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Sorry Folks…..

Friday, February 3, 2006
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I’m gonna be on hiatus til further notice. I’m just too busy to blog effectively. Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon!

Ciao for now!

Erm.. before I go, just look what I found in my in-box!

Dear Karen Scott,

I saw your blogspot while doing an internet search, and I thought I would get in touch. I do apologise for emailing you out of the blue like this.

I am currently working on a big BBC TV project about the history of romantic fiction, and I was wondering whether I could ask you a few questions about your take on it all?

Our series will look at the surprising effects that romantic literature has had on readers and writers over the past 200 years; and we are looking to speak to people who might be able to talk about how particular books changed their lives in significant ways.

To give you some background about the series:

Part One will look at Jane Austen, the Brontes and the gothic novel

Part Two will be looking at the rise of the bodice ripper and the historical romance: Elinor Glyn, Georgette Heyer, Jean Plaidy, Margaret Mitchell;

Part Three will look at the modern day bonkbusters (Jilly Cooper), Catherine Cookson, sex and shopping novels (Barbara Taylor Bradford, Shirley Conran), chick lit (Sophie Kinsella) and the legacy of Bridget Jones etc. Besides interviewing writers and authors (from A.S Byatt and Helen Fielding to Richard Curtis, Joanna Trolloppe and even Barbara Taylor Bradford), we are really keen to get readers on screen talking about how their favourite authors influenced their lives and their ideas of love, romance, feminism and even men, if they did at all (most readers do know it’s fiction!) Many thanks for your time in reading this!

Any response you care to give would be more than appreciated.

Best regards

Name omitted

All I can say is…. wow…


  • Scott
    February 3
    8:25 pm

    Good luck Karen. And remember to get plenty of rest when you can.


  • Jennifer B.
    February 3
    9:21 pm

    Keep us posted on this opp to chat up romance reading. Wow.

    Already miss you. Take care of yourself and get un-busy and free soon. (key word being free–free from your burdens, To Do list, etc.)


  • Dramedy Girl
    February 3
    10:28 pm

    That’s awesome! Keep us posted on that interview. Take care while on hiatus!


  • Lori
    February 3
    11:19 pm

    Karen, I’ll miss reading your blog every day, but I can sure understand being too busy!

    WTG on the BBC thing – sounds like it could be very cool.


  • CW
    February 4
    2:36 am

    Sweet! We’ll miss you, but let us know how that BBC thing turns out.


  • Kristie (J)
    February 4
    3:08 am

    aaawwww Karen – we’re gonna miss you while you’re gone πŸ™
    Hurry back now and remember the book you’re going to give a go too.
    And WOW on the chance to show all of Britian what intelligent well put together us readers are.


  • Rosie
    February 4
    3:26 am

    I’ll miss you. I love this place! : )

    As for the BBC, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the world figured out what a cool place this is to hang out. I can’t wait to hear all about it. Congrats and have fun!


  • ReneeW
    February 4
    4:29 am

    Wow, that’s awesome (the interview, not the hiatus). You’ll be great! We’re going to miss you so don’t stay away long. I’ll miss your author interviews too.


  • Maura
    February 4
    4:44 am

    Congrats on the BBC email! That’s terrific!

    We’ll miss you while you’re on hiatus but we understand the need!


  • Desiree Erotique
    February 4
    5:27 am

    What a Kewl email to get, Karen!!

    I’ll miss you, but sometimes one just has to take a break. Take care, hon πŸ™‚


  • paz
    February 4
    7:52 am

    Interesting e-mail to receive.

    Hope all goes well with you and you’re back blogging again.



  • Eve Vaughn
    February 4
    2:53 pm

    Congratulations K-rock! Didn’t I tell you what a star you are? Anyway, I’ll miss your blogging, but you do your things girl and I’ll be waiting impatiently for you to come back and blog for us. πŸ™‚


  • Jenn
    February 5
    3:15 pm

    Way to go!!!!!!


  • Millenia Black
    February 5
    4:39 pm

    Damn. Right after you bring us the world’s smallest pecker – you leave us. Bummer. πŸ™‚

    Hurry back, Karen!!


  • Dawn
    February 6
    11:05 am

    Miss ya already, Karen. Let us know if you replied to the email. Would be cool to see you on the telly.

    Take care.


  • Amy
    February 7
    12:18 am

    Cool opportunity!


  • Ann Wesley Hardin
    February 7
    12:25 pm

    How thrilling! Doesn’t surprise me, though. You’re blog is captivating, you’re captivating, the people who come here are captivating…

    I hope the show airs here in the US. Next stop, Hollyweird!


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