Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For?

I got the best e-mail from one of my colleagues this morning.  She's a big time reader of inspirational historical romance, and has just wrapped up Deeanne Gist's latest, Love On The Line.  Some of you might recall I featured this book, about a rural switchboard operator and a Texas Ranger working undercover, in my last Unusual Historicals spotlight.

Guess who else is a character in Love On The Line?  Oh, none other than the town librarian.  A town librarian who is named after....

Yours truly.

Gist even makes her a "Mrs." - so it's nice to know that my name isn't attached to an Old Maid Spinster Librarian Who Is Two Steps Away From Being A Crazy Cat Lady.

The fictional Queen Librarian Of The Universe is apparently only mentioned a few times in the story, and not a terribly prominent character, but still? Squee!

I was going to read a library copy of this, but damn - now I have to buy the book.  Well, actually two copies - since I'm sure My Man's mother is going to want to read it as well.

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  1. That is so awesome. I am so jealous. Congratulations. I'm going to have to buy this one as well.

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  2. WHAT?! She didn't mention Lemon Drop, too?! Foreshame;)

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  3. I'm utterly green! Congrats. -- willaful

    P.S. Heh... my captcha is green too!

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  4. Awesome Wendy!! :) LOL yeah, now you definitively want to buy some copies :)

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  5. LUCKY!

    It's always been one of my dreams to be the inspiration behind a fictional character. Granted, I'd rather she be the lead character, but still - again, LUCKY!

    I'm green with jealousy now, you know. Happy for you, but still jealous.

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  6. I can now say I remembered her when she was just a librarian instead a famous woman. First THE award and now a character named after you. What could possibly live up to this?

    Congrats! :)

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  7. That is so cool!!! You will go down in history!

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  8. Awesome and so deserved! *squeeeeeeeing* right alongside you, Wendy.










    (but, as your resident cat lady, I resent the "crazy" bit)




    (wait, I'm not sure I can...)

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  9. Oh how cool is that? Buy a few copies!

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  10. I just read this last week and it was no surprise to see your name there especially after you won her contest last year. It's a very enjoyable book, too. Congrats, Wendy!

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  11. That is just so cool! Congrats!

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  12. Wendy is a tricky name for historical novelists to use - because while it *did* exist on public record in the 19th century, it didn't really take off until AFTER Peter Pan....so we're talking early 20th century. Gist can get away with using it in this book - and naturally, I'm glad she did :)

    Goddess: Ha! Lemon Drop has enough of an ego problem as is :)

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  13. AWESOME! I'll have to buy a copy for sure.

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