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English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. She blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She's beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

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Josephine Myles is 48% done with Widdershins: Picked this up earlier this afternoon and now can't put it down. The Guardians are making me giggle a bit, though, as I keep thinking of a scene in the first series of The Mighty Boosh with the patchwork animals :)
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“Normally I’d run off in the other direction when faced with a man wearing what were essentially pyjamas to work, but this time... well, they matched my boxers.”
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“Our interactions were confined to a nod as I settled down into my seat. A few days into our routine and we were like an old married couple--we'd just missed out the honeymoon and skipped straight from flirtation to habit." from "First Impressions”
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Josephine Myles Bev wrote: "Some of Junk's locations would be good too!! Especially the museum where they agree to part company for a while, sighs! x"

I love that museum. Could definitely show you round. It's only just up the road from the hotel. And the bar where Lewis has drinks with Jos and Brandon is just a few hundred yards around the corner too :D


message 46: by Bev

Bev Some of Junk's locations would be good too!! Especially the museum where they agree to part company for a while, sighs! x


Josephine Myles ★NicStar★ Because two men are better than one! wrote: "Hi Jo, thanks so much for the friendship!"

Sorry NicStar--I somehow missed your message. Great to meet you and share the love of great books!

Jo x


 Nic Hi Jo, thanks so much for the friendship!


Josephine Myles Dustin wrote: "Howdy Josephine!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thank ya mighty kindly.

Dustin Adrian Rhodes"


Happy to oblige, Dustin. The pleasure is all mine. (said with a cut glass English accent while sipping milky tea)

Jo x


Josephine Myles Macky wrote: "Yep, it sounds fab! My sisters coming as well because I'm in a chair so she's accompanying me, otherwise I'd never have made it . I've got to say Jo that the communication with Charlie has been won..."

Charlie is superb at welcoming people! You'll find the hotel well designed for your chair too, with wide straight corridors and large lifts. Jamie and I were really impressed with the disabled access there, and the staff are incredibly helpful :)


Macky Yep, it sounds fab! My sisters coming as well because I'm in a chair so she's accompanying me, otherwise I'd never have made it . I've got to say Jo that the communication with Charlie has been wonderful... She's been so kind and helpful to my needs and I can't thank everyone enough. In fact the encouragement from all my friends on GR as been fantastic. Hence the happy bunny dance.. lol!


Josephine Myles Macky wrote: "I'm excited now!! :D "

I'm excited too - it's great to see how well everything is shaping up this year. It's going to be fantastic!


Macky Josephine wrote: "Macky wrote: "Hey Jo. Just to let you know I will be at he meet on the Sunday. Really pleased because I didn't think I'd be able to go at all! So doing a happy dance now and hoping I will get to se..."

Yeah, that would be really lovely, Looking forward to meeting you ... I'm excited now!! :D


Josephine Myles Macky wrote: "Hey Jo. Just to let you know I will be at he meet on the Sunday. Really pleased because I didn't think I'd be able to go at all! So doing a happy dance now and hoping I will get to see and meet you..."

Woohoo! It will be great to see you! I'll be there all weekend and not returning home till Monday morning, so will be around Sunday evening too. Maybe we can go somewhere for dinner? :D


Macky Hey Jo. Just to let you know I will be at he meet on the Sunday. Really pleased because I didn't think I'd be able to go at all! So doing a happy dance now and hoping I will get to see and meet you on that Day! :D


Josephine Myles Gennie wrote: "Just finished "Screwing the System" and I LOVE those guys :D I love all the stories you write and inevitably fall in love with not just the main guys, but the supporting staff. So, to calm my soft ..."

Thanks, Gennie--I'm thrilled you enjoyed the read so much! I do have ideas for a story for Nasher, but I'm stumped as to when I'll find time to write it. I'll see what I can do, though, because I have a huge soft spot for him too :)


message 35: by Gennie

Gennie Gee Just finished "Screwing the System" and I LOVE those guys :D I love all the stories you write and inevitably fall in love with not just the main guys, but the supporting staff. So, to calm my soft heart, will Nasher get his own story, please? I want him and Cosmo to be okay :)

Thanks for writing!!


Josephine Myles Macky wrote: "You're Welcome Jo, sounds like here's going to be a LOT of frivolity. Damn I'm jealous!!! :D"

Frivolity is always fun when in the right company ;D


Macky You're Welcome Jo, sounds like here's going to be a LOT of frivolity. Damn I'm jealous!!! :D


Josephine Myles Macky wrote: "Hey Jo. Unfortunately as close as I am, I won't be able to make it to the meet..."

Aww, no worries. It is so much fun to hook up with everyone there, but we'll be doing it again in 2014 (although not in Manchester).

And thanks! That's so lovely to hear :D


Macky Hey Jo. Unfortunately as close as I am, I won't be able to make it to the meet and I'm gutted because I would love to meet you and all the fantastic friends Ive made on GR. I'm with you all in spirit and hopefully next year it'll be in the flesh!
Thanks for accepting my friend request. But special thanks for doing what you do, your books are great! :D


Josephine Myles Missy wrote: "Hi, Jo! Thanks for accepting. :)"

No worries--always happy to make new friends here :D


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Missy Welsh Hi, Jo! Thanks for accepting. :)


Josephine Myles Susan wrote: "Thanks for the friendship accept, Josephine :) Loved Barging In, BTW."

Aww, thanks Susan - that's great to hear! Dan and Robin are very dear to me :D

Jo x


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Susan Laine Thanks for the friendship accept, Josephine :) Loved Barging In, BTW.


Josephine Myles Nancy wrote: "Hi Jo, thanks for accepting! Looking forward to more of Cosmo and Alasdair. :)"

Fantastic! I've nearly finished the novel :D


message 25: by Nancy

Nancy Hi Jo, thanks for accepting! Looking forward to more of Cosmo and Alasdair. :)


Josephine Myles Charlie wrote: "Thanks so much for accepting, Jo! Hope you have a lovely summer holiday!"

Thanks Charlie! Hope summer's lovely where you are. It's certainly hot here this week :D


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Charlie Cochet Thanks so much for accepting, Jo! Hope you have a lovely summer holiday!


Josephine Myles Mrs Condit Reads Books wrote: "Hi, Jo! LOVING Tailor Made. Almost finished. I have laughed out loud so much and marked several favorite passages. Felix and Andrew are so cute."

Thanks Becky! I'm so glad they made you laugh - I'm really fond of those two boys :D


Mrs Condit & Friends Read Books Hi, Jo! LOVING Tailor Made. Almost finished. I have laughed out loud so much and marked several favorite passages. Felix and Andrew are so cute.


Josephine Myles Melanie wrote: "thanks for finding me! ;p"

You were easy to find, my dear ;P


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Melanie Tushmore thanks for finding me! ;p


Josephine Myles Lavinia wrote: "Hi Jo,

It was lovely to meet you too. I didn't get a chance to talk to many people and it was all a little daunting if I'm honest! lol! It was a great day though, I enjoyed. Def next year! :)"


I was lucky enough to have already met eleven of the people there, but I can imagine it must have been overwhelming if you hadn't! Next year should be great fun, though. I hope we'll have the opportunity to have more activities for smaller groups, so people have a chance to socialise in situations that are less intimidating :)


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Lavinia Lewis Hi Jo,

It was lovely to meet you too. I didn't get a chance to talk to many people and it was all a little daunting if I'm honest! lol! It was a great day though, I enjoyed. Def next year! :)


Josephine Myles Stuart wrote: "Hello sweetie! Last weekend was amazing and you were a big part of that. Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome. I'm not sure I would have had the nerve without having chatted to you befor..."

Stu, it was lovely meeting you! I can't take credit for how the weekend as a whole went as so many people helped out, but I'm so happy to know you felt welcome :D

Do let me know what you think of the novel when you've had a chance to read it - I'm really looking forward to yours too :)

Love Jo x

PS - I was showing the photos to a friend yesterday, and she thinks your Superman union jack t-shirt was awesome. I'll have to send you a copy of the pic.


Josephine Myles Janna wrote: "Hi Josephine, thanks for friending me! :)"
Thanks for asking, Janna :)


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Janna Hi Josephine, thanks for friending me! :)


Josephine Myles Cole wrote: "Happy B-Day sweetie :)"
Thanks Cole! *Hugs*


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Cole Riann Happy B-Day sweetie :)


Josephine Myles Cole wrote:I really like getting out my markers and graph paper and making fair isle motifs :) That sounds so dorky, but I've always been fascinated with the his..."

I've never done any fair isle or intarsia - so far I've stuck to lacework patterns. I do like the idea of having a go, though - maybe I could start with something easy that I'd actually wear, like a broad headband.

In the past I've mainly knitted and crocheted presents for friends and family, but then there's always a time pressure to get them finished in time and it can stop me enjoying the process. I think from now on I'm going to make things for myself - which probably means lots of socks and headbands (I have way too much hair to fit it all under a hat without it looking ridiculous!)

My nan taught me to knit when I was a kid, but I didn't do it for years and have taught myself everything else from books since. I ended up learning the german knitting technique from the Stitch n' Bitch books, as it suits me to hold the yarn in my left hand like I do when crocheting. Supposedly it makes things faster, although I hadn't noticed - I think I may well be the world's slowest knitter :)

I'd love to see photos of some of your fair isle patterns - do you have any online?


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Cole Riann What sort of patterns do you like to create?

I really like getting out my markers and graph paper and making fair isle motifs :) That sounds so dorky, but I've always been fascinated with the history of knitting -- so I love like the different aran patterns that the Irish used to have per clan and I love the differences in Scandinavian color patterns. I think its beautiful. I also like to collect old knitting books, if I can find them. I have found some of the best patterns that way.

I mostly knit socks and hats, as thats what I wear and I rarely knit for anyone else, except a scarf here and there. Or some booties for a new baby. I'm great at making booties :) I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was about 7, but I never really took it anywhere like I did with knitting. Its a nice pastime, it relaxes me.


Josephine Myles Cole wrote: "Hey Jo! I'll definitely be getting the sip then. Do you knit? Maybe we can share patterns :)"

Thanks!

I'm much better at crochet than knitting, but I've certainly dabbled... Recently it's all been socks for some reason. I haven't done as much as I used to, mainly because my yarn stash is all in the loft :(

What sort of patterns do you like to create?


message 8: by Cole

Cole Riann Hey Jo! I'll definitely be getting the sip then. Do you knit? Maybe we can share patterns :)


Josephine Myles Cole wrote: "What a wonderful story! And a very expensive kink :)

I am so like Steve its not even funny, you practically wrote me into the story, even with the cat thing!"


Aw, thanks! I have a real soft spot for Steve (and Jez) - they're the stars of my new Sip, "First Impressions", coming out from Torquere next Saturday (spot the shameless plug).

Anyone who would venture up onto a roof to rescue a kitten has got to be a hero - and knitting too? Perfection! ;D


message 6: by Cole

Cole Riann What a wonderful story! And a very expensive kink :)

I am so like Steve its not even funny, you practically wrote me into the story, even with the cat thing!


Josephine Myles Val wrote: I'm looking forward to comparing books. I love your rating ..."

Thanks Val! It made me feel better about giving 3 or 4 stars once I had that to refer to :)


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Val Kovalin Josephine wrote: "Hi Val, thanks for the add. It's good to be friends over here (I always enjoy your reviews!)"

Thank you, Josephine! I'm looking forward to comparing books. I love your rating system!


Josephine Myles I've just finished the second draft of my first novel, so hopefully that will find a publisher for some time in 2011. And I have plans for novellas galore! Just need to find time to write them all...

I found your comments in that ratings thread really interesting too. It's provoked some strong reactions from readers - I had no idea it was such a controversial topic!


Valentina Heart I admit, I never would have thought of it if I hadn't seen some of your comments;) I love the way you think! Are there any longer stories in the works?

Thanks for accepting;D


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