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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

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Congratulations, Laney4, catslady, Kirsten, Sandi in OH, Glenda, Rochelle, Amy, Julie-ann Ford, bn100, Jo’s Daughter, Charlotte, Annette Naish, LSUReader, Karlotta, Lucy. Each of you has won an e-copy of my book January 2017 book. Please email your email address to NRobardsThompson@yahoo.com and your e-book will arrive in your inbox once the book is  available — around January 1, 2017.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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This is my last post on the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills. I’m terrible at goodbyes. So let’s not say goodbye, okay? Let’s pretend like this is any other day. Because even though we won’t be meeting here, we can still hang out on my Facebook “author” page or my Facebook “books page. Or on Instagram. I have a Twitter account, but I must confess, I’m not very good at keeping my thoughts down to 140 characters. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter, please do. I only send it out a few times a year. I promise not to barrage you. If you haven’t signed up and would like to, please email me at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com and I’ll put you on the list.

the-cowboys-runaway-brideAnyhow, I was thinking about my favorite JQ memories. I have so many I’d be here for days recounting them all. If you’ll share yours, I’ll send you a gift. Yes, that means every person who posts by November 4, 2016 will receive an e-book copy of my January book, THE COWBOY’S RUNAWAY BRIDE, when it’s released on January 1. It will be a while before you receive it, but when it appears in your inbox, think of it as me popping in to say hello.

What’s your favorite JQ memory?

 

 

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Congratulations, Amy! You won Catherine Kean’s prize. Please email Nancy at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com and I will put you in touch with Catherine.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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catherinekeanThe scorching days of summer are finally giving way to Fall here in Florida. I love the cooler temperatures, and with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, my thoughts always turn to the things for which I’m thankful.

I’m truly grateful for my family, friends, and my health, of course, but I’m also thankful that my talented friend Nancy Robards Thompson invited me to be part of the Jaunty Quills Sisterhood years ago. Back then, I was writing contracted medieval romances for a small independent publisher and my daughter was in middle school; I’m now a successful, self-published medieval romance author and my daughter, in her third year at university, turns 21 at the end of this month! (Eek! That makes me feel old!).

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00041]Being one of the JQ Sisterhood was a LOT of fun! It was a joy to meet and interact with readers—still one of my favorite things about this business. The JQ sisters were also a huge help to me in terms of navigating the craziness and stress of the publishing industry. The other authors generously shared insider news, offered advice when tricky situations arose, and were in all ways a tremendous source of support with my blossoming career. I will never forget the friendships I made as one of the Sisters.

I’m sad that the JQ blog is closing, but want to thank everyone who started it and who was part of it through the years. I’m sure Jaunty Quills won’t soon be forgotten.

If you’re looking for something to read during these cooler months leading up to the holidays, I’d like toboxset-cover-high-res
suggest a couple of my boxed sets. Once Upon a Historical Christmas is available now, and is a special, limited-edition collection of eight Christmas stories priced at just $0.99. It includes my novella One Knight Under the Mistletoe.

under-the-kissing-bough-3d-finalAvailable for pre-order on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks is the 15-author Under the Kissing Bough collection of all-new Christmas stories. This will launch on November 22 and is also $0.99. I’m busy finishing up my story One Knight’s Kiss and am seriously in love with my hero (!). Shh, docatherinekean_aknightsvengeance_800pxn’t tell!

Dearest readers, leave a comment on my post and I will give away a Kindle copy of Once Upon A Historical Christmas plus a Kindle edition of my first Knight’s Series novel, A Knight’s Vengeance, to one lucky winner.

CATHERINE KEAN is a Kindle Unlimited All-Star author and an award-winning, bestselling novelist of medieval romances. Among other accolades, her books have won the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and finaled in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. You can learn more about Catherine at her website.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

Nancy's Website


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They say it’s always best to leave a party when you’re still having fun. Sage advice, but not always easy to take. That’s how I feel about closing the blog next month. I have a lump in my throat even as I’m typing. The eight years that I’ve been part of the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills have been so much fun. When I think about leaving this party, my gut reaction is NO! I’m not ready to go. Alas, since Jaunty will turn off the lights one month from today, it’s time to start winding down.

This is not my final goodbye; it’s a prequel…and it has me thinking of all the reasons I love this blog. I’d like to share my top five:

  1. globeWe’re an eclectic bunch! We come from all walks of life, several different generations, and from countries all over the world (India, France, Iceland, The Netherlands, Canada, and many states in the USA, to name a few).
  2. We’ve discussed a wide range of topics: everything from birth, death, empty nests, and weddings, to what we would bring to a virtual cocktail party. We’ve exchanged recipes, cheered each other up and cheered each other on. Whenever I’ve had something exciting or unexpected happen, I’ve always been eager to share it with you. I’m going to miss that a lot.
  3. It’s been a safe haven to share our secrets, absent of judgment and intolerance. We really are secretsa kind bunch – probably because we’re romance readers and writers. Even so, our differences are what make this community so wonderful. We’ve shared our experiences about true love and first kisses. We’ve offered each other advice about how to deal with bullies and unfaithful friends. We’ve even confessed our most embarrassing moments and our guilty pleasures.
  4. I’ve learned from you, Dear Readers. You’ve taken time out of your busy lives to comment on our posts, answering our questions and offering sage advice. I’ll always appreciate that.
  5. Finally, my number one favorite thing about being part of the Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills is it’s given me a chance to meet YOU! Please promise me we’ll keep in touch. One of the best ways to do that is by signing up for my newsletter. I send it out about four-six times a year. So, I promise not to flood your inbox. I offer my newsletter subscribers special perks. They get first peak at my new covers and sample chapters to read before everyone else. I offer recipes and other subscriber-only benefits, like the current contest where one subscriber will win this adorable crocheted candy corn Halloween banner.

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Would you like to win it? Subscribe to my newsletter for a chance. You can sign up one of three ways:

  1. Hop over to my Nancy Robards Thompson Books Facebook page and click the button that says “Get My Newsletter.”
  2. Go to my website. On the top right side of the “Contact” page you’ll see a box that says “Sign up for my mailing list.”
  3. Or simply email me your email address (nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com) and I will add you.

As always, if you’ve already signed up, I appreciate it very much and you’re automatically entered to win every prize I offer. The candy corn banner winner will be announced on Monday, October 24. Just in time for you to receive it for Halloween. Good luck!

 

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