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The Wenches

  • Mary Jo Putney

  • Patricia Rice

  • Susan Fraser King

  • Anne Gracie

  • Nicola Cornick

  • Andrea Penrose

  • Christina Courtenay

In Memoriam

  • Jo Beverley
    Word Wench 2006-2016

  • Edith Layton
    Word Wench 2006-2009

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Wenches Statistics

  • Years published: 164

    Novels published: 231

    Novellas published: 74

    Range of story dates: nine centuries (1026-present)

    Awards Won:

    • RWA RITA

    • RWA Honor Roll

    • RWA Top 10 Favorite

    • RT Lifetime Achievement

    • RT Living Legend

    • RT Reviewers Choice

    • Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews

    • Golden Leaf

    • Barclay Gold

    • ABA Notable Book

    • Historical Novels Review Editors Choice

    • AAR Best Romance

    • Smart Bitches Top 10

    Kirkus Reviews Top 21

    Library Journal Top 5

    Publishers Weekly Top 5

    Booklist Top 10

    • Booktopia Top 10

    • Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement

    Bestseller Lists:

    NY Times

    • Wall Street Journal

    • USA Today

    • Waldenbooks Mass Market

    • Barnes & Noble

    • Amazon.com

    Chicago Tribune

    • Rocky Mountain News

    • Publishers Weekly


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Comment by Jeanne Behnke on “In Praise of Librarians”

Oh Anne - what a wonderful Eva Ibbotson story! Thank you for sharing. I too loved the library & ...

Comment by Kareni on “In Praise of Librarians”

What a lovely tribute to librarians, Anne! And I very much enjoyed rereading the Eva Ibbotson pie...

Comment by Anne Gracie on “Ask A Wench—My First Romance Book”

I've never read Sweet Witch, Sophie — I'm going to try to track it down. I know How Green Was My ...

Comment by Janet Casiano on “Meet Sulari Gentill”

So glad to have discovered you, Sulari! So anxious to try to see you in NYC. I left another com...

Comment by Kay on “Poisonous Photography!”

Love photography. Love Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes - they are perfect little gems. If you want ...

Comment by Mary Jo Putney on “Bringing old books back to life”

What a great topic, Anne! Like you, I have a pile of Eva Ibbotsons; A COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS was ...

Comment by Tessa Baxter on “Jozi and ROSA”

Well done Mary Jo on the above blog. You certainly showed an interesting cross section of Johanne...

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