Calendar23 BUSY, BUSY!

April is a busy month for the Wenches!  Anne has just returned from a writers' retreat in Sydney, and the Australia Romance Readers Convention in Bondi.  Pat and Joanna are heading for home after attending the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Los Angeles.  For those Wenches living on this side of the pond, the due date for filing federal Income Tax Returns (which are normally due on April 15) is April 18 this year, due to Emancipation Day in Washington, DC on April 16.   Then on April 21 Pat will be guest blogging over at Romance Bandits. Also, April is the month many of us will be celebrating Easter, Passover, and Anzac Day (Australia).


We have some great guests (and one AAW date) lined up for April.  Mark these dates on your calendar:

April 13 – Mia Marlow (host:  Nicola)
April 15 – Ask-a-Wench (host:  Pat)
April 22 – Michelle Willingham (host:  Andrea)
April 25 – Sherri L. Smith (host:  Mary Jo)


We have two new winners since our last announcement!  Irma Sams won a book from Susan Fraser King, and Amy Kathryn won a book from Mary Jo Putney.  Congratulations, winners!


Next month will be a milestone for the Wenches:  we'll be celebrating the Big Five–our fifth year of blogging together!  During those five years we've seen many blogs come and go, and we hope you'll forgive us for taking pride in being one of the longest running group writing blogs on the Internet.  As we've done in past years, we'll be celebrating our anniversary in style, and we'll be sure to include our loyal readers in the celebration.  We'll publish details of the celebration as the date nears.


Remember to drop by on Sundays for updates and announcements.  Any time we have news, we'll publish it in a Sunday announcement.  This includes the names of book winners.  Sometimes we've had to choose an alternate winner when the first winner never gets back to us with their mailing address.  Most of the time we can dig up an e-mail address for the winner, but occasionally the only way we have of notifying a winner is through the Sunday announcement and the Winners sidebar.  So do make it a point to check to see if you've won a book!  We do love to give away books to our readers!


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