Taking Leave

FrenchMIstress-1 By Susan Holloway Scott   

Spring is often the time for change, whether big changes like weddings and graduations to the more ordinary (though no less welcome!) ones like the grass turning green again and the days growing warmer.  

Things are changing here at the Wenches, too.  My book-writing is going to have to take precedence over my blog-writing –– I’m feeling a bit like Alice with the Red Queen urging her to run (or write) faster, faster, faster! –– and, sadly, I’m following Edith and Loretta into Wench Emerita status.  This will be my last appearance here at the Wenches for a while. 

I promise that Loretta and I will both return in July (tentatively the week of 7/13) with a pair of mutual Don't_Tempt_Mecover interviews.  She’ll be discussing her new book, DON’T TEMPT ME, in stores June 30. I’ve had the delicious honor to read this book already, and can tell you it’s Loretta Chase at her very best.  I can’t wait to ask her questions about what inspired her story and characters, and how exactly she learned so much about harems.  'Nuff said! Loretta in turn will be interviewing me about THE FRENCH MISTRESS, in stores July 7, and I'm sure she's preparing some dandy questions for me as well.  Please stop by and visit us then –– we have a few surprises planned!  In the meantime, I’ll keep my website (www.susanhollowayscott.com) updated with news about my books and other upcoming events.

Before I go, I want to thank both the Wenches and the readers of this blog.  Many thanks for your friendship and support. I'll miss both.

Duchess And I can’t think of a better way to close than with this recent news photo, below, taken during President and Mrs. Obama’s visit with Her Majesty the Queen of England. Astute readers of my books watching the newscasts at once recognized the painting behind Mrs. Obama, there in Buckingham Palace: the portrait of Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, that graces the cover of my first historical novel, DUCHESS.  Three cheers for strong, intelligent women of every era and nationality!

Michelle Obama & Sarah C

215 thoughts on “Taking Leave”

  1. Oh, man….
    *sigh* you will be missed, but it’s certainly understandable. Blogs can take quite a bit of time, not only writing them, but answering posts.
    I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to your return. And remember, the friendship and support will always be here. 🙂

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  2. Oh, man….
    *sigh* you will be missed, but it’s certainly understandable. Blogs can take quite a bit of time, not only writing them, but answering posts.
    I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to your return. And remember, the friendship and support will always be here. 🙂

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  3. Oh, man….
    *sigh* you will be missed, but it’s certainly understandable. Blogs can take quite a bit of time, not only writing them, but answering posts.
    I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to your return. And remember, the friendship and support will always be here. 🙂

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  4. Oh, man….
    *sigh* you will be missed, but it’s certainly understandable. Blogs can take quite a bit of time, not only writing them, but answering posts.
    I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to your return. And remember, the friendship and support will always be here. 🙂

    Reply
  5. Oh, man….
    *sigh* you will be missed, but it’s certainly understandable. Blogs can take quite a bit of time, not only writing them, but answering posts.
    I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to your return. And remember, the friendship and support will always be here. 🙂

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  6. Disappointing news indeed–your presence will be greatly missed here! Already looking forward to your return, and Loretta’s, and of course to your forthcoming books. And all that will follow….
    What a fanstastic parting shot!

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  7. Disappointing news indeed–your presence will be greatly missed here! Already looking forward to your return, and Loretta’s, and of course to your forthcoming books. And all that will follow….
    What a fanstastic parting shot!

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  8. Disappointing news indeed–your presence will be greatly missed here! Already looking forward to your return, and Loretta’s, and of course to your forthcoming books. And all that will follow….
    What a fanstastic parting shot!

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  9. Disappointing news indeed–your presence will be greatly missed here! Already looking forward to your return, and Loretta’s, and of course to your forthcoming books. And all that will follow….
    What a fanstastic parting shot!

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  10. Disappointing news indeed–your presence will be greatly missed here! Already looking forward to your return, and Loretta’s, and of course to your forthcoming books. And all that will follow….
    What a fanstastic parting shot!

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  11. I only ever lurk here but I wanted to tell you THANK YOU Wench Susan for your blogs before you go. Yours always were the most educational articles explaining what you know about history & art. Yes I would rather have more of your books but thank you any way for your time & sharing your knowledge with your readers. You are very generous to us that way.

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  12. I only ever lurk here but I wanted to tell you THANK YOU Wench Susan for your blogs before you go. Yours always were the most educational articles explaining what you know about history & art. Yes I would rather have more of your books but thank you any way for your time & sharing your knowledge with your readers. You are very generous to us that way.

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  13. I only ever lurk here but I wanted to tell you THANK YOU Wench Susan for your blogs before you go. Yours always were the most educational articles explaining what you know about history & art. Yes I would rather have more of your books but thank you any way for your time & sharing your knowledge with your readers. You are very generous to us that way.

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  14. I only ever lurk here but I wanted to tell you THANK YOU Wench Susan for your blogs before you go. Yours always were the most educational articles explaining what you know about history & art. Yes I would rather have more of your books but thank you any way for your time & sharing your knowledge with your readers. You are very generous to us that way.

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  15. I only ever lurk here but I wanted to tell you THANK YOU Wench Susan for your blogs before you go. Yours always were the most educational articles explaining what you know about history & art. Yes I would rather have more of your books but thank you any way for your time & sharing your knowledge with your readers. You are very generous to us that way.

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  16. Bummer that you have to take off from the Word Wenchs! I’ll certainly miss you and your posts. Hope to see you back here soon, okay?

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  17. Bummer that you have to take off from the Word Wenchs! I’ll certainly miss you and your posts. Hope to see you back here soon, okay?

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  18. Bummer that you have to take off from the Word Wenchs! I’ll certainly miss you and your posts. Hope to see you back here soon, okay?

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  19. Bummer that you have to take off from the Word Wenchs! I’ll certainly miss you and your posts. Hope to see you back here soon, okay?

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  20. Bummer that you have to take off from the Word Wenchs! I’ll certainly miss you and your posts. Hope to see you back here soon, okay?

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  21. I’m going to really miss your lovely in-depth historical posts, Susan! But looking forward to your projects currently in process.
    Very, very cool to have that shot of the Duchess behind the First Lady!
    Mary Jo

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  22. I’m going to really miss your lovely in-depth historical posts, Susan! But looking forward to your projects currently in process.
    Very, very cool to have that shot of the Duchess behind the First Lady!
    Mary Jo

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  23. I’m going to really miss your lovely in-depth historical posts, Susan! But looking forward to your projects currently in process.
    Very, very cool to have that shot of the Duchess behind the First Lady!
    Mary Jo

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  24. I’m going to really miss your lovely in-depth historical posts, Susan! But looking forward to your projects currently in process.
    Very, very cool to have that shot of the Duchess behind the First Lady!
    Mary Jo

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  25. I’m going to really miss your lovely in-depth historical posts, Susan! But looking forward to your projects currently in process.
    Very, very cool to have that shot of the Duchess behind the First Lady!
    Mary Jo

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  26. I am so sorry to lose you, Susan. I’ve been here almost since the beginning of the blog and you have posted many of my favorite articles. Please come back soon.

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  27. I am so sorry to lose you, Susan. I’ve been here almost since the beginning of the blog and you have posted many of my favorite articles. Please come back soon.

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  28. I am so sorry to lose you, Susan. I’ve been here almost since the beginning of the blog and you have posted many of my favorite articles. Please come back soon.

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  29. I am so sorry to lose you, Susan. I’ve been here almost since the beginning of the blog and you have posted many of my favorite articles. Please come back soon.

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  30. I am so sorry to lose you, Susan. I’ve been here almost since the beginning of the blog and you have posted many of my favorite articles. Please come back soon.

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  31. Susan, I want to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us here. Best of luck to you, and I’ll look forward to your interviews. 🙂

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  32. Susan, I want to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us here. Best of luck to you, and I’ll look forward to your interviews. 🙂

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  33. Susan, I want to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us here. Best of luck to you, and I’ll look forward to your interviews. 🙂

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  34. Susan, I want to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us here. Best of luck to you, and I’ll look forward to your interviews. 🙂

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  35. Susan, I want to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time with us here. Best of luck to you, and I’ll look forward to your interviews. 🙂

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  36. “Gone, but not forgotten.” And you won’t really be gone, but just away. I understand the need to concentrate on your career, but like the others I will miss your enlightening posts. Take care. Stay in touch.

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  37. “Gone, but not forgotten.” And you won’t really be gone, but just away. I understand the need to concentrate on your career, but like the others I will miss your enlightening posts. Take care. Stay in touch.

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  38. “Gone, but not forgotten.” And you won’t really be gone, but just away. I understand the need to concentrate on your career, but like the others I will miss your enlightening posts. Take care. Stay in touch.

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  39. “Gone, but not forgotten.” And you won’t really be gone, but just away. I understand the need to concentrate on your career, but like the others I will miss your enlightening posts. Take care. Stay in touch.

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  40. “Gone, but not forgotten.” And you won’t really be gone, but just away. I understand the need to concentrate on your career, but like the others I will miss your enlightening posts. Take care. Stay in touch.

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  41. Susan again:
    Loretta, you WILL be seeing me here again, and soon — in July, to be exact — and we’ll see everyone else here then, too. You know they’re all dying to hear about Zoe Octavia and the Duke of Marchmont and of course the harem, and if that’s a wicked teaser, then you better be here with me in July to set the record straight. 🙂

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  42. Susan again:
    Loretta, you WILL be seeing me here again, and soon — in July, to be exact — and we’ll see everyone else here then, too. You know they’re all dying to hear about Zoe Octavia and the Duke of Marchmont and of course the harem, and if that’s a wicked teaser, then you better be here with me in July to set the record straight. 🙂

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  43. Susan again:
    Loretta, you WILL be seeing me here again, and soon — in July, to be exact — and we’ll see everyone else here then, too. You know they’re all dying to hear about Zoe Octavia and the Duke of Marchmont and of course the harem, and if that’s a wicked teaser, then you better be here with me in July to set the record straight. 🙂

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  44. Susan again:
    Loretta, you WILL be seeing me here again, and soon — in July, to be exact — and we’ll see everyone else here then, too. You know they’re all dying to hear about Zoe Octavia and the Duke of Marchmont and of course the harem, and if that’s a wicked teaser, then you better be here with me in July to set the record straight. 🙂

    Reply
  45. Susan again:
    Loretta, you WILL be seeing me here again, and soon — in July, to be exact — and we’ll see everyone else here then, too. You know they’re all dying to hear about Zoe Octavia and the Duke of Marchmont and of course the harem, and if that’s a wicked teaser, then you better be here with me in July to set the record straight. 🙂

    Reply
  46. This is so depressing! First Loretta, then Edith, now Susan S./Miranda.You ladies are the best, and now you’re all gone.Very sad.Now I can’t wait for the mutual interviews of you and Loretta. Congratulations on your new books.

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  47. This is so depressing! First Loretta, then Edith, now Susan S./Miranda.You ladies are the best, and now you’re all gone.Very sad.Now I can’t wait for the mutual interviews of you and Loretta. Congratulations on your new books.

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  48. This is so depressing! First Loretta, then Edith, now Susan S./Miranda.You ladies are the best, and now you’re all gone.Very sad.Now I can’t wait for the mutual interviews of you and Loretta. Congratulations on your new books.

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  49. This is so depressing! First Loretta, then Edith, now Susan S./Miranda.You ladies are the best, and now you’re all gone.Very sad.Now I can’t wait for the mutual interviews of you and Loretta. Congratulations on your new books.

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  50. This is so depressing! First Loretta, then Edith, now Susan S./Miranda.You ladies are the best, and now you’re all gone.Very sad.Now I can’t wait for the mutual interviews of you and Loretta. Congratulations on your new books.

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  51. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

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  52. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

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  53. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

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  54. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

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  55. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

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  56. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

    Reply
  57. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

    Reply
  58. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

    Reply
  59. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

    Reply
  60. I’m so sorry to see you go before you had the chance to explain the picture of Louise the French Mistress. I really enjoyed those blogs and discussions about the cover art. Michelle O. looks like she enjoys them, too.
    I’ll look forward to your new books!

    Reply
  61. I’ll miss your humor and your talent. God bless, good health and happiness to you and your family, and keep writing your lovely books.

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  62. I’ll miss your humor and your talent. God bless, good health and happiness to you and your family, and keep writing your lovely books.

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  63. I’ll miss your humor and your talent. God bless, good health and happiness to you and your family, and keep writing your lovely books.

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  64. I’ll miss your humor and your talent. God bless, good health and happiness to you and your family, and keep writing your lovely books.

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  65. I’ll miss your humor and your talent. God bless, good health and happiness to you and your family, and keep writing your lovely books.

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  66. Susan, I too will miss your intelligent, interesting posts, but I look forward to more books. And I owe you a debt of gratitude. Reading your books has encouraged me to read more historical fiction than I’ve read in years.

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  67. Susan, I too will miss your intelligent, interesting posts, but I look forward to more books. And I owe you a debt of gratitude. Reading your books has encouraged me to read more historical fiction than I’ve read in years.

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  68. Susan, I too will miss your intelligent, interesting posts, but I look forward to more books. And I owe you a debt of gratitude. Reading your books has encouraged me to read more historical fiction than I’ve read in years.

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  69. Susan, I too will miss your intelligent, interesting posts, but I look forward to more books. And I owe you a debt of gratitude. Reading your books has encouraged me to read more historical fiction than I’ve read in years.

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  70. Susan, I too will miss your intelligent, interesting posts, but I look forward to more books. And I owe you a debt of gratitude. Reading your books has encouraged me to read more historical fiction than I’ve read in years.

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  71. Susan here, for the last time:
    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes and encouragement — they mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
    See you all here again in July!
    Xxx

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  72. Susan here, for the last time:
    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes and encouragement — they mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
    See you all here again in July!
    Xxx

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  73. Susan here, for the last time:
    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes and encouragement — they mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
    See you all here again in July!
    Xxx

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  74. Susan here, for the last time:
    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes and encouragement — they mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
    See you all here again in July!
    Xxx

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  75. Susan here, for the last time:
    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes and encouragement — they mean more to me than you’ll ever know.
    See you all here again in July!
    Xxx

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