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Subject: What happened to these romance authors?
Date Posted: 7/10/2013 10:07 AM ET
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Patricia Gardner Evans - her last book was published in 1998?

Judith Duncan - her last book was published in 2001?

I enjoyed the books by both authors and wondered if anyone knows anything about them and why they quit writing?


ETA:  edited to add info above; clicked on enter too soon .

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Date Posted: 7/10/2013 10:59 AM ET
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Patricia Gardner Evans, from what I remember, was a board member for Romance Writers Assn. She was formally expelled by the board in 2002 for dissenting with leadership about the running of the organization. Eileen Wilks resigned from the board in protest. I'm not sure what happened after that but I felt bad since it seemed her issue was the 'unofficial' support of new writers with publishers who became members of the organization. I don't know details but that was the gist. I'm assuming she hasn't felt the desire to publish since.

Date Posted: 7/10/2013 10:20 PM ET
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Someone posted a similar thread a while ago asking about authors.  Judith Duncan was one of them.  I did some research and couldn't find out anything by her.  I used to read her Harlequin Superromances and Silhouette Special Editions.

Date Posted: 8/17/2013 12:11 AM ET
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Does anyone know what happened to Judith McNaught? Last I heard she had a book that she put on hold...and then nothing

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Date Posted: 8/17/2013 12:28 AM ET
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I miss Marianne Stillings

Date Posted: 8/17/2013 10:53 AM ET
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Me too Susanna. She said on her website she had a new Seattle series coming out, but that was almost two years ago and I can't find anything else.

Date Posted: 8/23/2013 5:54 PM ET
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Judith McNaught wants readers to follow her Facebook page for the most current info: https://www.facebook.com/authorjudithmcnaught


Date Posted: 10/11/2013 11:13 PM ET
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Anyone know what happened to Dallas Schulze?  She wrote The Substitute Wife, which I loved, and then nothing.

Date Posted: 10/12/2013 11:21 AM ET
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She's got a website Ani but I don't see anything current there.  The now available page has books that were published over a year ago.  There is a contact link there, maybe try that and see what's going on?

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 1:41 PM ET
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I love Marianne Stillings.  She wrote a short in this ebook anthology so maybe she'll get a new publishing contract or publish her own:  Romance in the Rain (Six Seattle Novellas) by Kristine Cayne, Sherri Shaw, Clare Tisdale and Charlotte Russell (Oct 11, 2012)

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 9:28 PM ET
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Yes I read that Mary, and that book was supposed to be the kick off of her new series based in that era. *sigh* I hope we get it, because that is a unique era to write in.