Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kindly praise

I have been deeply honored by Michelle Buonfiglio at mylifetime here.

Oh my. What does one say? What does one say?


  1. I'd say that its well deserved. Congratulations!

  2. Jo, you absolutely deserve Book of the Year for Spymaster's Lady. It's a fabulous read and was certainly the best book I read all year. I loved it, and loved Lord and Spymaster just as much.

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Yay Jo! I just bought copies for all my friends for Christmas - can't wait to share the story with them :-)
    (word verification: discutsh
    discus? discuss?)

  5. Hi Kat and Anne and Katie and Rene --

    Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you.

    A friend told me about this and I rushed over (pant, pant,) and saw it and came back and e-mailed her ...
    "What do I say? What do I say?"

    She made some comment or other about how a writer is maybe supposed to know what to say and pointed out that
    'Hot diggety dog'
    probably covered the subject.

    I have to agree.

    Did you see WHO is on that list? Wow. The wonderful authors. The wonderful books ...
    JUst wow.

    Now I'm all wordless and stunned again.

    Deniz --

    'discutsh' is when you and your friends have a few drinks and start talking politics.

    My ID word is 'scropat' which is a technique sometimes found in erotica.

    They should really do something about these hinky verification words. I mean ... there are children out there.

  6. Wow! How very COOL! And so very deserved. {s}

    Linda G

  7. Whew! That is stupendous.

    And, may I say, entirely deserved. I am thrilled for you. Congratulations.

    And I've also bookwormed you. :) See my blogpost of Dec. 14 for details.

    Oh, and btw, one day recently Kate Elliott, a multi-published, and very good, fantasy writer, was writing on her blog about close third POV. And I commented that if she wanted to read an incredibly well done example of that, she should read one of your books. And she said, "OK, you've convinced me."

    Word is getting around. (g)

  8. Its very well deserved, Jo!!

    Maybe you could celebrate by getting a full blown website ;) HA! You know I couldn't let that slide.

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  11. ... and we have one of those duplicate posts.
    Let's try again.

    Hi PWB and Vamp and Linda --

    Thank you so much. Thank you. It is so moving to know folks have liked the book.

    When somebody on a blogsite says something nice, I hyperventillate and get all distracted and paralyzed with dread and fear.
    But I love it anyway.

    Dear Author's Jayne listed me among her favorite books of 2008.
    Oh my. Oh My, says I. And then I beam with pride. I am shameless.

    Hi Kim --

    (Ha! Website! Ha!)

    Hi Beth --

    You are evil. But I suppose you know that.


    Lately, it's going to be non-fiction at my side.
    Leesee ...
    You've hit me when I'm out at Greenberry's, (a coffeeshop,) so I have my carry-around book with me ... Doyle's 'French Revolution -- A Very Short Introduction'

    Ummm ... page 56, sentence 5.
    The levee en masse, an attempt to mobilize the Nation's entire human resources, proclaimed in August 1793, was helping to man and equip armies of unprecedented size. Late in December the British were driven from Toulon, and by the spring the Republic's territory was once more free from foreign occupation. By now some deputies were arguing for an end to terror.

    Breathless excitement. Yeah!