I can’t believe this is the last day. It’ll be so strange not to come to this site and see what’s happening. Will definetly be checking out your sites. Take care.
Wow, that cover of Mine Till Midnight is gorgeous!
Great last post(s)!
That’s a beautiful last post to all! I’ve had a great time reading all the wonderful entries. I will sign up for all your newsletters, and I very much look forward to all your future books. It really has been a privilege visiting Squawk Radio!
I can’t believe it is the last day either! I will miss coming here to visit with everyone!
I guess this is it! I missed the chat cause I had to work late but I know everyone had a good time. So, good bye ladies and I don’t think this squawking experience could be summed up better then what Le Dodd said earlier and I quote “... thanks for the memories” Thank you ladies for sharing you thoughts, ideas, and insights. It’s been one hell of ride
I guess this is what
I get for being a lurker the
whole time. *sigh*
I will miss visiting this site.
Good luck to all of you, which I suppose you don’t need, since you all write some amazing books.
Oh boy, this is gonna change my whole routine. I checked this spot right after my eyes opened every morning. (and several times through the day) Not only will I miss the spectacular six Squawkers, but J and Santa and Janga and Gannon and Laura T and ALL the Squawkees.
I’ll sign up wherever you folks are gonna be posting. Somewhere, somehow I’ll find you. (geez, that sounds like a threat - it’s really just a promise)
THANK YOU - ALL OF YOU for changing my horizons and making me feel at home here in the coop.
PS - the chat last night was like trying to read the movie credits on fast forward. !!!!
Wishing you ALL - all the best of everything.
I will miss Squawk Radio, just like everyone else! This was the first blog that I visited faithfully. What I’ll take away with me is how wonderfully down to earth each of you are and how you all genuinely care about your readers!
You all have made me laugh with your witty posts and personal takes on life, and today for the first time, you’ve made me cry.
Squawk radio inspired me to create my own blog where seasoned and debut authors can come and connect with their readers.
I tip my glass to all of you and all of the faithful readers that stop by here everyday!
It was a wonderful ride. Thanks for everything! My verification word? Miss84. We’ll miss you.
Let me hasten to point out, before one of my fellow Squawkers does, that in 78 years I will be 11,693 years old.
Also if you have trouble seeing the DARKNESS CHOSEN video because you need a different plug-in, try here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ9RUnbyAco
I too can’t believe that this is the last day! I know I’m going to find myself clicking on Squawk Radio under my favorites, forgetting that you aren’t here anymore.
I missed chat last night...I hope everyone had a blast!
I love all of your last pictures...and your blogs. It has been so much fun coming in and joining with Squawk Radio. Now all I have to do is watch and hope that one of you will have a book signing close to me so that I may finally be able to mee you in person!
Thanks for everything ladies! Good luck in all of your writing!
Ladies...you are all great. Even though I didn’t comment all the time, I came over every day to see what you were squaking about.
Eloisa, I just received your new book in the mail yesterday, can’t wait to read it.
Cheers....me standing up giving all of you a standing ovation.
Thank you Squawkers for 2 wonderful years and countless hours of enjoyable reading!
I’ll miss this blog. Was that a tear that just dripped down my cheek?
I would like to point out that I dislike change, especially in my morning routine. My coffee shop moved to a new location and now Squawlradio won’t be there for me to read. how can I bear it????
Word verification is support22--does that mean we are forming a support group??
Ladies, I had so much fun last night at the chat party. My eyeballs were rolling around like slot machine cherries trying to keep up, but it was a blast! LOL!
I’ll sure miss all the rowdy good times here in the Coop. This has been the most fun, safe, educational (vart--who knew???) place to hang out in cyberspace I’ve ever been.
Thanks a million times over.
I love you all!
What a wonderful and heartfelt last blog. I have so enjoyed waking up to y’all these past two years.
The chat last night was a blast...if you could read fast enough to keep up that is. Thanks for that last, great party!
Ann in IL, come on over to Eloisa’s bulletin board. That’s where a lot of us hang out when we’re not here at Squawk.
Thank you again, Squawkers, for a great ride. You’ll be seeing me at your sites, blogs, and hopefully, now and then at your signings. I have a tendency to pop up when least expected. LOL. Eloisa and Santa, I have my reservations for NYC in October. I’ll email you the dates when the time gets closer. Hoping we can work out that coffee date!
Thanks for the fantastic memories. Now get back to work and write that next BESTSELLER!
Love and Hugs,
My verification is “daily98”. That’s about how many times a day I popped in here!
Kay, Jenn started a Squawkers United support board. Here’s the url:
who let the chooks out? squawk squawk squawk who let the chooks out? squawk squawk squawk
best of luck to you all
it’s been fun
Oh Liz, I’m so glad we can look forward to more of your music blogs.
And I know I said I probably wouldn’t blog for awhile but I’m lying in bed this morning composing a tribute to my dead cat in my head.
Ladies (and Kitty)
I’ve lurked for so long that I forget you don’t know me as well as I feel I know you all—Squawkees and Squawkers alike. We are each others’ legacies - and dam’ fine ones at that!!
All the brightest blessings and thanks to you—each and every one (even Kitty): you lightened the load, gave me another home, and reminded me, again, how wonderful it is to have a community of women.
Maybe THAT’S what we should do: spread our collective wings and create mini-coops wherever we can!! Think of all the places Kitty could .... visit!
Chris C. Hirsch
OH, and if you’re ever in Oswego, NY [come in the summer] .....
Umm.....Wow! I just can’t believe it, this is the last day! I feel like a lifeline is being severed and I am helpless but to watch.
Like many others here, I popped in many times thru the day to read what everyone had to say and well.....to just feel connected. I know it sounds silly, but that’s the way I felt.
I know that if I ever got the chance, I would definitely meet all of you, including the squawkettes. I had made friends here and feel very blessed. Several of you were very kind and encouraging to me while I was going thru my illness and recovery. Your support helped me so much.
I promise to follow all six of you and read every book you ever write. You are such amazing women. You’ve given us laughter, kindness, and inspiration.
Love to everyone!
Oh Squawkers. I’ve actually gone through a small depression over you closing your doors. My only consolation, however, is that your intentions are to focus more upon the thing which brought me here in the first place ... your books.
I adore you all, and I adore this community you’ve created.
And for once I DID feel included at the cool girls’ lunch table. Who would’ve thought?
As ever, I am and will always be a loyal Squawkee.
Love your guts,
I couldn’t go to work today.
Think I’ll just sit here and watch all the last comments as they pop up.
You guys! Squawk Radio may be ending as a daily blog but the Squawkers are all still here and the site will still be open for business. I know at least a couple of us intend to update the blog with informercials (kidding! just “what’s going on” updates) and then we all have websites.
Seriously, if you keep this up, you’ll convice me thand then I’ll have to buy me a shovel and I may start burying Terri. And she keeps insisting (vampires notwithstanding) that she’s NOT DEAD.
How fitting that my post should follow J Perry Stone’s, yes? It’s hard to be a deli diva with tears in your eyes but friends you had me at “Welcome to Squawk Radio”. As a child of television I can only equate this parting with the last episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” where they are all in the newsroom, hugging one another and singing ‘You Take The High Road’ and walking en masse to the door.
And that is only an echo of how I feel. Godspeed to you all, amazing women one and all, Squawkers and Squawkees alike. Know that I am on all your lists (the good one) and I’ll keep you forever in my heart.
Crap! Now I’m really crying! My deli thugs are gonna have a field day. See you all in Dallas and, God willing, my first signing.
Siete il tessoro del mio cuore. You are all the treasures of my heart.
Proving I’ve completely lost my mind, I just posted my first blog over at:
I’ll try to get a grip on myself soon.
Yeah, Connie, I’m still wiggling!
I think I’ll echo J. Perry and say, for once, I did feel part of a club! The cool-book-reading one! What a joy to read, laugh, and cry this blog is. You set the bar high, ladies, that’s all I have to say.
My hats off to all of you word-smiths, both published and not. I admire people with the gift of words, it’s not mine! A wonderful thing, to have this talent.
I look forward to all the upcoming books, you all are on my auto-buy list, and thanks for all the great squawk!
Santa just called crying and freaking out her deli guys would something is seriously wrong (WHICH IT IS), so I just had to send her an email-vid of guys playing chopsticks on the piano with their penises.
the things I do for friendship.
Oh great Teresa. After reading your Queenie blog, now I’M crying.
I am sad to see SquawkRadio go, you have been part of my morning for so long now! Thank you for the time and energy that you have all put in to this and I will continue to visit your other sites to keep up with all the news.
What? You’re done? I just discovered you a week and a half ago! SO not fair! (Hey, are the guys playing chopsticks cute?) I WILL visit websites for you all and continue to buy your books. I’ll miss this! sniff-sniff
I’ve been in denial, but after seeing this post I guess I’ll have to accept the fact that this is really the end. I’ve only been here a year, and I mostly lurked, but I’ve enjoyed every minute. You ladies were my first stop every morning and you’ve kept me entertained, made me laugh, made me cry, and often even made me think. You’ve definitely made me a more intelligent reader. I’ve enjoyed devouring your backlists (and thank goodness I’m not done yet) and just wanted to let you know that I’ll miss this blog but your stories will remain a valued part of my life.
Thank you for a safe place to visit everyday, a place where I felt accepted and welcomed no matter what life was dishing out. I didn’t always comment, but I read every one and they always managed to brighten my day. Whether it was a new author, or a new book, or new music, or even just a slice of life that let us know we aren’t alone. What an amazing blessing you have left us with.
ARGH! In keeping with my lack of tech knowledge, I just, um, deleted my blog at blogger. Gimme an hour and it’ll be back. Argh. And again, I say Argh. And in case I didn’t mention it, ARGH,
I can’t believe this is the end. Yours was the first romance related blog I ever went to and from there I just kept going on. This was a great community! Thanks for the memories and the inspiration. I will always be a fan.
Thank you for your sincere dedication to your readership. I have become a better reader and writer because of this blog. Thanks also for the unbelievable recommendations! Libba Bray? AWESOME. I also plan on reading The Windflower one day, if I can ever find it.
You’re the best! Thank you!
Thanks for the whirlwind chat last night...it was oh so fast, but oh so fun!
I feel like it is college graduation day and all my friends are scattering to the four corners of the earth again. How bittersweet.
I’m going to miss having the Squawkers together in one place and hearing from all of you gals who comment regularly. I’ll be keeping an eye out for all of you on the web and in the bookstores.
I’d really better get back to work, nothing freaks out an office full of men like a woman crying and the tears are already rolling. *g*
Thanks again EVERYONE for such a great community!
I refuse to say good-bye to any of you...so, see ya later!
And dang it! My verification word is through53 how appropriate for today. *sniff*
Okay, it didn’t take an hour. I’m back in business. I just have a little work to do next week, that’s all. (Did I mention ARGH?)
Hey! I’m with Connie! We’re still going to be around! You can’t get rid of us that easily! You guys made this too nice a place to leave behind completely!
And now that I’ve used up my daily quota of exclamation points, let me just say I’m going to miss this place, too. :::Sniffsniff:::
You will be in my heart and in my prayers even if Squawk Radio will be only a memory. This ia short one for me, guys. I can’t type and weep at the same time.
Hi everyone this is my first comment but I just had to say how much I will miss Squawkradio and all you lovely ladies. This blog has become my morning ritual I take the kiddies to school grab my coffee and read all the funny stuff on Squawkradio. I wish you all great success in your next project.
I’m crying too, J. I could use a little video inspiration.
Okay, that’s running thru my mind is “I wipe my own a**” Thank you very much, Adam Sandler via Big Daddy. I promised I would be strong for my friends and not beg...DON’T GO! PLEASE?
I know I’ll see of the Squawkers at their websites and the Squawkees at the BB and RNTV but this is like home, this is where it all started. Its like going away to college and coming home to find your ansestral home empty.
Really, I do understand and want to thank the Squawkers for giving me some wonderful memories. Sending beanie babies to Terri and pitching in to help Leslie, those are some of the proudest moments of my life. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.
I’m going to miss all of you!!!
My word is shall92. Yes, I shall miss you!
and today thru tears I type like Connie. sheesh.
I am at a loss for words today. I mostly lurked here but really loved reading the daily blogs and the reader comments. I really will miss the easy comraderie that the people on this site have. I have saved the links to all your websites and joined all newletters so hopefully that will keep me connected. Can’t wait for all the many more books you will each be putting out now that you dont have to blog everyday *g*.
hmm, J Perry, playing chopsticks with their penises? Sounds like something we would all enjoy.
Thanks chicks for letting us in on your friendship (..er in Xtina’s case...sibling rivalry!) your musings on life, love, and most especially romance.
You were funny, witty, poignant, relatable, informative and downright fun to visit with every day. Will miss you all and will try to catch you at a booksigning or RWA.
Thanks for the last two years!
Aw man… that’s it? Somehow I kept thinking you’d change your minds. But… thanks so much for all the work you’ve done here, and for letting us be a part of it.
When Gannon’s DH came back and we all celebrated her, um, celebration?
When Geralyn shared her water-skiing experiences.....
When J Perry first shared her fascination with bodily fluids....
When I didn’t know a thong about thongs....
I think one thing you should be really proud of is that Squawk Radio was so popular not because you ladies are great authors, which you are, but because you are amazing women! Something to be proud of indeed! You made every one of us feel like we were hanging with the “in” crowd!
I keep trying to end with something witty, but all that keeps running through my head is Thank You! The best of luck to you all and I’ll see ‘round cyberspace.
Are you serious, J?
Playing chopsticks with penises?
Talk about stimulating the imagination!!!!!!
HOLY CRAP. Post that link
Oh man. I can’t believe Squawk Radio is really coming to an end. I was so determined not to cry, and now I’m sitting here and the world has swum nicely out of focus (even though I’m still wearing my glasses).
Thank you for introducing me to blogs and, most of all, thank you for providing us with so much fun and laughter in the past two years, but also with posts that made us think and / or made us cry (like this one ...).
Hugs & smooches from Germany,
I will miss you all and this lovely blog. Thanks for the memories.
*Love that cover, Lisa!*
It’s the end of an era. I can’t believe it. I will miss coming over here so much. To think that a matter of months ago I had no idea what a blog was nevermind was I thinking I’d be reading one daily. But this was more like one long slumber party with the best damn conversation ever!
So here’s a toast. (Raise your glasses everyone)
To the friendships that we’ve made
To the laughs and tears along the way
And to the Best Sellers yet to come!
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a tiny part of this.
I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said, but thanks. It’s been a blast. I’m looking forward to lots and lots of new Squawker books!
There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say “cuckoo”
Regretfully they tell us Cuckoo, cuckoo
But firmly they compel us Cuckoo, cuckoo
To say goodbye . . .
. . . to you
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu
So long, farewell, au revoir, auf wiedersehen
I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye—Goodbye!
I’m glad to go, I cannot tell a lie
I flit, I float, I fleetly flee, I fly
The sun has gone to bed and so must I
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Au Revoir fair damsels - It has been a lovely ride
My verification word is LOVE - how appropriate
Thank you Squawkers so much! I’m going to miss this group.
Will there ever be a SR reunion blog?
Hugs and love,
Just out of curiosity.......
Does anyone know how many Squakettes are registered on this site?
My word is support 31 - there has to be more than 31. I think I can name that many myself
Hey Avery, I was thinking of that song last night during the chat.
I was thinking of the line..."I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne”
I have to leave for work, so I will read everyone’s post later. I’ll miss you all!
Teresa, Christina, Lisa, Eloisa, Connie, & Liz you all ROCK!!!!
Now I have tears rolling down my face and I just put on my makeup.
I feel like my best friends are moving away.
Your friend and fellow reader,
Here, here Terrio, I will drink to that!
Oh, Teresa, I just read your blog about your cat. I am so sorry. I had a wonderful cat like that once too. She was a beautiful, smart calico named Miss Kitty. I had to give her to my MIL because my then 18 month old daughter kept pulling her by her tail and trying to lie on top of her. Since I wanted my DD to keep her eyes so Miss Kitty had to go live with Grandma! Miss Kitty lived to be about 10 yrs old, and we all still miss her.
And I thought watching the last episode of “Friends” was tough… :sniffsniff:
Thank you for sharing yourselves with us,
All the best to you all,
Hugs & kisses from Poland,
Allex, a lurker with 2yrs’ experience
P.S. Thanks for a great (although speedy) chat last night
Awwww… this is so sad. I can’t believe that the day is actually here. I know that tomorrow (and probably for awhile), I’ll go here and wonder why there aren’t any new posts before it dawns on me that Squawk is no more. Sob.
Squawkers, you gave so much to us and the bookworld. Thank you for everything!!!
I was just a daily lurker here, but i sure am going to miss it.. what a wonderful blog its been.. cant wait to see what you all have in store for future reads for us…
I agree wiht Allex, this is a lot like watching the last episode of “Friends”. You blogs and humor and friendship on the net will be missed. Hopefully, I will still see some of you around on Eloisa and Julia’s BB. That is where I frist discovered Sqwak Radio and why I lurk more than participate, I have enjoyed my visits here.
Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you all better. I look forward to reading your future books.
Best Wishes and Good Luck!
I’ll miss all of y’all! Thank you so much for becoming part of our lives. Good luck!
I’m at work, but my mind is here with Squawk. There is a saying in Spanish - “Dime con quien andes, y te diré quien eres”. Tranlated that means - tell me who you hang out with, and I’ll tell you who you are.
That being the case, it means that I’ve evolved over the past two years into someone funny, sassy, strong, smart, irreverant, poetic, sharing, caring and just plain fun. Hell, what a chick! LOL
Thank you, thank you, thank you all, Squawers and fellow Squawkettes for sharing yourselves and your experiences.
The worst part about saying hello is that eventually you must say goodbye . . .
I can’t believe that this is the last day for the Squawkers. Thank you, ladies, for allowing me to be a part of the friendship and general wackiness that I found here. I have laughed and cried, and though I have not always posted, I have always visited, and ALWAYS felt welcomed and part of the flock. I am grateful for that.
Lisa, BEAUTIFUL cover for MTM!!! My copy will be purchased the second it hits the shelves (or before that if I have to browbeat the clerks at Borders again . . .).
My word is behind76. Hey!! My behind does NOT measure 76”!!!
I should be in the privacy of my home reading this with a big (maybe a couple) bottle of wine. Lord, I’m going to miss my daily interaction with you gals. You ALL have inspired me to get serious about my writing. You’ve made me laugh, think, and get over myself when I’ve had a crappy day.
This is a bittersweet day. This has been a profound experience. My level of love and respect has risen so much. You have become my friends and my family and I will miss you all. The sad part is that even though we will occasionally cross paths on the websites, we will never all be at the same place at (nearly) the same time. I will miss that. I will especially miss the banter and teasing we’ve shared.
Good Luck and Good Life to everyone,
X-tina!!! I just went over to your website and read those excerpts. I saw the video!
Oh my god!!! This new series looks great!!! I’m salivating!!!
I am so incredibley sad that this day is finally here. It has been a blessing to spend so many hours (A LOT of hours) with all of you amazing women, Squawkers and Squawkees, alike! I hope to one day meet all of you in person, either at one of your signings or a conference. I’ve already warned my DH that I plan to travel to see you. My life should be a little less frantic after we move (8 more days).
Speaking of my DH, as of today, he is officially retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years. WOO HOO!!
LOL, Santa! Thanks for mentioning my reunion, um, celebration with my DH! I can’t think of a nicer group of ladies to share it with!
I’ll sign off by wishing everyone the very best. Write those books quickly, Squawkers. Your adoring public is waiting!!
As they say in the Navy, ‘Fair winds and following seas.’
Love you all!
Gannon, off to find more tissue, sniff
J Perry Stone said..."I just had to send her an email-vid of guys playing chopsticks on the piano with their penises.”
Where’s mine, J Perry? WHERE’S MINE????
Connie Brockway said..."Seriously, if you keep this up, you’ll convice me thand then I’ll have to buy me a shovel”
Ah, the last blog, and Connie’s still incoherent. Does anyone know what she means? Because she’s got me confused. Or conuseid, as she could say.
Can’t believe it is the last day. I am going to miss your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. Could not stop by every day. With two little ones under the age of 4 I did not always have the time. When I did have the time, however, it was a bright spot in my day. Thanks for the memories.
Avery, did you sing a “Sound of Music” song to make happy (and if I remember correctly, Lynn is also a huge fan) or to make Connie run fleeing into the night? Either way, thank you!
Christina, did you go to sleep at all last night?!?
I am sad beyond words that this is the last day that I get to share all of your wonderful words. You ladies have made me laugh so much throughout the past two years, not to mention all the wonderful books you have given us.
You will be missed!! I know I can still catch up with all of you on your websites, but it won’t be the same.
I’m going to have to run to WallyWorld pretty soon. I’m running out of kleenex!
Ana Maria said..."“Dime con quien andes, y te diré quien eres”. Tranlated that means - tell me who you hang out with, and I’ll tell you who you are. That being the case, it means that I’ve evolved over the past two years into someone funny, sassy, strong, smart, irreverant, poetic, sharing, caring and just plain fun.”
That is lovely. Thank you. Thank you all, you have made this sad morning so much more cheerful with all your kind words.
The last day! Jeez, it seems like we’ve all been together forever (though I mostly just stalked around reading instead of commenting...). I’m certainly going to miss laughing at (with, Gracie, WITH!!! Not at!!) Xtina and Connie and Teresa, and I’m already moaning over the loss of all those wonderful pictures of half-naked men… *drools*
I’ve signed up for everyone’s websites and blogs and such. Yay! So you’ll be seeing me around, hopefully.
Goodbye, Squawkers! Gather again soon, yea?
elyssany, thank you! That video for the series is longer than my usual book videos and I think it makes it so much more full and real and intense. As for the excerpts ... heh, heh, I didn’t have a chance to post my review for SCENT OF DARKNESS from Romantic Times Magazine, but here’s the quote:
“Multigenre genius Dodd dives headfirst into the paranormal realm with this first chapter in a supernatural family saga, Darkness Chosen. All of Dodd’s characterization and plotting strengths help to deliver a power-packed novel and set up dangerous adventures to come. A scintillating and superb novel!”
I keep telling the other Squawkers to just call me “Multigenre genius,” but they insist on calling me by other names.
Don’t worry, Christina. I’ll be happy to call you “MG” (multigenre genius). There just aren’t enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe how amazing Scent of Darkness is. I’ve read it four times now and, still, I can’t wait to read it again!
While it doesn’t reflect your majestic dignity [unless, of course, it DOES], you have to admit that “multigrain genius” (was that Liz last night?) is kinda....not NEARLY as good as chopsticks, but does bring a tiny smile on a sad sad day.
Ah, PJ, thank you! And no, I didn’t sleep a lot last night. There’s a lot of things to do—Monday, the Squawkers will be doing an interview with Michelle over at http://www.RomanceBuyTheBook.com about the closing of SR and where we’re going next, and I’m whipping the other Squawkers into shape so we’ve got answers. (You should see my whip!) I’ve got a press release that’s late and a book due July 1. No time for sleep!
But I also want to spend the day here with you all.
ChrisTinaC said..."Xtina: While it doesn’t reflect your majestic dignity [unless, of course, it DOES], you have to admit that “multigrain genius” (was that Liz last night?)...”
That rat! I didn’t see that (I didn’t see a lot of things, man that went by fast!), but I should have known she’d come up with some smartass remark. Wait until you read SCENT OF DARKNESS. There’s a whole series of funny lines. Teresa came up with a couple, Liz came up with most of them, and I came up with, um, one.
...how amazing Scent of Darkness is. I’ve read it four times now and, still, I can’t wait to read it again!
Go Ahead PJ, rub it in!!!!!
Christina, go to your email inbox and look for:
“piano brothers video from J Perry”
I’d post the link here for everyone if I could, but it’s a file and I don’t know what the hell I’m every doing computer wise.
That said, that must be a special piano ... with really WIDE keys or something.
Hey Prudence, Xtina is giving away ARCs of both Scent of Darkness and Touch of Darkness today. You could be rubbing it in to me soon!
Oh ladies, I too am so sad to say goodbye to this sight, but I will be perusing your websites weekly.
Thank you for the great chat session last night, I really had fun and was blessed with winning Christina’s newest paranormals. I just watched the video, it is compelling and enticing, I will read those as soon as I get them, I have read about eight of your books Christian and have loved them all.
Lisa, I love your new cover and can’t wait for MTM to be released. I have read all of your books and will continue to keep up,
Theresa and Connie, I have just begun to read you and love what I have read so far.
Elizabeth and Eloisa, you guys are next, I am looking for Desperate Dutchesses.
Thank you for making me smile and laugh. Thank you for sharing your talent and tiny pieces of who you really are. I hope to meet you all one day.
Thank you again!
I just want to add that I will miss Squawk Radio and all of the Squawkers and Squawkees also. I sometimes was a lurker and sometimes a commenter, but I always had fun. I am sure I’ll go lurking on your individual sites to keep informed of what is going on with all of you.
Thanks for the goodtimes and the memories.
I love that Spanish saying! ANd if it were only all of you that were included in “who I hang out with” I would feel pretty spectacualr. but then I look over at Xtina and.... never mind. Wait and is that Kitty lurking behind her?
On a MAC note-- i’m finishing up my own home-made trailer for SKINNY DIPPING and should be posting it in the next couple weeks. The covers are going (maybe they’ve already gone) up today for SKINNY DIPPING. The original (which looked too young) and the rework.
And the first excerpt will be up within the next 48 hours, too.
Thanks again Ladies for the wonderful laughs and just great reads. I believe I’m already on everyone’s mailing list but will go back and check for sure. I’m just happy that there are releases from you SR authors this summer to help me with withdrawal pains - LOL! And if you do plan on blogging either on your sites or other websites - hopefully I can catch it ---- some authors have a “blog section/announcement” where they post the upcoming blog dates & where. What SR has done for me --- instead of seeing “NYT Bestsellers” . . . now there are faces/personalities/lives behind these great reads. Happy Writing!!!
PS --- Xtina --- LURV the video ads --- I’m convinced and can’t wait!! And **SQUUEEEE** anyone as excited as me over Mine Til Midnite’s cover!!! Thanks Lisa!
J Perry Stone!!
me, too!! Me, me, me
Lisa H, bless you!
All of you, I really think you need to give yourself a rousing standing ovation becaus ehonest to god, we set it up, but you guys MADE Squawk radio. You. YOU!!!
Goodbye all, I’ll visit you on the other sites and Blogs! But let me tell you, I’ve been an Internet user for over 10 years and the Squawker experience tops all of my activities on the Net. It was better than shopping online, even! You have all been so awesome and generous with your time, thoughts and stories. Thank you for an unforgetable experience. Love,
I’m off to Cincinnati for the weekend but wanted to pop in and say Sayonara one last time. You guys be good! Hah.
I just can’t figure it out though; are they using their cojones, or do they have on penis casts to be able to push down the keys?--because the OTHER alternative really creeps me out.
I guess for some people, however, music is a passion.
Love that cover for Mine Till Midnight, Lisa! Teresa, so sorry about your cat.
I’ve been reading all of your books for years and it was so much fun lurking over here the past 2 years getting to know more about you personally. You’re all such fun and interesting ladies, just like your books. I don’t have time to blog often, but the Coop I always managed to stop by.
Looking forward to many more stories in the coming years from you all.
THat is a gorgeous cover, Lisa.
Have fun, Liz. See you at nationals.
X-tina, I can’t wait to get into your paranormals. If a WFG is any kind of taste, I may want you to stay there.
A Musical comment for the Great LizBev:
Yeah, will you be my Mr. Right?
can you fill my appetite
I can’t be sure
that you’re the one for me
but all that I ask
is that you dance with me…
Oh I need you, by me,
beside me, to guide me,
to hold me, to scold me,
‘cause when I’m bad
I’m so, so bad
So let’s dance, this last dance… tooo-niiiiite
Sorry - I’m not one much for The Sound of Mucu—er, Music. Donna Summer seems a bit more peppy. If you don’t like this one, maybe “Bad Girls” (BEEP-BEEP!)?
And no, I’m not commenting just so’s I can win some kind of freebie for the first and only time in my life. Not me. No way. Nuh-uh.
Pleeeeeeease? I’ll buy all a’y’all’s next books…
Darn. I always do that anyways.
Curses! Foiled again!
I feel stupid, but I actually cried. I’ll miss the blog, but, as usual, look forward to your novels. Squawk has been sometimes the only highlight of my day when it’s been “one of those days”! Thank you for all the time you put into this blog. Bye.
Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments! It really is a bittersweet day--full of celebration and sadness because an era is passing. Now I’d better stop being maudlin before Connie conks me over the head with that shovel!
And Cathzoe, Miss Kitty sounds like a wonderful cat! I had a cat named Miss Kitty in NOBODY’S DARLING. (And yes, it was a GUNSMOKE joke since the book was my first and only western.)
And J Perry, since we were ALREADY crying today, I figured it was the best day for my Dead Cat Blog. I hadn’t paid tribute to Queenie yet and I woke up in the middle of the night thinking, “I don’t want a new kitten! I want my Queenie!!!” I think it’s just a time of transition in all of our lives and losing Queenie after 18 years was a big part of that for me.
Thank you for all the laughs! I’ll miss checking in daily, but I’ll keep popping by your websites to see what’s cookin’.
Ok wow this is it. I want to say thank you to not to just the Squawkers but to everyone for making this place my favorite place to visit during the day. Now I’m actually going to have to work again.
The chat was a lot of fun last night but really fast. Here are some of the words that I caught while trying to speed read:
Sex life separate from each other
And wait what was that
Needless to say it was a fun and very interesting night all around. Thanks for the amazing blogs and the feeling of actually belonging to something. You all will be missed very much! Ok I have to go cry now.
*lip wobbling* Thank you for the last two years. I’ve loved all your blogs...and… *throws herself at Xtina’s legs, sobbing* Don’t go, please don’t go! Please say you guys will stay and write more blogs...what am I going to do without SR to visit everyday!
Where else am I going to get the latest Russell Crowe pic? Or the latest bit of funny snarky observation on life? Or...or the best makeup? *sobbing* I don’t even wear makeup, but I’m going to miss being TOLD!
what a wonderful run you’ve had, and given us… i’ll never forget my moment as an honorary squawker. thank you for that, and for the community you built. congratulations on everything…
I just wanted to say how much I’ll miss this community. I’m a very wordy person, but I’m horrible at good-byes! You know, I’m still in denial about this, so I’m sure I’ll be checking this site once a while for updates, lol.
The saddest song just came on my satellite radio..."this was the end of a beautiful friendship”...although I certainly hope not!
Thank you for the good times, the great reads, the snickers, and sisterly bickering, and just the pure unadulterated love for romance!!
I’m a constant lurker, but I couldn’t let the last day go by without wishing all the chicks well. I think the funniest moment, when I couldn’t stop laughing, was when the conversation turned to sex fantasies and possible partners. Somehow Teresa’s love of the Monkees got confused with monkeys...o.m.g. the tears still roll whenever I think of that.
all the best,
You all will be sorely missed. I tried hard not to think about this day. It was just too sad. But that was the selfish me...I’m still evolving. LOL
Follow your bliss, ladies...and remember well the good you have done here. Trust me, the levity and insight you all have shared and inspired won’t be matched anywhere else. It’s the chemistry among the six of you that oozed out and spilled over onto your readers that made this blog so compelling.
Sepibo said..."I’ve been an Internet user for over 10 years and the Squawker experience tops all of my activities on the Net. It was better than shopping online, even!”
Noooo. Nothing’s better than shopping online. Especially for bathing suits where you can order 80, try them all on, and no one sees you or comments when you send them all back because they make you look fat.
Crap. That’s another blog. I have got to stop this.
The paper has yellowed. And the ink has faded. But the words are still legible… They say
Dear Little Julie’
This is a silver butterfly that almost got lost! I said a little prayer so that I could give you something that you could wear and say “see my silver butterfly!” He came all the way from Italy. In fact from Florence, a quaint little place called the “Open Market”, and I think that it is no more. The floods of November 4 1966 washed it away. Anyway I found the butterfly. Now you take care of it and don’t let it get lost
on this your sixth birthday.
The family that made my butterfly had a shop in the same place for hundreds of years. I am sure that they thought that they would always be there…forever… but alas… things end…sometimes suddenly …Like Squawk Radio. I treasure the gift that my Grandmother gave me. And I am not talking about the butterfly here. I am talking about The Note itself.
Her story. Written in her own hand.
I will miss visiting this site and all of you wonderful ladies!
CHRISTINA said: Squawk Radio’s legacy is that out of our friendships — Lisa, Connie, Liz, Terri, Eloisa and me — so many other friendships have formed.
Yes, that’s so true. But I think that another legacy was forged here too. The legacy of the Written Word. I’ve told a story or two. But I had never written them down. At least I hadn’t before I hung out here, that is.
So for me SR’s greatest legacy, the Gift that I got out of you Writers posts was this: it is importance to take the time to write the story down… For my children. For my grandchildren. My butterfly is a sobering reminder that few things, including me, will last forever.
Nothing …Except…perhaps the written Word…
I love you All, hugs & kisses to or is that Two or TOO? Obviously I still have a lot to learn about righting. Or should that be writing… orosh i’m gonna miss you guys!
I just noticed ... In Liz’s photo, Teresa is kissing her, but looking at the camera. Ah yes, that’s our Teresa!
MsHellion said...*throws herself at Xtina’s legs, sobbing* Don’t go, please don’t go!
I’m not going anywhere! I’ve got two books coming out, I’m blogging everywhere, I’ll be driving my mailing list people crazy with eletters, and I’m re-running the old blogs on my website and if I get a wild hair and write a new one (about trying on bathing suits) I’ll post it here and there. Plus there will be 3 books next year! Soon you’ll be throwing yourself at my legs sobbing, “Go away!”
Oh, wait. That’s the other Squawkers.
And btw, that photo of me has no make-up. Look hard, because you’ll never see that again. OTOH, who’s going to see me when the dog is so cute?
I’ve enjoyed every word, and I’m really looking forward to all the great work you ladies will be sharing in the (hopefully near) future.
Take care. I’m so, so, so sad to see you go. I’ll miss the witticisms, affirmations and support, but most of all, I’ll miss the snarkiness. No one does snarky better than a squawker. Sigh.
I’ve enjoyed reading all the entries in this blog. I’m sorry it has come to an end! It has been a lot of fun!
Of course I’m looking at the camera, Xtina! Didn’t I tell you that Russell was taking the pic while wearing only his tighty-whiteys?
Thanks for a great website ladies. I really enjoyed visiting here everyday. I loved getting to know everyone and to also share a little of myself. It was really fun getting to know my favorite authors. Good luck to all in the future!
Thank you ladies,
for introducing me to new authors, new music and new friends.
I tend to be a lurker more than a poster, but know that I have stopped by nearly every day and will miss Squawk Radio and all you chicks. I’ll be checking in on all of your sites and keeping up with all the news and new books. Thanks again for a wonderful two years.
Mike said..."I’m not commenting just so’s I can win some kind of freebie for the first and only time in my life… Pleeeeeeease? I’ll buy all a’y’all’s next books… Darn. I always do that anyways.”
Well, Mike, to an author, those are sort of the magic words.
Thank you again for making me laugh and cry (and sometimes laugh until I cried). Love and best wishes to each of you.
I am going to miss coming here every day and reading your wonderful posts.
Thanks for sharing a part of your world with your readers.
Heh. I know the magic words.
Christina—there’s a great article on women’s bathing-suit shopping (mostly in-person but also online) in yesterday’s New York Times:
(or just click here if my HTML mojo is working today).
And call me crazy, but I like the no-makeup photo better. Ooh - MORE magic words! I tell you, I’m on a roll today.
Mike, flirting madly on the way out the door
O.K., I’ve signed up for all the newsletters, bookmarked all the blogs and web sites, and I sit here sniffling as I raise a glass in one last toast to the lovely ladies of Squawk Radio. I’m going to miss the blog—and this community - tremendously, but I’ll definitely keep up with everyone. You can’t get rid of me THAT easily! BWAHAHA!!!
I can hardly believe that it is the last day of Squawk Radio. Thank you all for the wonderful time that I spend here. It was so much fun and I will miss you all.
You know as a last gesture of good will, Terri should post a last ‘hottie’ picture of Russell Crowe in those tightie whiteies we keep hearing about. I’m just sayin’.
Gorgeous covers, Lisa!
Have fun in OHIO, Liz.
Connie - can’t wait to see those covers and video you MAC person, you!
LaDodd - I love the fact that you’ll be everywhere. Ditto for Liz. Hell, ditto for everyeone.
Who hasn’t seen her penises (penii) yet. *w*
I’ve mostly lurked at SquawkRadio, but have made a comment or two at times. I will miss this site and the bantering that goes on here. Thanks for the fun and breaking up the monotony of my work days.
It’s been a fun ride. It’s not good-bye though. I’ll be lurking on EJ’s BB, and your websites, and blogs and then, come Dallas, I assure you, Squawkers will be coming out of the woodworks!
Good Luck Ladies. See you in the bookstore!
I will be sad to see this blog leave. Wonderful last post! Thank you
Thanking You all for a wonderful joyride!
I am one of the lurkers, who came to meet the Squawkers and You every day. Especially I waited for Saturdays, because of Liz`s `Music Corner`. What I am going to do now on those mornings...Don`t know yet.
My best wishes to all of You.
You have to go check out the Jaunty Quills site, who are also mourning the closing of the hen house and directing their bloggers here to pay their respects.
Further proof of what an amazing community romance affecionados are!
I sure will miss my daily blog ladies! You’ve made me laugh and cry (Teresa made me cry today with her Queenie story) and I’ll miss you! I just wonder how long you guys will be able to stay away!
Thanks for all the great memories, contests, and friends!
awww, this is one of the few pages i checked almost EVERY day..what am i gonna do without my lovely Squawkers :(
Teresa, Liz, Lisa, Christina, Eloisa, and Connie...thank you for your time, thanks for sharing with us and listening to us
Can’t wait for more books :D
Wish you all the very best!
I’ve enjoyed SquawkRadio from the moment I first discovered it. You all are such great friends and it shines through in all your interactions on the blog. That’s why so many of us like to visit here. You all always make us smile.
I’m really going to miss the daily blog, but I know that its absence means we can look forward to more and better things in the future. I can’t wait for those new books to hit the shelves. Best of luck to you all!
I’m scared to wake up tomorrow and pop on over here to hear the crickets chirping.
I don’t really have any other comment to make, but when I came on here to check the comments the verification code is ‘men31’ - it must be in honor of Teresa - and I just had to say *something* just o use that code
Well, it might be the last day, but it’s not like you guys are going anywhere. . .and it might not all of you in the same place, but you’re all easy to find, so see you around!
My ver word is income62...does that mean I’ll finally earn $ from a published book at that age? I’ll just hang on a while longer.
You ladies have been writing inspirations. You have been generous/amusing/educational/ribald/
tender/hopeful . I’ll miss coming here to the henhouse, never knowing exactly what I’d find,but knowing I’d like it anyway. Kudos for providing such a great way to kill time. Love, laughter and luck to you all!
I’ll miss checking in everyday. I guess now I’ll have to content myself with the monthly or so changes on your website. Oh, an your books of course, lest I forget what this was all about. Thanks for the fun. It was nice to have a few minutes break from my day all the time...you know something that didn;t have to do with Brittany’s hair.
The attachment of the men playing piano is LMAO funny!! Shared it with my friend and he agreed!
Ok can some one send me the men playing the piano? PLEASE!!!!!
Mike said..."And call me crazy, but I like the no-makeup photo better. Ooh - MORE magic words! I tell you, I’m on a roll today.”
Wow, Mike, this is like standing next to a Hoover.
I like it.
I just wanted to pop in and say good bye to Squawk Radio. Thank goodness the end of SR is not equivalent to no more books from Christina, Connie, Eloisa, Lisa, Liz & Teresa. I look forward to your future works, and I hope someday you all will write an anthology together. I asked about one a long, long time ago. If you write it, we will read it! It will be an instant best seller. I’ve loved visiting this site and will fondly remember your wonderful blogs.
Carlaree, yes I remember the Monkees/monkeys discussion very well. We learned more about J Perry that day than we ever dreamed we would
What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! She must have been a very special woman.
Santa, you simply CANNOT use the words “Russell tighty-whitey” and “penii” in the same sentence. It’s just not right!
And I’m rushing over to the Jaunty Quills site to see what they’ve done. How very kind of them to remember us today!
And Xtina, if you want to know the truth, I wasn’t kissing Liz in that pic. I was biting her because she was so disgustingly fit and trim for that conference.
I’m sitting here trying to type - it’s hard with my cat sitting right in front of the screen
THANK YOU SO MUCH SQUAWKERS for all the posts, yesterday’s great (and extremely fast) chat. I have so loved my time here (I just wish I had discovered you sooner) and it has been a privilege visiting Squawk Radio! I’m signing up for your mailing lists (how could I not) and am looking forward to reading all of your books. And when I reach the end? Well, I’ll just start reading them again
All the best!
PS Just got up to reach for PFP (I’m 50 pages from the end and it’s good!) and the cat stole my chair
So sad to see SR wrapping things up, especially since I only stumbled onto it a few short months ago. But if I had to choose between reading your blogs here and having new novels ... No! Don’t make me choose!
Best of luck, ladies!
oh no! Reading all these comments made me weepy and it’s date night with my husband… will have to go out and drink heavily.
I’ll miss you all!
Teresa, I saw a commercial for American Chopper. They go to visit Russell Crowe on his ranch for a bit of motorcycle riding.
I thought of you when I saw Russell Crowe
Me too..........I want to see the piano....yeah, that’s right.......I wanna see the PIANO.
my email is
Thanks for the memories Ladies I may not have posted a lot here but I have visited at least twice a day for a very long time.You are all such fun Ladies I will miss this place and the fun here.
A lot of other authors credit you ladies for getting them started on doing their own blogs. They say you guys set the standard for blogging.. Very true, you guys rock.
I just had to say one last thing. I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say how this blog has impacted our lives in some way. It sounds silly, but....When I won the Valentine’s contest for jumping in a vat of Godiva chocolate, it made my day. It made me feel special, and I told everyone I saw that day how I had been chosen for that silly little paragraph.
Thanks for the day you made me feel important. We’ll miss you.
I would like to see the piano also! Please!!!
We will miss you so much! I looked forward to visiting this blog everyday, and you always managed to make it brighter.
Count me amongst the lurkers, but I’ll miss all the fun of squawkradio and the fact it introduced me to some great writers!
Ladies, I’ll miss your blog. I’ll especially miss the great surveys on what romance readers love and hate, the discussions about writing and the humor.
I’m wishing for continuing success for all of you, and look forward to seeing even more great books at my local bookstore!
Ladies, I too, will miss the daily visit to this blog. I have learned many things not only from th authors here, but the other commenters as well. Thank you very much for brightening my days.
I cant believe this blog is shutting down! I LOVE it here! I dont comment alot but I love to lurk! You ladies are so talented and special! Many blessings to all of you!!!
Thank you all! Believe me when I say, you have made us feel special.
I’m going to post the winners of my arcs down below the blog ... I know it’s not the usual way we do it, but we want the farewell blog to stay on top for the stragglers to read. We’ll also email the winners. Soon!
I almost hate myself for saying this, but, despite my undeniable sadness…
LOVE to all—and double to whoever sends me the piano!!
I am going to miss you all but I know that you’s have websites so I will stop there form time to time and say hello. Please feel free to email with any updates with you all
What a great chat last night. I had fun chatting with you all hope we can do it again just a get together and chat. This was a great last post. I enjoyed my time here and it’s sad to say good bye to Squawkers. Hope to keep in touch don’t be a stranger like I said email me any time I enjoy getting emails from authors & friends. You’s Rock.
Hugssss & Kisses
What a time to have Connie fingers!!!
Ooops almost forgot to answer the final question *Sighs* My reading has changed alot. I love reading lots of different genres. I came across some wonderful authors through here. I love all your writing Squaker authors I knew about Xtina but the others were new to me authors until I came here and heard about you’s and your books. I look forward to reading more books by you all. Keep up the amazing writing and I will keep reading
It actually depends on my mood on a book I would buy and want to read. I usually go for romance, chicklit, contemporary, erotica, fantasy, mystery, thriller and comedy.
I love going to this blog everyday. It is like a neighborhood with all the nicest people. I guess that’s what romance readers are. People that want a happy ending are more likely to be happy and be glass half full sorts.
Thanks Squawkers for making such a great community work for so long.
And Teresa like you said it is sad to see this end of course but like when they ended Seinfeld you ladies exited this stage with style.
Look forward to seeing all of you on your own websites,
Count me in--gotta see those piano playing penises!
I’m going to miss you all. I won’t know what to do tomorrow when I turn on my computer.
I missed the chat last night. I hope it went wonderfully and I’m very jealous of all that made it to it.
The link for the chopstick guys is-
Glad all the Librarian research experience came in handy (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) for something.
verification is boys98 hee, hee!
It will be so strange not to hit the egg on my bookmarks page.
I make about seven dedicated stops on the internet each night. The egg is at the top of the list. I’ll just leave it there for a while. I started lurking just after the blog was started. It took months for me to register. So, now, while I still “lurk”, if a topic tickles my fancy, I drop a comment.
It is both a remarkable group of authors and a wonderful group of readers who “live” here.
It was nice to learn that there are people as wild about romance as I am. I know from other web pages that many of you visit the same sites that I visit, but this one was my first. (yes, my internet virginity was given up here)
Love you guys!
Oh, this is so sad. Because This really is goodbye isn’t it?
So in honor of this somber occasion… here I go …one last time…
Perry Stone said…
“I’m scared to wake up tomorrow…”
Yeah, if I were you I’d be afraid to Wake up in the morning too!
Santa said that “Santa …hasn’t seen her penises (penii) yet.” Whoa! You’ve never seen a penis? Don’t you have kids? OMG, how in the Hell did you get pregnant? Never mind, I don’t want to know. But I bet It had something to do with those thongs that you like to wear…
Elizabeth Bevarly said…
“Sayonara one last time. You guys be good! Hah.”
Hey Liz, I AM always GOOD… I’m telling you I have one orgasm after the other… That reminds me… Christina, you Goddess you…no…you’re a saint (see her halo in the picture?)… Tell me ST Christina of the ARCS are you thinking of giving away that Whip that you were about talking in a contest. Because I could use a new one. Of course I wound be just as happy with a book…Any BOOK… from Anybody.
not that I EVER get Anything
not even an email with men playing a piano!
I guess that’s because the World isn’t perfect. Yes, The World is an Imperfect Place. Which makes me …the perfect example of A Worldly Woman.
Because I am probably banned from every writer’s blog on the net…
Christina Dodd said…
Thank you all! Believe me when I say, you have made us feel special.
Right back atcha Christina
COUSIN IT, YOU ROCK.
I was cutting and pasting email addies and screwing it all up.
I’m posting the link cousin it found again:
I really hope someone disinfects that piano.
Farewell everyone! Its been wonderful and I’ll always treasure the memories!
I will miss you ladies here on the blog, but I will visit your websites more often now. Thanks for 2 fun years.
Well, thank you J Perry. Like I said, you need research ask one of the wonderful librarians on this blog to help you.
Perverted nerds every one of us
You guys are closing the barn doors on my birthday, how sad!
You’re blog was one of a kind, ladies, you will be sorely missed.
All I can say is thank you and I’ll miss this blog :(
ok, new personal rule…
Never calculate the amount of calories in a slice of your favorite cake
THANK YOU, J
Well ladies (and Kitty), I have not been one to post to much but I did stop by everyday. I laughed so much. A big thank you to all for each and every book you have written and will write. I have enjoyed them and will continue to read everyone. Please do keep your web site up date with any info you are willing to share. I also want to thank you for introducing so many wonderful other writers. I have also enjoyed some of their books.
Well, keep in touch, have a happy life and keep writing such great books. Kitty please have a drink for me.
Thanks to all the chicks at Squawk for filling my days with laughter. There were times when the heavy gray blanket of depression was lifted off me just by visiting your blog.
I’ll miss visiting, but I will be able to follow your carreers and that’s the most important part, your writting! Taking time to blog every day must have cut down the hours of creating wonderful worlds to entertain us.
I will visit Teresa and Liz at blogspot and receive those newsletters you guys send out, and if at all possible, I’ll go to signings as long as you come visit us Canucks in the Great White North.
God Bless and thanks you for a wonderful run here at Squawk Radio.
Thank you Counsin It and J Perry Stone!
Sigh.....I’m off to read the Squawkers other, new blogs, look at cool new covers, excerpts and finish reading Desparate Duchesses which is.....it needs more space than I have here. Suffice it to say that Eloisa has discovered a WHOLE new world.
So, in the words of the indomitable Jimmy Durante:
“Good night Mrs. Calabash, whereever you are.”
Ha Cha Cha Cha!!
I will really miss checking SR everyday, it’s one of two places I stop by daily and the only one that is work friendly . My favorite authors are here, the blogs have been laugh out loud entertaining, and thought provoking, you have had great guests and I have even discovered some new authors because of you guys.
I am avidly looking forward to all the new books you all will be writing with all the extra time you have now. So keep up the great works and we will be seeing you on the web!
I just had to peek one more time. I’m a glutton for punishment, but at least I’ve removed my mascara so I won’t continue to look like a raccoon.
And wouldn’t you know it? After months of draught, we’re FINALLY getting rain! And Tropical Storm Barry is headed right for Tampa Bay. But everyone, and I do mean everyone, is doing the happy dance because our area has been gasping from lack of rain for months. I can hear the grass, trees and plants outside weeping with gratitude for the moisture. So we’ve brought in everything that can blow away and we’re hunkered down.
Buenas noches and God bless to all.
Sniff, it’s a sad day. Though I was more of a lurker, I enjoyed your witty and sometimes poignant remarks on any and all subjects.
The main thing for me is definitely that you will still be writing and, I hope, guest-blogging at some of the other sites. Unfortunately, even good things sometimes have to end.
Hugs and blessings to you all.
Hi there!!! I thought about you all, all day til I could get on the computer! I k now you’ll all just be an email/site away, so I so look forward to your newsletter and checking out the site, and even more, to read more from you all! Love you all and chat soon )
I’ve been more of a lurker than a poster, but I just wanted to say that I have really enjoyed this site. I found out about it when Elizabeth Vaghan sent a message to her mailing list saying that she we would be blogging here. I hadn’t actually read any of your books before coming to this site and now I have read almost all of each of your books. Just read DD and loved it! I am now a fan for life!! I have also found other authors that you all have recommended. I will miss coming here, but I’m so glad that I had the opportunity. If this site hadn’t been here no telling how long it would have taken me to discover such amazing writers. Thank you so much and please keep writing those amazing books!
ok, new personal rule…
Never calculate the amount of calories in a slice of your favorite cake”
Haven’t I taught you better than that?
Ana Maria, would you please send some of that rain up here to South Carolina when you’re finished with it? We are SO dry!
Well my realtor called and someone is coming to look at my house tomorrow so I never got to start Desperate Duchesses today. Hopefully, tomorrow! I’m hearing such great things about it from everyone.
This has been my absolute favorite website!!!!! Do they have an SRA for addicts like myself?
Giving up my daily visit to Squawk Radio is like thinking that I can give up my daily Starbucks…
Thanks Squawkers for all your inspiration!!!
Just a memory from you all…
Lisa, I remember my first book by you. While in Borders I saw a display box with LADY SOPHIA’S LOVER. Reading the blurb and the step back cover that was so beautiful, I then got the rest in the series and since!
For Eloisa’s books, I was introduced when I was on a historical romance group and they did DUCHESS IN LOVE and I was in love with your books! I remember so waiting for each book as they came out in that series!
Then Christina! I read all six Governess books in a winter storm! It was so perfect. I’d watch the snow and read and stayed warm with them a ll. Of course I’d never forget meeting you in Buffalo!
Teresa, as you know, I loved the vamps books and so excited by them that I posted on my blog about them and emailed you too much talking about them, LOL. I can’t wait to read more of yours!
Liz!! Your books began for me with the SD line. I remember reading yours and then finding more and more of the SD’s to read. Too I had a dear friend that had a booksigning, to ask you to sign your first Blaze to me. I plan to get your single titles next and read! So I have lots more to look forward to of yours.
Thanks always. Cathie
Ok, one last THANK YOU to all you fabulous Squawkers for creating this great playground. It’s been such a joy chatting with y’all as well as the many Squawkettes who have wandered in over the past two years. Thank you for the laughs, the tears, the peek into your daily lives.
Christina, thanks for letting us go along on your new house building adventure. Teresa, it was an honor to help by sending along beanie babies to those in need of comfort. Liz and Eloisa, what a privilege it was to help assist Leslie after Katrina.
I’ve discovered new music, new authors, new makeup , new recipes, and most importantly, new friends.
Thank you, my friends.
You guys are wonderful.
I posted the winner(s) for my arcs below the farewell blog.
Teresa, who has a life where I obviously do not, will post hers later or at least notify her winners by email.
When I first read Ana Maria’s post earlier today I was touched by the beautiful sentiment and how clearly it described the uniqueness and special quality of the Squawk Radio Community. You picked a very deserving recipient for your final prize, Christina.
Congrats Ana Maria!
Only because I can’t stand to leave this on #199....
Good Night Squawkers and Squawkettes.
May your dreams be sweet.
I just wanted to stop by and say thank you to the Squawkers and Squawkees. It’s been such a pleasure reading this blog for the past two years. Thanks everyone.
Well, goodbye from me, too, and thanks!
I just want to say one last goodbye and thank you for all the kind words about Desperate Duchesses…
I also wanted to say goodbye. Thanks for two wonderful years of blogging. I will miss you all *sniff*. Squawk Radio has been my first and favourite group blog and the only one I’ve visited several times a day. Good luck for all of you.
I’m notifying my winners by e-mail, Xtina! LOVE YOU YOU ALL!!!
(And did anybody notice how Eloisa managed to work the words DESPERATE DUCHESSES into one last sentence? )
Watch this, Teresa!
Wow, what a wonderful SCENT OF a flower in the DARKNESS! I wonder what it could be?
All right, really, I’m shutting out the lights now.
I may not have been a regular poster but I always loved popping into Squawk to be entertained. This has been a great community and I will miss its presence on the web. I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. I look forward to all of the fabulous things the future holds for you.
Well I just want to say Thank You one more time for all of your beautiful wisdom and insight to so many difrent topics. I hope you all the best! Wow i’ve only been on here for two months you wouldn’t think i would be so sad. And I just want to sa thank you to Christina sine it was her news letter that told me to come check out Squawk Radio and introduced me to a group of amazing people.
Hey! If there’s a party still going on over here, I’m in!
Besides, I can’t quit SR cold turkey. I promised myself I wouldn’t come over, but--just like a addict with her drug of choice--here I am. SAD.
I’m addicted. I’m not even going to make and excuse or apologize for it. I am here, also.
Great news! Next to winning the ARC’s, is that we got rain! Between 5"-6". We lucked out and Barry had no wind in his sails. It’s still cloudy out but the trees, grass and plants all seem a bit brighter.
PJ - Barry’s coming up north but I don’t know if he’ll get as far as you. Hope you get some rain out of him.
I didn’t have a chance to read ALL of the comments yesterday!!! I just wanted to add my farewell to the lovely Squawk Ladies. I will miss this more than you can ever know.
See y’all around the nets!
I’m looking at my squawk radio chicken as I write this...and thinking of all the encouragement and joy I’ve gotten from reading this blog.
It was a wonderful community..and the time and love and talent Teresa, Christina, Liz, Connie and Eloisa gave to it are much appreciated.
So thank you...and yes..I’m feeling like Bob Hope!
And I’m listening to some of my new music from Liz’s music blogs.
And thanks to LISA, LISA, LISA!
Ana Maria, thanks for the encouraging rain thoughts. Unfortunately, Barry’s rain is going to miss me. I live too far west. Drat! We need rain badly.
I’m so excited for you to have Christina’s ARCs on the way. Scent of Darkness is an amazingly awesome book. I just know you’re going to love it. And yes, I admit it, I’m also SO envious because you have the ARC of Book #2, Touch of Darkness on the way too. Hope you love both of them!
LOL...my word is “looked21”. I wish!
I guess we’re all having a little trouble letting go.
Love and Peace,
I told myself not to check, but I couldn’t help myself.
LOL LOL LOL