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December 17, 2009

Dear All,

I think we can all say that 2009 was a tough year all around. Many notable and much-loved people have left us forever, including Charles N. Brown, the marvelous founder of Locus Magazine, David Eddings, Barbara Bova, and many more. In October my ex-husband, Horace Wright Johnson, succumbed to cancer. Although we've been divorced for nearly forty years, the news still came as a sad shock. Fortunately, both my boys, Alec and Todd, were able to be with him shortly before he passed...

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Published on December 17, 2009 10:52 • 339 views

September 23, 2009

If you've been looking for digital versions of Anne's books, you'll be pleased to know that Random House / Del Rey have added The Changelings: Book One of the Twins of Petaybee to their Suvudu Free Library program. It's currently available as a free download for PDF, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, or BN eBook editions. It's also available on Scribd, right here. These may only be free for a limited time, so stop by and get your copy while you can!

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Published on September 23, 2009 17:13 • 145 views

March 10, 2009

I have some marvelous news that I'm just busting to tell folks! My son Todd's daughter, Ceara (ERGO one of my granddaughters), won a Scholastic Golden Key for the story she submitted to a Christmas competition. She used my computer to do the final draft. I did read it, but as I have no idea of the criteria by which it was judged I couldn't say more than that it was well done!

That's three generations of my family that have made it as writers. I'm sure Ceara Rose will go on with writing...

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Published on March 10, 2009 19:11 • 138 views

January 2, 2009

I've had a marvelous Christmas, with both Alec and Todd here at the celebratory weekend. They each brought a daughter a-piece… So it's been quite a reunion, since Gigi and my grandson, Owen, already live here in Ireland, not far from me. Many Happy Returns for me.

I've had many Christmas cards from fans so let me take this opportunity to thank all of you for your good wishes and to wish the same to you. This is the Chinese year of the Ox… I don't think they get on all that well with sleepy ...

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Published on January 02, 2009 09:56 • 108 views

December 24, 2008

Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman are delighted to announce the CD release of their second collaboration! The long awaited "Sunset's Gold" features music from the writings of Menolly and is a fitting partner to the hugely popular "The Masterharper of Pern" CD and songbook.


The CD will be available for delivery around January 9 2009 and advance orders are already stacking up. For more information or to pre order your copy, please visit Tania and Mike's online ordering page.

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Published on December 24, 2008 08:35 • 121 views

November 6, 2008

I have received two of the largest GET WELL cards I've ever seen, signed by what seems like all the attendees of Albacon… which was very thoughtful of both the guests and the convention.

I shall remark, in passing on such thanks, that Ireland, at least my part, is being gradually covered by some of the biggest snow-flakes I ever remember seeing – which means it won't be a long snow but it is even beginning to stay on the grass without melting away. Some of it might just stay… which would be f...

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Published on November 06, 2008 16:21 • 114 views

October 26, 2008

Wysiwyg Books has overhauled its website, and there are quite a few of Anne's signed first editions available. You can find them here.

Bryan from Wysiwyg let us know that the signed books are in the best possible condition, and all signed or bookplated books are shipped domestically, in a sturdy box, and packed so that they get to their destination in the condition they started out in. International orders are sent in a Global Priority Flat Rate envelope with as much packaging material as...

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Published on October 26, 2008 21:29 • 111 views

October 8, 2008

As bad luck will have it, I am not going to be able to make it to Albacon. I had what was deemed a minor heart attack, and as my blood pressure sort of went berserk (although it's better now) I shan't be able to get to Albany and Jan's convention… much as I was determined to.

I am very sorry. I talked it over with Todd, who is still attending, and he agreed with the forbearance. Todd will have made the appropriate phone calls to explain why I missed yesterday's flight. I know a lot of people w...

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Published on October 08, 2008 06:51 • 111 views

May 28, 2008

Roland wrote:

Hello Anne,

Some years ago when I was in Ireland we had a long phone conversation about "Springfarm", where I grew up, and the location for your book "The Lady". A cousin of mine, who also grew up on the property, and our grandfather, apparently had a paranormal experience there in the 1920s. It involved the sighting of a coach and horses drawing up by the house. I wonder if, during the course of your researches, whether you encountered any reference to such a phenomenon?

Hope all...

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Published on May 28, 2008 12:31 • 124 views

April 6, 2008

I had a great birthday party, not a large one, only those known as my usual suspects! But it was very nice, a buffet with some new recipes. Gigi made me an angel food cake which was just as I wanted. Although I did wear down early, it was fun while I lasted and Todd, who was my April Fool's surprise, arrived on the first plane into Dublin from sunny California. He brought sun with him and it's still with us.

I will be attending Dragon*Con come hell, high water or hurricane (soap your mouth o...

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Published on April 06, 2008 14:40 • 88 views

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