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November 20, 2005

A.C. Crispin - 16 Cease and Desist Plus Holiday Wishes

Well, Agent "B" hit me with a Cease and Desist too. Life with Writer Beware wouldn't seem normal without a few "we're going to sue you!" threats floating around.

These scammers never do go beyond threats, however. They can't afford to, literally. If they were to go beyond threats to an actual court case, there's a little thing called "discovery" where our attorney would be able to examine all their business records, financial records, etc., and the thought of having their chicanery so revealed makes them all confine themselves to mere threats and bluster.

At the moment, two agents, Agent "B" and Agent "F" are threatening and blustering. Guess Writer Beware has been doing something right, and hitting them right where it the POCKETBOOK.

Good for us!

I should have some good news this coming week on the Kelly O'Donnell case to report. In the meantime, anything I can do for y'all in the way of information about writing, submitting work, researching agents, etc? I teach writing workshops you know, and have for nearly 25 years. I teach for Anne Arundel Community College in Annapolis, MD. I teach a two day "Writing And Marketing Commercial Fiction" workshop and a one day "Locating and Landing a Literary Agent" workshop.

I'm at your disposal.

Or, if you're not in the mood for writing chat, how about some recipes? Victoria and I are expert cooks. Victoria is a gourmet vegetarian cook.

I'll be cooking this Thanksgiving, anyone else? I'll be making my rapidly becoming famous wild rice, pecan and cranberry stuffing, scalloped potatoes, gravy (I am THE gravy maker in the family) and my husband will make his traditional maple-pecan sweet potatoes...

Oh, and a New England tradition, I'll also be doing the rutabaga. Five points for anyone reading this who knows what a rutabaga is. When I first asked for rutabagas down here in Maryland about 20 years ago, the clerks would just look at me like I had two heads. Fortunately, the term is better known least here in Maryland.

Anyway, here's wishing all of you a very safe, Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving this week!




Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Yea, I'm a New Yorker and I know what a rutababa is, but I don't like them....don't like turnips either!!!! But, I love your sites!!
All of them!

James Goodman said...

You have a happy Thanksgiving as well! :)

Harry Connolly said...

I'm glad I found this blog!

I cooked for Thanksgiving, too, but I kept things very simple. I'm not someone who cooks fancy.

Ann and Victoria, I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday.

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