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Subject: Whatever happened to Kathleen E Woodwiss
Date Posted: 9/29/2007 10:57 PM ET
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I remember reading about two excellent books from her, does she still write?

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:10 AM ET
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Seems like she passed away pretty recently..not 100% sure but think someone posted that she had...

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:30 AM ET
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Her books are all older so she may have passed away.  If they seemed new then they were reissues of older books.  Look her up on Amazon or Alibris.com or here and you'll probably find quite a few of her books.  The Elusive Flame is one of my favorites. 



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Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:33 AM ET
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I checked and on fantastic fiction they have her as having passed away this year so no new books from her unless she had something written they're gonna publish later. I know she has several books though; my mom used to read her books and of course I'd sneak t hem too to read!

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:47 AM ET
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Yes, she just passed away in the last couple of months.  She has a final book that the family is trying to get through the editing process to publication.  The son mentioned that the editor handling this book was a great source of stress to the author in her final days and so whether the book makes it to publication is a little shakey. Romantic Times magazine had a big tribute to her in their last issue.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:49 AM ET
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Also, for those of you who read Connie Mason (I've never read one of hers) I read that she just lost her husband of 50+ years.  So sad.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 2:00 AM ET
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Wow, now I am worried about myself.  I sound like someone who sits and reads obituaries or something, which I actually never do.  But anyway, did you also know that Ronda Thompson who wrote paranormals and has one about to come out, something about a Supermodel Werewolf, just died too.  I don't think she was all that old.  She was feeling really bad, went to hospital for tests, they found cancer and 10 days later she was gone.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 1:00 PM ET
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Didn't Kathleen Woodiwiss just release a book a couple of years ago?  I bought it because I loved her earlier works, but gave up on trying to plow through the newer one.   I don't know if her style changed, or if my taste did.

Date Posted: 9/30/2007 9:19 PM ET
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I believe that Kathleen E Woodiwiss' final book is being released sometime in either October or November of this year.

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 4:20 AM ET
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Date Posted: 10/3/2007 4:23 AM ET
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From Romantic Times Book Reviews: October Issue

"Last month we reported the sad news that Kathleen E. Woodiwiss passed away, and in this issue several authors and others reminisce about how she pioneered a genre and influenced so many careers. Laurie McBain, Bertrice Small, Virginia Henley and Barbara Bretton are among those who pay homage to this romance icon.

Another author who left us too soon is Ronda Thompson who passed away unexpectedly in July. Her legacy lives on through her final book, October's CONFESSIONS OF A WEREWOLF SUPERMODEL."

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Date Posted: 10/3/2007 4:23 AM ET
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From Romantic Times Book Reviews: October Issue

"Last month we reported the sad news that Kathleen E. Woodiwiss passed away, and in this issue several authors and others reminisce about how she pioneered a genre and influenced so many careers. Laurie McBain, Bertrice Small, Virginia Henley and Barbara Bretton are among those who pay homage to this romance icon.

Another author who left us too soon is Ronda Thompson who passed away unexpectedly in July. Her legacy lives on through her final book, October's CONFESSIONS OF A WEREWOLF SUPERMODEL."

Date Posted: 10/7/2007 11:32 AM ET
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DIdn't Ronda Thompson also write a few western historicals???

Sorry to hear about both of their deaths.I guess we forget how old these Authors are because we are so busy reading the books, we just assume they will live on forever.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 11:22 AM ET
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Her new book will be released in Nov of NEXT year. She did just pass away. She had a lot of health problems and she said a book a year was too hard on her (she wrote very long and wordy books) so she only had a new one out every 5 years. Her new book already has 17 people on the wish list so if you like her you might want to hurry up and add your name too.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 1:02 PM ET
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Books get rereased so often sometimes I think I've found a "new" author and it turns out the book is really 20yrs old and on it's 10th reissue.  So it seems like they are still actively publishing when really they might have passed away or retired. 

Date Posted: 10/14/2007 10:56 PM ET
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Who remembers The Flame and the Flower?  I read it years ago when my children took naps.

 

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:35 AM ET
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I think I read the Flame and the Flower. Remind me what it's about?