19 Responses to “When the editor is away…”

  1. ev July 14, 2009 at 6:28 AM #

    So, she managed to pawn off, I mean coerce, er, find someone to write her blog while she was away playing, I see. LOL

    I would love to win a copy of one of your books.

  2. Keri Stevens July 14, 2009 at 6:32 AM #

    I recognize those legs from the Lori Foster/Dianne Castell Get-Together.

  3. Tera Kleinfelter July 14, 2009 at 6:49 AM #

    Yeah, I’m still trying to figured out what I’m going to do on Friday. Mwa haha. =)

  4. katiebabs July 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM #

    What a nice story. 😀

  5. sara hurt July 14, 2009 at 7:03 AM #

    very nice post. I really enjoyed reading this today. She sounds likes a wonderful person. Thank you so much. I would love to win 1 of your books.

  6. Sewicked July 14, 2009 at 7:05 AM #

    Wait, how do you get proof of ‘innocence’? Anyway, it’s nice to hear that there are editors like that out there (after hearing horror stories).
    *looks both ways* You have my email if you want to really dish the dirt *whistles innocently*

    I’d love to read one of your books. It’s hard to support a book a day habit sometimes.

  7. Elyane July 14, 2009 at 9:13 AM #

    Great post. Love the shoes and the glasses.
    Would love to win a book.

  8. MarnieColette July 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM #

    So you have the golden key… have loads of fun.

    Books – I love books especially those given away in a random contest.

  9. sashawhite July 14, 2009 at 1:46 PM #

    Isn’t she photogenic? *grin*

    Glad y’all liked the story. Maybe some of the other guest blogger this week will share more.

    As for proof, I’m looking for proof she’s Not So Innocent, not that she is innocent. 🙂

  10. Kinsey W. Holley July 14, 2009 at 2:21 PM #

    I submitted a story for one of the past anthologies. It wasn’t picked (nor should it have been!) On a whim, and figuring hey, nothing ventured, I emailed Angie, told her I had only just started writing fiction seriously and asked what she thought of the story. I really didn’t expect an answer – I was a newbie, but I knew that editors don’t typically give reasons, or even respond, when they don’t accept open call submissions like that. Well, she took pity on me and answered. Said I had too much telling, not enough showing, but she liked my voice (she said) and suggested I join Romance Divas. So I did. This spring she picked my novella for the sexy shifter anthology, AND she was my editor. I’m now fighting with myself to finish a full length WIP and submit it to her.

    She’s really, really easy to work with. Crisp and efficient and professional, and not at all evil – just merciless 😉 Also knowledgeable, upfront, fair and funny. I think I might now have an unrealistic view of editors. And I want Samhain to publish everything I write (hey. nothing ventured…)

    Bound or Trouble, pleaseandthankyou.

  11. ms bookjunkie July 14, 2009 at 2:59 PM #

    Hi Sasha!

    Thanks for sharing.

    I’m in the middle of a bad case of conference envy. *pout* Everybody else seems to be having all kinds of fun, and I’m at home, stuck in drudgery all summer. I could really use something good to read to cure the blahs. Hint, hint.

    All of you at the conferences, enjoy yourselves! Blog about it, tweet, let me live vicariously…

  12. sashawhite July 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM #

    Hey there msbookjunkie. *grin* I’m right there with you with a bit of conference envy. But, thats okay, there’ll always be another conference. 🙂

    Thats a wonderful story, Kinsey. Thanks for sharing it, and backing up my praise of Angie. We should say all these good things while she’s away, don’t want to swell her head or anything. *wink*

  13. kh July 14, 2009 at 6:43 PM #

    have fun,nice shoes
    please count me in

  14. Natasha A. July 14, 2009 at 7:56 PM #

    YEAH! Hijacked blogs! From all I have read and heard, Angie sounds like a pretty awesome person.

  15. you know who July 14, 2009 at 8:21 PM #

    Maybe a certain someone has pictures from the Las Vegas trip she was on earlier this year…

  16. Michelle B July 14, 2009 at 8:51 PM #

    I don’t have any interesting stories, but I’d love to win a copy of one of your books!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Marly July 14, 2009 at 9:21 PM #

    I have lots of great stories about Angie… but she knows where to find me! 😉 Really, you hit the nail on the head Sasha – Angie is awesome. And I would love to win one of your books. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Heather July 15, 2009 at 3:29 AM #

    Sasha thanks for keepting the seat (or is that bytes) warm for Angie.

    I would love to win one of your books – I hope Australia was included in your thoughts when the offer was made 😉

  19. Heather July 16, 2009 at 3:22 AM #

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

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