Twenty Years Ago

Tea at the museumNicola here, inviting everyone to join me in a small celebration! Twenty years ago this year my first book for Harlequin Mills & Boon was published. True Colours was named in homage to Georgette Heyer; the writing style probably owed a fair amount to her as well for she, along with Alice Chetwynd Ley, Clare Darcy and others had been strong influences on my developing love of the Regency romance.

Even now I can remember the sense of disbelief to see a book I had written actually in print. For Cyprian years I had written in my spare time – 12 years to be exact. True Colours was begun when I was at college and was a long time in the writing and re-writing. Life went on around it – marriage, moving jobs, moving house… And then suddenly there it was in my hand and on the shelves. It was an extraordinary and almost unreal feeling. I also remember being a tad disappointed by the cover which looked rather vampirish to me (the US version that came later was much prettier!) I also remember spending my first royalty cheque on a new bicycle! Later that same year (August, in fact) my second Regency romance, The Virtuous Cyprian, was also published. I wrote two books a year in those days even though I was working full time in an office as well. Her I am in a bookshop looking very excited to be on the shelves with Penny Jordan and Sidney Sheldon! This is a photo of an old photo so apologies that it isn't that good!)

AliceI had no knowledge of the publishing industry at that time and did have a hope if not an expectation that True Colours would make my fortune. It didn’t but it gave me so much pleasure to be writing Regency romance. In time I think – I hope – my own style of writing evolved to be less influenced by the “greats.” Apropos of which, I recently read a comment from a reader referring to “cash ins” on Heyer that authors like me write; it may be that some people deliberately set out to write in a particular style for money but in all those 20 years I haven’t met a single writer who was motivated by that. We write what we do for love of the genre.

Fast forward twenty years, thirty eight books, a number of short stories and sales of 5.3 million worldwide, TCTPT and my most recent novel, The Phantom Tree, has its North American debut tomorrow. The Phantom Tree and its predecessor House of Shadows were a change of genre for me, from historical romance to timeslip with elements of suspense and the supernatural thrown in. The Phantom Tree is set in the Tudor period and the present, and tells the story of Mary Seymour, daughter of Queen Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour, who was a real person who disappeared from the historical record when she was a child… I wanted to explore what her story might have been. The book focusses on the relationship between Mary and her cousin Alison, two very different women separated by centuries yet bound together by the promises they made to each other. There’s romance, outlaws and adventure in it too!

Nicola at WolfhallTomorrow evening I’m doing a Facebook live event (my first one!) talking about the history that inspired The Phantom Tree and if you would like to join me for it on my Facebook page I’d be thrilled. There is a rather special prize on offer; a year’s membership of The Friends of Wolfhall, the Tudor manor where Queen Jane Seymour was born (pictured on the left). Current work on the house is revealing its secrets. You can read more about Wolf Hall here and about my visit to it earlier this year here.

I’d like to thank my readers and writing colleagues for twenty years of friendship and support.  I’ve got to know so many amazing people through my writing and it’s been great! Thank you so much!

China is the traditional gift for a 20th wedding anniversary although apparently platinum is the Notebook modern choice. The gemstone associated with 20 years is the emerald and the flower is the day lily. But when it comes to celebrating a 20 year “bookiversary” I think a new writing pad is the ideal gift so I’ll be nipping to the shops to get one!

How would you celebrate a book or reading-related anniversary? With a new pen or a new e-reader or a special book – and if so which one? I’m offering an ARC of my next book The Woman in the Lake to one commenter between now and midnight Tuesday.

260 thoughts on “Twenty Years Ago”

  1. I started reading your books when True Colors was first published and I believe I’ve read every single one of them since. I can’t name a favorite off hand except maybe Notorious or A Companion of Quality, but I have enjoyed them all and still have many of them. If I had a choice for a prize, of course it would be an ARC of your next book, because that’s the only one I haven’t read yet. So congratulations on your 20th, and thank you for so many years of reading pleasure.

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  2. I started reading your books when True Colors was first published and I believe I’ve read every single one of them since. I can’t name a favorite off hand except maybe Notorious or A Companion of Quality, but I have enjoyed them all and still have many of them. If I had a choice for a prize, of course it would be an ARC of your next book, because that’s the only one I haven’t read yet. So congratulations on your 20th, and thank you for so many years of reading pleasure.

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  3. I started reading your books when True Colors was first published and I believe I’ve read every single one of them since. I can’t name a favorite off hand except maybe Notorious or A Companion of Quality, but I have enjoyed them all and still have many of them. If I had a choice for a prize, of course it would be an ARC of your next book, because that’s the only one I haven’t read yet. So congratulations on your 20th, and thank you for so many years of reading pleasure.

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  4. I started reading your books when True Colors was first published and I believe I’ve read every single one of them since. I can’t name a favorite off hand except maybe Notorious or A Companion of Quality, but I have enjoyed them all and still have many of them. If I had a choice for a prize, of course it would be an ARC of your next book, because that’s the only one I haven’t read yet. So congratulations on your 20th, and thank you for so many years of reading pleasure.

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  5. I started reading your books when True Colors was first published and I believe I’ve read every single one of them since. I can’t name a favorite off hand except maybe Notorious or A Companion of Quality, but I have enjoyed them all and still have many of them. If I had a choice for a prize, of course it would be an ARC of your next book, because that’s the only one I haven’t read yet. So congratulations on your 20th, and thank you for so many years of reading pleasure.

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  6. Congratulations! I think you are celebrating your anniversary just as you should. As someone who won a copy of HOUSE OF SHADOWS, I can assure whoever wins THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE that they are fortunate indeed.
    THE PHANTOM TREE sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to read it.

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  7. Congratulations! I think you are celebrating your anniversary just as you should. As someone who won a copy of HOUSE OF SHADOWS, I can assure whoever wins THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE that they are fortunate indeed.
    THE PHANTOM TREE sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to read it.

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  8. Congratulations! I think you are celebrating your anniversary just as you should. As someone who won a copy of HOUSE OF SHADOWS, I can assure whoever wins THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE that they are fortunate indeed.
    THE PHANTOM TREE sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to read it.

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  9. Congratulations! I think you are celebrating your anniversary just as you should. As someone who won a copy of HOUSE OF SHADOWS, I can assure whoever wins THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE that they are fortunate indeed.
    THE PHANTOM TREE sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to read it.

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  10. Congratulations! I think you are celebrating your anniversary just as you should. As someone who won a copy of HOUSE OF SHADOWS, I can assure whoever wins THE WOMAN IN THE LAKE that they are fortunate indeed.
    THE PHANTOM TREE sounds wonderful. Cannot wait to read it.

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  11. Nicola, to write and publish so many books is an amazing achievement. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and always enjoy your stories. Some of them are quite moving. So many congratulations and here’s wishing you much success with all those other stories you’ll be writing.

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  12. Nicola, to write and publish so many books is an amazing achievement. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and always enjoy your stories. Some of them are quite moving. So many congratulations and here’s wishing you much success with all those other stories you’ll be writing.

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  13. Nicola, to write and publish so many books is an amazing achievement. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and always enjoy your stories. Some of them are quite moving. So many congratulations and here’s wishing you much success with all those other stories you’ll be writing.

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  14. Nicola, to write and publish so many books is an amazing achievement. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and always enjoy your stories. Some of them are quite moving. So many congratulations and here’s wishing you much success with all those other stories you’ll be writing.

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  15. Nicola, to write and publish so many books is an amazing achievement. I’ve been a fan for a number of years and always enjoy your stories. Some of them are quite moving. So many congratulations and here’s wishing you much success with all those other stories you’ll be writing.

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  16. Thank you, Beth! I very much enjoy your books too. One of the things I like about the writing community is the close support of readers and other writers. it makes it a very supportive place to be.

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  17. Thank you, Beth! I very much enjoy your books too. One of the things I like about the writing community is the close support of readers and other writers. it makes it a very supportive place to be.

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  18. Thank you, Beth! I very much enjoy your books too. One of the things I like about the writing community is the close support of readers and other writers. it makes it a very supportive place to be.

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  19. Thank you, Beth! I very much enjoy your books too. One of the things I like about the writing community is the close support of readers and other writers. it makes it a very supportive place to be.

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  20. Thank you, Beth! I very much enjoy your books too. One of the things I like about the writing community is the close support of readers and other writers. it makes it a very supportive place to be.

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  21. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your books. Keep up the good work! ☺️

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  22. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your books. Keep up the good work! ☺️

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  23. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your books. Keep up the good work! ☺️

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  24. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your books. Keep up the good work! ☺️

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  25. Congratulations on your 20 year anniversary! That is such an amazing accomplishment. I’ve enjoyed reading several of your books. Keep up the good work! ☺️

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  26. Happy Bookiversary!
    I’m still holding out hope that the Women’s Library in Glasgow will be making pens out of the wood they salvaged from the Suffragette Oak. It was damaged in a storm and I think a pen would be beautiful and very fitting.

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  27. Happy Bookiversary!
    I’m still holding out hope that the Women’s Library in Glasgow will be making pens out of the wood they salvaged from the Suffragette Oak. It was damaged in a storm and I think a pen would be beautiful and very fitting.

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  28. Happy Bookiversary!
    I’m still holding out hope that the Women’s Library in Glasgow will be making pens out of the wood they salvaged from the Suffragette Oak. It was damaged in a storm and I think a pen would be beautiful and very fitting.

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  29. Happy Bookiversary!
    I’m still holding out hope that the Women’s Library in Glasgow will be making pens out of the wood they salvaged from the Suffragette Oak. It was damaged in a storm and I think a pen would be beautiful and very fitting.

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  30. Happy Bookiversary!
    I’m still holding out hope that the Women’s Library in Glasgow will be making pens out of the wood they salvaged from the Suffragette Oak. It was damaged in a storm and I think a pen would be beautiful and very fitting.

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  31. Nicola Cornick,
    Congratulation on 20 years of publishing! You’re books are always wonderful and enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for your next one to come out. The Woman in the Lake looks very interesting and I would love to win an ARC of it. Congratulations again!

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  32. Nicola Cornick,
    Congratulation on 20 years of publishing! You’re books are always wonderful and enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for your next one to come out. The Woman in the Lake looks very interesting and I would love to win an ARC of it. Congratulations again!

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  33. Nicola Cornick,
    Congratulation on 20 years of publishing! You’re books are always wonderful and enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for your next one to come out. The Woman in the Lake looks very interesting and I would love to win an ARC of it. Congratulations again!

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  34. Nicola Cornick,
    Congratulation on 20 years of publishing! You’re books are always wonderful and enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for your next one to come out. The Woman in the Lake looks very interesting and I would love to win an ARC of it. Congratulations again!

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  35. Nicola Cornick,
    Congratulation on 20 years of publishing! You’re books are always wonderful and enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for your next one to come out. The Woman in the Lake looks very interesting and I would love to win an ARC of it. Congratulations again!

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  36. Congratulations, Nicola, on your 20th anniversary of publication! I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you. You can count me as one who would happily receive a book to celebrate any happy event.

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  37. Congratulations, Nicola, on your 20th anniversary of publication! I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you. You can count me as one who would happily receive a book to celebrate any happy event.

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  38. Congratulations, Nicola, on your 20th anniversary of publication! I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you. You can count me as one who would happily receive a book to celebrate any happy event.

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  39. Congratulations, Nicola, on your 20th anniversary of publication! I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you. You can count me as one who would happily receive a book to celebrate any happy event.

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  40. Congratulations, Nicola, on your 20th anniversary of publication! I look forward to seeing what the future will bring for you. You can count me as one who would happily receive a book to celebrate any happy event.

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  41. Happy book anniversary! I loved The Phantom Tree. Looking forward to your next book so much! I would rewardmyself with an exceptional writing pen. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  42. Happy book anniversary! I loved The Phantom Tree. Looking forward to your next book so much! I would rewardmyself with an exceptional writing pen. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  43. Happy book anniversary! I loved The Phantom Tree. Looking forward to your next book so much! I would rewardmyself with an exceptional writing pen. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  44. Happy book anniversary! I loved The Phantom Tree. Looking forward to your next book so much! I would rewardmyself with an exceptional writing pen. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  45. Happy book anniversary! I loved The Phantom Tree. Looking forward to your next book so much! I would rewardmyself with an exceptional writing pen. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  46. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as a published writer. I won a copy of “House of Shadows” and love the metaphysical aspects of the book along with the mystery.
    Can’t wait to read “The Phantom Tree.”
    “The Woman in the Lake” is also on my list.

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  47. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as a published writer. I won a copy of “House of Shadows” and love the metaphysical aspects of the book along with the mystery.
    Can’t wait to read “The Phantom Tree.”
    “The Woman in the Lake” is also on my list.

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  48. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as a published writer. I won a copy of “House of Shadows” and love the metaphysical aspects of the book along with the mystery.
    Can’t wait to read “The Phantom Tree.”
    “The Woman in the Lake” is also on my list.

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  49. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as a published writer. I won a copy of “House of Shadows” and love the metaphysical aspects of the book along with the mystery.
    Can’t wait to read “The Phantom Tree.”
    “The Woman in the Lake” is also on my list.

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  50. Congratulations on your twentieth anniversary as a published writer. I won a copy of “House of Shadows” and love the metaphysical aspects of the book along with the mystery.
    Can’t wait to read “The Phantom Tree.”
    “The Woman in the Lake” is also on my list.

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  51. Congratulations!! I have 29 of your books so far and have loved them all.Keep up the good work. You more then deserve the awards you get!

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  52. Congratulations!! I have 29 of your books so far and have loved them all.Keep up the good work. You more then deserve the awards you get!

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  53. Congratulations!! I have 29 of your books so far and have loved them all.Keep up the good work. You more then deserve the awards you get!

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  54. Congratulations!! I have 29 of your books so far and have loved them all.Keep up the good work. You more then deserve the awards you get!

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  55. Congratulations!! I have 29 of your books so far and have loved them all.Keep up the good work. You more then deserve the awards you get!

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  56. Happy Bookiversary, Nicola! I know exactly how you felt when you saw that first book on the shelf. When my first book was published, I saw it on the shelf of the library. I could feel my heart catch and the tears threaten. My book! Go celebrate that lovely anniversary. Maybe treat yourself to more than a pad. Maybe a new pen – something elegant. Enjoy!

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  57. Happy Bookiversary, Nicola! I know exactly how you felt when you saw that first book on the shelf. When my first book was published, I saw it on the shelf of the library. I could feel my heart catch and the tears threaten. My book! Go celebrate that lovely anniversary. Maybe treat yourself to more than a pad. Maybe a new pen – something elegant. Enjoy!

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  58. Happy Bookiversary, Nicola! I know exactly how you felt when you saw that first book on the shelf. When my first book was published, I saw it on the shelf of the library. I could feel my heart catch and the tears threaten. My book! Go celebrate that lovely anniversary. Maybe treat yourself to more than a pad. Maybe a new pen – something elegant. Enjoy!

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  59. Happy Bookiversary, Nicola! I know exactly how you felt when you saw that first book on the shelf. When my first book was published, I saw it on the shelf of the library. I could feel my heart catch and the tears threaten. My book! Go celebrate that lovely anniversary. Maybe treat yourself to more than a pad. Maybe a new pen – something elegant. Enjoy!

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  60. Happy Bookiversary, Nicola! I know exactly how you felt when you saw that first book on the shelf. When my first book was published, I saw it on the shelf of the library. I could feel my heart catch and the tears threaten. My book! Go celebrate that lovely anniversary. Maybe treat yourself to more than a pad. Maybe a new pen – something elegant. Enjoy!

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  61. Congratulations Nicola! What a wonderful and successful writing career. I love your novels. They transport me to places where I feel comfortable and fascinating eras. Best wishes.

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  62. Congratulations Nicola! What a wonderful and successful writing career. I love your novels. They transport me to places where I feel comfortable and fascinating eras. Best wishes.

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  63. Congratulations Nicola! What a wonderful and successful writing career. I love your novels. They transport me to places where I feel comfortable and fascinating eras. Best wishes.

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  64. Congratulations Nicola! What a wonderful and successful writing career. I love your novels. They transport me to places where I feel comfortable and fascinating eras. Best wishes.

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  65. Congratulations Nicola! What a wonderful and successful writing career. I love your novels. They transport me to places where I feel comfortable and fascinating eras. Best wishes.

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  66. You deserve this recognition and your talents are special. Congratulations and enjoy this celebration. Your books are memorable and unforgettable.

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  67. You deserve this recognition and your talents are special. Congratulations and enjoy this celebration. Your books are memorable and unforgettable.

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  68. You deserve this recognition and your talents are special. Congratulations and enjoy this celebration. Your books are memorable and unforgettable.

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  69. You deserve this recognition and your talents are special. Congratulations and enjoy this celebration. Your books are memorable and unforgettable.

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  70. You deserve this recognition and your talents are special. Congratulations and enjoy this celebration. Your books are memorable and unforgettable.

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  71. Congratulations! Your impressive writing accomplishments are due to your creative writing and perseverance. I look forward to enjoying your newest releases which sound extraordinary.

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  72. Congratulations! Your impressive writing accomplishments are due to your creative writing and perseverance. I look forward to enjoying your newest releases which sound extraordinary.

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  73. Congratulations! Your impressive writing accomplishments are due to your creative writing and perseverance. I look forward to enjoying your newest releases which sound extraordinary.

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  74. Congratulations! Your impressive writing accomplishments are due to your creative writing and perseverance. I look forward to enjoying your newest releases which sound extraordinary.

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  75. Congratulations! Your impressive writing accomplishments are due to your creative writing and perseverance. I look forward to enjoying your newest releases which sound extraordinary.

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  76. Congratulations! You deserve a treat, and rather than any of my suggestions, I believe you need to choose something that will give you joy. As you have given joy to your readers, so should you enjoy your accomplishment.

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  77. Congratulations! You deserve a treat, and rather than any of my suggestions, I believe you need to choose something that will give you joy. As you have given joy to your readers, so should you enjoy your accomplishment.

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  78. Congratulations! You deserve a treat, and rather than any of my suggestions, I believe you need to choose something that will give you joy. As you have given joy to your readers, so should you enjoy your accomplishment.

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  79. Congratulations! You deserve a treat, and rather than any of my suggestions, I believe you need to choose something that will give you joy. As you have given joy to your readers, so should you enjoy your accomplishment.

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  80. Congratulations! You deserve a treat, and rather than any of my suggestions, I believe you need to choose something that will give you joy. As you have given joy to your readers, so should you enjoy your accomplishment.

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  81. How absolutely wonderful, Nicola. I hope the joy you first felt at seeing your book on a shelf remains as life-affirming as ever. Congratulations. You’ve made the lives of so many of us, your readers, that much more pleasant through your work. On on!!!

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  82. How absolutely wonderful, Nicola. I hope the joy you first felt at seeing your book on a shelf remains as life-affirming as ever. Congratulations. You’ve made the lives of so many of us, your readers, that much more pleasant through your work. On on!!!

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  83. How absolutely wonderful, Nicola. I hope the joy you first felt at seeing your book on a shelf remains as life-affirming as ever. Congratulations. You’ve made the lives of so many of us, your readers, that much more pleasant through your work. On on!!!

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  84. How absolutely wonderful, Nicola. I hope the joy you first felt at seeing your book on a shelf remains as life-affirming as ever. Congratulations. You’ve made the lives of so many of us, your readers, that much more pleasant through your work. On on!!!

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  85. How absolutely wonderful, Nicola. I hope the joy you first felt at seeing your book on a shelf remains as life-affirming as ever. Congratulations. You’ve made the lives of so many of us, your readers, that much more pleasant through your work. On on!!!

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  86. Actions speak louder than words but the action of selling 5.4 million books each with around 100 thousand words trumpets one huge message …. SUCCESS!!
    Well done Nicola.
    I recently visited Sufton Court in Herefordshire. The owner and his wife were giving guided tours, and in the dining room I was impressed by a large portrait of the present owner wearing military uniform with medals displayed. It occurred to me that I would rather like an office with portraits of illustrious ancestors hanging from the walls.
    Consequently I think I might celebrate writing success with a portrait of myself holding or writing my magnum opus! 😉

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  87. Actions speak louder than words but the action of selling 5.4 million books each with around 100 thousand words trumpets one huge message …. SUCCESS!!
    Well done Nicola.
    I recently visited Sufton Court in Herefordshire. The owner and his wife were giving guided tours, and in the dining room I was impressed by a large portrait of the present owner wearing military uniform with medals displayed. It occurred to me that I would rather like an office with portraits of illustrious ancestors hanging from the walls.
    Consequently I think I might celebrate writing success with a portrait of myself holding or writing my magnum opus! 😉

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  88. Actions speak louder than words but the action of selling 5.4 million books each with around 100 thousand words trumpets one huge message …. SUCCESS!!
    Well done Nicola.
    I recently visited Sufton Court in Herefordshire. The owner and his wife were giving guided tours, and in the dining room I was impressed by a large portrait of the present owner wearing military uniform with medals displayed. It occurred to me that I would rather like an office with portraits of illustrious ancestors hanging from the walls.
    Consequently I think I might celebrate writing success with a portrait of myself holding or writing my magnum opus! 😉

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  89. Actions speak louder than words but the action of selling 5.4 million books each with around 100 thousand words trumpets one huge message …. SUCCESS!!
    Well done Nicola.
    I recently visited Sufton Court in Herefordshire. The owner and his wife were giving guided tours, and in the dining room I was impressed by a large portrait of the present owner wearing military uniform with medals displayed. It occurred to me that I would rather like an office with portraits of illustrious ancestors hanging from the walls.
    Consequently I think I might celebrate writing success with a portrait of myself holding or writing my magnum opus! 😉

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  90. Actions speak louder than words but the action of selling 5.4 million books each with around 100 thousand words trumpets one huge message …. SUCCESS!!
    Well done Nicola.
    I recently visited Sufton Court in Herefordshire. The owner and his wife were giving guided tours, and in the dining room I was impressed by a large portrait of the present owner wearing military uniform with medals displayed. It occurred to me that I would rather like an office with portraits of illustrious ancestors hanging from the walls.
    Consequently I think I might celebrate writing success with a portrait of myself holding or writing my magnum opus! 😉

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  91. Heart felt congratulations Nicola. A marvelous achievement.I read True Colours and it started me off on your books. One of my favorites is The Chaperon Bride. I love that book and have it as my ‘go to book’ when I can’t get into anything else. I was lucky enough to win a copy of House of Shadows too and I’m really looking forward to the Woman in the Lake. A selection of books would be a lovely present for a book anniversary. Here’s to all the books to come that you’re going to write:-):-)

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  92. Heart felt congratulations Nicola. A marvelous achievement.I read True Colours and it started me off on your books. One of my favorites is The Chaperon Bride. I love that book and have it as my ‘go to book’ when I can’t get into anything else. I was lucky enough to win a copy of House of Shadows too and I’m really looking forward to the Woman in the Lake. A selection of books would be a lovely present for a book anniversary. Here’s to all the books to come that you’re going to write:-):-)

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  93. Heart felt congratulations Nicola. A marvelous achievement.I read True Colours and it started me off on your books. One of my favorites is The Chaperon Bride. I love that book and have it as my ‘go to book’ when I can’t get into anything else. I was lucky enough to win a copy of House of Shadows too and I’m really looking forward to the Woman in the Lake. A selection of books would be a lovely present for a book anniversary. Here’s to all the books to come that you’re going to write:-):-)

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  94. Heart felt congratulations Nicola. A marvelous achievement.I read True Colours and it started me off on your books. One of my favorites is The Chaperon Bride. I love that book and have it as my ‘go to book’ when I can’t get into anything else. I was lucky enough to win a copy of House of Shadows too and I’m really looking forward to the Woman in the Lake. A selection of books would be a lovely present for a book anniversary. Here’s to all the books to come that you’re going to write:-):-)

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  95. Heart felt congratulations Nicola. A marvelous achievement.I read True Colours and it started me off on your books. One of my favorites is The Chaperon Bride. I love that book and have it as my ‘go to book’ when I can’t get into anything else. I was lucky enough to win a copy of House of Shadows too and I’m really looking forward to the Woman in the Lake. A selection of books would be a lovely present for a book anniversary. Here’s to all the books to come that you’re going to write:-):-)

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  96. What a splendid idea, Quantum! I love the idea of a special portrait. Many thanks for mentioning Sufton Court. I hadn’t come across it before and it looks lovely. Another one for the “visit” list!

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  97. What a splendid idea, Quantum! I love the idea of a special portrait. Many thanks for mentioning Sufton Court. I hadn’t come across it before and it looks lovely. Another one for the “visit” list!

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  98. What a splendid idea, Quantum! I love the idea of a special portrait. Many thanks for mentioning Sufton Court. I hadn’t come across it before and it looks lovely. Another one for the “visit” list!

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  99. What a splendid idea, Quantum! I love the idea of a special portrait. Many thanks for mentioning Sufton Court. I hadn’t come across it before and it looks lovely. Another one for the “visit” list!

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  100. What a splendid idea, Quantum! I love the idea of a special portrait. Many thanks for mentioning Sufton Court. I hadn’t come across it before and it looks lovely. Another one for the “visit” list!

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