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Apparently this is an email from Cheryl Holt, posted on the Romantic Times forum, by a reader who had been emailing Ms Holt, asking what she was doing writing-wise these days.

The email was posted in its entirety on the Romantic Times forum, I’be been asked nicely to take it down, so I don’t have a problem doing that.

I have left this bit though:

I’m in the process of trying to start over—which is very daunting. I’m supposed to have some good news (which I’m not at liberty to announce just yet) that will have my next books (historical romances) released back-to-back in the summer of 2010. In the meantime, I’m trying to get my energy back, and I’m reinventing myself. I had new publicity photo taken, and I’ll attach one to this letter so you can see the new, improved “me.” I’m having my web page re-designed, and I’m starting a “Cheryl Holt Fan Club” on MySpace that’s supposed to launch on May 1st (I’m hoping we’ll be ready.)

I fell off everybody’s radar for awhile, and I haven’t sent out any emails because I was too depressed to tell people about what had happened to me! But I’m regrouping, and the minute I’m 100% certain that I have more books coming, I will send out announcements and post the news to my web page. I’ll also be sending emails once the Fan Club gets going, too. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for hanging in there as a fan! I hope to have new books coming soon!”

Cheryl Holt
NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author

Poor Cheryl, it’s bad enough that she goes to a new house and seemingly gets totally shafted by an editor who hates her writing, but the same editor trying to rewrite her entire book? That’s just messed up, surely? That editor should be reprimanded or something. Mind you, I do think Holt’s books are an acquired taste.

I wonder why she would write all this to a fan though? It seems very naive of her.

Thanks to Vanessa Jaye for the heads up.