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Date Posted: 3/29/2011 11:26 AM ET
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The interview with Jeri Westerson is up on the blog!  Don't forget to leave a comment so that you have a chance to win the book!

I am so excited!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 12:09 PM ET
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Figured you wouldn't mind if I include the link here: Interview With Jeri Westerson

It's a terrific interview -- congrats!! Really makes me want to read her books.

(Edited to fix link -- I hope)



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Date Posted: 3/29/2011 12:11 PM ET
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Thanks Deb! 

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 1:00 PM ET
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You were great, Letty!!! It is so nice that she will join us in the book discussion! :-)

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 1:27 PM ET
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Yay, Letty!  Great job!  In addition to learning all about Crispin, I learned this little tidbit "and that’s where the money is for publishers—sales to libraries"  I didn't know that.  I'm way down the wish list for Veil of Lies, so I might have to buy it for the June Read-Along. But I wouldn't miss it for the world!



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Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:09 PM ET
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Way to go Jerelyn.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:13 PM ET
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Nicely done, Letty! Congrats!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:24 PM ET
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Thanks guys,  I am really happy with it.  Jeri Westerson was so interesting and down to earth, and she put me at ease.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:30 PM ET
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Congrats Letty!  smiley

 

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 2:36 PM ET
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Great interview Letty!  Woot woot!!!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 5:36 PM ET
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Letty,  you really did GREAT!!!  can't wait for the read along!!! 

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 6:04 PM ET
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John that is 6 posts!  wink Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 6:28 PM ET
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Good job Letty!! I no longer have my copy of Veil of Lies, so I may just lurk around during the read along!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Lovely job Letty!

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Date Posted: 3/29/2011 8:39 PM ET
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Bravo! Look forward to your next one!

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 9:04 PM ET
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Next one?   Who?!?  cheeky

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 9:10 PM ET
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Up coming, Carol K. Carr author of India Black, Helen Hollick ,  Roberta Gellis, and Susan Higginbotham.  I have requests out to one more author, but have not heard back yet.

Any Suggestions?

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 10:06 PM ET
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Go for the men, Letty.  CW Gortner sounds like lots of fun on his blog.  Rory Clements emailed me right back when I sent him a question about Martyr, and he was super nice.  So I think I vote for him.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 10:44 PM ET
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Oh, duh!?!? ANGUS!!
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 11:00 PM ET
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Exciting news!  I second  CW Gortner.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 11:20 PM ET
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I was thinking C.W. Gortner,  I still haven't read his book The Secret Lion/The Tudor Secret, it's on my TBR shelf.   I haven't read Rory Clement but just added him to my wish list blast you Christa! cheeky

Angus Donald another good idea.   It is funny I don't read all that many male authors, that are not mystery writers.

 

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 1:40 AM ET
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From a practical standpoint, there are several authors with HF ties who were exceedingly kind and helpful when we were putting the PBS cookbook together.  Since you know they read their own email, have an existing (if tenuous) tie to us via the cookbook, and are happy to be helpful (unlike some other authors I won't name), they might be more willing to work with us. They include:

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Bertrice Small (more romance than HF)
  • Ken Follett (takes months to reply, but he does reply)
  • Julie Garwood
  • Lisa See

The agents for Diana Gabaldon and Beverly Lewis were also very kind and helpful and responsive, and could be willing to arrange things with their respective authors -- Gabaldon, particularly, would be fun if she has the time.

There are also a few authors who loathe PBS and what it stands for, because they feel PBS is taking money from their pocketbook and food from their table by allowing folks to swap books rather than forcing them to buy new ones.  Hopefully you won't encounter any of those types, but the mindset is out there, so forewarned is forearmed, Letty ;-)

 

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 8:42 AM ET
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Okay, who else is dying for Elizabeth to spill the beans on the authors who loathe PBS???  When will they figure out that I have spent three times as much money on new books in the last two years than I did in the two years before I joined PBS????

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 9:18 AM ET
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Me!!  I think we should know...

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 9:22 AM ET
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Overall, I spend far less on new books than before I joined PBS, but that is because I could no longer afford to continue my previous ways.  When my husband's salary was cut two years ago, we had to completely rearrange and refocus our budget and spending, and when I ran the numbers to see what we'd spent at bookstores the previous year, I was appalled.  So I joined PBS.

Nevertheless, most of my new book purchases (aside from a handful of auto-buy authors) have been due to folks here raving about a book and the WL is not moving.  The book in this interview is a good example.  I'd never buy it just picking it up in the store, or seeing it online; mysteries aren't really my cup of tea.  But after hearing what others have to say, and the author interview, and it being a readalong ... I'm going to buy it.



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