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Kathy Wendorff

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #135 on: February 07, 2007, 07:06:25 AM »

Welcome, Pat! And good heavens, don't be intimidated. Some of us don't have anything useful to contribute, but it doesn't stop us from posting.  ;)

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 08, 2007, 07:29:30 AM »

Welcome, Pat. I think you're very brave, moving to another country like that. I couldn't do it, I know.

And Chuck! Welcome back! I was wondering what happened to you. Congrats on the book being out, Interesting that PA actually edited you! WTG. Now if you could persuade those who have read it to post on Amazon, that would be good.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2007, 09:29:25 AM »

Welcome, Pat.  Interesting background.  You are adventurous.  More power to you.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 09, 2007, 08:14:49 AM »

Welcome Pat, and I'm sure we'll enjoy having you with us.

Good luck with your move and establishing your new home, and - writing of course!

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #139 on: February 09, 2007, 05:52:10 PM »

Nice to have you with us, Pat!

I bet it's warm in Mexico right now, isn't it? (Insert sound of slightly envious sigh.)


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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #140 on: February 18, 2007, 12:14:23 AM »

I've been busy finishing up a manuscript and have missed a lot of the posts. Just wanted to say welcome to all the new people and a welcome back to new, but older members.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2007, 09:51:57 PM »

Lucky you Lynette, I'm still stuck  ;)
I saw in another thread that you put 'the end' on your WIP. I Intended to finish mine last month but ... Well let's make it this month then. It's not as if I had an editor breathing down my neck.

Congrats by the way. I wish you a lot of sales.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #142 on: February 24, 2007, 07:51:48 PM »

Hello, all. I'm Glen Allison from Mississippi, and new to the forum.

I'm a writer/producer of marketing materials (specializing in promotional videos for companies.) Over the past two decades, I've written nonfiction articles, a nonfiction book, ad materials, publicity releases, etc.

I love writing -- and reading -- mystery fiction. I've written two mystery novels, MISCUE and NETBLUE (which are OP at present) but I'm hoping to attract a new publisher.

I've been on a hiatus from fiction writing for the past two years -- due in part to my becoming dad at age 47 to a boy, now 5 (custody situation; his parents are druggies and ex-cons).

A month ago,  I picked up a WIP and begged it to take me back. So, 50 pages into it, here I am.

I believe this is the same mystery writers group I visited a few years ago. If so, I already know this is a supportive community. I'll try to do my part.

Thanks for having me.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #143 on: February 24, 2007, 08:58:02 PM »

Welcome on board Glen
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #144 on: February 24, 2007, 09:07:58 PM »

Welcome to the group, Glen.  This is a great site and you may find it addictive.

I gather your series character, Al Forte, is a PI specializing in bodyguard work, similar to Greg Rucka's Atticus Kodiak?  That's great.  We could use some more PI writers here.

This is on my mind because I just sent in my dues check to Private Eye Writers of America.  Are you in PWA by any chance?

I'm peripherally acquainted with another Mississippi mystery writer,  Louisa Dixon, who used to run Mississippi's state police and who wrote a couple of novels based on her experiences when she left the job.  Do you know her? 

And how are you faring post-Katrina?

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #145 on: February 24, 2007, 10:28:44 PM »

Hi Glen,
 ;D Welcome aboard! 

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #146 on: February 24, 2007, 10:48:41 PM »

Thanks so much, Jim. I could tell the folks in this forum were gracious and helpful with a brief scan of the posts already.
Don't know Rucka's Kodiak series protagonist; I need to check him out. My WIP is actually based in my town here in Mississippi, instead of the New Orlean's base of Al Forte. And I do need to join PWA; it would be helpful.

Louisa Dixon have mutual acquaintances but have never actually met her; I'll have to deliberately cross paths with her.

I'm actually in north Mississippi, an area relatively unaffected by Katrina. Our coastline communities, however, are still recovering (and receiving much less publicity than others).

Thanks, though, for asking. I'll have to send you copies of the Forte series on your birthday, sir. :)

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #147 on: February 25, 2007, 01:57:07 AM »

Welcome!  Always good to have new(ish) folks around.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #148 on: February 25, 2007, 07:52:08 AM »

Welcome, Glen! It's nice to meet you.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #149 on: February 25, 2007, 09:42:54 AM »

Welcome, Glen!

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