Interview Transcripts

Janet Wellington, Romance Writer: World Building 11/17/05

Event start time:

Thu Nov 17 18:43:31 2005

Event end time:

Thu Nov 17 21:07:13 2005



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Mary Rosenblum

Hello all!

 

Welcome to our Professional Connection interview with Janet Wellington.

 

Back by popular demand, I might add. Janet you are a very welcome guest here!

 

Janet's latest two novels are paranormal romances. FOREVER ROSE was a 2000 Prism finalist in the time travel category and her new novel, DREAMQUEST, from Dorchester Love Spell, is an "alternate reality" love story that features a Kumeyaay Indian hero and a contemporary ethno-botanist heroine. DREAMQUEST is available now and her newest release: Sweet On You will be out from Thorndike Press in January 2006. Visit her website at: http://www.janetwellington.com

 

Janet, start out by telling us about the new book, please...the one due out in January!

Janet Wellington

Hi, everyone! The January book is a reissue of the second book I sold

 

called SWEET ON YOU. It's a short contemporary about a woman who

 

gives up the fast lane to open her own gourmet cookie business

 

called Celestial Cookies -- it's very cute, there's lots of chocolate

 

and did I mention the chocolate!!!???? The hero is the local DJ

 

who doesn't want to utilize her business for the Valentine's Day

 

campaign. It's a hot one -- and there's chocolate!

Mary Rosenblum

Cool...this sounds like a straightforward romance? Not paranormal, yes?

Janet Wellington

Yes, all romance!

speckledorf

There's no such thing as too much chocolate:--)

Janet Wellington

I agree

Mary Rosenblum

So I noticed that it's in large print? Why is that?

 

Is that a separate edition?

Janet Wellington

Well, I got my rights back and saw an opportunity to resell the story

 

so I did!

Mary Rosenblum

Oh, cool! I thought the title was familiar but I wasn't sure. Want to explain how this worked for our audience?

Janet Wellington

Sure -- I had to write a formal letter to the contracts department

 

referencing my contract -- I asked for both titles (with Kensington) and

 

then got an official letter back from them awarding my rights back

 

which was part of my original contract agreement. A friend

 

had sold to Thorndike so she gave me the contact name

 

and I contacted them and basically pitched both stories and they

 

picked one (and might take the other one in the Spring).

Mary Rosenblum

Want to tell us a bit about how you got started writing?

Janet Wellington

I think my story is typical -- I've always loved to write

 

but I never really thought I could write a "whole book"

 

I decided right around my 40th birthday that if I was going to try it, it was time to get started!

 

I researched A LOT and saw that romance seemed to be the easiest to break into

 

and joined Romance Writers of America www.rwanational.org and the rest is history

 

well, more accurately, the rest was lots of hard work, going to conferences,

 

educating myself on the genre and the publishing industry, and writing and

 

writing and writing. I'm still learning, of course, and I believe

 

you have to keep studying the market and the industry in order to keep selling.

Mary Rosenblum

Hear, hear on that!

roe

Did you read a lot of romance before you started to write it?

Janet Wellington

Honestly, no. I remember getting a box of old Harlequins and thinking there

 

was no way I could write them -- then I took a Learning Annex class

 

taught my author Diane Pershing, and HER BOOKS WERE WONDERFUL!

 

Filled with modern women -- imperfect characters solving their problems

 

and falling in love. I knew I could do it then! And

 

I still don't read a lot of romance -- I do analyze different lines, though, so I

 

can understand what editors are looking for as far as pacing and plotlines, etc.

Mary Rosenblum

And Janet has an article in Writing Craft: Genres about analyzing romance;

 

Analyzing Romance

 

Worth reading if you plan on submitting to the publishers.

roe

So romance wasn't your first love in reading so to speak?

Janet Wellington

Roe: nope. Though I have to say that "happily ever after" is my cup of tea

 

and I love romantic comedy movies, so I guess I love romance in that way

 

but I grew up reading Nancy Drew and then I tended to read fantasy and SF.

janecj333

How did you sell your first novel?

Janet Wellington

I still think it was a miracle! Well, actually, here's what I did:

 

I had written and tried to sell a time travel romance--it "made the rounds" and didn't

 

sell so I decided to try to write a short contemporary. I studied the lines and

 

heard that Kensington was taking submissions. So I sent it out

 

I heard back fairly quickly (maybe a month) and the editor asked me

 

to cut it (I write long) and I did and she bought it! While that one was

 

in production, I sent her a proposal for another one (SWEET ON YOU) and

 

she bought that one in about 24 hours! This is NOT the typical scenario

 

but it gives you an idea that "it can happen" if the story is right and

 

your timing is right, and you keep trying!

cosmos

How do you know if you are a romance writer?

Janet Wellington

Okay, even though I've explained that I didn't read a lot of romance

 

I did fall in love with the genre! You HAVE to love romance to write it.

 

I really believe that -- readers can smell a fake! So, if you are drawn

 

to writing about relationships -- in this case, one man + one woman, then you

 

might be a good fit for romance. And the genre has so much diversity.

 

With paranormals, futuristics, Christian, action, suspense -- there's every flavor

 

of romance out there...really! So, I guess what I'm saying is that I love writing

 

about how people solve their problems; also about each character's personal

 

journey -- how they learn their life lesson and that opens up their ability to grow.

 

My, I'm long winded tonight!

Mary Rosenblum

That's okay...you're saying good things. :-)

Janet Wellington

Okay!

roe

Bet you were walking on cloud 9 when that novel sold.

Janet Wellington

Oh, yeah! There's nothing like it -- and it still thrills me to think about it!

roe

Did you ever get your time travel romance published?

Janet Wellington

Yes! It actually sold next - I met with Cindy Hwang from Berkley at a Romance Writers of America

 

national conference -- I had an individual appointment with her.

 

Talk about scary!!! But, I pitched the story and she said "send it" -- I did

 

and about 10 months later there was a message on my

 

answering machine from her that she wanted it!!! That was on

 

a Friday evening, so I spent the whole weekend trying to find an agent

 

to do the deal -- even though it was "sold" I wanted the protection for the

 

contract and for someone to negotiate the deal. I did find someone by Wednesday the next week (I

 

stalled the editor, saying I was making final decisions on agents).

 

So there was lots of FedExing and we did the deal by the following Friday.

 

It was all very exciting!

Mary Rosenblum

That's very cool....and I've had Berkeley contracts...you needed the agent! LOL

Janet Wellington

Yup!

roe

Those pitches are scary aren't they?

Janet Wellington

Pitching is always scary for me -- oh, I just finished teaching

 

a "Pitch Perfect" online class through Long Story Short School of Writing.

 

That was sooooooooooooo fun! I'll probably teach it again in January,

 

so if anyone wants to check it out, do so! Pitching is difficult and there

 

is definitely a right and wrong way to do it -- by doing what you need

 

to do to figure out what to say in a pitch, you also pinpoint if there

 

is a problem in your story. It's grueling, but so worth it!

Mary Rosenblum

It's like writing a very succinct blurb, isn't it?

Janet Wellington

Kind of -- though the editors want to know the ending

 

and I guess I think of a blurb as a "tease" -- designed to entice you to

 

ask for more. Hey, maybe we could do a chat on pitching sometime?

Mary Rosenblum

I was just thinking that. :-) I'll email you open dates!

Janet Wellington

Ok!

Mary Rosenblum

I guess I was thinking more in terms of a synopsis of blurb length.

Janet Wellington

Right. A story blurb, then (I was thinking back cover blurb).

roe

That's a great idea, I look forward to it.

Janet Wellington

And, yes, getting your story whittled down is essential for query letters, etc.

Mary Rosenblum

We will definitely do it right after Christmas.

sailor

Why did you see an agent for the time travel book and not the earlier ones?

Janet Wellington

Good question....the first two books had "flat rate" contracts --

 

they were a "special" deal between WalMart and Kensington.

 

The books were called Precious Gems. So there was no need for

 

an agent for them! No royalties, just a flat rate for the advance.

 

But, for Berkley (and later for Dorchester; my next time travel) I really

 

felt vulnerable -- I wanted to make sure my rights were protected

 

because EVERY contract from a publishing house is going to

 

benefit the publishing house and not necessarily be the

 

best deal for the author. I wanted to keep my dramatic rights, for example,

 

and I wanted more than the minimum of "free author books" for marketing

 

purposes...that's probably my favorite accomplishment...I kept asking for

 

more books if we "gave up" something -- I ended up with 75 free books! Heh heh.

Mary Rosenblum

Oooh, that's a nice number. I'll have to suggest that to Martha, my agent.

Janet Wellington

I know...it's amazing they went for it!

Mary Rosenblum

Sayre asked earlier if you have to be an established writer to join the RWA... that's a good place to learn the business isn't it?

Janet Wellington

I always explain that I learned EVERYTHING I know about the romance

 

genre from RWA -- they are amazing and the thing is, it's an organization that

 

shares and educates. I sold 3 years after I joined (prior to that

 

I had been seriously writing on my own for a year). You can join the organization

 

and take advantage of merely getting the monthly magazine! And then

 

there are the conferences -- that's where you can really ramp up your education!

 

I had never written anything longer than a short story or a term paper

 

and, again, I really listened and learned and tried to emulate the

 

successful authors I met through RWA!

roe

Did you join your local RWA group also?

Janet Wellington

Yes -- I joined both the San Diego and the Orange County chapters at the same time

 

as the national -- so, It's a little pricey to get going, but it was so worth it!

 

Now I live in Oregon and there's no nearby chapters -- I miss the meetings

 

and the energy of other writers! You can go to www.rwanational.org and

 

search for what's available in your area.

roe

Do you still have the same agent?

Janet Wellington

My agent and I parted ways after DREAMQUEST (4th book) and I'm actively

 

looking -- I have some proposals out with a couple agents right now.

 

We parted ways amicably -- she never really LOVED my stuff (my

 

stories were just not what she really liked); she has since retired

 

to be a full-time mom. She was great -- so honest, and her follow-through

 

was amazing; very organized and communicative -- so, it was a good experience!

marly

How long did it take you to write your first novel?

Janet Wellington

I think about a year -- I didn't keep track and I was working full-time and

 

really struggling with what I was doing. For the short contemporaries, though

 

I think it was more like a few months. I am fine-tuning my method all the time to

 

try and make things go more smoothly and more quickly!

janecj333

Did you write fantasy/sf short stories and have prior publications when you made your first novel sale?

Janet Wellington

Nope. I know...a lot of people do try short stories first -- but, again, with romance

 

you don't have to be published in order to break in. Now, I had always

 

written in my job -- various jobs -- I always was the one who did the newsletter

 

or wrote articles or instructional pieces, etc. So, I've always written

 

but never much fiction!

Mary Rosenblum

That's actually true for all the genres. Book publishers claim that short story readers don't real novels. Short publications are nice, but not at all necessary.

lapart

When creating characters do you already know their background?

Janet Wellington

I love working on characters and think it's probably the most

 

important part of how I get ready to write something new.

 

If I don't know my characters well enough, I always get "stuck" with the

 

writing. Sometimes I write pages and pages of what is called backstory.

 

What that is, is the made-up history -- the past that the characters

 

have that make them act and react the way they do in the story you're writing.

 

So, I guess I mostly decide that up front (though there are always surprises

 

along the way -- new ideas pop into my head or a new "old" experience of

 

the character sort of shows up and I begin to understand them better.

 

Does that make sense?

Mary Rosenblum

I think it does. :-)

sayre

Are all your novels based on fantasy or are some based on your real life experiences?

Janet Wellington

My first two were short contemporary (meaning present day modern) stories

 

and my next two were time travels with paranormal elements.

 

I like to write both!

babbles

Thanks for the character advice. I feel much about the way I write. That's what happens to me too. :-)

Janet Wellington

Oh, I'm realizing I need to back up a minute.

 

The previous question, I think, was actually whether my own experiences

 

enter into the stories....so, I'm going to say that my belief

 

is that writers bring themselves to their writing -- that there are always

 

somewhat autobiographical "stuff" there -- whether it's how we relate to

 

people or the way we grew up...well, maybe we're influenced by it all

 

and I think our "souls" sneak into the writing -- but, it's all fictional stuff

 

though I do imagine my villains as some of the "men who done me wrong" and I

 

do like to send them to jail or kill them off! heh heh.

 

Okay, back to characters....yes, because the way I write is what is called

 

"character driven" as opposed to "plot driven" (think here: action adventure

 

and mystery and detective, etc.), characterization is so important!

sayre

Thank you for answer that last question. I think you just unblocked my writers block.

Mary Rosenblum

Cool!

Janet Wellington

wow!

sayre

How did you deal with people around you telling you that you were wasting your time writing?

Janet Wellington

Oh, man...I guess I was lucky because I didn't have that --

 

I have a very supportive husband and parents who made me

 

believe I could do anything I really set my mind to doing

 

So, I guess what comes to mind as an answer

 

is "write if you have to write" -- whether it sells or not! Writing is

 

very therapeutic and there are some people who will never sell, but

 

they will learn to write something that they love -- maybe self-publishing

 

their work or just doing the writing will be enough. I guess I

 

don't put much value on anyone trying to tell me I'm wasting my time.

Mary Rosenblum

That's a very civilized answer, Janet. :-) I am much less civilized.

Janet Wellington

Ha!

Mary Rosenblum

Here's a kudos for you, Janet. :-) You have quite the fan club. And deserve it.

babbles

I have to leave but I wanted to let Janet know that thanks to her encouragement months ago through personal contact, I never gave up and hopefully have a sale in my near future.

Janet Wellington

Oh, wow! I want to know more, so I hope babbles emails me with the juicy details!

sayre

This isn't a question but more of a statement, thank you for what you have said in the last two answers that you gave: I've just found out some somber medical news about myself and my writing gets me through it. You helped me clear me head and get to

 

a place where I could finish my latest assignment.

Janet Wellington

Wonderful...yes, writing is healing -- there's something so

 

special about the process...I think it's what keeps me sane

 

in this insane world. Good luck to you and feel free to email me

 

if you ever need a pep talk: mail@janetwellington.com

Mary Rosenblum

That's very generous of you, Janet.

Janet Wellington

That's for all -- I mean it! Just let me know we met here.

lapart

Did you have a lot of expenses, publishing?

Mary Rosenblum

Lapart asked this when you were talking about selling to Berkeley, but I couldn't get it up then.

Janet Wellington

Hmm...I'm not sure I'm following you

 

Can you elaborate, please?

Mary Rosenblum

Were you asking about paying agents or publishers, lapart?

lapart

agents

Mary Rosenblum

aha...time for the agent caveat, Janet!

Janet Wellington

Oh, well, you don't pay agents -- they keep 15% of anything the writer gets...forever!

Mary Rosenblum

In other words, Lapart, they only make money when YOU make money.

Janet Wellington

I, for one, would avoid any agent who charged a reading fee of any kind.

 

You sometimes pay a "book doctor" to read and critique your work if.

 

you feel that you need help polishing it or analyzing your work

 

and I actually have been doing line editing and critiquing on the side.

 

You can read about this on my website (and what is typically

 

charged for this type of work), but agents don't normally charge for this!

Mary Rosenblum

You can also check on the Association of Artist's Representatives' homepage for answers to agent questions.

 

http://www.aar-online.org

 

This is the agents' professional association and it has a code of ethics...including NO reading fees!

 

They have a great FAQ page.

Janet Wellington

Yes, be careful.

speckledorf

When building the world for your characters...how much do you know before you start writing?

Janet Wellington

Okay.....long answer ahead.

Mary Rosenblum

We're ready. :-)

Janet Wellington

Let's start with fantasy world building.

 

I am working on a fantasy story (a young adult story) and

 

I did about 3 months of research and world building before I

 

even started plotting the story! Yikes! Did I have to do this?

 

Maybe not, but I was creating a very complex world

 

and you really do need to know the "rules" of your world

 

in order to make it believable. As I recall, one of the first things I did was

 

make a map of my world (it is an island, actually) -- so I got out graph paper

 

and started just messing around and creating where mountains were

 

and streams and kingdoms, etc. There is a great site I wanted to mention.

 

http://hollylisle.com

 

Anyway

 

there is a great article by Holly Lisle on Maps that you might want to check out!...

 

It's really fun! So, creating a physical world is just one aspect,

 

but in fantasy or science fiction, I think you need to do that work first.

 

Now, in "regular" stories, some of that still happens! For instance,

 

in my time travel FOREVER ROSE -- the setting was 1888 San Diego

 

in the Gaslamp Quarter; I found old maps and used them.

 

I created some fictional storefronts and a brothel, but I put them

 

on the actual streets of the era! I personally like the details.

 

But, no matter what, your setting needs to be clear and you need to always

 

remember to describe the setting (your world) realistically and clearly

 

and try to always use the five senses whether it's a fantasy or a "real" story.

Mary Rosenblum

Those five senses are very important. Most novice writers use about two...sight and hearing. :-)

 

Any tips on how to incorporate the rest?

Janet Wellington

Yes! Okay, I've prepared an exercise for you all to do (later)

 

Here's what I want you to do.

 

Pick a setting to describe and ONLY describe it visually (it can

 

be a real place or a fictionalized place).

 

THEN, describe it again, but this time incorporate sound...revise and rewrite.

 

THEN, describe it this time adding smell.

 

THEN, describe it using taste.

 

Now, describe it using touch.

 

Put it all together -- certainly you'll not use every single thing, but try

 

to come up with that setting description that utilizes something

 

from each of your exercises -- compare your first one (the visual only

 

one) to the final version and you should see a huge difference!

Mary Rosenblum

That's an excellent exercise, Janet. I'll have to add that to my portfolio of workshop exercises!

Janet Wellington

Sure!

 

Want another?

Mary Rosenblum

You bet.

Janet Wellington

Okay -- I went to a workshop given by author Sylvia Mendoza.

 

and she was teaching about alliteration...you, know: using the same

 

letter...like Rusty Roy Rocked the Rowboat.

 

Anyway, she suggested using alliteration to describe a setting

 

something like: the house was horrible, hinting at henous acts. Oh,

 

man...I gotta stop watching so much CSI!

Mary Rosenblum

LOL

Janet Wellington

Ha! Anyway -- it's just a creativity thing -- it

 

gets your writing juices flowing in a different way (and you can also

 

use it to describe your hero and heroine -- picking alliterative adjectives).

Mary Rosenblum

That's interesting.

Janet Wellington

It is .

Mary Rosenblum

You sure don't want to overdo it on the page, though.

Janet Wellington

Yeah.

 

What I wanted to add.

 

was that it's an exercise -- but, with that said, if you start looking

 

for it in books, you'll see it used just enough....you'll start to see

 

it in what I call the "pretty sentences." AND, it's more the internal

 

alliteration that sounds nice to our ears...like: Claire found a pair

 

of trousers in there (the "air" sound).

 

It's kind of poetic, hm?

 

And

 

you don't want to create tongue twisters on the page, so

 

don't misunderstand me -- but it's a fun exercise!

Mary Rosenblum

Well, there really is a music to prose, isn't there? I know I choose certain words because they sound better in the sentence or maintain the rhythm.

Janet Wellington

Absolutely!

aurora1

Thanks, I'm writing a fantasy story on an island myself.

Janet Wellington

Oh, cool! How far are you?

aurora1

Just a lot of ideas running around, will research more now.

Janet Wellington

Let me give you all some book recommendations...

 

Orson Scott Card's "How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy"

 

The Writers Complete Fantasy Reference -- Writers Digest Books

 

For Middle Ages type settings: "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages" by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Mary Rosenblum

And for SF writers Steve Gillette’s World Building.

 

Get your planets right.

janecj333

What can you tell us about details like the cover art, paper quality, typeface choices...from your experience?

Janet Wellington

Well, new writers have absolutely no say in cover art -- I've

 

been very lucky and pretty much liked all my covers! Paper quality --

 

I guess it's whatever they're using at the moment in the publishing house.

 

And typeface -- again, whatever they're using. The only new typeface size

 

I've seen is in Harlequin's NEXT line -- more space between the lines and a

 

little bit bigger -- they are appealing to "older" readers 35-55 or so.

Mary Rosenblum

The big publishers have a book design department...part of the art department. Pretty much off limits to us, alas.

speckledorf

My NaNo novel is a fantasy set on island world also. The Holly Lisle map article was VERY helpful.

Janet Wellington

Oh, good for you for doing NaNo -- I'm failing miserably right now (for

 

those who don't know -- November is Novel month and we're

 

supposed to be completing 50,000 words by the last day of the month)

 

and I haven't posted my numbers 'cause they're so low

 

but, I digress...do you want to talk about fantasy names?

Mary Rosenblum

Let me give you one craft question from lapart and then, yes please, let's talk about fantasy names.

lapart

Can the setting and theme be different in a chapter?

Janet Wellington

I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, but if you're asking

 

if you can change settings within a chapter, sure! You would do

 

a "scene break" -- skipping lines in between (in a ms. I use *** in

 

between the paragraphs -- usually there is either a change in POV

 

or a change in setting or time period.

Mary Rosenblum

I think perhaps lapart isn't clear about the nature of theme?

Janet Wellington

Lapart do you want to ask again?

 

I'll come back to this, but will start sharing some info

 

about how to come up with fantasy-sounding names, which

 

was one of my first hurdles.

 

There's another book I can recommend:

 

The Writer's Digest Character-Naming Sourcebook.

 

It's filled with ethnic names, so they're very useful!

 

And I found  a medieval name site: www.s-gabriel.org/names

Mary Rosenblum

Oh, I'm going to have to go play!

Janet Wellington

I know -- it's great fun!

Mary Rosenblum

I think Lapart needs a definition of theme. That might help.

Janet Wellington

Theme makes me go back to high school.

 

To me, theme is the "lesson learned" in a romance or in any

 

fiction story where the character changes. So, themes are the

 

main idea of the story itself -- as opposed to different themes

 

within a chapter -- but, you certainly have different "goals"

 

within each chapter! These would be either "story goals" or

 

"scene goals" -- these you manipulate as the writer; and

 

it's part plot and part character driven. Hope that helps?

Mary Rosenblum

And of course each scene can have a different energy.

Janet Wellington

Right.

lapart

Ok thanks, that makes sense.

Janet Wellington

Oh, whew! I really wanted to answer your question!

Mary Rosenblum

Babbles had to leave but she had a question...you may or may not be able to answer from personal experience.

babbles

Janet I recently signed on with an agent, my question is marketing. Where do you go to get bookmarks, pens etc as a give away to fans?

Janet Wellington

I actually make my own bookmarks because I like to do that sort of thing..

 

There are lots of places on line that help with that sort of thing

 

and you really don't want to get too carried away, though. I tried

 

to do most of it myself -- I made little pins of my covers, for example.

 

I took my cover flat (the cover before it's on the book itself, and you get

 

those before it hits the shelves) to Kinko's and had them reduce

 

and duplicate the cover onto a color copy (picture 30 tiny covers on one page).

 

Then I laminated the sheet, cut out the covers (maybe 2x3 inches)

 

and then I hot glued a little pin back onto it (from a craft store) and

 

gave those away! I always had some with me and when people would.

 

ask about my book I'd hand them a pin to wear! They loved them!

 

Re: sources for marketing stuff -- I don't have them in my head, but could

 

easily research this and get back to babbles if someone will tell her to email me?

cosmos

You can order inexpensive items with your name from Oriental Trading Company 1-800-228-2269

Mary Rosenblum

A local writer here uses them and loves them. They'll put your design on stuff.

Janet Wellington

Oh, yeah! They're great!

Mary Rosenblum

They're very inexpensive.

 

Let me give you one final question from the audience...before your fingers fall off!

aurora1

Looking back do you see anything you would have changed?

Janet Wellington

Oh, you made me laugh!

 

Okay, I guess you mean about the writing and not that guy that…

 

Okay, I digress....I guess I would have started writing seriously

 

sooner. I didn't have the confidence, though, so my timing was

 

probably right anyway! I honestly think everything happened right

 

when it was supposed to. Oh, I just thought of something.

 

I wouldn't have BURNED ALL MY JOURNALS when I was a teenager.

Mary Rosenblum

Ah, gosh, that's the same thing I'd change -- starting earlier. Hind sight is 20/20 isn't it?

 

I still have the journal however.

Janet Wellington

sigh

Mary Rosenblum

Ha!

 

Janet, you have been wonderful as usual.

Janet Wellington

Oh, you know I'd stay here all night if I could! You all are so much fun.

Mary Rosenblum

I'm just going to have to invite you regularly....we never have enough time to cover everything and you're a great guest!

Janet Wellington

And I love doing this -- your energy comes right through the keyboard

 

and into my fingers!

Mary Rosenblum

Oh you're contributing your share. We'll talk about the next date!

sayre

Goodnight Ms. Wellington , wish you well with all you do.

aurora1

Thank you so much, this has been so informative/ my first time here.

speckledorf

Very cool...thanks for those links! I need a dragon name!

cosmos

Thank you so much, Janet, for all the specific and helpful information. Thank you for coming.

roe

Thanks for another good interview, Janet and Mary

Mary Rosenblum

Super job, Janet!

Janet Wellington

You're welcome (let me know the dragon name!)

lapart

thanks

Mary Rosenblum

We'll see you back here before too long!

 

I'll email you!

Janet Wellington

Okay!

sailor

Thanks for a very informative and entertaining session!

roe

and we look forward to your next one

Mary Rosenblum

We sure do!

 

But we'll let you rest now.

 

Thanks so much for coming, Janet.

Janet Wellington

My pleasure!

Mary Rosenblum

Good night and happy Thanksgiving!

 

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