Ugly stepsisters

From Pat Rice:

Ddanceladies If those of you staying behind are all Cinderellas, does that mean those of us forced to attend the conference are all ugly stepsisters?  Is that why we have no ball gowns, splendid coaches, and glass slippers and have to pack our own bags, slog through innumerable tedious airports, and drag our weary bodies to taxicabs to reach this tremendous affair?  The danged prince ain’t worth it.  Give me a martini. Fwinechocolate Well heck, a girl can’t even find a good martini in here.  Chocolate and wine it is!

We can enjoy it while relaxing in a quiet hideaway behind the palm trees in the ballroom reading Susan Scott’s DUCHESS—check out her website at http://www.susanhollowayscott.com!  Ahh, much better than airports…

18 thoughts on “Ugly stepsisters”

  1. In this case, the stepsisters are gorgeous and gifted and get to wear sequins and fancy shoes, and get free meals for several days while schmoozing with publishing royalty!
    The Cinderellas will sweep the hearth here in Wenchland, and amuse ourselves somehow….
    Oooh, ooh, if they’re giving away free copies of DUCHESS, snatch me one from an empty chair! I can’t wait to read this!
    And OF COURSE I plan to buy one from my local brick-and-mortar bookshop as soon as the copies are shelved. πŸ™‚
    ~Susan, who read a good chunk of an earlier version and HIGHLY recommends the book

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  2. In this case, the stepsisters are gorgeous and gifted and get to wear sequins and fancy shoes, and get free meals for several days while schmoozing with publishing royalty!
    The Cinderellas will sweep the hearth here in Wenchland, and amuse ourselves somehow….
    Oooh, ooh, if they’re giving away free copies of DUCHESS, snatch me one from an empty chair! I can’t wait to read this!
    And OF COURSE I plan to buy one from my local brick-and-mortar bookshop as soon as the copies are shelved. πŸ™‚
    ~Susan, who read a good chunk of an earlier version and HIGHLY recommends the book

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  3. In this case, the stepsisters are gorgeous and gifted and get to wear sequins and fancy shoes, and get free meals for several days while schmoozing with publishing royalty!
    The Cinderellas will sweep the hearth here in Wenchland, and amuse ourselves somehow….
    Oooh, ooh, if they’re giving away free copies of DUCHESS, snatch me one from an empty chair! I can’t wait to read this!
    And OF COURSE I plan to buy one from my local brick-and-mortar bookshop as soon as the copies are shelved. πŸ™‚
    ~Susan, who read a good chunk of an earlier version and HIGHLY recommends the book

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  4. Why, thank you for the ringing endorsement for the website & DUCHESS, Pat! (and Susan K., too!)
    As for being a wicked stepsister, slogging through the underground Atlanta airport — I would gladly, GLADLY, take your place at the RWA shmoozathon, trade my sweats for three-inch-heels — even wear pantyhose! — if you could somehow finishe my current *&^%$##@! manuscript.
    Susan/Cinderella, sitting in the cold grate with my laptop

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  5. Why, thank you for the ringing endorsement for the website & DUCHESS, Pat! (and Susan K., too!)
    As for being a wicked stepsister, slogging through the underground Atlanta airport — I would gladly, GLADLY, take your place at the RWA shmoozathon, trade my sweats for three-inch-heels — even wear pantyhose! — if you could somehow finishe my current *&^%$##@! manuscript.
    Susan/Cinderella, sitting in the cold grate with my laptop

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  6. Why, thank you for the ringing endorsement for the website & DUCHESS, Pat! (and Susan K., too!)
    As for being a wicked stepsister, slogging through the underground Atlanta airport — I would gladly, GLADLY, take your place at the RWA shmoozathon, trade my sweats for three-inch-heels — even wear pantyhose! — if you could somehow finishe my current *&^%$##@! manuscript.
    Susan/Cinderella, sitting in the cold grate with my laptop

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  7. uh uh, no finishing manuscripts today, thank you very much! I shall happily be an ugly stepsister wearing glittery shoes to avoid that fate.
    Go scrub that book!

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  8. uh uh, no finishing manuscripts today, thank you very much! I shall happily be an ugly stepsister wearing glittery shoes to avoid that fate.
    Go scrub that book!

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  9. uh uh, no finishing manuscripts today, thank you very much! I shall happily be an ugly stepsister wearing glittery shoes to avoid that fate.
    Go scrub that book!

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  10. Whatever you say, Stepsister Rice!
    Scrub, scrub, delete, argghh!
    I’m told that my publisher is in fact giving away advance copies of DUCHESS in Atlanta (though the martinis and chocolate are on Pat). Not to be outdone, I promise to give away a copy or two here as well — once, that is, they give ME a few of my own.
    Bon voyage and a safe trip to everyone heading south!

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  11. Whatever you say, Stepsister Rice!
    Scrub, scrub, delete, argghh!
    I’m told that my publisher is in fact giving away advance copies of DUCHESS in Atlanta (though the martinis and chocolate are on Pat). Not to be outdone, I promise to give away a copy or two here as well — once, that is, they give ME a few of my own.
    Bon voyage and a safe trip to everyone heading south!

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  12. Whatever you say, Stepsister Rice!
    Scrub, scrub, delete, argghh!
    I’m told that my publisher is in fact giving away advance copies of DUCHESS in Atlanta (though the martinis and chocolate are on Pat). Not to be outdone, I promise to give away a copy or two here as well — once, that is, they give ME a few of my own.
    Bon voyage and a safe trip to everyone heading south!

    Reply
  13. Over at the Crusie/Mayer pity party, we have Mexican food, a chocolate fountain, tequila, champagne, a mariachi band, handsome heroes, moles dancing on the tables, and avocado shag carpeting….

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  14. Over at the Crusie/Mayer pity party, we have Mexican food, a chocolate fountain, tequila, champagne, a mariachi band, handsome heroes, moles dancing on the tables, and avocado shag carpeting….

    Reply
  15. Over at the Crusie/Mayer pity party, we have Mexican food, a chocolate fountain, tequila, champagne, a mariachi band, handsome heroes, moles dancing on the tables, and avocado shag carpeting….

    Reply

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