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  • Mary Jo Putney

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  • Susan Fraser King

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  • Andrea Penrose

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    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:

    ā€¢ RWA RITA

    ā€¢ RWA Honor Roll

    ā€¢ RWA Top 10 Favorite

    ā€¢ RT Lifetime Achievement

    ā€¢ RT Living Legend

    ā€¢ RT Reviewers Choice

    ā€¢ Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews

    ā€¢ Golden Leaf

    ā€¢ Barclay Gold

    ā€¢ ABA Notable Book

    ā€¢ Historical Novels Review Editors Choice

    ā€¢ AAR Best Romance

    ā€¢ Smart Bitches Top 10

    ā€¢ Kirkus Reviews Top 21

    ā€¢ Library Journal Top 5

    ā€¢ Publishers Weekly Top 5

    ā€¢ Booklist Top 10

    ā€¢ Booktopia Top 10

    ā€¢ Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement

    Bestseller Lists:

    ā€¢ NY Times

    ā€¢ Wall Street Journal

    ā€¢ USA Today

    ā€¢ Waldenbooks Mass Market

    ā€¢ Barnes & Noble

    ā€¢ Amazon.com

    ā€¢ Chicago Tribune

    ā€¢ Rocky Mountain News

    ā€¢ Publishers Weekly


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