Friday, October 20, 2017

Aloha to the Washington Romance Writers (WRW) - Part 3

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So many authors, too little time ... I have a few more authors to introduce from the Washington Romance Writers (WRW) "Hearts to You" luncheon for readers, bloggers, and librarians.

Diana Quincy,,

I wrote KIDNAPPED AT THE ALTER because I loved the idea behind the title, but the book was retitled to FROM LONDON WITH LOVE.

From London with Love: Rebellious Brides by [Quincy, Diana]


I played guitar in an acoustic girl band in the last 1970s.  We played gigs all over DC.

Alix Rickloff,,

(from Did You Know), The family name of Trenowyth, used in the SECRETS OF NANREATH HALL, belongs to my sixteen times great-grandfather, Sir John Trenowyth, who lived from 1426-1497.

Sarah Robinson,,

I published my first romance novel when I was 24 and working full-time as a therapist.

Chasing a Legend: A Kavanagh Legends Novel by [Robinson, Sarah]

Juno Rushdan,,

I often wake at four a.m. with my characters' voices in my head, driving me to my laptop.

Elizabeth Safleur,,

My favorite place to write is outdoors, preferably on my screen-in porch.

Melissa Schroeder,,

I got serious about writing romance when we were living in Hawaii.

Oh, yeah!

Hawaiian Holidays by [Schroeder, Melissa]

Delancey Stewart,,

I love setting books in New York City.

Mr. Big by [Stewart, Delancey]

I am giving away RWA swag to four randomly selected commenters during the month of October. To enter the giveaway,

1. Leave a comment about your ancestors' names ... anyone notable in your family tree?

My mother's ancestors served in the Coldstream Guards,

It is the oldest regiment in the Regular Army in continuous active service, originating in Coldstream, Scotland in 1650.  

2. Comments are open through Tuesday, October 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, November 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Coldstream Guard 


  1. My grandmother was the daughter of an English Lord. Not acknowledged though. A different era.

  2. My great grandfather was the richest man in the county here in Iowa. There are actually articles wrote about him and what he did to help local people.

    The other interesting thing is my ancestors came from England as Coo and changed our last name to Coe after they got here in the 1500's

  3. My grandfather worked on the railroad when it was vital.

  4. I burn cookies all the time. I put them in oven and forget them while I'm doing something else

  5. No, I paid to have my father's family tree done.....they went back to the late 1700's no royalty

  6. I've always known we were half Italian and half Irish. Then my daughter started working on the family tree. It turns out my father's grandmother was the daughter of a Lenapee Indian Chief. Then on my Italian Mother's side her great grandmother was a Countess. It's so amazing when you can trace your family back to the early 1700's.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. I did some geneaology research a few years ago when I was given 6 months to Ancestry . com - My mother's father's ancestors had some interesting people - Rev Robert Jordan who came to Maine in the 1600's (Church of England) - he spoke in opposition to the Puritans & apparently spent some time in jail in Boston; another ancestor was a ship's captain & was killed by Japanese pirates in the 1500's

  8. I was told my maiden name was royalty in Italy at one point since it was proceeded with Di. I know there was a horse thief on my husband's side lol.

  9. Don't know much about our ancestors, but would love to have our family tree traced.

  10. my ancestor's names were altered slightly when they came to the US. In Germany, they were Fahrenstuck and Staudt. I don't know a lot about my Scots-Irish ancestors.


  11. No one notable in my Family Tree.