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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Author, Author... Who's That Author?


Today we have a special guest, but we can't tell you who it is. Why? It's time for a game of Mystery Author! Who can it be? All you have to do is ask our Mystery Author questions to determine her identity. It can be a simple question, like "Do you write contemporary romance?" or something a little different such as, "Do you live east of the Mississippi River?"





Please ask one question at a time and when you think you know who our mystery author is, e-mail your guess to us at theromancedish@gmail.com. DO NOT PUT YOUR GUESS IN YOUR COMMENT! There are lots of prizes to be had, but the big one will go to the first person to guess our Mystery Author correctly. Our "Mystery Dish" will be stopping in all day to answer your questions. Time to put on your thinking caps and have some fun!


~ Gannon

44 comments:

  1. Dear MA,
    What sub-genre/s do you write in?

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  2. Hi Ladies this is going to be fun

    Hello Mystery Author do you live in Australia

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  3. Hello Mystery Author, historical or contemporary?

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  4. Hello Mystery Author,
    How many of your stories have been published?

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  5. Dear Mystery Author, Did you recently win a prize with one of your fab books?

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  6. Dear Mystery Author, in what year was your first book published?

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  7. Hello, MA.

    Are you books light and fun, or more complex and darker?

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  8. Great questions! I can see our Mystery Author is going to have her hands full trying to keep her identity secret!

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  9. Hi,

    What awards have you won for your writing?

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  10. MA -- to what extent are you books stand-a-lone vs series?

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  11. Good morning, Dear Mystery Author! I wish you the best at trying to keep your identity hidden for as long as you can!

    Good luck to all!

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  12. Dear Mystery Author,

    May I ask another question, Have you written any short stories published in a anthology?

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  13. Great questions, everyone! Y'all are certainly going to keep our Mystery Author on her toes. :-)

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  14. Hi Mystery Author..

    Are you a big fan of any movies or series?

    Melissa

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  15. GREAT questions, all! And thanks for the Romance Dish ladies for having me over!

    @ Jane - I write Regency-set Historicals

    @ Helen - I do not (sadly) live in Australia

    @hrdwrkdmom - I write historicals

    @Maureen -Three so far, five to come!

    @Kirsten - I'm not sure what you mean by recently, but yes, one of the books was nominated for a prize this week!

    @Janga - 2009

    @Pam - I think of them as being more light than dark.

    @Laurie - I was nominated this week for an RT Reviewers Choice Award, and I've also won another award from RT!

    @gamistress - All the books are set in the same world, but they can all be read as standalones!

    @Kirstin - No short stories yet!

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  16. Dear MA,

    Have you written under more than one name?

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  17. @Melissa - My favorite Romantic Comedy is When Harry Met Sally, and I love Elizabeth Hoyt's Prince Series!

    @Kat - Nope! Just the one name!

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  18. We've had one guess so far, but it was not correct.

    Keep guessing! :-)

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  19. Dear Mystery Author,

    What type of covers do your tomes grace us with?

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  20. Dear Mystery Author,

    Are you originally from England?

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  21. Lots of guessing going on, and someone did guess correctly!

    I'm not going to reveal our Mystery Dish's identity just yet. We have a more prizes to give, so let's see who else can tell us who it is! :-)

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  22. So far, three people have guessed our Mystery Dish correctly. After the next correct guess, I will announce her identity. :-)

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  23. Dear Mystery author.
    Have you written a YA book?

    Melissa
    *BTW: I just sent in a guess.

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  24. @Kirsten - Nope! Not from England!

    @Melissa - Yes! (I think that probably gives me away!)

    @Artemis - My covers have lovely English ladies on them!

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  25. Hi Mystery Author,
    If I were to look for your books on the shelves, would you be located towards the beginning, middle, or end of the alphabet?

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  26. Dear Mystery Author,

    Do you have books published under another name?

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  27. If I ever need detectives, I know who to ask! Our mystery dish is.....

    SARAH MACLEAN!!!!

    Sarah is free to post under her true identity now. ;-) If she has time, hopefully, she can chat about her newest book and what's coming up in the near future.

    Today's winners will be posted in an anniversary week winners post on Friday. Great job, everyone!!

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  28. So many of you guessed right, but I will list those who guessed first on Friday.

    We have so many smart "dishes" around here! ;-)

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  29. Hi Sarah,
    Great to have you here! I'm in the middle of 10 Ways and loving it so far! :) And I can't wait for Julianna's story.

    So my question is, can you give us a few tidbits on Julianna's story? I'm guessing it's the Duke of Leighton who she's going to drive absolutely nuts? lol And I was also wondering if you're considering writing a book for Callie's brother Benedick? I love him as a secondary character in 9 Rules and would love to read his story!

    P.S. Sorry I missed you at Lady Jane's on Monday, but I'm sure you were a hit. And, being the big WW fan I am, loved the Election Day youtube vid you posted on your Facebook page. Classic! :)

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  30. Congrats Sarah -- not only on the new book but also the new award nomination.

    I'm another fan of Benedict and vote for his story to get told :)

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  31. Congrats Sarah on your nomination! ^^ I adored your first book.

    Melissa

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  32. Great game Ladies

    Sarah I am soo looking forward to your next book woo hoo I loved Nine Rules

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  33. WOW, you ladies are really REALLY good at this game!!!

    I can't believe there were so many correct guesses.

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  34. Congrats on the nomination, Sarah.

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  35. Didn't get back here all day and as soon as I saw Sarah's first replies, immediately thought of her.

    Sarah, congrats on the RT nomination. I love both books and can't wait for the next, light and so much fun, with dialog I love to see in stories like this.

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  36. ack! I was at work all day and of course they frown on internet use. ah well, next time maybe...can't wait for 10 Ways

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  37. Sarah, thanks for being our Mystery Dish! And thanks to everyone for playing along. Y'all are sharp cookies!

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  38. Ack, I missed out on this fun game!

    Looking forward to Nick's and then Juliana's stories!

    ironss[at]gmail.com

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  39. Hi All! Sorry that it took me so long to come back and post! I had a bit of a crazy day (that ended in Ten Ways hitting the NYT Bestseller list!! OMG YAYAYAYAY!) But thanks to everyone at The Romance Dish for having me!!!

    @Lisa - Great to meet another WW fan!! So happy you're enjoying Ten Ways! I'm almost finished revising Juliana's story...it was a very very fun to write! I hate to give you too much info on the book until you've finished Ten Ways, as Juliana's Duke is a big part of Ten, but yes...you've got her hero (and their relationship) right! And you've asked the question I get asked the most! What about poor Benedick! He'll get his story eventually...but not for a while...his girl needs to show herself to me! Missed you at Lady Jane's! Maybe another month?

    @gamistress66 - Thanks so much! And I've registered your vote for Benny!

    @Melissa - Thank you so much!

    @Helen -Hope you enjoy! So happy you liked Nine!

    @Buffie said...
    WOW, you ladies are really REALLY good at this game!!!

    @Pam P - Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you liked the books! Can't wait to hear what you think of Juliana's book!

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  40. Sarah, huge congratulations on hitting the NYT List! That's fabulous! I hope you've been appropriately celebrating. :)

    Thanks again for being our Mystery Author today!

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  41. Sarah, huge congratulations on hitting the NYT Bestseller list!!!

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  42. WOOHOO!!! Congratulations on hitting the NYT Bestseller list again, Sarah!! Ten Ways will be my reward after I finish a couple review books. Can't wait!

    Thanks so much for being our Mystery Author!!

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  43. Hi Sarah,

    Congratulations on your newest release and the RT Reviewers Choice Award! I have Nine Ways on MT. TBR but haven't read it yet. I love the titles and the books sound like great fun!

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  44. Congratulations for making the NYT Bestseller List!!! That's fantastic news!

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