Lauren, we were absolutely delighted that you stopped by to visit with us in January. It's a Word Wench tradition to thank our esteemed guests with a suitable present—and since the gift is a virtual one, price is no object. So, in keeping with the recent trend to bestow a small country retreat on our HWWs—I mean, a girl needs a quiet place to write, right!—I am giving you the Taj Mahal. Feel free to invite all your Indian friends from "Betrayal of the Blood Lily" for a long weekend. The Wenches would love to join in too! We'll bring the curry. But please, no snakes!