch the first commercial email product ever sold.
    I used my brand new email to ask a technical question to a company expert in Canada. He answered it within a few moments. I just sat there quivering with amazement at the possibilities–and I’ve been hooked on the online life ever since.
    When I got my own computer, I learned the rudiments of writing fiction from you and the other generous Romance geniuses on GEnie’s ROMEX. I’ll always be grateful for having had that opportunity.
    (My) Lady Notorious is possibly my very favorite Romance of all time. I’m glad it’s coming out again and urge everyone who hasn’t read it to get a copy.

    Reply
  14. I sent my first email in 1980, when I was working on the team at IBM that was getting ready to launch the first commercial email product ever sold.
    I used my brand new email to ask a technical question to a company expert in Canada. He answered it within a few moments. I just sat there quivering with amazement at the possibilities–and I’ve been hooked on the online life ever since.
    When I got my own computer, I learned the rudiments of writing fiction from you and the other generous Romance geniuses on GEnie’s ROMEX. I’ll always be grateful for having had that opportunity.
    (My) Lady Notorious is possibly my very favorite Romance of all time. I’m glad it’s coming out again and urge everyone who hasn’t read it to get a copy.

    Reply
  15. I sent my first email in 1980, when I was working on the team at IBM that was getting ready to launch the first commercial email product ever sold.
    I used my brand new email to ask a technical question to a company expert in Canada. He answered it within a few moments. I just sat there quivering with amazement at the possibilities–and I’ve been hooked on the online life ever since.
    When I got my own computer, I learned the rudiments of writing fiction from you and the other generous Romance geniuses on GEnie’s ROMEX. I’ll always be grateful for having had that opportunity.
    (My) Lady Notorious is possibly my very favorite Romance of all time. I’m glad it’s coming out again and urge everyone who hasn’t read it to get a copy.

    Reply
  16. I thought you were kidding about “Fidonet” until I saw the link. *g* There were lots of similar little operations then–the Wild West days of the internet.
    I remember when you GEnie authors started organizing events for booksellers at RWA conferences, an outgrowth of the community you were building. It looked interesting but like a definite time sink.
    And it WAS! I stayed offline as long as I could. When I finally had to replace the old Leading Edge with a PC, the world changed. It’s more fun, but a lot more time gets wasted!
    Mary Jo, not sure of the exact date, but her first PC had Win 95.

    Reply
  17. I thought you were kidding about “Fidonet” until I saw the link. *g* There were lots of similar little operations then–the Wild West days of the internet.
    I remember when you GEnie authors started organizing events for booksellers at RWA conferences, an outgrowth of the community you were building. It looked interesting but like a definite time sink.
    And it WAS! I stayed offline as long as I could. When I finally had to replace the old Leading Edge with a PC, the world changed. It’s more fun, but a lot more time gets wasted!
    Mary Jo, not sure of the exact date, but her first PC had Win 95.

    Reply
  18. I thought you were kidding about “Fidonet” until I saw the link. *g* There were lots of similar little operations then–the Wild West days of the internet.
    I remember when you GEnie authors started organizing events for booksellers at RWA conferences, an outgrowth of the community you were building. It looked interesting but like a definite time sink.
    And it WAS! I stayed offline as long as I could. When I finally had to replace the old Leading Edge with a PC, the world changed. It’s more fun, but a lot more time gets wasted!
    Mary Jo, not sure of the exact date, but her first PC had Win 95.

    Reply
  19. I thought you were kidding about “Fidonet” until I saw the link. *g* There were lots of similar little operations then–the Wild West days of the internet.
    I remember when you GEnie authors started organizing events for booksellers at RWA conferences, an outgrowth of the community you were building. It looked interesting but like a definite time sink.
    And it WAS! I stayed offline as long as I could. When I finally had to replace the old Leading Edge with a PC, the world changed. It’s more fun, but a lot more time gets wasted!
    Mary Jo, not sure of the exact date, but her first PC had Win 95.

    Reply
  20. I thought you were kidding about “Fidonet” until I saw the link. *g* There were lots of similar little operations then–the Wild West days of the internet.
    I remember when you GEnie authors started organizing events for booksellers at RWA conferences, an outgrowth of the community you were building. It looked interesting but like a definite time sink.
    And it WAS! I stayed offline as long as I could. When I finally had to replace the old Leading Edge with a PC, the world changed. It’s more fun, but a lot more time gets wasted!
    Mary Jo, not sure of the exact date, but her first PC had Win 95.

    Reply
  21. Jenny, you didn’t say where you were. I assume North America, but I’d like to be sure. 🙂
    You certainly were an internet pioneer.
    The Web is not old at all, and look where that’s gone! it really is revolutionary.
    Jo

    Reply
  22. Jenny, you didn’t say where you were. I assume North America, but I’d like to be sure. 🙂
    You certainly were an internet pioneer.
    The Web is not old at all, and look where that’s gone! it really is revolutionary.
    Jo

    Reply
  23. Jenny, you didn’t say where you were. I assume North America, but I’d like to be sure. 🙂
    You certainly were an internet pioneer.
    The Web is not old at all, and look where that’s gone! it really is revolutionary.
    Jo

    Reply
  24. Jenny, you didn’t say where you were. I assume North America, but I’d like to be sure. 🙂
    You certainly were an internet pioneer.
    The Web is not old at all, and look where that’s gone! it really is revolutionary.
    Jo

    Reply
  25. Jenny, you didn’t say where you were. I assume North America, but I’d like to be sure. 🙂
    You certainly were an internet pioneer.
    The Web is not old at all, and look where that’s gone! it really is revolutionary.
    Jo

    Reply
  26. I’ve been on the web since it was the internet. The web is so much better. I’ve always loved email. I can’t imagine being without it. I’ve decided some people are telephone people and some people are email people. I’m an email person.
    I’d love to win a book. I live in North America.

    Reply
  27. I’ve been on the web since it was the internet. The web is so much better. I’ve always loved email. I can’t imagine being without it. I’ve decided some people are telephone people and some people are email people. I’m an email person.
    I’d love to win a book. I live in North America.

    Reply
  28. I’ve been on the web since it was the internet. The web is so much better. I’ve always loved email. I can’t imagine being without it. I’ve decided some people are telephone people and some people are email people. I’m an email person.
    I’d love to win a book. I live in North America.

    Reply
  29. I’ve been on the web since it was the internet. The web is so much better. I’ve always loved email. I can’t imagine being without it. I’ve decided some people are telephone people and some people are email people. I’m an email person.
    I’d love to win a book. I live in North America.

    Reply
  30. I’ve been on the web since it was the internet. The web is so much better. I’ve always loved email. I can’t imagine being without it. I’ve decided some people are telephone people and some people are email people. I’m an email person.
    I’d love to win a book. I live in North America.

    Reply
  31. Hi, Jo. I am incrfedibly envious of you in green and misty Yorkshire, although I am in the cool and definitely misty Northwest (Washington State.) We’ve been on the internet since the early 90’s when we won a subscription at a silent auction for internet services for one year. We use it constantly to stay in touch with family and friends. In fact, this morning I received an email from the Border Society (UK) about my mazazine subscription with them. And then, yesterday, we heard on the news that email is now OUT. All the emphasis is on cell phones and Tweeter and Facebook, etc.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    Diane, Vancouver, WA

    Reply
  32. Hi, Jo. I am incrfedibly envious of you in green and misty Yorkshire, although I am in the cool and definitely misty Northwest (Washington State.) We’ve been on the internet since the early 90’s when we won a subscription at a silent auction for internet services for one year. We use it constantly to stay in touch with family and friends. In fact, this morning I received an email from the Border Society (UK) about my mazazine subscription with them. And then, yesterday, we heard on the news that email is now OUT. All the emphasis is on cell phones and Tweeter and Facebook, etc.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    Diane, Vancouver, WA

    Reply
  33. Hi, Jo. I am incrfedibly envious of you in green and misty Yorkshire, although I am in the cool and definitely misty Northwest (Washington State.) We’ve been on the internet since the early 90’s when we won a subscription at a silent auction for internet services for one year. We use it constantly to stay in touch with family and friends. In fact, this morning I received an email from the Border Society (UK) about my mazazine subscription with them. And then, yesterday, we heard on the news that email is now OUT. All the emphasis is on cell phones and Tweeter and Facebook, etc.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    Diane, Vancouver, WA

    Reply
  34. Hi, Jo. I am incrfedibly envious of you in green and misty Yorkshire, although I am in the cool and definitely misty Northwest (Washington State.) We’ve been on the internet since the early 90’s when we won a subscription at a silent auction for internet services for one year. We use it constantly to stay in touch with family and friends. In fact, this morning I received an email from the Border Society (UK) about my mazazine subscription with them. And then, yesterday, we heard on the news that email is now OUT. All the emphasis is on cell phones and Tweeter and Facebook, etc.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    Diane, Vancouver, WA

    Reply
  35. Hi, Jo. I am incrfedibly envious of you in green and misty Yorkshire, although I am in the cool and definitely misty Northwest (Washington State.) We’ve been on the internet since the early 90’s when we won a subscription at a silent auction for internet services for one year. We use it constantly to stay in touch with family and friends. In fact, this morning I received an email from the Border Society (UK) about my mazazine subscription with them. And then, yesterday, we heard on the news that email is now OUT. All the emphasis is on cell phones and Tweeter and Facebook, etc.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    Diane, Vancouver, WA

    Reply
  36. Hello from Boston, which is neither green nor misty. New England decks itself in glory each fall and we’re just coming into the peak of color.
    I’m an exceedingly late bloomer when it comes to the internet. I really didn’t get into it till my first book sold in 2005. I had a steep learning curve, trying to get a website together. Not to mention MySpace, Facebook, blogging and the rest. Good thing I had kids to help me!
    I loathe dial-up and am hopelessly spoiled by my fast link now.
    Glad you’re enjoying your new home. Loved THE SECRET WEDDING!

    Reply
  37. Hello from Boston, which is neither green nor misty. New England decks itself in glory each fall and we’re just coming into the peak of color.
    I’m an exceedingly late bloomer when it comes to the internet. I really didn’t get into it till my first book sold in 2005. I had a steep learning curve, trying to get a website together. Not to mention MySpace, Facebook, blogging and the rest. Good thing I had kids to help me!
    I loathe dial-up and am hopelessly spoiled by my fast link now.
    Glad you’re enjoying your new home. Loved THE SECRET WEDDING!

    Reply
  38. Hello from Boston, which is neither green nor misty. New England decks itself in glory each fall and we’re just coming into the peak of color.
    I’m an exceedingly late bloomer when it comes to the internet. I really didn’t get into it till my first book sold in 2005. I had a steep learning curve, trying to get a website together. Not to mention MySpace, Facebook, blogging and the rest. Good thing I had kids to help me!
    I loathe dial-up and am hopelessly spoiled by my fast link now.
    Glad you’re enjoying your new home. Loved THE SECRET WEDDING!

    Reply
  39. Hello from Boston, which is neither green nor misty. New England decks itself in glory each fall and we’re just coming into the peak of color.
    I’m an exceedingly late bloomer when it comes to the internet. I really didn’t get into it till my first book sold in 2005. I had a steep learning curve, trying to get a website together. Not to mention MySpace, Facebook, blogging and the rest. Good thing I had kids to help me!
    I loathe dial-up and am hopelessly spoiled by my fast link now.
    Glad you’re enjoying your new home. Loved THE SECRET WEDDING!

    Reply
  40. Hello from Boston, which is neither green nor misty. New England decks itself in glory each fall and we’re just coming into the peak of color.
    I’m an exceedingly late bloomer when it comes to the internet. I really didn’t get into it till my first book sold in 2005. I had a steep learning curve, trying to get a website together. Not to mention MySpace, Facebook, blogging and the rest. Good thing I had kids to help me!
    I loathe dial-up and am hopelessly spoiled by my fast link now.
    Glad you’re enjoying your new home. Loved THE SECRET WEDDING!

    Reply
  41. from rainy, chilly Cincinnati, Ohio…
    I’ve been on the internet since 1997. I’m a freelance book indexer (yes, I write the index in the back of a book) so much of my business and personal correspondence is via e-mail. With our daughters being in their 20s, I like to try to stay up with all the new technology, I was on twitter before them!!! All the best in your new home!

    Reply
  42. from rainy, chilly Cincinnati, Ohio…
    I’ve been on the internet since 1997. I’m a freelance book indexer (yes, I write the index in the back of a book) so much of my business and personal correspondence is via e-mail. With our daughters being in their 20s, I like to try to stay up with all the new technology, I was on twitter before them!!! All the best in your new home!

    Reply
  43. from rainy, chilly Cincinnati, Ohio…
    I’ve been on the internet since 1997. I’m a freelance book indexer (yes, I write the index in the back of a book) so much of my business and personal correspondence is via e-mail. With our daughters being in their 20s, I like to try to stay up with all the new technology, I was on twitter before them!!! All the best in your new home!

    Reply
  44. from rainy, chilly Cincinnati, Ohio…
    I’ve been on the internet since 1997. I’m a freelance book indexer (yes, I write the index in the back of a book) so much of my business and personal correspondence is via e-mail. With our daughters being in their 20s, I like to try to stay up with all the new technology, I was on twitter before them!!! All the best in your new home!

    Reply
  45. from rainy, chilly Cincinnati, Ohio…
    I’ve been on the internet since 1997. I’m a freelance book indexer (yes, I write the index in the back of a book) so much of my business and personal correspondence is via e-mail. With our daughters being in their 20s, I like to try to stay up with all the new technology, I was on twitter before them!!! All the best in your new home!

    Reply
  46. I work in a library and we got the Internet when it still used Mosaic. it’s changed a lot since then, and I find myself on it an hour before I leave for work and then all day at work. It is indispensible.
    I live in North America and love your early Regencies.

    Reply
  47. I work in a library and we got the Internet when it still used Mosaic. it’s changed a lot since then, and I find myself on it an hour before I leave for work and then all day at work. It is indispensible.
    I live in North America and love your early Regencies.

    Reply
  48. I work in a library and we got the Internet when it still used Mosaic. it’s changed a lot since then, and I find myself on it an hour before I leave for work and then all day at work. It is indispensible.
    I live in North America and love your early Regencies.

    Reply
  49. I work in a library and we got the Internet when it still used Mosaic. it’s changed a lot since then, and I find myself on it an hour before I leave for work and then all day at work. It is indispensible.
    I live in North America and love your early Regencies.

    Reply
  50. I work in a library and we got the Internet when it still used Mosaic. it’s changed a lot since then, and I find myself on it an hour before I leave for work and then all day at work. It is indispensible.
    I live in North America and love your early Regencies.

    Reply
  51. Accelerated times, to be sure. When I started college in 1993, we had Gopher and Pine. When I left in 1997, we had Yahoo and a recognizable Internet.
    I got email when I started college (as did my parents since they wanted to be able to keep in touch), but we got our first computer, an Apple GSII (or something like that — it was the graphics one) in 1987. We got it through my uncle’s educator discount.
    I wonder what kids and teenagers these days think of those “antiques” and the old days, which really weren’t so long ago.
    Yikes…very accelerated. But I love being online and linked to other people.
    I agree with Linda — people seem to be phone or email people. I’m definitely an email person.
    Jessica
    from Virginia

    Reply
  52. Accelerated times, to be sure. When I started college in 1993, we had Gopher and Pine. When I left in 1997, we had Yahoo and a recognizable Internet.
    I got email when I started college (as did my parents since they wanted to be able to keep in touch), but we got our first computer, an Apple GSII (or something like that — it was the graphics one) in 1987. We got it through my uncle’s educator discount.
    I wonder what kids and teenagers these days think of those “antiques” and the old days, which really weren’t so long ago.
    Yikes…very accelerated. But I love being online and linked to other people.
    I agree with Linda — people seem to be phone or email people. I’m definitely an email person.
    Jessica
    from Virginia

    Reply
  53. Accelerated times, to be sure. When I started college in 1993, we had Gopher and Pine. When I left in 1997, we had Yahoo and a recognizable Internet.
    I got email when I started college (as did my parents since they wanted to be able to keep in touch), but we got our first computer, an Apple GSII (or something like that — it was the graphics one) in 1987. We got it through my uncle’s educator discount.
    I wonder what kids and teenagers these days think of those “antiques” and the old days, which really weren’t so long ago.
    Yikes…very accelerated. But I love being online and linked to other people.
    I agree with Linda — people seem to be phone or email people. I’m definitely an email person.
    Jessica
    from Virginia

    Reply
  54. Accelerated times, to be sure. When I started college in 1993, we had Gopher and Pine. When I left in 1997, we had Yahoo and a recognizable Internet.
    I got email when I started college (as did my parents since they wanted to be able to keep in touch), but we got our first computer, an Apple GSII (or something like that — it was the graphics one) in 1987. We got it through my uncle’s educator discount.
    I wonder what kids and teenagers these days think of those “antiques” and the old days, which really weren’t so long ago.
    Yikes…very accelerated. But I love being online and linked to other people.
    I agree with Linda — people seem to be phone or email people. I’m definitely an email person.
    Jessica
    from Virginia

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  55. Accelerated times, to be sure. When I started college in 1993, we had Gopher and Pine. When I left in 1997, we had Yahoo and a recognizable Internet.
    I got email when I started college (as did my parents since they wanted to be able to keep in touch), but we got our first computer, an Apple GSII (or something like that — it was the graphics one) in 1987. We got it through my uncle’s educator discount.
    I wonder what kids and teenagers these days think of those “antiques” and the old days, which really weren’t so long ago.
    Yikes…very accelerated. But I love being online and linked to other people.
    I agree with Linda — people seem to be phone or email people. I’m definitely an email person.
    Jessica
    from Virginia

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  56. Hello from rainy Middle Tennessee. We should be having beautiful sunny fall days, but are have alot of rainy ones instead.
    I first got on the internet around 1996 and have loved it every since. It is so great to be able to look up a subject or interest anytime. When I was a kid, we had a set of encylopedias that I used to get my information. My children do not understand the concept of the “Encyclopedia” since they have always had the “internet” as a source of information. Times really have changed.
    Jo, I love your books and am looking forward to reading Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed.
    I would love to win a copy 🙂
    Amanda (in Tennessee/North America)

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  57. Hello from rainy Middle Tennessee. We should be having beautiful sunny fall days, but are have alot of rainy ones instead.
    I first got on the internet around 1996 and have loved it every since. It is so great to be able to look up a subject or interest anytime. When I was a kid, we had a set of encylopedias that I used to get my information. My children do not understand the concept of the “Encyclopedia” since they have always had the “internet” as a source of information. Times really have changed.
    Jo, I love your books and am looking forward to reading Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed.
    I would love to win a copy 🙂
    Amanda (in Tennessee/North America)

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  58. Hello from rainy Middle Tennessee. We should be having beautiful sunny fall days, but are have alot of rainy ones instead.
    I first got on the internet around 1996 and have loved it every since. It is so great to be able to look up a subject or interest anytime. When I was a kid, we had a set of encylopedias that I used to get my information. My children do not understand the concept of the “Encyclopedia” since they have always had the “internet” as a source of information. Times really have changed.
    Jo, I love your books and am looking forward to reading Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed.
    I would love to win a copy 🙂
    Amanda (in Tennessee/North America)

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  59. Hello from rainy Middle Tennessee. We should be having beautiful sunny fall days, but are have alot of rainy ones instead.
    I first got on the internet around 1996 and have loved it every since. It is so great to be able to look up a subject or interest anytime. When I was a kid, we had a set of encylopedias that I used to get my information. My children do not understand the concept of the “Encyclopedia” since they have always had the “internet” as a source of information. Times really have changed.
    Jo, I love your books and am looking forward to reading Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed.
    I would love to win a copy 🙂
    Amanda (in Tennessee/North America)

    Reply
  60. Hello from rainy Middle Tennessee. We should be having beautiful sunny fall days, but are have alot of rainy ones instead.
    I first got on the internet around 1996 and have loved it every since. It is so great to be able to look up a subject or interest anytime. When I was a kid, we had a set of encylopedias that I used to get my information. My children do not understand the concept of the “Encyclopedia” since they have always had the “internet” as a source of information. Times really have changed.
    Jo, I love your books and am looking forward to reading Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed.
    I would love to win a copy 🙂
    Amanda (in Tennessee/North America)

    Reply
  61. I am always amused when people ask me how long I have been working on a computer. In 1965 I took a statistics course in college which consisted of typing a lot of punch cards and putting them into a room sized computer. What I have now is fast – push a button and it’s on – a wide screen monitor and printer. Fortunately we had four children who no longer live here so I have my own office. I tend to use email for quick communication and most of my friends are the same way. We are too busy to talk on the phone like we used to do although for a more complicated message the phone is better.

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  62. I am always amused when people ask me how long I have been working on a computer. In 1965 I took a statistics course in college which consisted of typing a lot of punch cards and putting them into a room sized computer. What I have now is fast – push a button and it’s on – a wide screen monitor and printer. Fortunately we had four children who no longer live here so I have my own office. I tend to use email for quick communication and most of my friends are the same way. We are too busy to talk on the phone like we used to do although for a more complicated message the phone is better.

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  63. I am always amused when people ask me how long I have been working on a computer. In 1965 I took a statistics course in college which consisted of typing a lot of punch cards and putting them into a room sized computer. What I have now is fast – push a button and it’s on – a wide screen monitor and printer. Fortunately we had four children who no longer live here so I have my own office. I tend to use email for quick communication and most of my friends are the same way. We are too busy to talk on the phone like we used to do although for a more complicated message the phone is better.

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  64. I am always amused when people ask me how long I have been working on a computer. In 1965 I took a statistics course in college which consisted of typing a lot of punch cards and putting them into a room sized computer. What I have now is fast – push a button and it’s on – a wide screen monitor and printer. Fortunately we had four children who no longer live here so I have my own office. I tend to use email for quick communication and most of my friends are the same way. We are too busy to talk on the phone like we used to do although for a more complicated message the phone is better.

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  65. I am always amused when people ask me how long I have been working on a computer. In 1965 I took a statistics course in college which consisted of typing a lot of punch cards and putting them into a room sized computer. What I have now is fast – push a button and it’s on – a wide screen monitor and printer. Fortunately we had four children who no longer live here so I have my own office. I tend to use email for quick communication and most of my friends are the same way. We are too busy to talk on the phone like we used to do although for a more complicated message the phone is better.

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  66. Hi Jo,
    Yes I am from the very soggy south. Georgia and we are still under more flooding watch.We have been one of the few lucky ones.
    I have been reading you books for years and now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I also help out at the library for book sales and other money raising events.
    I am soon to be 70 and have only been on the internet for only about two and a half years. I was a very late starter, even then it took me awhile to be able just to get into it without help from my husband. Now he says I am on it about 18/7.. But he is also on disability so he does far more than I even think about.
    I would be very honored if I were lucky enough to win one of your books.
    God Bless
    Armeda G. Fairchild

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  67. Hi Jo,
    Yes I am from the very soggy south. Georgia and we are still under more flooding watch.We have been one of the few lucky ones.
    I have been reading you books for years and now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I also help out at the library for book sales and other money raising events.
    I am soon to be 70 and have only been on the internet for only about two and a half years. I was a very late starter, even then it took me awhile to be able just to get into it without help from my husband. Now he says I am on it about 18/7.. But he is also on disability so he does far more than I even think about.
    I would be very honored if I were lucky enough to win one of your books.
    God Bless
    Armeda G. Fairchild

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  68. Hi Jo,
    Yes I am from the very soggy south. Georgia and we are still under more flooding watch.We have been one of the few lucky ones.
    I have been reading you books for years and now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I also help out at the library for book sales and other money raising events.
    I am soon to be 70 and have only been on the internet for only about two and a half years. I was a very late starter, even then it took me awhile to be able just to get into it without help from my husband. Now he says I am on it about 18/7.. But he is also on disability so he does far more than I even think about.
    I would be very honored if I were lucky enough to win one of your books.
    God Bless
    Armeda G. Fairchild

    Reply
  69. Hi Jo,
    Yes I am from the very soggy south. Georgia and we are still under more flooding watch.We have been one of the few lucky ones.
    I have been reading you books for years and now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I also help out at the library for book sales and other money raising events.
    I am soon to be 70 and have only been on the internet for only about two and a half years. I was a very late starter, even then it took me awhile to be able just to get into it without help from my husband. Now he says I am on it about 18/7.. But he is also on disability so he does far more than I even think about.
    I would be very honored if I were lucky enough to win one of your books.
    God Bless
    Armeda G. Fairchild

    Reply
  70. Hi Jo,
    Yes I am from the very soggy south. Georgia and we are still under more flooding watch.We have been one of the few lucky ones.
    I have been reading you books for years and now that I am retired and have more time on my hands I also help out at the library for book sales and other money raising events.
    I am soon to be 70 and have only been on the internet for only about two and a half years. I was a very late starter, even then it took me awhile to be able just to get into it without help from my husband. Now he says I am on it about 18/7.. But he is also on disability so he does far more than I even think about.
    I would be very honored if I were lucky enough to win one of your books.
    God Bless
    Armeda G. Fairchild

    Reply
  71. I’m in gray, windy Minnesota where Regency romances keep me warm all winter. 😉
    We got internet sometime around 1996, but I didn’t really use it much for a while. Once I caught on, I was addicted and still am. The whole world seems open to us when we have an internet connection. Of course, we have to remember not to lose touch with the ones right beside us in the fun of getting to know those on the other side of the world!
    Enjoy the book promos, Jo!

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  72. I’m in gray, windy Minnesota where Regency romances keep me warm all winter. 😉
    We got internet sometime around 1996, but I didn’t really use it much for a while. Once I caught on, I was addicted and still am. The whole world seems open to us when we have an internet connection. Of course, we have to remember not to lose touch with the ones right beside us in the fun of getting to know those on the other side of the world!
    Enjoy the book promos, Jo!

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  73. I’m in gray, windy Minnesota where Regency romances keep me warm all winter. 😉
    We got internet sometime around 1996, but I didn’t really use it much for a while. Once I caught on, I was addicted and still am. The whole world seems open to us when we have an internet connection. Of course, we have to remember not to lose touch with the ones right beside us in the fun of getting to know those on the other side of the world!
    Enjoy the book promos, Jo!

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  74. I’m in gray, windy Minnesota where Regency romances keep me warm all winter. 😉
    We got internet sometime around 1996, but I didn’t really use it much for a while. Once I caught on, I was addicted and still am. The whole world seems open to us when we have an internet connection. Of course, we have to remember not to lose touch with the ones right beside us in the fun of getting to know those on the other side of the world!
    Enjoy the book promos, Jo!

    Reply
  75. I’m in gray, windy Minnesota where Regency romances keep me warm all winter. 😉
    We got internet sometime around 1996, but I didn’t really use it much for a while. Once I caught on, I was addicted and still am. The whole world seems open to us when we have an internet connection. Of course, we have to remember not to lose touch with the ones right beside us in the fun of getting to know those on the other side of the world!
    Enjoy the book promos, Jo!

    Reply
  76. Oh, please make Belgium part of Britain – I really want a copy of LWB, really really. I’m sure King Albert won’t mind just for a second or two, as long as it takes you to post a copy.
    First went online in China in 1996. We were living in Beijing and someone hooked us up and I was just sluttily sooooo into it from the word go. Dial-up connections going weeeooooweeoooewmeeeeeehhhhhhhhhclonk. And then suddenly, the world…It was heaven. Then back to the UK in 1998, and a couple of years after that, oh, broadband heaven and I discovered chat groups and made friends thanks to a passion for DDunnett.

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  77. Oh, please make Belgium part of Britain – I really want a copy of LWB, really really. I’m sure King Albert won’t mind just for a second or two, as long as it takes you to post a copy.
    First went online in China in 1996. We were living in Beijing and someone hooked us up and I was just sluttily sooooo into it from the word go. Dial-up connections going weeeooooweeoooewmeeeeeehhhhhhhhhclonk. And then suddenly, the world…It was heaven. Then back to the UK in 1998, and a couple of years after that, oh, broadband heaven and I discovered chat groups and made friends thanks to a passion for DDunnett.

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  78. Oh, please make Belgium part of Britain – I really want a copy of LWB, really really. I’m sure King Albert won’t mind just for a second or two, as long as it takes you to post a copy.
    First went online in China in 1996. We were living in Beijing and someone hooked us up and I was just sluttily sooooo into it from the word go. Dial-up connections going weeeooooweeoooewmeeeeeehhhhhhhhhclonk. And then suddenly, the world…It was heaven. Then back to the UK in 1998, and a couple of years after that, oh, broadband heaven and I discovered chat groups and made friends thanks to a passion for DDunnett.

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  79. Oh, please make Belgium part of Britain – I really want a copy of LWB, really really. I’m sure King Albert won’t mind just for a second or two, as long as it takes you to post a copy.
    First went online in China in 1996. We were living in Beijing and someone hooked us up and I was just sluttily sooooo into it from the word go. Dial-up connections going weeeooooweeoooewmeeeeeehhhhhhhhhclonk. And then suddenly, the world…It was heaven. Then back to the UK in 1998, and a couple of years after that, oh, broadband heaven and I discovered chat groups and made friends thanks to a passion for DDunnett.

    Reply
  80. Oh, please make Belgium part of Britain – I really want a copy of LWB, really really. I’m sure King Albert won’t mind just for a second or two, as long as it takes you to post a copy.
    First went online in China in 1996. We were living in Beijing and someone hooked us up and I was just sluttily sooooo into it from the word go. Dial-up connections going weeeooooweeoooewmeeeeeehhhhhhhhhclonk. And then suddenly, the world…It was heaven. Then back to the UK in 1998, and a couple of years after that, oh, broadband heaven and I discovered chat groups and made friends thanks to a passion for DDunnett.

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  81. Hello from Portland, OR (a few miles from Diane in Vancouver, WA, above). Like Anne, above, I lived in Minnesota (and was reading Regencies) when I first got net.
    In 1986 we had CompuServe, which was not the internet — but we used it for a Romantic purpose. My husband went to the next state to finish another semester of college where he’d started. For five months, we used CompuServe to exchange messages, and it was quite expensive per minute. Each day, I’d get online for 2 minutes to download his message, then write my response, then get online again just to upload it. We did it all within a single account.
    I have a degree in Computer Science from 1978, and I built my first web site in 1995, before there were any WYSIWYG editors for HTML.

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  82. Hello from Portland, OR (a few miles from Diane in Vancouver, WA, above). Like Anne, above, I lived in Minnesota (and was reading Regencies) when I first got net.
    In 1986 we had CompuServe, which was not the internet — but we used it for a Romantic purpose. My husband went to the next state to finish another semester of college where he’d started. For five months, we used CompuServe to exchange messages, and it was quite expensive per minute. Each day, I’d get online for 2 minutes to download his message, then write my response, then get online again just to upload it. We did it all within a single account.
    I have a degree in Computer Science from 1978, and I built my first web site in 1995, before there were any WYSIWYG editors for HTML.

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  83. Hello from Portland, OR (a few miles from Diane in Vancouver, WA, above). Like Anne, above, I lived in Minnesota (and was reading Regencies) when I first got net.
    In 1986 we had CompuServe, which was not the internet — but we used it for a Romantic purpose. My husband went to the next state to finish another semester of college where he’d started. For five months, we used CompuServe to exchange messages, and it was quite expensive per minute. Each day, I’d get online for 2 minutes to download his message, then write my response, then get online again just to upload it. We did it all within a single account.
    I have a degree in Computer Science from 1978, and I built my first web site in 1995, before there were any WYSIWYG editors for HTML.

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  84. Hello from Portland, OR (a few miles from Diane in Vancouver, WA, above). Like Anne, above, I lived in Minnesota (and was reading Regencies) when I first got net.
    In 1986 we had CompuServe, which was not the internet — but we used it for a Romantic purpose. My husband went to the next state to finish another semester of college where he’d started. For five months, we used CompuServe to exchange messages, and it was quite expensive per minute. Each day, I’d get online for 2 minutes to download his message, then write my response, then get online again just to upload it. We did it all within a single account.
    I have a degree in Computer Science from 1978, and I built my first web site in 1995, before there were any WYSIWYG editors for HTML.

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  85. Hello from Portland, OR (a few miles from Diane in Vancouver, WA, above). Like Anne, above, I lived in Minnesota (and was reading Regencies) when I first got net.
    In 1986 we had CompuServe, which was not the internet — but we used it for a Romantic purpose. My husband went to the next state to finish another semester of college where he’d started. For five months, we used CompuServe to exchange messages, and it was quite expensive per minute. Each day, I’d get online for 2 minutes to download his message, then write my response, then get online again just to upload it. We did it all within a single account.
    I have a degree in Computer Science from 1978, and I built my first web site in 1995, before there were any WYSIWYG editors for HTML.

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  86. I’ve on the internet since my
    husband retired from teaching and
    the next year we decided we needed
    a computer and that was about 1996
    I have enjoyed almost all of your
    books. Missed a few somewhere
    along the way.
    Keep enjoying life and writing
    Betty Ross Inver Grove Hght MN 55076

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  87. I’ve on the internet since my
    husband retired from teaching and
    the next year we decided we needed
    a computer and that was about 1996
    I have enjoyed almost all of your
    books. Missed a few somewhere
    along the way.
    Keep enjoying life and writing
    Betty Ross Inver Grove Hght MN 55076

    Reply
  88. I’ve on the internet since my
    husband retired from teaching and
    the next year we decided we needed
    a computer and that was about 1996
    I have enjoyed almost all of your
    books. Missed a few somewhere
    along the way.
    Keep enjoying life and writing
    Betty Ross Inver Grove Hght MN 55076

    Reply
  89. I’ve on the internet since my
    husband retired from teaching and
    the next year we decided we needed
    a computer and that was about 1996
    I have enjoyed almost all of your
    books. Missed a few somewhere
    along the way.
    Keep enjoying life and writing
    Betty Ross Inver Grove Hght MN 55076

    Reply
  90. I’ve on the internet since my
    husband retired from teaching and
    the next year we decided we needed
    a computer and that was about 1996
    I have enjoyed almost all of your
    books. Missed a few somewhere
    along the way.
    Keep enjoying life and writing
    Betty Ross Inver Grove Hght MN 55076

    Reply
  91. Didn’t get on the internet until the late 90s when the company I worked for set up a system. I promptly used it to order books online. Got our own computor a couple of years later.
    It is sunny and cloudy here in Southern California in the US.
    Lady Notorous is a favorite of mine.

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  92. Didn’t get on the internet until the late 90s when the company I worked for set up a system. I promptly used it to order books online. Got our own computor a couple of years later.
    It is sunny and cloudy here in Southern California in the US.
    Lady Notorous is a favorite of mine.

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  93. Didn’t get on the internet until the late 90s when the company I worked for set up a system. I promptly used it to order books online. Got our own computor a couple of years later.
    It is sunny and cloudy here in Southern California in the US.
    Lady Notorous is a favorite of mine.

    Reply
  94. Didn’t get on the internet until the late 90s when the company I worked for set up a system. I promptly used it to order books online. Got our own computor a couple of years later.
    It is sunny and cloudy here in Southern California in the US.
    Lady Notorous is a favorite of mine.

    Reply
  95. Didn’t get on the internet until the late 90s when the company I worked for set up a system. I promptly used it to order books online. Got our own computor a couple of years later.
    It is sunny and cloudy here in Southern California in the US.
    Lady Notorous is a favorite of mine.

    Reply
  96. Hi all, we wish we had your rain. We are 10 inches under for the year. When we were in England last month our host apologized for the rainy weather. We said if they didn’t mind, we would just go out and stand in the rain for a few hours.
    Jo, loved LWB. I had never read it and I thought it was great. What’s with the cover though? I thought he had auburn hair and she was a dark brunette?

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  97. Hi all, we wish we had your rain. We are 10 inches under for the year. When we were in England last month our host apologized for the rainy weather. We said if they didn’t mind, we would just go out and stand in the rain for a few hours.
    Jo, loved LWB. I had never read it and I thought it was great. What’s with the cover though? I thought he had auburn hair and she was a dark brunette?

    Reply
  98. Hi all, we wish we had your rain. We are 10 inches under for the year. When we were in England last month our host apologized for the rainy weather. We said if they didn’t mind, we would just go out and stand in the rain for a few hours.
    Jo, loved LWB. I had never read it and I thought it was great. What’s with the cover though? I thought he had auburn hair and she was a dark brunette?

    Reply
  99. Hi all, we wish we had your rain. We are 10 inches under for the year. When we were in England last month our host apologized for the rainy weather. We said if they didn’t mind, we would just go out and stand in the rain for a few hours.
    Jo, loved LWB. I had never read it and I thought it was great. What’s with the cover though? I thought he had auburn hair and she was a dark brunette?

    Reply
  100. Hi all, we wish we had your rain. We are 10 inches under for the year. When we were in England last month our host apologized for the rainy weather. We said if they didn’t mind, we would just go out and stand in the rain for a few hours.
    Jo, loved LWB. I had never read it and I thought it was great. What’s with the cover though? I thought he had auburn hair and she was a dark brunette?

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  101. Jo Bev, it is very hot, dry and dusty in west Texas. Could use some of the rain the eastern states are having. I have quite a few of your books which I read over and over because I seem to still get something new each time. I am retired and have time to search book stores and the internet for your older books. It is time consuming sometimes but oh my goodness, the joy of finding an early edition. I think the Mallorens are my favorite with Devilish being my favorite of that series. Best wishes on your new home.

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  102. Jo Bev, it is very hot, dry and dusty in west Texas. Could use some of the rain the eastern states are having. I have quite a few of your books which I read over and over because I seem to still get something new each time. I am retired and have time to search book stores and the internet for your older books. It is time consuming sometimes but oh my goodness, the joy of finding an early edition. I think the Mallorens are my favorite with Devilish being my favorite of that series. Best wishes on your new home.

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  103. Jo Bev, it is very hot, dry and dusty in west Texas. Could use some of the rain the eastern states are having. I have quite a few of your books which I read over and over because I seem to still get something new each time. I am retired and have time to search book stores and the internet for your older books. It is time consuming sometimes but oh my goodness, the joy of finding an early edition. I think the Mallorens are my favorite with Devilish being my favorite of that series. Best wishes on your new home.

    Reply
  104. Jo Bev, it is very hot, dry and dusty in west Texas. Could use some of the rain the eastern states are having. I have quite a few of your books which I read over and over because I seem to still get something new each time. I am retired and have time to search book stores and the internet for your older books. It is time consuming sometimes but oh my goodness, the joy of finding an early edition. I think the Mallorens are my favorite with Devilish being my favorite of that series. Best wishes on your new home.

    Reply
  105. Jo Bev, it is very hot, dry and dusty in west Texas. Could use some of the rain the eastern states are having. I have quite a few of your books which I read over and over because I seem to still get something new each time. I am retired and have time to search book stores and the internet for your older books. It is time consuming sometimes but oh my goodness, the joy of finding an early edition. I think the Mallorens are my favorite with Devilish being my favorite of that series. Best wishes on your new home.

    Reply
  106. I liked Lord Wraybournes Betrothed, it was a nice comfortable read, the difference between your first book and later ones is probably the pace and depth of the characters. I have been using the computer for about 8 years but since my retirement 3 years ago I use it for every thing from shopping to bill payment, I use the e-mail some to keep in touch but still prefer the phone, I am on facebook but rarely use it unless one of the kids complains that I didn,t respond to a posting, twitter is something birds do not likely to catch on here. Hope you are enjoying your return to England, I have only been there once but loved it. Jan

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  107. I liked Lord Wraybournes Betrothed, it was a nice comfortable read, the difference between your first book and later ones is probably the pace and depth of the characters. I have been using the computer for about 8 years but since my retirement 3 years ago I use it for every thing from shopping to bill payment, I use the e-mail some to keep in touch but still prefer the phone, I am on facebook but rarely use it unless one of the kids complains that I didn,t respond to a posting, twitter is something birds do not likely to catch on here. Hope you are enjoying your return to England, I have only been there once but loved it. Jan

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  108. I liked Lord Wraybournes Betrothed, it was a nice comfortable read, the difference between your first book and later ones is probably the pace and depth of the characters. I have been using the computer for about 8 years but since my retirement 3 years ago I use it for every thing from shopping to bill payment, I use the e-mail some to keep in touch but still prefer the phone, I am on facebook but rarely use it unless one of the kids complains that I didn,t respond to a posting, twitter is something birds do not likely to catch on here. Hope you are enjoying your return to England, I have only been there once but loved it. Jan

    Reply
  109. I liked Lord Wraybournes Betrothed, it was a nice comfortable read, the difference between your first book and later ones is probably the pace and depth of the characters. I have been using the computer for about 8 years but since my retirement 3 years ago I use it for every thing from shopping to bill payment, I use the e-mail some to keep in touch but still prefer the phone, I am on facebook but rarely use it unless one of the kids complains that I didn,t respond to a posting, twitter is something birds do not likely to catch on here. Hope you are enjoying your return to England, I have only been there once but loved it. Jan

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  110. I liked Lord Wraybournes Betrothed, it was a nice comfortable read, the difference between your first book and later ones is probably the pace and depth of the characters. I have been using the computer for about 8 years but since my retirement 3 years ago I use it for every thing from shopping to bill payment, I use the e-mail some to keep in touch but still prefer the phone, I am on facebook but rarely use it unless one of the kids complains that I didn,t respond to a posting, twitter is something birds do not likely to catch on here. Hope you are enjoying your return to England, I have only been there once but loved it. Jan

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  111. In the early nineties, when I was 14, I discovered the 2400 baud modem in our new 486 PC. I figured out that I could call my friends’ computers late at night and chat without parents being any the wiser. That soon led to calling BBSes (bulletin board systems) which were basically ancestors to the internet. It looked kind of like the discussion boards of today, but all done on the dark screen and no graphics at all. It was really just a way to swap text files and chat a bit, but wow did it ever open my eyes!
    Today, I use the Internet everyday in so many ways. I couldn’t do my job (teacher) without it. One of the only things holding me back from a move to the country is the loss of good broadband. Oh how the times change!

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  112. In the early nineties, when I was 14, I discovered the 2400 baud modem in our new 486 PC. I figured out that I could call my friends’ computers late at night and chat without parents being any the wiser. That soon led to calling BBSes (bulletin board systems) which were basically ancestors to the internet. It looked kind of like the discussion boards of today, but all done on the dark screen and no graphics at all. It was really just a way to swap text files and chat a bit, but wow did it ever open my eyes!
    Today, I use the Internet everyday in so many ways. I couldn’t do my job (teacher) without it. One of the only things holding me back from a move to the country is the loss of good broadband. Oh how the times change!

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  113. In the early nineties, when I was 14, I discovered the 2400 baud modem in our new 486 PC. I figured out that I could call my friends’ computers late at night and chat without parents being any the wiser. That soon led to calling BBSes (bulletin board systems) which were basically ancestors to the internet. It looked kind of like the discussion boards of today, but all done on the dark screen and no graphics at all. It was really just a way to swap text files and chat a bit, but wow did it ever open my eyes!
    Today, I use the Internet everyday in so many ways. I couldn’t do my job (teacher) without it. One of the only things holding me back from a move to the country is the loss of good broadband. Oh how the times change!

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  114. In the early nineties, when I was 14, I discovered the 2400 baud modem in our new 486 PC. I figured out that I could call my friends’ computers late at night and chat without parents being any the wiser. That soon led to calling BBSes (bulletin board systems) which were basically ancestors to the internet. It looked kind of like the discussion boards of today, but all done on the dark screen and no graphics at all. It was really just a way to swap text files and chat a bit, but wow did it ever open my eyes!
    Today, I use the Internet everyday in so many ways. I couldn’t do my job (teacher) without it. One of the only things holding me back from a move to the country is the loss of good broadband. Oh how the times change!

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  115. In the early nineties, when I was 14, I discovered the 2400 baud modem in our new 486 PC. I figured out that I could call my friends’ computers late at night and chat without parents being any the wiser. That soon led to calling BBSes (bulletin board systems) which were basically ancestors to the internet. It looked kind of like the discussion boards of today, but all done on the dark screen and no graphics at all. It was really just a way to swap text files and chat a bit, but wow did it ever open my eyes!
    Today, I use the Internet everyday in so many ways. I couldn’t do my job (teacher) without it. One of the only things holding me back from a move to the country is the loss of good broadband. Oh how the times change!

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  116. When I was looking for at colleges in the early 90s a student at the local university told me to be sure to attend a school which had email. At the time I didn’t even understand what she meant but I listened to the advice and it certainly change things for me.
    Like Jessica I went from Gopher and Mosaic to a world of Netscape, Amazon and Google during my time at university. I remember how excited all of us working as student computer trainers were when Netscape came out and we could create backgrounds on web pages which weren’t grey.
    But despite belonging to numerous listserves and forums in the 90s and currently working on a PhD around impacts of internet (or maybe because of that) I rarely use the social networking side of the internet anymore. I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire and just glad to see some sunshine today through the mist. (I’m dreading the quickly approaching days when it’ll be dark by 4:30pm.)

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  117. When I was looking for at colleges in the early 90s a student at the local university told me to be sure to attend a school which had email. At the time I didn’t even understand what she meant but I listened to the advice and it certainly change things for me.
    Like Jessica I went from Gopher and Mosaic to a world of Netscape, Amazon and Google during my time at university. I remember how excited all of us working as student computer trainers were when Netscape came out and we could create backgrounds on web pages which weren’t grey.
    But despite belonging to numerous listserves and forums in the 90s and currently working on a PhD around impacts of internet (or maybe because of that) I rarely use the social networking side of the internet anymore. I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire and just glad to see some sunshine today through the mist. (I’m dreading the quickly approaching days when it’ll be dark by 4:30pm.)

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  118. When I was looking for at colleges in the early 90s a student at the local university told me to be sure to attend a school which had email. At the time I didn’t even understand what she meant but I listened to the advice and it certainly change things for me.
    Like Jessica I went from Gopher and Mosaic to a world of Netscape, Amazon and Google during my time at university. I remember how excited all of us working as student computer trainers were when Netscape came out and we could create backgrounds on web pages which weren’t grey.
    But despite belonging to numerous listserves and forums in the 90s and currently working on a PhD around impacts of internet (or maybe because of that) I rarely use the social networking side of the internet anymore. I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire and just glad to see some sunshine today through the mist. (I’m dreading the quickly approaching days when it’ll be dark by 4:30pm.)

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  119. When I was looking for at colleges in the early 90s a student at the local university told me to be sure to attend a school which had email. At the time I didn’t even understand what she meant but I listened to the advice and it certainly change things for me.
    Like Jessica I went from Gopher and Mosaic to a world of Netscape, Amazon and Google during my time at university. I remember how excited all of us working as student computer trainers were when Netscape came out and we could create backgrounds on web pages which weren’t grey.
    But despite belonging to numerous listserves and forums in the 90s and currently working on a PhD around impacts of internet (or maybe because of that) I rarely use the social networking side of the internet anymore. I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire and just glad to see some sunshine today through the mist. (I’m dreading the quickly approaching days when it’ll be dark by 4:30pm.)

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  120. When I was looking for at colleges in the early 90s a student at the local university told me to be sure to attend a school which had email. At the time I didn’t even understand what she meant but I listened to the advice and it certainly change things for me.
    Like Jessica I went from Gopher and Mosaic to a world of Netscape, Amazon and Google during my time at university. I remember how excited all of us working as student computer trainers were when Netscape came out and we could create backgrounds on web pages which weren’t grey.
    But despite belonging to numerous listserves and forums in the 90s and currently working on a PhD around impacts of internet (or maybe because of that) I rarely use the social networking side of the internet anymore. I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire and just glad to see some sunshine today through the mist. (I’m dreading the quickly approaching days when it’ll be dark by 4:30pm.)

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  121. I think it was 2000 before I got the internet. I started out going to pet chats because I had a beloved pet that was ailing. I made a wonderful email pal from overseas – one of the best things about the internet is getting to know different people from all walks of life. I spend most of my time now talking about books and your books sound absolutely wonderful!!!

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  122. I think it was 2000 before I got the internet. I started out going to pet chats because I had a beloved pet that was ailing. I made a wonderful email pal from overseas – one of the best things about the internet is getting to know different people from all walks of life. I spend most of my time now talking about books and your books sound absolutely wonderful!!!

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  123. I think it was 2000 before I got the internet. I started out going to pet chats because I had a beloved pet that was ailing. I made a wonderful email pal from overseas – one of the best things about the internet is getting to know different people from all walks of life. I spend most of my time now talking about books and your books sound absolutely wonderful!!!

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  124. I think it was 2000 before I got the internet. I started out going to pet chats because I had a beloved pet that was ailing. I made a wonderful email pal from overseas – one of the best things about the internet is getting to know different people from all walks of life. I spend most of my time now talking about books and your books sound absolutely wonderful!!!

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  125. I think it was 2000 before I got the internet. I started out going to pet chats because I had a beloved pet that was ailing. I made a wonderful email pal from overseas – one of the best things about the internet is getting to know different people from all walks of life. I spend most of my time now talking about books and your books sound absolutely wonderful!!!

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  126. I would love to have a copy of your book and think My Lady Notorious is one of the best romances of all time.
    I got on the graphical internet at work around 1995 and at home around 2000 (was a “have not” computerwise for several years).
    I went from dialup to broadband (DSL) in 2004. Then had roadrunner which was wonderful. Now I’m living where they only have phone DSL.

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  127. I would love to have a copy of your book and think My Lady Notorious is one of the best romances of all time.
    I got on the graphical internet at work around 1995 and at home around 2000 (was a “have not” computerwise for several years).
    I went from dialup to broadband (DSL) in 2004. Then had roadrunner which was wonderful. Now I’m living where they only have phone DSL.

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  128. I would love to have a copy of your book and think My Lady Notorious is one of the best romances of all time.
    I got on the graphical internet at work around 1995 and at home around 2000 (was a “have not” computerwise for several years).
    I went from dialup to broadband (DSL) in 2004. Then had roadrunner which was wonderful. Now I’m living where they only have phone DSL.

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  129. I would love to have a copy of your book and think My Lady Notorious is one of the best romances of all time.
    I got on the graphical internet at work around 1995 and at home around 2000 (was a “have not” computerwise for several years).
    I went from dialup to broadband (DSL) in 2004. Then had roadrunner which was wonderful. Now I’m living where they only have phone DSL.

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  130. I would love to have a copy of your book and think My Lady Notorious is one of the best romances of all time.
    I got on the graphical internet at work around 1995 and at home around 2000 (was a “have not” computerwise for several years).
    I went from dialup to broadband (DSL) in 2004. Then had roadrunner which was wonderful. Now I’m living where they only have phone DSL.

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  131. I’m a freelance librarian, and the Internet IS my life. I think I started online in 1990….very rudimentary dial up, but I used to telnet like mad to university libraries all over the place to check sources.
    I also remember being told in library school in 1969….I am paraphrasing here….”there are things called computers, but they have no relevance to libraries”.
    Laura in Houston, where the temp hit 91 today

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  132. I’m a freelance librarian, and the Internet IS my life. I think I started online in 1990….very rudimentary dial up, but I used to telnet like mad to university libraries all over the place to check sources.
    I also remember being told in library school in 1969….I am paraphrasing here….”there are things called computers, but they have no relevance to libraries”.
    Laura in Houston, where the temp hit 91 today

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  133. I’m a freelance librarian, and the Internet IS my life. I think I started online in 1990….very rudimentary dial up, but I used to telnet like mad to university libraries all over the place to check sources.
    I also remember being told in library school in 1969….I am paraphrasing here….”there are things called computers, but they have no relevance to libraries”.
    Laura in Houston, where the temp hit 91 today

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  134. I’m a freelance librarian, and the Internet IS my life. I think I started online in 1990….very rudimentary dial up, but I used to telnet like mad to university libraries all over the place to check sources.
    I also remember being told in library school in 1969….I am paraphrasing here….”there are things called computers, but they have no relevance to libraries”.
    Laura in Houston, where the temp hit 91 today

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  135. I’m a freelance librarian, and the Internet IS my life. I think I started online in 1990….very rudimentary dial up, but I used to telnet like mad to university libraries all over the place to check sources.
    I also remember being told in library school in 1969….I am paraphrasing here….”there are things called computers, but they have no relevance to libraries”.
    Laura in Houston, where the temp hit 91 today

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  136. We got our first computer in 1997 and what a driving saver it was! I am involved in many committees and live in a very large rural area. Suddenly I didn’t have to drive to connect with people and I’ve been hooked ever since.
    LWB is so very different from your latest novels – the pace, “niceness,” character types, setting. I think you have become much more adventurous and imaginative in your latest books. My favourite is still Something Wicked. I just re -read Forbidden Affections in the Spring Bouquet compendium; I squirmed a lot at the 16 year old heroine! Do you ever get a chance to revise/ edit stories before they are re-issued?
    Sue – First 25 years in England, second 25 years in Canada!Where to next?

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  137. We got our first computer in 1997 and what a driving saver it was! I am involved in many committees and live in a very large rural area. Suddenly I didn’t have to drive to connect with people and I’ve been hooked ever since.
    LWB is so very different from your latest novels – the pace, “niceness,” character types, setting. I think you have become much more adventurous and imaginative in your latest books. My favourite is still Something Wicked. I just re -read Forbidden Affections in the Spring Bouquet compendium; I squirmed a lot at the 16 year old heroine! Do you ever get a chance to revise/ edit stories before they are re-issued?
    Sue – First 25 years in England, second 25 years in Canada!Where to next?

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  138. We got our first computer in 1997 and what a driving saver it was! I am involved in many committees and live in a very large rural area. Suddenly I didn’t have to drive to connect with people and I’ve been hooked ever since.
    LWB is so very different from your latest novels – the pace, “niceness,” character types, setting. I think you have become much more adventurous and imaginative in your latest books. My favourite is still Something Wicked. I just re -read Forbidden Affections in the Spring Bouquet compendium; I squirmed a lot at the 16 year old heroine! Do you ever get a chance to revise/ edit stories before they are re-issued?
    Sue – First 25 years in England, second 25 years in Canada!Where to next?

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  139. We got our first computer in 1997 and what a driving saver it was! I am involved in many committees and live in a very large rural area. Suddenly I didn’t have to drive to connect with people and I’ve been hooked ever since.
    LWB is so very different from your latest novels – the pace, “niceness,” character types, setting. I think you have become much more adventurous and imaginative in your latest books. My favourite is still Something Wicked. I just re -read Forbidden Affections in the Spring Bouquet compendium; I squirmed a lot at the 16 year old heroine! Do you ever get a chance to revise/ edit stories before they are re-issued?
    Sue – First 25 years in England, second 25 years in Canada!Where to next?

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  140. We got our first computer in 1997 and what a driving saver it was! I am involved in many committees and live in a very large rural area. Suddenly I didn’t have to drive to connect with people and I’ve been hooked ever since.
    LWB is so very different from your latest novels – the pace, “niceness,” character types, setting. I think you have become much more adventurous and imaginative in your latest books. My favourite is still Something Wicked. I just re -read Forbidden Affections in the Spring Bouquet compendium; I squirmed a lot at the 16 year old heroine! Do you ever get a chance to revise/ edit stories before they are re-issued?
    Sue – First 25 years in England, second 25 years in Canada!Where to next?

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  141. Like the covers on the three books shown, especially Fallen Angel. Have enjoyed your books over the years, but don’t think I’ve read LWB.
    I didn’t really start dealing with the internet until I started working at a library about 8 years ago. We got internet here at the house a little later after getting a new computer. We had one of the 10 inch screen Macs which was not internet capable. We had dial up and about a year ago, my husband got so frustrated with the slowness, we got high speed.
    I started visiting author sites not quite a year ago, mainly to keep up with new books. Now I spend way to much time each night visiting all the wonderful sites I’ve found. I’ve been concentrating on the historical author sites. The blogs about the research being done are wonderful.
    The last two vacations we’ve taken, I’ve borrowed a laptop from work and hoped for wifi connections every night. It can really be addictive. We just got back from a 2 1/2 week trip tonight and here I am at 1 AM on the computer.
    I am from the US.

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  142. Like the covers on the three books shown, especially Fallen Angel. Have enjoyed your books over the years, but don’t think I’ve read LWB.
    I didn’t really start dealing with the internet until I started working at a library about 8 years ago. We got internet here at the house a little later after getting a new computer. We had one of the 10 inch screen Macs which was not internet capable. We had dial up and about a year ago, my husband got so frustrated with the slowness, we got high speed.
    I started visiting author sites not quite a year ago, mainly to keep up with new books. Now I spend way to much time each night visiting all the wonderful sites I’ve found. I’ve been concentrating on the historical author sites. The blogs about the research being done are wonderful.
    The last two vacations we’ve taken, I’ve borrowed a laptop from work and hoped for wifi connections every night. It can really be addictive. We just got back from a 2 1/2 week trip tonight and here I am at 1 AM on the computer.
    I am from the US.

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  143. Like the covers on the three books shown, especially Fallen Angel. Have enjoyed your books over the years, but don’t think I’ve read LWB.
    I didn’t really start dealing with the internet until I started working at a library about 8 years ago. We got internet here at the house a little later after getting a new computer. We had one of the 10 inch screen Macs which was not internet capable. We had dial up and about a year ago, my husband got so frustrated with the slowness, we got high speed.
    I started visiting author sites not quite a year ago, mainly to keep up with new books. Now I spend way to much time each night visiting all the wonderful sites I’ve found. I’ve been concentrating on the historical author sites. The blogs about the research being done are wonderful.
    The last two vacations we’ve taken, I’ve borrowed a laptop from work and hoped for wifi connections every night. It can really be addictive. We just got back from a 2 1/2 week trip tonight and here I am at 1 AM on the computer.
    I am from the US.

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  144. Like the covers on the three books shown, especially Fallen Angel. Have enjoyed your books over the years, but don’t think I’ve read LWB.
    I didn’t really start dealing with the internet until I started working at a library about 8 years ago. We got internet here at the house a little later after getting a new computer. We had one of the 10 inch screen Macs which was not internet capable. We had dial up and about a year ago, my husband got so frustrated with the slowness, we got high speed.
    I started visiting author sites not quite a year ago, mainly to keep up with new books. Now I spend way to much time each night visiting all the wonderful sites I’ve found. I’ve been concentrating on the historical author sites. The blogs about the research being done are wonderful.
    The last two vacations we’ve taken, I’ve borrowed a laptop from work and hoped for wifi connections every night. It can really be addictive. We just got back from a 2 1/2 week trip tonight and here I am at 1 AM on the computer.
    I am from the US.

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  145. Like the covers on the three books shown, especially Fallen Angel. Have enjoyed your books over the years, but don’t think I’ve read LWB.
    I didn’t really start dealing with the internet until I started working at a library about 8 years ago. We got internet here at the house a little later after getting a new computer. We had one of the 10 inch screen Macs which was not internet capable. We had dial up and about a year ago, my husband got so frustrated with the slowness, we got high speed.
    I started visiting author sites not quite a year ago, mainly to keep up with new books. Now I spend way to much time each night visiting all the wonderful sites I’ve found. I’ve been concentrating on the historical author sites. The blogs about the research being done are wonderful.
    The last two vacations we’ve taken, I’ve borrowed a laptop from work and hoped for wifi connections every night. It can really be addictive. We just got back from a 2 1/2 week trip tonight and here I am at 1 AM on the computer.
    I am from the US.

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  146. I got my first at-home computer around 20 years ago, I think. I had been hooked on reading the sf boards on GEnie and playing trivia Saturday nights. I remember you, Jo, from the old Genie RomEx. That thing was a dinosaur that seemed to hulk up half my living room; now I have a sweet hp business laptop whose only flaw is that the ubercool designers made the (non backlit) keys black with charcoal gray labels so it’s really only good during daylight. Nights I mostly watch DVDs from England on it. Or read books like yours.

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  147. I got my first at-home computer around 20 years ago, I think. I had been hooked on reading the sf boards on GEnie and playing trivia Saturday nights. I remember you, Jo, from the old Genie RomEx. That thing was a dinosaur that seemed to hulk up half my living room; now I have a sweet hp business laptop whose only flaw is that the ubercool designers made the (non backlit) keys black with charcoal gray labels so it’s really only good during daylight. Nights I mostly watch DVDs from England on it. Or read books like yours.

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  148. I got my first at-home computer around 20 years ago, I think. I had been hooked on reading the sf boards on GEnie and playing trivia Saturday nights. I remember you, Jo, from the old Genie RomEx. That thing was a dinosaur that seemed to hulk up half my living room; now I have a sweet hp business laptop whose only flaw is that the ubercool designers made the (non backlit) keys black with charcoal gray labels so it’s really only good during daylight. Nights I mostly watch DVDs from England on it. Or read books like yours.

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  149. I got my first at-home computer around 20 years ago, I think. I had been hooked on reading the sf boards on GEnie and playing trivia Saturday nights. I remember you, Jo, from the old Genie RomEx. That thing was a dinosaur that seemed to hulk up half my living room; now I have a sweet hp business laptop whose only flaw is that the ubercool designers made the (non backlit) keys black with charcoal gray labels so it’s really only good during daylight. Nights I mostly watch DVDs from England on it. Or read books like yours.

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  150. I got my first at-home computer around 20 years ago, I think. I had been hooked on reading the sf boards on GEnie and playing trivia Saturday nights. I remember you, Jo, from the old Genie RomEx. That thing was a dinosaur that seemed to hulk up half my living room; now I have a sweet hp business laptop whose only flaw is that the ubercool designers made the (non backlit) keys black with charcoal gray labels so it’s really only good during daylight. Nights I mostly watch DVDs from England on it. Or read books like yours.

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  151. Oh man, I can’t remember! But I would guess its pretty important to me, consitering I get on almost everyday! LOL. And I’m from America. The South, though.

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  152. Oh man, I can’t remember! But I would guess its pretty important to me, consitering I get on almost everyday! LOL. And I’m from America. The South, though.

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  153. Oh man, I can’t remember! But I would guess its pretty important to me, consitering I get on almost everyday! LOL. And I’m from America. The South, though.

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  154. Oh man, I can’t remember! But I would guess its pretty important to me, consitering I get on almost everyday! LOL. And I’m from America. The South, though.

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  155. Oh man, I can’t remember! But I would guess its pretty important to me, consitering I get on almost everyday! LOL. And I’m from America. The South, though.

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  156. ” I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Larenda”
    I’d echo this, both because I’m in the UK and because I first got properly acquainted with computers when I went to university, and I don’t know how I’d manage to do much of my research if I couldn’t use the internet.

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  157. ” I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Larenda”
    I’d echo this, both because I’m in the UK and because I first got properly acquainted with computers when I went to university, and I don’t know how I’d manage to do much of my research if I couldn’t use the internet.

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  158. ” I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Larenda”
    I’d echo this, both because I’m in the UK and because I first got properly acquainted with computers when I went to university, and I don’t know how I’d manage to do much of my research if I couldn’t use the internet.

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  159. ” I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Larenda”
    I’d echo this, both because I’m in the UK and because I first got properly acquainted with computers when I went to university, and I don’t know how I’d manage to do much of my research if I couldn’t use the internet.

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  160. ” I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Larenda”
    I’d echo this, both because I’m in the UK and because I first got properly acquainted with computers when I went to university, and I don’t know how I’d manage to do much of my research if I couldn’t use the internet.

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  161. Checking in from chilly Nova Scotia this morning; had to scrape the windows on the car when I went out at 4:30 to drive hubby to the airport.
    My Dad decided he wanted a computer back in the Commodore 64 days – sometime in the 80’s. He got Mom hooked, and they upgraded to a Vic 20, and bought a 300 baud modem! Chat rooms and compuserve come to mind; played D&D on line with friends. Bought my own computer in 1990 when I got married, and by 1991 or 1992 we had ‘high speed’ internet (at least we didn’t have to tie up the phone line anymore!) My husband was actually far more interested in the internet than I was, but now I’m the one out there trying to find faster computers and internet connections!
    I thought I had all of your books Jo, and have read and loved all of them – you’ve a shelf to yourself on my keeper book case – but I don’t have Wraybourne’s Betrothed!
    Lynne

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  162. Checking in from chilly Nova Scotia this morning; had to scrape the windows on the car when I went out at 4:30 to drive hubby to the airport.
    My Dad decided he wanted a computer back in the Commodore 64 days – sometime in the 80’s. He got Mom hooked, and they upgraded to a Vic 20, and bought a 300 baud modem! Chat rooms and compuserve come to mind; played D&D on line with friends. Bought my own computer in 1990 when I got married, and by 1991 or 1992 we had ‘high speed’ internet (at least we didn’t have to tie up the phone line anymore!) My husband was actually far more interested in the internet than I was, but now I’m the one out there trying to find faster computers and internet connections!
    I thought I had all of your books Jo, and have read and loved all of them – you’ve a shelf to yourself on my keeper book case – but I don’t have Wraybourne’s Betrothed!
    Lynne

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  163. Checking in from chilly Nova Scotia this morning; had to scrape the windows on the car when I went out at 4:30 to drive hubby to the airport.
    My Dad decided he wanted a computer back in the Commodore 64 days – sometime in the 80’s. He got Mom hooked, and they upgraded to a Vic 20, and bought a 300 baud modem! Chat rooms and compuserve come to mind; played D&D on line with friends. Bought my own computer in 1990 when I got married, and by 1991 or 1992 we had ‘high speed’ internet (at least we didn’t have to tie up the phone line anymore!) My husband was actually far more interested in the internet than I was, but now I’m the one out there trying to find faster computers and internet connections!
    I thought I had all of your books Jo, and have read and loved all of them – you’ve a shelf to yourself on my keeper book case – but I don’t have Wraybourne’s Betrothed!
    Lynne

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  164. Checking in from chilly Nova Scotia this morning; had to scrape the windows on the car when I went out at 4:30 to drive hubby to the airport.
    My Dad decided he wanted a computer back in the Commodore 64 days – sometime in the 80’s. He got Mom hooked, and they upgraded to a Vic 20, and bought a 300 baud modem! Chat rooms and compuserve come to mind; played D&D on line with friends. Bought my own computer in 1990 when I got married, and by 1991 or 1992 we had ‘high speed’ internet (at least we didn’t have to tie up the phone line anymore!) My husband was actually far more interested in the internet than I was, but now I’m the one out there trying to find faster computers and internet connections!
    I thought I had all of your books Jo, and have read and loved all of them – you’ve a shelf to yourself on my keeper book case – but I don’t have Wraybourne’s Betrothed!
    Lynne

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  165. Checking in from chilly Nova Scotia this morning; had to scrape the windows on the car when I went out at 4:30 to drive hubby to the airport.
    My Dad decided he wanted a computer back in the Commodore 64 days – sometime in the 80’s. He got Mom hooked, and they upgraded to a Vic 20, and bought a 300 baud modem! Chat rooms and compuserve come to mind; played D&D on line with friends. Bought my own computer in 1990 when I got married, and by 1991 or 1992 we had ‘high speed’ internet (at least we didn’t have to tie up the phone line anymore!) My husband was actually far more interested in the internet than I was, but now I’m the one out there trying to find faster computers and internet connections!
    I thought I had all of your books Jo, and have read and loved all of them – you’ve a shelf to yourself on my keeper book case – but I don’t have Wraybourne’s Betrothed!
    Lynne

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  166. Hello! I love my PC, but this was not always the case. My first computer sat unopened in its box for three years. When I started to use it, I had to make a lot of upgrades. I started college at the age of 44 (2002), and that is when I took my computer out of the box and learned how to use it!
    Virginia//North America

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  167. Hello! I love my PC, but this was not always the case. My first computer sat unopened in its box for three years. When I started to use it, I had to make a lot of upgrades. I started college at the age of 44 (2002), and that is when I took my computer out of the box and learned how to use it!
    Virginia//North America

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  168. Hello! I love my PC, but this was not always the case. My first computer sat unopened in its box for three years. When I started to use it, I had to make a lot of upgrades. I started college at the age of 44 (2002), and that is when I took my computer out of the box and learned how to use it!
    Virginia//North America

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  169. Hello! I love my PC, but this was not always the case. My first computer sat unopened in its box for three years. When I started to use it, I had to make a lot of upgrades. I started college at the age of 44 (2002), and that is when I took my computer out of the box and learned how to use it!
    Virginia//North America

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  170. Hello! I love my PC, but this was not always the case. My first computer sat unopened in its box for three years. When I started to use it, I had to make a lot of upgrades. I started college at the age of 44 (2002), and that is when I took my computer out of the box and learned how to use it!
    Virginia//North America

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  171. I love the internet, but I know I would certainly be more productive as a housekeeper AND a writer if I did not have it! Seriously, it can just suck up all your time and make you crosseyed from the HOURS spent surfing.
    I love the covers of your books. Regency is by far my favorite time period!

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  172. I love the internet, but I know I would certainly be more productive as a housekeeper AND a writer if I did not have it! Seriously, it can just suck up all your time and make you crosseyed from the HOURS spent surfing.
    I love the covers of your books. Regency is by far my favorite time period!

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  173. I love the internet, but I know I would certainly be more productive as a housekeeper AND a writer if I did not have it! Seriously, it can just suck up all your time and make you crosseyed from the HOURS spent surfing.
    I love the covers of your books. Regency is by far my favorite time period!

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  174. I love the internet, but I know I would certainly be more productive as a housekeeper AND a writer if I did not have it! Seriously, it can just suck up all your time and make you crosseyed from the HOURS spent surfing.
    I love the covers of your books. Regency is by far my favorite time period!

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  175. I love the internet, but I know I would certainly be more productive as a housekeeper AND a writer if I did not have it! Seriously, it can just suck up all your time and make you crosseyed from the HOURS spent surfing.
    I love the covers of your books. Regency is by far my favorite time period!

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  176. “I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Like Laura, I love this aspect — in reverse. From Canada, I could access all kinds of research only available in hard form in the UK, or in specialist libraries far from me.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire
    Another from Yorkshire. Yay!
    Jo 🙂

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  177. “I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Like Laura, I love this aspect — in reverse. From Canada, I could access all kinds of research only available in hard form in the UK, or in specialist libraries far from me.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire
    Another from Yorkshire. Yay!
    Jo 🙂

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  178. “I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Like Laura, I love this aspect — in reverse. From Canada, I could access all kinds of research only available in hard form in the UK, or in specialist libraries far from me.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire
    Another from Yorkshire. Yay!
    Jo 🙂

    Reply
  179. “I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Like Laura, I love this aspect — in reverse. From Canada, I could access all kinds of research only available in hard form in the UK, or in specialist libraries far from me.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire
    Another from Yorkshire. Yay!
    Jo 🙂

    Reply
  180. “I am grateful for how easy the internet makes finding obscure sources and journals and quickly getting my hands on books or e-books by favorite authors not released or hard to find in UK bookshops.”
    Like Laura, I love this aspect — in reverse. From Canada, I could access all kinds of research only available in hard form in the UK, or in specialist libraries far from me.
    Larenda – currently living in West Yorkshire
    Another from Yorkshire. Yay!
    Jo 🙂

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  181. Hi Jo,
    I enjoyed “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed” when I read it last year. My local library had all your early books in hardcover. What a find! It was tempting to just keep it and pay a fine. I didn’t, of course, but now I can buy the new one for my keeper shelves.
    I think your later books are more tightly written and have more depth of character. Those early ones were good, though.
    In my own bookkeeping system “My Lady Notorious” was a “*” – the best. I love the new cover and would love to add it to my collection of your books.
    I’ve enjoyed your commentary on your move and the places you’ve visited. Having lived in Niagara Falls and Detroit – both border towns – I’ve taken many trips through the southern provences from Vancouver Island to PEI and Nova Scotia. I laughed out loud at your pictures looking out your car’s windshield at the road and mostly flat land. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up with it despite sometimes poor Internet connections. I hope you are happy in England.
    elainec

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  182. Hi Jo,
    I enjoyed “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed” when I read it last year. My local library had all your early books in hardcover. What a find! It was tempting to just keep it and pay a fine. I didn’t, of course, but now I can buy the new one for my keeper shelves.
    I think your later books are more tightly written and have more depth of character. Those early ones were good, though.
    In my own bookkeeping system “My Lady Notorious” was a “*” – the best. I love the new cover and would love to add it to my collection of your books.
    I’ve enjoyed your commentary on your move and the places you’ve visited. Having lived in Niagara Falls and Detroit – both border towns – I’ve taken many trips through the southern provences from Vancouver Island to PEI and Nova Scotia. I laughed out loud at your pictures looking out your car’s windshield at the road and mostly flat land. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up with it despite sometimes poor Internet connections. I hope you are happy in England.
    elainec

    Reply
  183. Hi Jo,
    I enjoyed “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed” when I read it last year. My local library had all your early books in hardcover. What a find! It was tempting to just keep it and pay a fine. I didn’t, of course, but now I can buy the new one for my keeper shelves.
    I think your later books are more tightly written and have more depth of character. Those early ones were good, though.
    In my own bookkeeping system “My Lady Notorious” was a “*” – the best. I love the new cover and would love to add it to my collection of your books.
    I’ve enjoyed your commentary on your move and the places you’ve visited. Having lived in Niagara Falls and Detroit – both border towns – I’ve taken many trips through the southern provences from Vancouver Island to PEI and Nova Scotia. I laughed out loud at your pictures looking out your car’s windshield at the road and mostly flat land. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up with it despite sometimes poor Internet connections. I hope you are happy in England.
    elainec

    Reply
  184. Hi Jo,
    I enjoyed “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed” when I read it last year. My local library had all your early books in hardcover. What a find! It was tempting to just keep it and pay a fine. I didn’t, of course, but now I can buy the new one for my keeper shelves.
    I think your later books are more tightly written and have more depth of character. Those early ones were good, though.
    In my own bookkeeping system “My Lady Notorious” was a “*” – the best. I love the new cover and would love to add it to my collection of your books.
    I’ve enjoyed your commentary on your move and the places you’ve visited. Having lived in Niagara Falls and Detroit – both border towns – I’ve taken many trips through the southern provences from Vancouver Island to PEI and Nova Scotia. I laughed out loud at your pictures looking out your car’s windshield at the road and mostly flat land. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up with it despite sometimes poor Internet connections. I hope you are happy in England.
    elainec

    Reply
  185. Hi Jo,
    I enjoyed “Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed” when I read it last year. My local library had all your early books in hardcover. What a find! It was tempting to just keep it and pay a fine. I didn’t, of course, but now I can buy the new one for my keeper shelves.
    I think your later books are more tightly written and have more depth of character. Those early ones were good, though.
    In my own bookkeeping system “My Lady Notorious” was a “*” – the best. I love the new cover and would love to add it to my collection of your books.
    I’ve enjoyed your commentary on your move and the places you’ve visited. Having lived in Niagara Falls and Detroit – both border towns – I’ve taken many trips through the southern provences from Vancouver Island to PEI and Nova Scotia. I laughed out loud at your pictures looking out your car’s windshield at the road and mostly flat land. 🙂 Thank you for keeping up with it despite sometimes poor Internet connections. I hope you are happy in England.
    elainec

    Reply
  186. hi
    i live in NB , canada
    umm i got into computers probably around 1995 , that was when it was window 95 and the internet was all about webpages , now it so much more , especially since i got my own computer in 2000 that had window98 and dial up , today it xp windows and highspeed and chat , email and reading about books , news and games now heh, it is faster and more time consuming than ever indeed.

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  187. hi
    i live in NB , canada
    umm i got into computers probably around 1995 , that was when it was window 95 and the internet was all about webpages , now it so much more , especially since i got my own computer in 2000 that had window98 and dial up , today it xp windows and highspeed and chat , email and reading about books , news and games now heh, it is faster and more time consuming than ever indeed.

    Reply
  188. hi
    i live in NB , canada
    umm i got into computers probably around 1995 , that was when it was window 95 and the internet was all about webpages , now it so much more , especially since i got my own computer in 2000 that had window98 and dial up , today it xp windows and highspeed and chat , email and reading about books , news and games now heh, it is faster and more time consuming than ever indeed.

    Reply
  189. hi
    i live in NB , canada
    umm i got into computers probably around 1995 , that was when it was window 95 and the internet was all about webpages , now it so much more , especially since i got my own computer in 2000 that had window98 and dial up , today it xp windows and highspeed and chat , email and reading about books , news and games now heh, it is faster and more time consuming than ever indeed.

    Reply
  190. hi
    i live in NB , canada
    umm i got into computers probably around 1995 , that was when it was window 95 and the internet was all about webpages , now it so much more , especially since i got my own computer in 2000 that had window98 and dial up , today it xp windows and highspeed and chat , email and reading about books , news and games now heh, it is faster and more time consuming than ever indeed.

    Reply
  191. I was introduced to the Internet by my husband,a systems analyst/computer programmer at the time, he “let me” use his computer to go on-line and then had to buy a computer for my own use in order to get his computer back from me! I LOVED IT!
    Now if we have a question (is “he” still alive”, “where did that saying come from”, “when did that happen?” etc.) we go to my computer and satisfy my question.
    I have a ten year kinship with a lady in ENGLAND (I live in Pennsylvania USA) and we think we were twins or sisters (at the least) in another life. Our lives have been so parallel since birth except for one time (she was abused and I was spoiled) BUT in all other things–if she has an ailment–I get it too even without her telling me she has it!
    IT’S weird–and thanks to the internet–I can keep up with JOY and even talk and see her for free through web cams etc.!
    I LOVE the INTERNET and often wonder how we did without it. Authors I would imagine bless it for research too!
    Hope I win as I have most of your books JO but this would really be special to me!
    Lots of good wishes in your re-settlement back “home”!

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  192. I was introduced to the Internet by my husband,a systems analyst/computer programmer at the time, he “let me” use his computer to go on-line and then had to buy a computer for my own use in order to get his computer back from me! I LOVED IT!
    Now if we have a question (is “he” still alive”, “where did that saying come from”, “when did that happen?” etc.) we go to my computer and satisfy my question.
    I have a ten year kinship with a lady in ENGLAND (I live in Pennsylvania USA) and we think we were twins or sisters (at the least) in another life. Our lives have been so parallel since birth except for one time (she was abused and I was spoiled) BUT in all other things–if she has an ailment–I get it too even without her telling me she has it!
    IT’S weird–and thanks to the internet–I can keep up with JOY and even talk and see her for free through web cams etc.!
    I LOVE the INTERNET and often wonder how we did without it. Authors I would imagine bless it for research too!
    Hope I win as I have most of your books JO but this would really be special to me!
    Lots of good wishes in your re-settlement back “home”!

    Reply
  193. I was introduced to the Internet by my husband,a systems analyst/computer programmer at the time, he “let me” use his computer to go on-line and then had to buy a computer for my own use in order to get his computer back from me! I LOVED IT!
    Now if we have a question (is “he” still alive”, “where did that saying come from”, “when did that happen?” etc.) we go to my computer and satisfy my question.
    I have a ten year kinship with a lady in ENGLAND (I live in Pennsylvania USA) and we think we were twins or sisters (at the least) in another life. Our lives have been so parallel since birth except for one time (she was abused and I was spoiled) BUT in all other things–if she has an ailment–I get it too even without her telling me she has it!
    IT’S weird–and thanks to the internet–I can keep up with JOY and even talk and see her for free through web cams etc.!
    I LOVE the INTERNET and often wonder how we did without it. Authors I would imagine bless it for research too!
    Hope I win as I have most of your books JO but this would really be special to me!
    Lots of good wishes in your re-settlement back “home”!

    Reply
  194. I was introduced to the Internet by my husband,a systems analyst/computer programmer at the time, he “let me” use his computer to go on-line and then had to buy a computer for my own use in order to get his computer back from me! I LOVED IT!
    Now if we have a question (is “he” still alive”, “where did that saying come from”, “when did that happen?” etc.) we go to my computer and satisfy my question.
    I have a ten year kinship with a lady in ENGLAND (I live in Pennsylvania USA) and we think we were twins or sisters (at the least) in another life. Our lives have been so parallel since birth except for one time (she was abused and I was spoiled) BUT in all other things–if she has an ailment–I get it too even without her telling me she has it!
    IT’S weird–and thanks to the internet–I can keep up with JOY and even talk and see her for free through web cams etc.!
    I LOVE the INTERNET and often wonder how we did without it. Authors I would imagine bless it for research too!
    Hope I win as I have most of your books JO but this would really be special to me!
    Lots of good wishes in your re-settlement back “home”!

    Reply
  195. I was introduced to the Internet by my husband,a systems analyst/computer programmer at the time, he “let me” use his computer to go on-line and then had to buy a computer for my own use in order to get his computer back from me! I LOVED IT!
    Now if we have a question (is “he” still alive”, “where did that saying come from”, “when did that happen?” etc.) we go to my computer and satisfy my question.
    I have a ten year kinship with a lady in ENGLAND (I live in Pennsylvania USA) and we think we were twins or sisters (at the least) in another life. Our lives have been so parallel since birth except for one time (she was abused and I was spoiled) BUT in all other things–if she has an ailment–I get it too even without her telling me she has it!
    IT’S weird–and thanks to the internet–I can keep up with JOY and even talk and see her for free through web cams etc.!
    I LOVE the INTERNET and often wonder how we did without it. Authors I would imagine bless it for research too!
    Hope I win as I have most of your books JO but this would really be special to me!
    Lots of good wishes in your re-settlement back “home”!

    Reply
  196. Two quick funny things I forgot to mention–hubby gave me new computer and big thick book and said, “HERE you can learn to use it with this.” I learn from watching NOT from reading a book on instructions! SO thank heavens for a daughter who is very computer literate!
    ALSO–My hubby taught a class in a local college on Computer use (don’t know the exact title) and opened with a joke about “DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE” and got blank looks from all but one student!
    ONLY ONE STUDENT had ever seen computer punch cards! MAN did we feel old! He had to explain!

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  197. Two quick funny things I forgot to mention–hubby gave me new computer and big thick book and said, “HERE you can learn to use it with this.” I learn from watching NOT from reading a book on instructions! SO thank heavens for a daughter who is very computer literate!
    ALSO–My hubby taught a class in a local college on Computer use (don’t know the exact title) and opened with a joke about “DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE” and got blank looks from all but one student!
    ONLY ONE STUDENT had ever seen computer punch cards! MAN did we feel old! He had to explain!

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  198. Two quick funny things I forgot to mention–hubby gave me new computer and big thick book and said, “HERE you can learn to use it with this.” I learn from watching NOT from reading a book on instructions! SO thank heavens for a daughter who is very computer literate!
    ALSO–My hubby taught a class in a local college on Computer use (don’t know the exact title) and opened with a joke about “DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE” and got blank looks from all but one student!
    ONLY ONE STUDENT had ever seen computer punch cards! MAN did we feel old! He had to explain!

    Reply
  199. Two quick funny things I forgot to mention–hubby gave me new computer and big thick book and said, “HERE you can learn to use it with this.” I learn from watching NOT from reading a book on instructions! SO thank heavens for a daughter who is very computer literate!
    ALSO–My hubby taught a class in a local college on Computer use (don’t know the exact title) and opened with a joke about “DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE” and got blank looks from all but one student!
    ONLY ONE STUDENT had ever seen computer punch cards! MAN did we feel old! He had to explain!

    Reply
  200. Two quick funny things I forgot to mention–hubby gave me new computer and big thick book and said, “HERE you can learn to use it with this.” I learn from watching NOT from reading a book on instructions! SO thank heavens for a daughter who is very computer literate!
    ALSO–My hubby taught a class in a local college on Computer use (don’t know the exact title) and opened with a joke about “DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE” and got blank looks from all but one student!
    ONLY ONE STUDENT had ever seen computer punch cards! MAN did we feel old! He had to explain!

    Reply
  201. Hi JO,
    I have read about all your books, some more than once. I would dearly LOVE to win a book about about Lord Wraybourne. I think I lived in Regency England in another life.well, My grandparents came from London. Does that count??
    Jan
    corning,New York

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  202. Hi JO,
    I have read about all your books, some more than once. I would dearly LOVE to win a book about about Lord Wraybourne. I think I lived in Regency England in another life.well, My grandparents came from London. Does that count??
    Jan
    corning,New York

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  203. Hi JO,
    I have read about all your books, some more than once. I would dearly LOVE to win a book about about Lord Wraybourne. I think I lived in Regency England in another life.well, My grandparents came from London. Does that count??
    Jan
    corning,New York

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  204. Hi JO,
    I have read about all your books, some more than once. I would dearly LOVE to win a book about about Lord Wraybourne. I think I lived in Regency England in another life.well, My grandparents came from London. Does that count??
    Jan
    corning,New York

    Reply
  205. Hi JO,
    I have read about all your books, some more than once. I would dearly LOVE to win a book about about Lord Wraybourne. I think I lived in Regency England in another life.well, My grandparents came from London. Does that count??
    Jan
    corning,New York

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  206. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this title yet, so I will get the new, polished and updated version 🙂 Looking forward to trying one of your books
    JJ, N.P., CA.

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  207. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this title yet, so I will get the new, polished and updated version 🙂 Looking forward to trying one of your books
    JJ, N.P., CA.

    Reply
  208. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this title yet, so I will get the new, polished and updated version 🙂 Looking forward to trying one of your books
    JJ, N.P., CA.

    Reply
  209. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this title yet, so I will get the new, polished and updated version 🙂 Looking forward to trying one of your books
    JJ, N.P., CA.

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  210. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this title yet, so I will get the new, polished and updated version 🙂 Looking forward to trying one of your books
    JJ, N.P., CA.

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  211. Jo,
    I just saw your reply to my post. I live in rural New England. I was posting as either Jenny or Janet Ruhl on GEnie, I can’t remember which as I use both names.
    I do remember meeting you in person at the Boston Dunnettfest, unfortunately it was before I had read your wonderful novels, so I did not have the chance to tell you how much I love them.
    I’m making up for that now!

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  212. Jo,
    I just saw your reply to my post. I live in rural New England. I was posting as either Jenny or Janet Ruhl on GEnie, I can’t remember which as I use both names.
    I do remember meeting you in person at the Boston Dunnettfest, unfortunately it was before I had read your wonderful novels, so I did not have the chance to tell you how much I love them.
    I’m making up for that now!

    Reply
  213. Jo,
    I just saw your reply to my post. I live in rural New England. I was posting as either Jenny or Janet Ruhl on GEnie, I can’t remember which as I use both names.
    I do remember meeting you in person at the Boston Dunnettfest, unfortunately it was before I had read your wonderful novels, so I did not have the chance to tell you how much I love them.
    I’m making up for that now!

    Reply
  214. Jo,
    I just saw your reply to my post. I live in rural New England. I was posting as either Jenny or Janet Ruhl on GEnie, I can’t remember which as I use both names.
    I do remember meeting you in person at the Boston Dunnettfest, unfortunately it was before I had read your wonderful novels, so I did not have the chance to tell you how much I love them.
    I’m making up for that now!

    Reply
  215. Jo,
    I just saw your reply to my post. I live in rural New England. I was posting as either Jenny or Janet Ruhl on GEnie, I can’t remember which as I use both names.
    I do remember meeting you in person at the Boston Dunnettfest, unfortunately it was before I had read your wonderful novels, so I did not have the chance to tell you how much I love them.
    I’m making up for that now!

    Reply
  216. oh wow i have done the moving thing to (my husband is in the military) and I know how hard it can be. I do banking and everything online so it’s imperative. I am from the U.S. and got online in I think 1998.

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  217. oh wow i have done the moving thing to (my husband is in the military) and I know how hard it can be. I do banking and everything online so it’s imperative. I am from the U.S. and got online in I think 1998.

    Reply
  218. oh wow i have done the moving thing to (my husband is in the military) and I know how hard it can be. I do banking and everything online so it’s imperative. I am from the U.S. and got online in I think 1998.

    Reply
  219. oh wow i have done the moving thing to (my husband is in the military) and I know how hard it can be. I do banking and everything online so it’s imperative. I am from the U.S. and got online in I think 1998.

    Reply
  220. oh wow i have done the moving thing to (my husband is in the military) and I know how hard it can be. I do banking and everything online so it’s imperative. I am from the U.S. and got online in I think 1998.

    Reply
  221. Hello, Jo. I am on the North American side. I’ve read your original LWB so would love to win and read the new edition. Speaking of the net, I started up on it in the 80 with a bulletin board online (sort of like messenger today).
    Love all your books!
    Mary

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  222. Hello, Jo. I am on the North American side. I’ve read your original LWB so would love to win and read the new edition. Speaking of the net, I started up on it in the 80 with a bulletin board online (sort of like messenger today).
    Love all your books!
    Mary

    Reply
  223. Hello, Jo. I am on the North American side. I’ve read your original LWB so would love to win and read the new edition. Speaking of the net, I started up on it in the 80 with a bulletin board online (sort of like messenger today).
    Love all your books!
    Mary

    Reply
  224. Hello, Jo. I am on the North American side. I’ve read your original LWB so would love to win and read the new edition. Speaking of the net, I started up on it in the 80 with a bulletin board online (sort of like messenger today).
    Love all your books!
    Mary

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  225. Hello, Jo. I am on the North American side. I’ve read your original LWB so would love to win and read the new edition. Speaking of the net, I started up on it in the 80 with a bulletin board online (sort of like messenger today).
    Love all your books!
    Mary

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  226. Hello Jo: Iam on the North America side. Brooklyn, N.Y. to be exact. I have all of your books and am just waiting for the new ones to come out in April. Best of luck. Dorothy P. S. Hope you love your new home!

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  227. Hello Jo: Iam on the North America side. Brooklyn, N.Y. to be exact. I have all of your books and am just waiting for the new ones to come out in April. Best of luck. Dorothy P. S. Hope you love your new home!

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  228. Hello Jo: Iam on the North America side. Brooklyn, N.Y. to be exact. I have all of your books and am just waiting for the new ones to come out in April. Best of luck. Dorothy P. S. Hope you love your new home!

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  229. Hello Jo: Iam on the North America side. Brooklyn, N.Y. to be exact. I have all of your books and am just waiting for the new ones to come out in April. Best of luck. Dorothy P. S. Hope you love your new home!

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  230. Hello Jo: Iam on the North America side. Brooklyn, N.Y. to be exact. I have all of your books and am just waiting for the new ones to come out in April. Best of luck. Dorothy P. S. Hope you love your new home!

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  231. Hello Jo: I am based in Canada now. I remember being amazed by the idea of the internet, it was pretty late maybe early 90’s. I had gone to a friend’s house and he had an AOL account. I just couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I got completely addicted to the computer and by the time we landed here in 97 it was a part of our lives. I have loved reading all your books and I am looking forward to reading your new releases

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  232. Hello Jo: I am based in Canada now. I remember being amazed by the idea of the internet, it was pretty late maybe early 90’s. I had gone to a friend’s house and he had an AOL account. I just couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I got completely addicted to the computer and by the time we landed here in 97 it was a part of our lives. I have loved reading all your books and I am looking forward to reading your new releases

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  233. Hello Jo: I am based in Canada now. I remember being amazed by the idea of the internet, it was pretty late maybe early 90’s. I had gone to a friend’s house and he had an AOL account. I just couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I got completely addicted to the computer and by the time we landed here in 97 it was a part of our lives. I have loved reading all your books and I am looking forward to reading your new releases

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  234. Hello Jo: I am based in Canada now. I remember being amazed by the idea of the internet, it was pretty late maybe early 90’s. I had gone to a friend’s house and he had an AOL account. I just couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I got completely addicted to the computer and by the time we landed here in 97 it was a part of our lives. I have loved reading all your books and I am looking forward to reading your new releases

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  235. Hello Jo: I am based in Canada now. I remember being amazed by the idea of the internet, it was pretty late maybe early 90’s. I had gone to a friend’s house and he had an AOL account. I just couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I got completely addicted to the computer and by the time we landed here in 97 it was a part of our lives. I have loved reading all your books and I am looking forward to reading your new releases

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  236. hi Jo
    i live in the US – Maryland. it has been VERY cold and rainy (depressing!!!) a good time to read good books!!!
    i LOVE your books. and will have to look for this re-release.
    i started using computers at work in the late 1980’s. my husband used them in his work – starting in the 1960’S!!!
    i bought an apple sometime in the 70’s so that i could hook my AVL (a weaving machine) to it!!!
    i cannot remember when we hooked up to the internet. but i was on it ALOT while going thru chemo for breast cancer. i try not to spend that much time on it now!!!

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  237. hi Jo
    i live in the US – Maryland. it has been VERY cold and rainy (depressing!!!) a good time to read good books!!!
    i LOVE your books. and will have to look for this re-release.
    i started using computers at work in the late 1980’s. my husband used them in his work – starting in the 1960’S!!!
    i bought an apple sometime in the 70’s so that i could hook my AVL (a weaving machine) to it!!!
    i cannot remember when we hooked up to the internet. but i was on it ALOT while going thru chemo for breast cancer. i try not to spend that much time on it now!!!

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  238. hi Jo
    i live in the US – Maryland. it has been VERY cold and rainy (depressing!!!) a good time to read good books!!!
    i LOVE your books. and will have to look for this re-release.
    i started using computers at work in the late 1980’s. my husband used them in his work – starting in the 1960’S!!!
    i bought an apple sometime in the 70’s so that i could hook my AVL (a weaving machine) to it!!!
    i cannot remember when we hooked up to the internet. but i was on it ALOT while going thru chemo for breast cancer. i try not to spend that much time on it now!!!

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  239. hi Jo
    i live in the US – Maryland. it has been VERY cold and rainy (depressing!!!) a good time to read good books!!!
    i LOVE your books. and will have to look for this re-release.
    i started using computers at work in the late 1980’s. my husband used them in his work – starting in the 1960’S!!!
    i bought an apple sometime in the 70’s so that i could hook my AVL (a weaving machine) to it!!!
    i cannot remember when we hooked up to the internet. but i was on it ALOT while going thru chemo for breast cancer. i try not to spend that much time on it now!!!

    Reply
  240. hi Jo
    i live in the US – Maryland. it has been VERY cold and rainy (depressing!!!) a good time to read good books!!!
    i LOVE your books. and will have to look for this re-release.
    i started using computers at work in the late 1980’s. my husband used them in his work – starting in the 1960’S!!!
    i bought an apple sometime in the 70’s so that i could hook my AVL (a weaving machine) to it!!!
    i cannot remember when we hooked up to the internet. but i was on it ALOT while going thru chemo for breast cancer. i try not to spend that much time on it now!!!

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  241. Dear Jo – very best of luck with the UK edition. Sorry I’m not near any of the signing venues (I’m on the Welsh Border). The covers look great, and should go well here (US covers never cross the Atlantic successfully, and vice versa in my experience!).
    About the first thing I did on the Web (using a computer in the local library) was to order some novels by Jayne Ann Krentz from Amazon in the US – they hadn’t opened here yet. They arrived 5 weeks later by seamail, and cost less than I’d have had to pay in a UK bookshop if I’d been able to buy them here, which I couldn’t. Since I love many North American authors, the web and Amazon have been godsends!

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  242. Dear Jo – very best of luck with the UK edition. Sorry I’m not near any of the signing venues (I’m on the Welsh Border). The covers look great, and should go well here (US covers never cross the Atlantic successfully, and vice versa in my experience!).
    About the first thing I did on the Web (using a computer in the local library) was to order some novels by Jayne Ann Krentz from Amazon in the US – they hadn’t opened here yet. They arrived 5 weeks later by seamail, and cost less than I’d have had to pay in a UK bookshop if I’d been able to buy them here, which I couldn’t. Since I love many North American authors, the web and Amazon have been godsends!

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  243. Dear Jo – very best of luck with the UK edition. Sorry I’m not near any of the signing venues (I’m on the Welsh Border). The covers look great, and should go well here (US covers never cross the Atlantic successfully, and vice versa in my experience!).
    About the first thing I did on the Web (using a computer in the local library) was to order some novels by Jayne Ann Krentz from Amazon in the US – they hadn’t opened here yet. They arrived 5 weeks later by seamail, and cost less than I’d have had to pay in a UK bookshop if I’d been able to buy them here, which I couldn’t. Since I love many North American authors, the web and Amazon have been godsends!

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  244. Dear Jo – very best of luck with the UK edition. Sorry I’m not near any of the signing venues (I’m on the Welsh Border). The covers look great, and should go well here (US covers never cross the Atlantic successfully, and vice versa in my experience!).
    About the first thing I did on the Web (using a computer in the local library) was to order some novels by Jayne Ann Krentz from Amazon in the US – they hadn’t opened here yet. They arrived 5 weeks later by seamail, and cost less than I’d have had to pay in a UK bookshop if I’d been able to buy them here, which I couldn’t. Since I love many North American authors, the web and Amazon have been godsends!

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  245. Dear Jo – very best of luck with the UK edition. Sorry I’m not near any of the signing venues (I’m on the Welsh Border). The covers look great, and should go well here (US covers never cross the Atlantic successfully, and vice versa in my experience!).
    About the first thing I did on the Web (using a computer in the local library) was to order some novels by Jayne Ann Krentz from Amazon in the US – they hadn’t opened here yet. They arrived 5 weeks later by seamail, and cost less than I’d have had to pay in a UK bookshop if I’d been able to buy them here, which I couldn’t. Since I love many North American authors, the web and Amazon have been godsends!

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  246. I have read almost everything you have written. You have developed your writing into a work of art. I have seen you grow and expand especially in character development. Your characters of today are deeper and more memorable. I think your earlier characters were just descriptions of a physical nature. your work today gives them behavioral and emational descriptions making them much more memorable.

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  247. I have read almost everything you have written. You have developed your writing into a work of art. I have seen you grow and expand especially in character development. Your characters of today are deeper and more memorable. I think your earlier characters were just descriptions of a physical nature. your work today gives them behavioral and emational descriptions making them much more memorable.

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  248. I have read almost everything you have written. You have developed your writing into a work of art. I have seen you grow and expand especially in character development. Your characters of today are deeper and more memorable. I think your earlier characters were just descriptions of a physical nature. your work today gives them behavioral and emational descriptions making them much more memorable.

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  249. I have read almost everything you have written. You have developed your writing into a work of art. I have seen you grow and expand especially in character development. Your characters of today are deeper and more memorable. I think your earlier characters were just descriptions of a physical nature. your work today gives them behavioral and emational descriptions making them much more memorable.

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  250. I have read almost everything you have written. You have developed your writing into a work of art. I have seen you grow and expand especially in character development. Your characters of today are deeper and more memorable. I think your earlier characters were just descriptions of a physical nature. your work today gives them behavioral and emational descriptions making them much more memorable.

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  251. I am from Sask., Canada and would love to win this book.
    I love the internet and computers. My dh also taught computer classes, fixes computers, re-installs software- he learnt on his own BUT seems unable to teach me new stuff. He starts explaining way above my head and I tell him ‘start down here at the beginning’. Men!!! LOL.

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  252. I am from Sask., Canada and would love to win this book.
    I love the internet and computers. My dh also taught computer classes, fixes computers, re-installs software- he learnt on his own BUT seems unable to teach me new stuff. He starts explaining way above my head and I tell him ‘start down here at the beginning’. Men!!! LOL.

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  253. I am from Sask., Canada and would love to win this book.
    I love the internet and computers. My dh also taught computer classes, fixes computers, re-installs software- he learnt on his own BUT seems unable to teach me new stuff. He starts explaining way above my head and I tell him ‘start down here at the beginning’. Men!!! LOL.

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  254. I am from Sask., Canada and would love to win this book.
    I love the internet and computers. My dh also taught computer classes, fixes computers, re-installs software- he learnt on his own BUT seems unable to teach me new stuff. He starts explaining way above my head and I tell him ‘start down here at the beginning’. Men!!! LOL.

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  255. I am from Sask., Canada and would love to win this book.
    I love the internet and computers. My dh also taught computer classes, fixes computers, re-installs software- he learnt on his own BUT seems unable to teach me new stuff. He starts explaining way above my head and I tell him ‘start down here at the beginning’. Men!!! LOL.

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  256. Hi Jo,
    Out in wild West Texas where it’s neither green or misty! I started on card punch also back in high school in 1969! Later on we bought one of the first Mac’s (the one they make aquariums out of now. Was on the net when it was just scholars talking to each other. I’d love your first book to see how you’ve changed–I’ve bought all your books for last few years and I love them.

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  257. Hi Jo,
    Out in wild West Texas where it’s neither green or misty! I started on card punch also back in high school in 1969! Later on we bought one of the first Mac’s (the one they make aquariums out of now. Was on the net when it was just scholars talking to each other. I’d love your first book to see how you’ve changed–I’ve bought all your books for last few years and I love them.

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  258. Hi Jo,
    Out in wild West Texas where it’s neither green or misty! I started on card punch also back in high school in 1969! Later on we bought one of the first Mac’s (the one they make aquariums out of now. Was on the net when it was just scholars talking to each other. I’d love your first book to see how you’ve changed–I’ve bought all your books for last few years and I love them.

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  259. Hi Jo,
    Out in wild West Texas where it’s neither green or misty! I started on card punch also back in high school in 1969! Later on we bought one of the first Mac’s (the one they make aquariums out of now. Was on the net when it was just scholars talking to each other. I’d love your first book to see how you’ve changed–I’ve bought all your books for last few years and I love them.

    Reply
  260. Hi Jo,
    Out in wild West Texas where it’s neither green or misty! I started on card punch also back in high school in 1969! Later on we bought one of the first Mac’s (the one they make aquariums out of now. Was on the net when it was just scholars talking to each other. I’d love your first book to see how you’ve changed–I’ve bought all your books for last few years and I love them.

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  261. Hi all. This site rocks 🙂 Very nice. Greetings from China. Help me! I find sites on the topic: Avandia and co2. I found only this – avandia tabletas. Avandia, crashing in anti-bacterial health: what koppel et al. Avandia, a legal heart disease does that cellular davis believe that the butter marks a healthy risk of other or differently pious past people. 😡 Thanks in advance. Ummi from Emirates.

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  262. Hi all. This site rocks 🙂 Very nice. Greetings from China. Help me! I find sites on the topic: Avandia and co2. I found only this – avandia tabletas. Avandia, crashing in anti-bacterial health: what koppel et al. Avandia, a legal heart disease does that cellular davis believe that the butter marks a healthy risk of other or differently pious past people. 😡 Thanks in advance. Ummi from Emirates.

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  263. Hi all. This site rocks 🙂 Very nice. Greetings from China. Help me! I find sites on the topic: Avandia and co2. I found only this – avandia tabletas. Avandia, crashing in anti-bacterial health: what koppel et al. Avandia, a legal heart disease does that cellular davis believe that the butter marks a healthy risk of other or differently pious past people. 😡 Thanks in advance. Ummi from Emirates.

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  264. Hi all. This site rocks 🙂 Very nice. Greetings from China. Help me! I find sites on the topic: Avandia and co2. I found only this – avandia tabletas. Avandia, crashing in anti-bacterial health: what koppel et al. Avandia, a legal heart disease does that cellular davis believe that the butter marks a healthy risk of other or differently pious past people. 😡 Thanks in advance. Ummi from Emirates.

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  265. Hi all. This site rocks 🙂 Very nice. Greetings from China. Help me! I find sites on the topic: Avandia and co2. I found only this – avandia tabletas. Avandia, crashing in anti-bacterial health: what koppel et al. Avandia, a legal heart disease does that cellular davis believe that the butter marks a healthy risk of other or differently pious past people. 😡 Thanks in advance. Ummi from Emirates.

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