Quiz — Who is the new Word Wench?

Anne here. Since the loss of our beloved Jo, we wenches have been discussing who we would like to join us in Word Wench bloggery. Amazingly — because often making Word Wench decisions is a bit like trying to herd cats — we were unanimous in our first choice. And when we asked her, we were thrilled when she said yes!  Mysterywoman

Her first blog will be on July 25th, and until then, we're keeping her wrapped in mystery.

But here for your intrigue and entertainment is a quiz about her. Not that we'll tell you who won or what the answer is until the 24th July, but there's a prize for someone who makes a correct answer.  So get a pen and paper and note your answers, then click on the link at the bottom, and see how right you were or weren't. Then come back and make a guess about who you think the new Word Wench might be.

Mystery Wench Quiz: (and no, that's not her below, it's Greta Garbo in The Mysterious Lady)


Garbo(TheMysteriousLady

1) The new Word Wench is:
        a) North American
        b) Irish
        c) British
        d) Australasian

2) The new Word Wench writes:
        a) mysteries
        b) historicals
        c) contemporaries
        d) all of the above—in one book

3) The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
        a) the links between crochet and astrology
        b) the links between ants and clowns
        c) the links between cats and politicians
        d) the links between the past and the present

4) The new Word Wench is SargentMadameX
        a) an Honorary Word Wench
        b) often recommended in our monthly What We're Reading posts
        c) a RITA award winner
        d) all of the above

(And that's not her, either  it's a portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent)

5) The new Word Wench is also:
        a) published internationally and translated into a number of other languages
        b) a NY Times bestseller
        c) multi award-winning
        d) all of the above

6) The new Word Wench is:
        a) a mad-keen jogger
        b) married with two children
        c) a dedicated bird-watcher
        d) not married and never has been

7) The new Word Wench's books: GeorgeRomneyEmmaHart
        a) involve a lot of research
        b) involve very little research — it's fiction, after all
        c) are all set in Scotland
        d) are all set in the English Regency period

(Nor is that her — it's a portrait of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, by George Romney.)

8) The new Word Wench
        a) never attends romance conferences
        b) only attends high-brow literary events
        c) attends a variety of writing conferences
        d) never goes to conferences, just stays home and writes

9) Some of the new Word Wench's favorite writers are: 866094-bigthumbnail
        a) Mary Stewart
        b) Jan Cox Speas
        c) Meljean Brook 
        d) all of the above

10) The new Word Wench has won:
        a) the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize
        b) the Romance Writers of America RITA award
        c) several Romantic Times Awards
        d) all of the above

Can you guess the identity of the new Word Wench? Find the answers to the quiz here, then come back and make your guess. The Word Wenches will neither confirm nor deny your guesses until the new Word Wench herself comes to blog on Monday 25th July, but someone who makes a correct answer will win one of her fabulous books.

PLEASE NOTE — This comp is now closed, and the mystery wench has made her first post. It's Susanna Kearsley, as most of you thought. We picked the first correct guess this time, so SHANNON MCEWEN, you're our winner. I'll email you. Anne

275 thoughts on “Quiz — Who is the new Word Wench?”

  1. I’m going to guess Susanna Kearsley too. I’m sure whoever it is will be a wonderful addition to the Word Wenches.

    Reply
  2. I’m going to guess Susanna Kearsley too. I’m sure whoever it is will be a wonderful addition to the Word Wenches.

    Reply
  3. I’m going to guess Susanna Kearsley too. I’m sure whoever it is will be a wonderful addition to the Word Wenches.

    Reply
  4. I’m going to guess Susanna Kearsley too. I’m sure whoever it is will be a wonderful addition to the Word Wenches.

    Reply
  5. I’m going to guess Susanna Kearsley too. I’m sure whoever it is will be a wonderful addition to the Word Wenches.

    Reply
  6. I didn’t even check the answers, but immediately thought one of my favorite writers, Susanna Kearsley, fits the bill. She’s gotten me through some rough patches. So that’s 4, LOL.

    Reply
  7. I didn’t even check the answers, but immediately thought one of my favorite writers, Susanna Kearsley, fits the bill. She’s gotten me through some rough patches. So that’s 4, LOL.

    Reply
  8. I didn’t even check the answers, but immediately thought one of my favorite writers, Susanna Kearsley, fits the bill. She’s gotten me through some rough patches. So that’s 4, LOL.

    Reply
  9. I didn’t even check the answers, but immediately thought one of my favorite writers, Susanna Kearsley, fits the bill. She’s gotten me through some rough patches. So that’s 4, LOL.

    Reply
  10. I didn’t even check the answers, but immediately thought one of my favorite writers, Susanna Kearsley, fits the bill. She’s gotten me through some rough patches. So that’s 4, LOL.

    Reply
  11. I do miss Jo Beverly’s contributions. They were always so interesting.
    Although I guessed every answer correctly, I have no idea who the new wench is, but I’m sure she will meet the fine standards you ladies have set for your blog.
    So welcome new wench – whoever you are!

    Reply
  12. I do miss Jo Beverly’s contributions. They were always so interesting.
    Although I guessed every answer correctly, I have no idea who the new wench is, but I’m sure she will meet the fine standards you ladies have set for your blog.
    So welcome new wench – whoever you are!

    Reply
  13. I do miss Jo Beverly’s contributions. They were always so interesting.
    Although I guessed every answer correctly, I have no idea who the new wench is, but I’m sure she will meet the fine standards you ladies have set for your blog.
    So welcome new wench – whoever you are!

    Reply
  14. I do miss Jo Beverly’s contributions. They were always so interesting.
    Although I guessed every answer correctly, I have no idea who the new wench is, but I’m sure she will meet the fine standards you ladies have set for your blog.
    So welcome new wench – whoever you are!

    Reply
  15. I do miss Jo Beverly’s contributions. They were always so interesting.
    Although I guessed every answer correctly, I have no idea who the new wench is, but I’m sure she will meet the fine standards you ladies have set for your blog.
    So welcome new wench – whoever you are!

    Reply
  16. Hmmm. I notice I can’t see your list of honorary wenches on this page – I’m sure it used to be visible! (okay – maybe there’s still a link and I’m just missing it. Has been know to happen). I’m going to go with Jude Deveraux, but I think Susanna Kearsley is the more likely answer. Can’t wait to see.

    Reply
  17. Hmmm. I notice I can’t see your list of honorary wenches on this page – I’m sure it used to be visible! (okay – maybe there’s still a link and I’m just missing it. Has been know to happen). I’m going to go with Jude Deveraux, but I think Susanna Kearsley is the more likely answer. Can’t wait to see.

    Reply
  18. Hmmm. I notice I can’t see your list of honorary wenches on this page – I’m sure it used to be visible! (okay – maybe there’s still a link and I’m just missing it. Has been know to happen). I’m going to go with Jude Deveraux, but I think Susanna Kearsley is the more likely answer. Can’t wait to see.

    Reply
  19. Hmmm. I notice I can’t see your list of honorary wenches on this page – I’m sure it used to be visible! (okay – maybe there’s still a link and I’m just missing it. Has been know to happen). I’m going to go with Jude Deveraux, but I think Susanna Kearsley is the more likely answer. Can’t wait to see.

    Reply
  20. Hmmm. I notice I can’t see your list of honorary wenches on this page – I’m sure it used to be visible! (okay – maybe there’s still a link and I’m just missing it. Has been know to happen). I’m going to go with Jude Deveraux, but I think Susanna Kearsley is the more likely answer. Can’t wait to see.

    Reply
  21. Hello Margaret! The honorary word wenches list is farther down on the page, scroll down to the bottom, and it is on the right hand side! Things have been getting moved around a bit, and even though I’m the one that moves them, I still have to look really carefully from time to time.
    Melissa

    Reply
  22. Hello Margaret! The honorary word wenches list is farther down on the page, scroll down to the bottom, and it is on the right hand side! Things have been getting moved around a bit, and even though I’m the one that moves them, I still have to look really carefully from time to time.
    Melissa

    Reply
  23. Hello Margaret! The honorary word wenches list is farther down on the page, scroll down to the bottom, and it is on the right hand side! Things have been getting moved around a bit, and even though I’m the one that moves them, I still have to look really carefully from time to time.
    Melissa

    Reply
  24. Hello Margaret! The honorary word wenches list is farther down on the page, scroll down to the bottom, and it is on the right hand side! Things have been getting moved around a bit, and even though I’m the one that moves them, I still have to look really carefully from time to time.
    Melissa

    Reply
  25. Hello Margaret! The honorary word wenches list is farther down on the page, scroll down to the bottom, and it is on the right hand side! Things have been getting moved around a bit, and even though I’m the one that moves them, I still have to look really carefully from time to time.
    Melissa

    Reply
  26. I think it’s Susanna Kearsley whose work I’ve loved for years. If it is her, I look forward to reading her blogs.

    Reply
  27. I think it’s Susanna Kearsley whose work I’ve loved for years. If it is her, I look forward to reading her blogs.

    Reply
  28. I think it’s Susanna Kearsley whose work I’ve loved for years. If it is her, I look forward to reading her blogs.

    Reply
  29. I think it’s Susanna Kearsley whose work I’ve loved for years. If it is her, I look forward to reading her blogs.

    Reply
  30. I think it’s Susanna Kearsley whose work I’ve loved for years. If it is her, I look forward to reading her blogs.

    Reply
  31. My guess would be Diana Gabaldon. Can’t wait to find out who it is. I know she’ll be fantastic whom ever she is.

    Reply
  32. My guess would be Diana Gabaldon. Can’t wait to find out who it is. I know she’ll be fantastic whom ever she is.

    Reply
  33. My guess would be Diana Gabaldon. Can’t wait to find out who it is. I know she’ll be fantastic whom ever she is.

    Reply
  34. My guess would be Diana Gabaldon. Can’t wait to find out who it is. I know she’ll be fantastic whom ever she is.

    Reply
  35. My guess would be Diana Gabaldon. Can’t wait to find out who it is. I know she’ll be fantastic whom ever she is.

    Reply
  36. +1 for Susanna Kearsley. If so, a terrific choice! Though I know anyone who joins you will be a wonderful new Wench 🙂

    Reply
  37. +1 for Susanna Kearsley. If so, a terrific choice! Though I know anyone who joins you will be a wonderful new Wench 🙂

    Reply
  38. +1 for Susanna Kearsley. If so, a terrific choice! Though I know anyone who joins you will be a wonderful new Wench 🙂

    Reply
  39. +1 for Susanna Kearsley. If so, a terrific choice! Though I know anyone who joins you will be a wonderful new Wench 🙂

    Reply
  40. +1 for Susanna Kearsley. If so, a terrific choice! Though I know anyone who joins you will be a wonderful new Wench 🙂

    Reply
  41. I look forward to the new wench as well as to all of the future posts from current wenches. Life is change and change is life, but I do so enjoy the constancy of this corner of the cyber universe. Thank you.

    Reply
  42. I look forward to the new wench as well as to all of the future posts from current wenches. Life is change and change is life, but I do so enjoy the constancy of this corner of the cyber universe. Thank you.

    Reply
  43. I look forward to the new wench as well as to all of the future posts from current wenches. Life is change and change is life, but I do so enjoy the constancy of this corner of the cyber universe. Thank you.

    Reply
  44. I look forward to the new wench as well as to all of the future posts from current wenches. Life is change and change is life, but I do so enjoy the constancy of this corner of the cyber universe. Thank you.

    Reply
  45. I look forward to the new wench as well as to all of the future posts from current wenches. Life is change and change is life, but I do so enjoy the constancy of this corner of the cyber universe. Thank you.

    Reply
  46. Thanks, Rose. Yes, life is indeed change, but I also love the constancy of wenchdom. I was a reader of this blog long before I joined it, and it has always been my place to visit with my morning coffee. I love the community — of readers and wenches, and the discussions and exchanges we often have in the comments stream.

    Reply
  47. Thanks, Rose. Yes, life is indeed change, but I also love the constancy of wenchdom. I was a reader of this blog long before I joined it, and it has always been my place to visit with my morning coffee. I love the community — of readers and wenches, and the discussions and exchanges we often have in the comments stream.

    Reply
  48. Thanks, Rose. Yes, life is indeed change, but I also love the constancy of wenchdom. I was a reader of this blog long before I joined it, and it has always been my place to visit with my morning coffee. I love the community — of readers and wenches, and the discussions and exchanges we often have in the comments stream.

    Reply
  49. Thanks, Rose. Yes, life is indeed change, but I also love the constancy of wenchdom. I was a reader of this blog long before I joined it, and it has always been my place to visit with my morning coffee. I love the community — of readers and wenches, and the discussions and exchanges we often have in the comments stream.

    Reply
  50. Thanks, Rose. Yes, life is indeed change, but I also love the constancy of wenchdom. I was a reader of this blog long before I joined it, and it has always been my place to visit with my morning coffee. I love the community — of readers and wenches, and the discussions and exchanges we often have in the comments stream.

    Reply
  51. Dead giveaway: Susanna Kearsley is the ONLY listed winner of the Catherine Cookson prize. The quiz makes a clever introduction, though. Looking forward to the official announcement!

    Reply
  52. Dead giveaway: Susanna Kearsley is the ONLY listed winner of the Catherine Cookson prize. The quiz makes a clever introduction, though. Looking forward to the official announcement!

    Reply
  53. Dead giveaway: Susanna Kearsley is the ONLY listed winner of the Catherine Cookson prize. The quiz makes a clever introduction, though. Looking forward to the official announcement!

    Reply
  54. Dead giveaway: Susanna Kearsley is the ONLY listed winner of the Catherine Cookson prize. The quiz makes a clever introduction, though. Looking forward to the official announcement!

    Reply
  55. Dead giveaway: Susanna Kearsley is the ONLY listed winner of the Catherine Cookson prize. The quiz makes a clever introduction, though. Looking forward to the official announcement!

    Reply
  56. Yes, The Cookson prize and also
    The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
    d) the links between the past and the present
    Having enjoyed one of her time slips I’m quite excited by the prospect of Susanna Kearsley blogging!

    Reply
  57. Yes, The Cookson prize and also
    The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
    d) the links between the past and the present
    Having enjoyed one of her time slips I’m quite excited by the prospect of Susanna Kearsley blogging!

    Reply
  58. Yes, The Cookson prize and also
    The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
    d) the links between the past and the present
    Having enjoyed one of her time slips I’m quite excited by the prospect of Susanna Kearsley blogging!

    Reply
  59. Yes, The Cookson prize and also
    The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
    d) the links between the past and the present
    Having enjoyed one of her time slips I’m quite excited by the prospect of Susanna Kearsley blogging!

    Reply
  60. Yes, The Cookson prize and also
    The new Word Wench is fascinated by:
    d) the links between the past and the present
    Having enjoyed one of her time slips I’m quite excited by the prospect of Susanna Kearsley blogging!

    Reply
  61. Yep, Susanna Kersley was the author that came to mind as soon as I read that she wrote mysteries, historicals and contemporaries all in one book!

    Reply
  62. Yep, Susanna Kersley was the author that came to mind as soon as I read that she wrote mysteries, historicals and contemporaries all in one book!

    Reply
  63. Yep, Susanna Kersley was the author that came to mind as soon as I read that she wrote mysteries, historicals and contemporaries all in one book!

    Reply
  64. Yep, Susanna Kersley was the author that came to mind as soon as I read that she wrote mysteries, historicals and contemporaries all in one book!

    Reply
  65. Yep, Susanna Kersley was the author that came to mind as soon as I read that she wrote mysteries, historicals and contemporaries all in one book!

    Reply
  66. I haven’t read the quesses. I think it will be Susanna Kearsley. Thee important part is how well she works with the rest of you.

    Reply
  67. I haven’t read the quesses. I think it will be Susanna Kearsley. Thee important part is how well she works with the rest of you.

    Reply
  68. I haven’t read the quesses. I think it will be Susanna Kearsley. Thee important part is how well she works with the rest of you.

    Reply
  69. I haven’t read the quesses. I think it will be Susanna Kearsley. Thee important part is how well she works with the rest of you.

    Reply
  70. I haven’t read the quesses. I think it will be Susanna Kearsley. Thee important part is how well she works with the rest of you.

    Reply
  71. Thank you, Rose! We love creating this community—and we love our readers that make it so much fun to do what we do. Like Anne, I loved the Wenches before I was lucky enough to be asked to join them. The give and take we all have is wonderful!

    Reply
  72. Thank you, Rose! We love creating this community—and we love our readers that make it so much fun to do what we do. Like Anne, I loved the Wenches before I was lucky enough to be asked to join them. The give and take we all have is wonderful!

    Reply
  73. Thank you, Rose! We love creating this community—and we love our readers that make it so much fun to do what we do. Like Anne, I loved the Wenches before I was lucky enough to be asked to join them. The give and take we all have is wonderful!

    Reply
  74. Thank you, Rose! We love creating this community—and we love our readers that make it so much fun to do what we do. Like Anne, I loved the Wenches before I was lucky enough to be asked to join them. The give and take we all have is wonderful!

    Reply
  75. Thank you, Rose! We love creating this community—and we love our readers that make it so much fun to do what we do. Like Anne, I loved the Wenches before I was lucky enough to be asked to join them. The give and take we all have is wonderful!

    Reply
  76. My guess is Susanna Kearsley. She’s a great writer.
    If your considering expanding with even more new members then I nominate Lynn Kurland and Tessa Dare.

    Reply
  77. My guess is Susanna Kearsley. She’s a great writer.
    If your considering expanding with even more new members then I nominate Lynn Kurland and Tessa Dare.

    Reply
  78. My guess is Susanna Kearsley. She’s a great writer.
    If your considering expanding with even more new members then I nominate Lynn Kurland and Tessa Dare.

    Reply
  79. My guess is Susanna Kearsley. She’s a great writer.
    If your considering expanding with even more new members then I nominate Lynn Kurland and Tessa Dare.

    Reply
  80. My guess is Susanna Kearsley. She’s a great writer.
    If your considering expanding with even more new members then I nominate Lynn Kurland and Tessa Dare.

    Reply
  81. Would love it to be Diana Gabaldon but probably not. Only missed one answer – the 1st one. Too bad. Love all the Wenches. Diane

    Reply
  82. Would love it to be Diana Gabaldon but probably not. Only missed one answer – the 1st one. Too bad. Love all the Wenches. Diane

    Reply
  83. Would love it to be Diana Gabaldon but probably not. Only missed one answer – the 1st one. Too bad. Love all the Wenches. Diane

    Reply
  84. Would love it to be Diana Gabaldon but probably not. Only missed one answer – the 1st one. Too bad. Love all the Wenches. Diane

    Reply
  85. Would love it to be Diana Gabaldon but probably not. Only missed one answer – the 1st one. Too bad. Love all the Wenches. Diane

    Reply
  86. I haven’t read any Susanna Kearsley books. I guess I had better start!
    Right now I am working my way through the Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs mysteries, since I have read almost every available word wench book.

    Reply
  87. I haven’t read any Susanna Kearsley books. I guess I had better start!
    Right now I am working my way through the Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs mysteries, since I have read almost every available word wench book.

    Reply
  88. I haven’t read any Susanna Kearsley books. I guess I had better start!
    Right now I am working my way through the Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs mysteries, since I have read almost every available word wench book.

    Reply
  89. I haven’t read any Susanna Kearsley books. I guess I had better start!
    Right now I am working my way through the Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs mysteries, since I have read almost every available word wench book.

    Reply
  90. I haven’t read any Susanna Kearsley books. I guess I had better start!
    Right now I am working my way through the Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs mysteries, since I have read almost every available word wench book.

    Reply
  91. My guess is… Susanna Kearsley.
    I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wishlist. 🙂

    Reply
  92. My guess is… Susanna Kearsley.
    I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wishlist. 🙂

    Reply
  93. My guess is… Susanna Kearsley.
    I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wishlist. 🙂

    Reply
  94. My guess is… Susanna Kearsley.
    I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wishlist. 🙂

    Reply
  95. My guess is… Susanna Kearsley.
    I haven’t read any of her books yet, so I guess I’ll have to add them to my wishlist. 🙂

    Reply

Leave a Comment