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message 1: by Angela (new)

Angela Penrose (angelapenrose) | 40 comments I think someone tried to be helpful and didn't know that there are two Angela Penroses on GR.

I'm Angela^^Penrose. I write fiction.

The other one is Angela^Penrose. She writes nonfiction.

Basically, everything on her page -- -- except for:

No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose and

The Ethiopian Famine

are mine. And for all I know, the biographer and the famine scientist could be two different people, but that's not my problem. :/

The books on her page that are mine are:

Pathways which also shows up on my page; "Angela Penrose" is in the author's list twice. Just delete Angela^Penrose from this book's author list; please leave Angela^^Penrose.

Wings of Change: Stories about Dragons / Wings of Change: Stories about Dragons -- this one is a fairly new book. It has two completely separate editions of the same book, both with Angela^Penrose in the author list. The 111 edition has some ratings and reviews, and shows the correct publisher; it should probably be the kept/primary edition. The 909 edition has a couple of adds, but otherwise no activity, so if you could combine them and keep Camden Park as the publisher? And please delete Angela^Penrose from the author list of the 111 edition (or whatever remains after you fix this) and add Angela^^Penrose.

Choices / -- this one's more complicated. Someone added a second edition of Choices, with Angela^Penrose in the author list. The 033 edition is correct. To save people's shelves/ratings, if you could merge them and then delete Angela^Penrose from the author list, that'd be great. If not, just delete the 781 edition?

2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide / -- this is another duplicate edition. The 150 edition is correct. The 718 edition has Angela^Penrose on the author list. Please combine and then delete Angela^Penrose, or delete the 718 edition all together.

No Humans Allowed / -- duplicate. The 198 edition has Angela^Penrose in the author list, while the 205 edition has Angela^^Penrose. Please combine and delete Angela^Penrose, or delete the 198 edition.

The last two are weird in a different way. Someone added two of my short stories, which were published in anthologies, as separate works:

Ghosts of the Past and A Tanle of Truths. The second one has a misspelled title (it should be "Tangle" instead of "tanle") but I wasn't aware that Goodreads allowed short stories from anthologies to be listed separately. If so, then if you could fix the typo in the title of "Tangle of Truths" and change the author name from Angela^Penrose to Angela^^Penrose, that'd be fine. (There are other things missing, but once it's under my name, I'll fix them myself.) If Goodreads would rather not have anthology shorts listed separately, I have no objection to just deleting both entries.

Thanks! My apologies for the enthusiastic person(s) who made the mess, and my profound gratitude to whoever untangles it all.

Angie Penrose

message 2: by annob (last edited Mar 31, 2019 12:38AM) (new)

annob | 1484 comments 1) Removed the Angela^Penrose name from all three editions of 'Pathways', and made sure your author name was present on them all.

2) Combined the two editions of 'Wings of Change', and moved them to your author page. The Amazon listing of the paperback didn't state that publisher's name, but the copyright page did so I added that.

Goodreads Librarians (who are volunteers) can't change which version in the above link is the primary edition, the Kindle or the paperback edition. It is automatically the most shelved/most rated edition. If you wish you could contact Goodreads Support (manned by staff) regarding this part of your request.

3) All editions of 'Choices' also moved to your author page. They are all valid editions (different formats) so deletion of one of them can't be done.

4) Moved all editions of '2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide' to your author page. Looks like there is duplicate records of the paperback edition, will look into that more later.

5) Both editions of 'No Humans Allowed' moved to your author page, but no deletion as both are valid editions (Kindle and paperback).

message 3: by Angela (new)

Angela Penrose (angelapenrose) | 40 comments annob -- thank you! :D


message 4: by annob (last edited Mar 31, 2019 12:34AM) (new)

annob | 1484 comments 6) and 7) Goodreads policy is that a story must have been published separately to be a valid book record. However members can technically add book records and disregard this rule. It's almost always a fan of the author, so a compliment in a backhanded way. :)

Stories never published separately are merged (deleted) into the anthology they belong to when found or reported like you did here. I have already merged 'Ghost of the Past' into ' Crucible: All-New Tales of Valdemar (Tales of Valdemar #9)' as I cound see Ghost listed in the table of contents of the anthology.

But it looks like I need your help pointing out which anthology 'A Tangle of Truths' was published in?

message 5: by Angela (new)

Angela Penrose (angelapenrose) | 40 comments Annob -- "A Tangle of Truths" was in Tempest.

Thanks much for all the moving/combining. :)


message 6: by annob (new)

annob | 1484 comments Thank you Angie, 'Tangle...' is soon merged into 'Tempest' (user shelvings and ratings will be transferred to the anthology).

message 7: by Angela (new)

Angela Penrose (angelapenrose) | 40 comments annob -- awesome. Thank you! :)


message 8: by annob (last edited Mar 31, 2019 01:19AM) (new)

annob | 1484 comments Ok, mergers now completed, included the duplicate paperback record of '2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide'. It might take 1-2 days for your main author page and your ratings statistics to fully update, but you should see all your titles on this page instantly:

message 9: by Angela (new)

Angela Penrose (angelapenrose) | 40 comments annob,

Okay, no prob. Thanks again. I'll try to keep a closer eye on this stuff in the future, and catch things before they've snowballed. :P


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