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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth I want to thank Rick for the invitation. I am an US mystery author who is an avid mystery reader, too, including British mysteries. You can find out more about me at my website: http://bethgroundwater.com/ . I'm looking forward to participating in discussions about British literature, especially mysteries.
- Beth


message 2: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne
I, too, am thankful for this invitation. I am a lifelong avid reader with a variety of favourites ... but only a few true 'loves'.

Mystery-horror-with a psychologically/existential twist??




message 3: by Rick (new)

Rick F. It is my pleasure to have all of you as members of this Group! I never dreamed it would grow so fast!
I am truly appreciative to each of you for helping to make James Mason Group a nice place to spend some time!


s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» Hola all! I'm glad to join! I'm Kenzie, an aspiring actress and writer as well as a bunch of other odd things. I've read a bunch of stuff (depending on who you compare me to), but lately I've been reading a lot of non-fiction.


message 5: by Rick (new)

Rick F. s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e §KENZ§ «mickey» wrote: "Hola all! I'm glad to join! I'm Kenzie, an aspiring actress and writer as well as a bunch of other odd things. I've read a bunch of stuff (depending on who you compare me to), but lately I've been ..."
welcome Kenzie! what are some of the non-fiction titles you have recently read? I love non-fiction too




s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» I'm currently reading Earth in the Balance by Al Gore, and I recently finished The Enneagram, although I don't remember who wrote that.


message 7: by Rick (new)

Rick F. s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e §KENZ§ «mickey» wrote: "I'm currently reading Earth in the Balance by Al Gore, and I recently finished The Enneagram, although I don't remember who wrote that."

ARE YOU REFERRING TO THIS ...The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others In Your Life (Paperback)
~ Helen Palmer
Helen Palmer (Author)
(Author) "The Enneagram is an ancient Sufi teaching that describes nine different personality types and their interrelationships..."


s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» No, the author was a guy, I believe.


message 9: by Rick (new)

Rick F. ok- I shall continue searching!


message 10: by Rick (new)

Rick F. s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e §KENZ§ «mickey» wrote: "No, the author was a guy, I believe."

here are a few more
Understanding the Enneagram: The Practical Guide to Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson (Paperback - Jan 1, 2000)

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson


s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» It's by Don Richard Riso, although I don't know if that's the book. I believe it's older than 2000, and I think he was the only author.


message 12: by Rick (new)

Rick F. haha getting closer then!!


message 13: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Enneagram Transformations by Don Richard Riso (Paperback - Jan 29, 1993)


message 15: by Rick (new)

Rick F. s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e §KENZ§ «mickey» wrote: "lol, no."

LOL- I shall keep looking and looking and looking!!!


s•u•n•s•h•i•n•e «§KENZ§» lol, I'll try to find the book and tell you which one it is.


message 17: by Rick (new)

Rick F. whew! sounds good to me!


message 18: by Shelagh (new)

Shelagh Hi everyone,

I am a writer but I have also edited and published an anthology. My first published novel, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine, was recently serialised on Preston FM community radio:

Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine by Shelagh Watkins

My second novel, The Power of Persuasion, is a work of literary fiction:

The Power of Persuasion by Shelagh Watkins

The anthology, Forever Friends, is a compilation of short stories and poems by writers from around the world:

Forever Friends by Shelagh Watkins

I also run several groups and networks for published authors on Goodreads, LinkedIn and Ning, and the Children's Fiction group on LibraryThing.

Occasionally, I find time to write!

~Shelagh


message 19: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Shelagh wrote: "Hi everyone,

I am a writer but I have also edited and published an anthology. My first published novel, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine, was recently serialised on Preston FM commun..."

you certainly seem to have quite a busy schedule!
Forever Friends seems very interesting as I love International writing.




message 20: by Darcia (new)

Darcia Helle Hello everyone! I live in Florida, in the U.S. Words are my passion. I write mystery/suspense novels. I also have an uncontrollable addiction to books. I own too many and still want more. I love to read most anything!


message 21: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Darcia wrote: "Hello everyone! I live in Florida, in the U.S. Words are my passion. I write mystery/suspense novels. I also have an uncontrollable addiction to books. I own too many and still want more. I love to..."

haha Darcia- join the club! I have a library of over 1000 books- and 5000 classic films! and growing!!!



message 22: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Nanette wrote: "Hi all,

My name is Nanette and I have two poetry books out. One is called: Project: Butterflies and the newest one is: shana linda ~ pretty pretty.

I hope to have my memoir published soon.
..."

Wonderful Nanette- I just placed- shana linda ~ pretty pretty- .on our Group Bookshelf!




message 23: by Brian (last edited Nov 07, 2009 01:00AM) (new)

Brian Porter Hello everyone. I just wanted to say thank you to Martha Cheeves for first of all inviting me here, and secondly for doing me the honor of listing me as her favorite British writer. The fact that even one person in the world holds my work in such high esteem is the greatest compliment anyone could ever pay me.

As for my work, I write under three different names, primarily as Brian L Porter. My thrillers include 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper, winner of The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel, 2008, Award, and currently in production as a motion picture by Thunderball Films (L.A.) in collaboration with Masterplan Films (UK). The sequel to A Study in Red, 'Legacy of the Ripper' was released in June 2009 and the final part of this trilogy 'Requiem for the Ripper' is scheduled for a summer 2010 release by Double Dragon Publishing.
Also released in 2009, from Mythica Publishing was my short story collection, 'The Voice of Anton Bouchard' which includes a number of shorter works from murder/mysteries to sci-fi. Over the next few months a number of other releases are planned including my vampire thriller 'Kiss of Life' from Mythica Publishing, 'Pestilence' from Double Dragon, and 'Glastonbury' from 4RV Publishing. Over the next year paperback versions of my previous e-novels 'Avenue of the Dead' and 'The Nemesis Cell' will also be appearing. Perhaps I should also mention my novelette, 'Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore' and short story trilogy 'Murder, Mayhem and Mexico' both of which are available in paperback from Amazon.com or in e-book from Eternal Press.

Under my 'Harry Porter' pseudonym, I'm the writer of childrens and young adult books, and this week saw the release of 'Tilly's Tale, the first in a series called 'Harry Porter's Dog Tales'. these books are all based on the rescued dogs that share my home and tell the dog's own stories, often in a quite harrowing way, from their original lives of abuse and neglect up to the happy times they now share with me and my family. Hopefully the books will help to raise awareness of the extent of animal abuse and neglect that takes place around the world. Tilly is a very intelligent and talented dog and now has her own blog, and has become quite a celebrity. Mythica Publishing also released my young adult tale 'Arcadia 22 Heavy - Mayday!' in the summer of 2009.

My final persona is that of poet Juan Pablo Jalisco, and under that name I was fortunate to be voted The Preditors and Editors Best Poet of 2008. My poetry collection, 'Of Aztecs and Conquistadors' was released earlier this year by Mythica Publishing.

Anyone interested in my work is welcome to visit my various websites at:
http://www.freewebs.com/brianlp
http://harry-porter.webs.com
http://www.freewebs.com/juanpablojalisco
http://www.freewebs.com/astudyinred
http://legacy-of-the-ripper.webs.com

and of course Tilly's blog at http://tillyrescuedog.blogspot.com/




message 24: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross Hi Rick. Hello everyone. Have a marvelous week.

Rick, thank you.


message 25: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Ilyn wrote: "Hi Rick. Hello everyone. Have a marvelous week.

Rick, thank you."


very happy to have you as a member Ilyn!!!!



message 26: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Brian wrote: "Hello everyone. I just wanted to say thank you to Martha Cheeves for first of all inviting me here, and secondly for doing me the honor of listing me as her favorite British writer. The fact that e..."
Hi Brian, Yes Martha was wonderful to let me know of your books- I am so happy to have you as a member of our Group!
Rick




message 27: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross Thank you, Rick. Best regards.


message 28: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Rick, Thank you for inviting me to join.

It goes without saying that I read a lot. It sort of keeps me sane. My interest vary quite a bit. I am one of those reader who will pick up a book and dive in without knowing too much about it. It becomes an unknown journey for me and because of that I find I am a lot more passionate about the book when I am done.

The first British Author that I chose to read on my own was Evelyn Waugh. I was in High School and PBS was playing the Brideshead mini series.

My love for British Authors only grow from there. It now includes both classical authors such as Rudyard Kipling* to some of the funniest pee my panties chick lit books from the likes of Sophie Kinsella (Madeleine Whickham).

*Rudyard Kipling was the inspiration for my College Senior Thesis.

I hope to discover more with the groups help.

Thanks again Rick for the invite.

Cecilia
(California)







message 29: by Rick (last edited Nov 11, 2009 11:22AM) (new)

Rick F. Cecilia wrote: "Rick, Thank you for inviting me to join.

It goes without saying that I read a lot. It sort of keeps me sane. My interest vary quite a bit. I am one of those reader who will pick up a book and dive..."


so glad to have you as a member Cecilia- btw- KIM by Kipling is a favorite book of mine!
If you enjoy Evelyn Waugh- try some PG Wodehouse stories- and novels by Kinglsey Amis-Lucky Jim standing out
appreciate other members recommendations for Cecilia



message 30: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Hello Ilyn and Cecilia ♥


message 31: by Ilyn (new)

Ilyn Ross Hi Suzanne.


message 32: by Rick (new)

Rick F. a unversal welcome from me to all our new members!


message 33: by Jess (new)

Jess Hello all! I'm Jess, and I hail from Sydney, Australia.

I love British literature - it is my lifeblood. I first read Jane Austen at age 11, and ever since I have been reading all those we classify as 'classic' literature. I'm a big Agatha Christie fan too =]


message 34: by Werner (new)

Werner I've been a group member for a couple of weeks, but I'm only now getting around to introducing myself here. I'm 57 years old, a librarian in a Southern Baptist college in the mountains of Virginia, and an avid reader; my wife and I have three grown daughters, four small grandkids, and one dog. Most of my reading has been of works by English-language authors (I can only read the others in translation); so British writers have always been a very prominent part of it!

In a small way, I'm an author myself; my vampire novella Lifeblood, which Rick was kind enough to put on our group's bookshelf (even though I'm not British --thanks, Rick!) was published by Silver Lake Publishing in 2004, and has received a good response here on Goodreads. Silver Lake went out of business last year, which put the book out of print for awhile; but while I wait for a traditional publisher to do a reprint, there's a self-published edition (without the lovely cover art, unfortunately) for sale at www.lulu.com. Check it out, if you're interested!


message 35: by Ben (new)

Ben I'm Ben Tanzer and I wanted to say hello as well. I have written two novels, Lucky Man (Manx Media 2007) and Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Orange Alert Press 2008, as well as, a short story collection, Repetition Patterns (CCLaP Publishing 2008). I am active here on Goodreads and I blog at This Blog Will Change Your Life (bentanzer.blogspot.com/). Thanks to Rick for the invitation and I look forward to further connecting with all of you.


message 36: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Ben wrote: "I'm Ben Tanzer and I wanted to say hello as well. I have written two novels, Lucky Man (Manx Media 2007) and Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Orange Alert Press 2008, as well as, a sho..."

wonderful to have you here Ben! I very much look forward to your posts!



message 37: by Serena (new)

Serena Yates Hi everyone!

Thanks for the invitation, Rick. I'm slowly working my way through all the discussions and tips. I can see that my hope to find interesting suggestions for reading material will be more than fulfilled by this group!

I'm a full time author since July this year, writing romantic and erotic gay fiction. I have so far got one book release (To Find and to Keep). Its sequel, To Keep and to Love, will be published in January. I also have a Christmas novella (The Mistletoe Phenomenon) coming out in December. My first attempt at fantasy is part of an anthology which will be out 'some time next year'. Oh, yeah, you can find more information and updates on www.serenayates.com.

I'm working on several more ideas, most of them sci-fi or fantsay, so I'm sure I'll have more news for you over the next few months. Meanwhile, I'm entertaining myself with reading and dreaming of escaping the dreary, cold and dark UK winter to somewhere like - Hawaii, or Fiji. Anywhere with more sunshine, really!

Looking forward to reading with you,
Serena


message 38: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Serena wrote: "Hi everyone!

Thanks for the invitation, Rick. I'm slowly working my way through all the discussions and tips. I can see that my hope to find interesting suggestions for reading material will be ..."


welcome Serena- wonderful to have you as a member!!



message 39: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Grey Thank you so much Rick for the invitation to join your group. I've written a number of novels, all of which are gay romance. My eighth novel, Uncorked, came out today.

Serena and I are friends and have both published with the same publisher. I look forward to some lively discussion.

Andrew






message 40: by Serena (new)

Serena Yates Hi Andrew! Good to see you here!

Serena


message 41: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Grey Hey Serena

Glad you're part of the group too.

Andrew


message 42: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Andrew wrote: "Hey Serena

Glad you're part of the group too.

Andrew"


wonderful to have both you and Serena as members!!




message 43: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Hello everyone! I'm Sandy Nathan, based on a ranch out West near Santa Barbara CA. I must thank Rick for getting me back posting something on Goodreads.

That said, I must confess that I'm terrible at keeping up with on line stuff and responding to messages. I will not give you my on-line addiction speech here, though I write about it fully in my Stepping Off the Edge. Stepping is a memoir/how to/spiritual coaching session with moi as the guinea pig which has won 6 awards in the US. It's a spiritual companion for modern folks, dealing with eBay addiction, infatuation with rock stars, and evil. Sort of like the Twilight Series without vampires.

If you write to me and I don't respond, it's me, not you. I will stop in from time to time. I'm charging ahead on a couple of projects. One is the sequel to my book Numenon. Dubbed "Bill Gates meets Don Juan" by a reviewer, Numenon tells what happens when the richest man in the world meets a great Native American shaman. Numo, as we call it around here, won the Silver Nautilus Award for Bicultural/Indigenous fiction. (Plus five other national awards in visionary, religious, and bicultural fiction.) I like to mention the Nautilus, because it rewards distinguished books dedicated to raising consciousness and green living. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Barbara Kingsolver are previous winners.

I've experienced the worst writer's block of my life working on Numenon's sequel. The draft is written, but the rewrite may kill me. But! Light is visible. Somewhere.

I've got a blog for writers and authors, Your Shelf Life. Currently, I'm posting a series of articles on Selling Books in the Great Recession. Anybody interested in that? I'm a former economist and present info from that point of view. I've got some terrific on line marketers coming up as guest bloggers.

So long, y'all. If you want to stop by the ranch and get to know me better, try Sandy Nathan's Web Site





message 44: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Sandy wrote: "Hello everyone! I'm Sandy Nathan, based on a ranch out West near Santa Barbara CA. I must thank Rick for getting me back posting something on Goodreads.

That said, I must confess that I'm terribl..."


wonderful to have you as a member, Sandy!!!!!


message 45: by Brett (last edited Nov 24, 2009 08:02PM) (new)

Brett Williams Hi Everyone, I am new here. Thank you Rick for your invitation. I am the author of the book, You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married Love-Based Solutions for Couples. Brett R. Williams I do enjoy reading and discussing books. My passion is marriage and helping people have happy, successful and satisfying relationships. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have been practicing for over 20 years. I am married (23 years) with two teenage boys. For anyone who is interested, my site is http://www.helptalking.com
I am looking forward to all of these wonderful conversations. You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married Love-Based Solutions for Couples by Brett R. Williams


message 46: by Jim (new)

Jim Hi, I'm Jim. Thanks for inviting me, Rick. I'm a sys admin; phones, networks, computers by day. I have a small farm with 5 dogs, 4 horses & a workshop where I mostly turn bowls at night. I've been married 27 years & have 3 kids, the baby girl is 20 & usually away at college now. I've been an avid reader since I can remember, as are my wife & all the kids.


message 47: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Jim wrote: "Hi, I'm Jim. Thanks for inviting me, Rick. I'm a sys admin; phones, networks, computers by day. I have a small farm with 5 dogs, 4 horses & a workshop where I mostly turn bowls at night. I've b..."

Great to have you here Jim, wonderful that all 5 of you are avid readers!



message 48: by Rick (new)

Rick F. Brett wrote: "Hi Everyone, I am new here. Thank you Rick for your invitation. I am the author of the book, You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married Love-Based Solutions for Couples. [author:Br..."

happy to have you here Brett! I am have no doubt that your expertise will be much appreciated!!!


message 49: by Marge (new)

Marge My name is Marge and I have loved British literature all of my life (except for the works of George Meredith).

Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are the ultimate best!


message 50: by Alexandrea (new)

Alexandrea Hello all. I am glad to be included as a part of this group. Mt name is Alex and I am on my way to becoming a chef and never find myself without a book.

I absolutely love Jane Austen and PG Wodehouse.


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