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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Guest Blogger - Alice Duncan


I don’t know how many of you have seen the TV series “Deadwood,” but in it a guy gets sick, and the baddies who run the town of Deadwood carry him out of town to prevent the panic of an epidemic. When Calamity Jane finds him out in the woods, he’s delirious and keeps saying, “I apologize. I apologize. I apologize,” over and over. That’s how I feel about this entire year. I’ve been sick with one thing or another all year long. In September I finally got bronchitis, gave up, spent about four days in bed, took antibiotics, Prednisone and cough suppressants, and now I feel better than I have in months! So I apologize about flaking off with my blogs several times this year. Guess I should have come down with bronchitis earlier in the year.

However, now that I’m almost human again, I actually have something to write about! The nicest thing that happened in September was that my older daughter, Anni, and her long-time Significant Other, Razmik Avanesian, got married! Here’s a picture of the wedding party. I was unable to attend the wedding (because of the aforementioned various illnesses), but I did get to see the pictures. Here’s one with both of my daughters, both of my sons-in-law, and my younger grandson, Riki, who’s grinning up a storm in the back row toward the right.

And then I began a new Daisy book, which is (so far) called BRUISED SPIRITS. Don’t know when I’ll finish it, but I don’t think it’ll take me a whole year to write this one as it did for me to write UNSETTLED SPIRITS. That’s a Very Good Thing, except that the premise is based on reality, which isn’t good at all (it features an extremely battered woman).

Also, the narrators of two of my early historical romances finished reading the books in September, and they’re now available on Audible.com. Here are the covers and the links:

Audible claims A PERFECT ROMANCE was actually written by Anne Robins, but that’s only because it was. Anne Robins (my daughters’ names) was one of my several thousand pseudonyms.

Because I didn’t tell anyone who won copies of SPIRITS ONSTAGE at the end of August, I shall do so now: Kathleen Lauri-Lewis, Wendy Lee, and Susan Moody. I’ll send the books ASAP. Promise.

At the end of October, I’ll be giving away copies of my two newest audiobooks. They’re both historical romances, so don’t enter if you don’t want to listen to an historical romance. I must say, however, that they’re kind of more funny than they are romantic. If you DO want to enter the contest, just send me your name and email address at: alice@aliceduncan.net

If you’d like to visit my web site, the URL is http://aliceduncan.net/ and if you’re interested in being Facebook friends, please visit https://www.facebook.com/alice.duncan.925


1 comment:

  1. I loved the wedding picture. I'm very glad you are feeling better.